• Two escape blaze

    IMG_1037A woman helped her husband escape to safety around 1 a.m. Wednesday morning as flames consumed their log home on Highway 377  just west of downtown Tolar. Mary Vinson/Hood County News

  • Acton Methodist hosting Easter Egg Hunt

    The Community Easter Egg Hunt at Acton United Methodist Church (UMC) takes place Saturday, April 19, from 5-6:30 p.m. A worship service will follow in the Acton UMC Youth Building, located at 3433 Fall Creek Highway. Acton UMC’s Easter event includes a variety of entertaining activities for children and families. Everything is free and open to the public.

  • Rancho Brazos man to face felony burglary charge

    Vernon Allen Stephens, 23, of the 5400 block of Highview Court in the Rancho Brazos subdivision, was in custody in the Harris County Jail when he was served with a felony warrant on April 3 in connection with a Hood County home burglary case, jail booking desk records show.

  • Lipan man in custody on indecent exposure charge

    Jeffrey Dean Larue, 55, who lists a Lipan address, was arrested on a count of indecent exposure Monday by Parker County authorities, but will be held there without bond because of a Hood County felony charge. Larue is accused of violating his duty to register for life as a sex offender. That’s in connection with a 1999 indecency with a child case.

  • School trustee wanted straight answer

    It may be a good deal for the Granbury school district, but school board member B.J. Wallace wanted a straight answer. “Three times you led me out to the woods,” he told the company bidding to take over custodial services. The outsourcing could save the district $125,000 per year because of increased buying power. The custodial department is overstaffed by seven to 11 employees, but the reduction would be done through attrition, the company said.

  • School lunches increase 10 cents

    Granbury school district elementary lunches will increase 10 cents next school year, to $2.35, the school board approved Monday night in a long and sometimes spirited meeting. Board members Don Walton and B.J. Wallace were the most vocal on spending proposals, including a possible luxury bus for school teams. Debates then turned to spending on bond-approved band equipment.

  • GPD: Child not missing after report

    Granbury Police Deputy Chief Alan Hines said that officers who were investigating a report earlier this evening that a child was seen being “dragged” from Walmart and driven away in a vehicle determined after viewing the store’s surveillance video that the child had arrived with the same person. Hines added that no one has reported a child missing.

  • Schmidt hired as new coach of Lady Pirates

    Steven Schmidt was approved by the Granbury school board Monday night to be the next head coach of the Granbury Lady Pirates basketball team. He comes to GHS after being the head girls basketball coach at Eastland the past three seasons, leading the Lady Mavericks to bidistrict this past season. He coached Argyle to a Class 2A state championship in 2006 and to the 3A state finals in 2009. Schmidt takes over for Leta Andrews, who is retiring at the end of the school year as the winningest basketball coach of all time with 1,416 victories.
    “It’s a humbling experience to come into a program with this kind of tradition,” said Schmidt via telephone Monday night. “I’m not trying to fill anyone’s shoes. I’m not trying to replace Leta.”
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  • Report: Man arrested on felony charge after knife threat

    Thomas William Scott Murphy, 35, of the 3000 block of Libra Drive in the Sky Harbour subdivision, was arrested Friday after threatening his girlfriend with a hunting knife, Hood County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose said. He’s facing a felony count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, Rose added.

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