• Soggy spring

    IMG_8670Pictured at the new Kroger before Monday’s thunderstorm blew in, it takes very little rain to create flooding conditions on the already saturated ground. Mary Vinson/Hood County News

  • Flooding not expected south of deCordova Bend dam May 27, 2015

    The Brazos River Authority says that releases began at the deCordova Bend dam last night in anticipation of increased water coming downstream. The release rates are well within the range of non-flood levels, at 21,500 cubic feet per second. Pecan Plantation Fire Chief Dave Raffa said the release rate has to climb to 50,000 cubic feet per second before floods become a concern. Parker County Emergency Services will hold a press conference this afternoon to discuss plans for the Horseshoe Bend area, which is expected to experience minor flooding when the river crests late tonight or early tomorrow.

  • National Guard rescues three, including 5-year-old May 27, 2015

    A National Guard team rescued three people, including a 5-year-old, from a vehicle in high water Tuesday night in Lake Granbury Harbor northwest of Granbury.

  • Vehicle begins floating on 377 May 27, 2015

    Kelly Mason said he never experienced anything like it. He was driving Tuesday night in a thunderstorm on Highway 377 between Bluff Dale and Stephenville when high water began floating his SUV. Fortunately, his vehicle never went off the road. The storm dumped 2 1/2 inches of rain near Tolar.

  • Chili cookoff to benefit Indian Harbor and Pecan Plantation V.F.D. May 26, 2015

    Canyon Creek will host a chili cookoff Saturday, June 6 to benefit the volunteer fire departments from Indian Harbor and Pecan Plantation. In addition to the chili division, there will also be categories for ribs and brisket. Other activities include a bounce house, silent auction, and door prizes. For more information visit canyoncreekpoa.com or call Stephanie at 817-573-3371.

  • After years, stock tanks finally full May 26, 2015

    Stock tanks are full, and ranchers are smiling. “The rain has been a true blessing for the farmers and ranchers,” County Agent Marty Vahlenkamp said. “For the first time in many years stock tanks are full, and we have moisture in the soil heading into summer. That being said farmers are facing an issue of being able to get crops harvested. Wheat and the first cutting of hay being the main ones.”


  • RR crossing arms up near school May 26, 2015

    Railroad crossing arms have been installed on Rock Church Highway near Tolar High School.

  • Encore presentation of epic feud Thursday May 25, 2015

    The historic tale of the Mitchell-Truit family feud will be shared in a free encore presentation Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in Granbury Live. A reception follows. Nelson “Cooney” Mitchell was executed for murder in 1875, Hood County’s only legal hanging.

  • Parkinson’s disease support group hosts attorney May 25, 2015

    The Parkinson’s disease support group will host attorney Paul Hyde Tuesday, 1 p.m., at the Senior Circle, 1321 Water’s Edge Drive. Hyde will discuss long-term financial and health options. Call 817-579-2979 for information.

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