• Truck takes out power


    IMG_1529A recent Mambrino Highway accident resulted in a power outage to about 600 homes for several hours. Pecan Plantation Fire Chief Dave Raffa said the driver of the pickup was treated and released at the scene. Nancy Pricer/Hood County News


  • Our Savior display shows 3,000 crosses January 25, 2015

    A Sanctity of Life observance is presented by Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1400 N. Meadows Drive, Granbury for the next few weeks. More than 3,000 small crosses will be displayed on the church’s lawn as a memorial to the lives lost by abortion every day. The church has displayed this memorial for the past several years.


  • City Manager: Airport land negotiations progressing January 24, 2015

    Granbury City Manager Wayne McKethan said that progress is being made on negotiations for land needed for the planned expansion of Granbury Municipal Airport. McKethan is unable to share many details because discussions with the City Council about the negotiations take place in closed sessions that are not open to the public. The expansion will be funded largely through grants, though there is a match required from the city. Ultimately, corporate jets will be able to land and take off there, boosting economic development, according to city officials.

  • Opera House welcomes ‘The Odd Couple’ starting Friday, Jan. 30 January 24, 2015

    Granbury Theatre Company will begin its 2015 season this Friday, Jan. 30, with “The Odd Couple,” a comedy by Neil Simon. Shows will be at the Granbury Opera House on Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m., Saturday afternoons at 3:30, and Sunday afternoons at 2. The final performance will be March 1. For more information go to www.granburytheatrecompany.org or call 817-579-0952.

  • Bridge Club honors top players January 24, 2015

    The Granbury Bridge Club recently recognized the 2014 Masterpoint Champion Rita Prince, who earned the most Masterpoints per games played the during the previous year. In addition, the Granbury Bridge Club dedicated “The Etta Moore Memorial Plaque.” Moore scored the most Masterpoints in each of the preceding five years at the Granbury Bridge Cub.

  • Fort Worth man facing felony drug charge January 24, 2015

    Robert Ray Blevins Jr., 71, of Fort Worth, was arrested on Jan. 20 and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1, less than 1 gram, according to Hood County jail booking records.

  • A done deal? January 23, 2015

    To hear councilwoman Rose Myers, the stand-alone Convention and Visitors Bureau is virtually a done deal. However, the Granbury City Council has not yet voted to take tourism out of the city’s control and create an independent CVB board. Myers spoke about appointing a four-person committee to start the transition process, with herself as a representative of the council. Ultimately, the board would likely have 14 members. If the City Council does vote in accordance with Myers’ wishes, five city employees could lose their jobs. It is possible, though, that some or all of them could be hired by the CVB.

  • Baby born in H-E-B parking lot January 23, 2015

    Tom Crum of Granbury had just called 911 from the cold and rainy parking lot of H-E-B early Thursday morning when he saw the baby’s head appear. His pregnant wife’s water had broken in their van on the way to Huguley Hospital in Burleson just hours before a scheduled inducement procedure. “She kept saying the baby was coming, the baby was coming,” Crum said. “She insisted it was coming, but it wasn’t showing.” However, a woman in labor can be pretty convincing. That’s when he pulled into the H-E-B parking lot and called 911. The baby was born in the passenger seat immediately after the call. Paramedics arrived and transported Crum’s wife, Virginia, and their healthy newborn son, Thomas, to Huguley. Mother and son are doing well.

  • Stephenville head football coach takes college job at Tulsa January 23, 2015

    Stephenville head football coach Joseph Gillespie has taken a position as linebackers coach with the University of Tulsa, the Tulsa World announced Friday (Jan. 23). He had been athletic director and head football coach for the Yellow Jackets the past seven years. His teams won three district titles, reached the playoffs six times and won a Class 3A state championship (2012). While he was an assistant for 14 seasons at Stephenville, the team won two Class 4A state titles (1998, 1999), both under Art Briles.

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