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  • A week of healing

    The El Tesoro de la Vida grief camp ended Saturday morning with an emotional closing ceremony. Campers enjoyed a week of healing, fun and making new friends. Mary Vinson/Hood County News…


  • DMO Committee moving ahead as council vote draws near August 4, 2015

    The DMO Transition Committee will meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday (Aug. 5) to create a draft contract or Memorandum of Understanding for the City Council to review. The council will vote at its regular meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 18, whether to kill the city’s CVB department and fund the creation of a Destination Marketing Organization (DMO), which would have an independent board.…

  • Two arrested in Cresson on felony drug counts August 3, 2015

    Ginger Marie Phillips, 41, of Cresson, and Lisa Elaine Belanger, 50, of Fort Worth, were arrested Friday by the Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit at Phillips’ home on felony drug charges, Lieutenant Johnny Rose said. Phillips was found with 100 grams of a liquid drug called GHB, plus more than 16 grams of methamphetamine, Rose stated.…

  • FEMA assistance intake center crew staying another week August 3, 2015

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster assistance registration intake center that opened here last week will remain open through Saturday, Aug. 8, Emergency Management Coordinator Ray Wilson said. The center is in the meeting room at the Hood County Annex I building, 1410 W. Pearl St. Residents with damage due the flooding and storms between May 4 and June 22 can see a FEMA representative about potential assistance.…

  • County tax rate may spike by almost 4 cents August 3, 2015

    The proposed budget submitted by County Judge Darrell Cockerham calls for a tax rate increase of almost 4 percent. Taxes on a home valued at $100,000 would increase by about $40, he said. Public hearings on the budget will be held at regularly scheduled meetings of the Commissioners Court on Aug.…

  • 91 emergency calls reported in Pecan August 3, 2015

    Pecan Plantation EMS Chief Sandra Winfield reports that emergency responders answered 91 calls from May 1 through June 15. Chief Winfield reminds residents that during the busy summer months, EMS personnel is on hand to assist with all emergencies. She urges Pecaners to dial 911 in order to receive speedy attention.…

  • Granbury sales tax allocations are up August 3, 2015

    Granbury sales tax allocations were up 5.46 percent for the month and 7.4 percent for the year. Across the state, sales tax revenue is down 1.4 percent for the month.…

  • Eight transported from 2-vehicle accident August 2, 2015

    Eight people were transported to Lake Granbury Medical Center from a two-vehicle accident near J Mart in the 4500 block of Highway 377 East, according to Granbury Police. None of the injuries were believed to be life-threatening, police said.…

  • New parking lot, office available for GHS students August 2, 2015

    A new parking lot on Howard Clemmons Road west of Granbury High School is available for those registering at GHS. Because of construction, a temporary office is located in an older part of the building at the corner of Pearl and Howard Clemmons. High school students not previously enrolled in GISD register Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug.…


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