- Encore! Encore!
Members of the Granbury Theatre Company take a bow after a wonderful performance at Thursday’s red carpet gala celebrating the newly renovated Granbury Opera House. Mary Vinson/Hood County News
- Library closed Saturday
The county library is closed Saturday. Other closings today or Sunday, including church services? Email email@example.com and we’ll post on this website.
- The weather outside is frightful…
Not surprisingly the Boys and Girls Clubs of Hood County have had to reschedule their Christmas Tree Auction. It could possibly be rescheduled for next weekend, but Executive Director Jeff Bates is encouraging those interested to connect with the Clubs via Facebook since part of the auction may end up being an online event.
- Travel advisory issued for all of North Texas
Sheriff Roger Deeds isn’t the only one warning everyone to stay off the roadways. A travel advisory has been issued for all of North Texas as crews with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) face challenges posed by thick layers of ice as they try to make highways passable. All travel “is discouraged until conditions improve,” stated a media advisory issued by TxDOT.
- Sheriff notes two accidents on slick roads, with no injuries
Sheriff Roger Deeds reported Saturday morning that there had been two significant accidents overnight on the ice-covered roadways of Hood County, but no injuries were reported in either instance. An 18-wheeler jacknifed on Highway 377 at Campbell Road, and there was a single-vehicle accident in Pecan. Both were cleared up “in a short period of time,” Deeds said.
- Collection station closed
The Hood County Citizens Collection Station is closed Saturday.
- Travel stilll not recommended on icy roads
Sheriff Roger Deeds said that as of just before 9 a.m. today (Saturday, Dec. 7) the sleet and snow that had fallen Thursday night remains frozen and slippery and travel is “still not recommended” on the roadways in Hood County. The overnight low temperature in Granbury dropped into the teens. The forecast from the National Weather Service says it’s not expected to rise above freezing in the area until Sunday afternoon, when the high is predicted to climb to 41. Today’s high is expected to reach only 23 degrees, with wind chill as low as 7 degrees because of winds up to 10 mph. More sleet could fall today, according to the NWS, with the forecast calling for cloudy skies and a 20 percent chance of precipitation today and partly sunny Sunday. As for whether he expects driving conditions might be better today than Friday, Deeds said, “Only if the sun comes out, so we will have to see.”
- Candelight Tour next weekend
Granbury’s annual Candlelight Tour of homes scheduled for this weekend has been postponed to next weekend because of the winter storm.
- Winter won’t be leaving soon
The cold and ice will stick around for a while. Plus, there is a chance for another round of sleet today. It would be light, however, according to weather observers. Sub-freezing temperatures will continue through tonight. Any ice on roadways will likely remain and could turn into “black ice” tonight, making travel extremely treacherous. It could be Wednesday before temperatures reach the mid-40s. Temperatures at night are expected to be below freezing through mid-week.