- Brand new elementary school
- Commissioners: No outdoor burning August 26, 2014
County commissioners have imposed a 90-day burn ban on the recommendation of county Fire Marshal Ray Wilson. The burn ban could be lifted if Hood County gets any rain. Wilson told commissioners that neighboring counties Erath and Somervell currently have burn bans in effect.
- Glen Rose man arrested on narcotics charge August 26, 2014
The Narcotics Unit arrested James Michael Ward, 34, of Glen Rose, Aug. 22 on charges of felony manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance. Ward was in possession of over 2 grams of methamphetamine, law officials said.
- Sullivan to address Hood County Tea Party August 26, 2014
Michael Quinn Sullivan, president of Texans for Fiscal Responsibility and president of Empower Texas, will be the guest speaker at Thursday night’s (Aug. 28) meeting of the Hood County Tea Party. Sullivan’s topic will be “Engaged Citizens: Silent No More.” The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. at American Town Hall, 220 Travis Street. Additional parking is available at the Hood County Library next door.
- School tax rate increases 12 cents to pay for bonds August 26, 2014
The Granbury School Board adopted a lower than expected tax rate following a public hearing for the 2014-15 budget Monday night. With the passage of an $84.9 million bond election in November 2013, the debt rate will increase 12 cents to $.225 for an overall tax rate of $1.265 per $100 valuation. The increase is lower than the 15 cents predicted when the bond was originally proposed to voters last fall and lower than discussed earlier this summer during the board’s budget workshop. “What a pleasant surprise that we can set the final tax rate another cent and one-half less than anticipated,” board President Mark Jackson said. For the average district residence, the tax rate change will mean an increase of $150.66 in school property taxes.
- Woman of the Year nominations sought August 26, 2014
Seriously, it’s time to get your nomination ready. Entries for the 2014 Opal Durant Granbury Woman of the Year Award are due by Sept. 1, 2014. The winner will be presented at the Rendezvous New Orleans, on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2013 at Granbury Resort Conference Center. The luncheon and style show program is a benefit for Christian Women’s Job Corps.
- Woman accused of using stolen credit card August 25, 2014
Nichole Cheree Shepard, 33, of the 10000 block of Ravenswood Road, was arrested Aug. 22 on charges of felony credit card abuse, according to sheriff’s records. The charge stems from Shepard allegedly using a stolen credit card at a local convenience store on Rhea Road, Rose said. The case is under investigation.
- Man arrested on charges stemming from meth sale to undercover officers August 25, 2014
Hood County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested Ethan Lee Grubbs, 20, of the 900 block on Paluxy Road, Aug. 22 on charges of felony manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance, according to Lieutenant Johnny Rose. Rose said the charge stems from Grubbs selling over 4 grams of methamphetamine to undercover officers.
- Boys and Girls Clubs a “draw” for kids August 25, 2014
Fifty original works of art created by members of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Hood County were the center of attention last week at an art show. “Paintbrush” snacks made of pretzels and icing were served to kids and parents. The summer theme for the Clubs was “Around the World in 54 Days.”