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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…


  • The heat is on; burn ban considered August 4, 2015

    Take care, it’s hot out there. A heat advisory is in effect through Thursday evening with temperatures approaching triple digits and heat index values exceeding 105 degrees. Rain? At least not for another 10 days, according to forecasts. A burn ban will be considered for Hood County, authorities said.…

  • Registration continues for new students August 4, 2015

    Granbury ISD continues to register students new to the school district. On Wednesday, Crossland Ninth Grade Center will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and Acton and Granbury middle schools will be open from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Elementaries will be open weekdays from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.…

  • No arrest made in downtown incident August 4, 2015

    A mid-afternoon disturbance Tuesday between a husband and wife attracted multiple law enforcement vehicles to the corner of West Pearl Street and Crockett Street at the downtown square in Granbury, but Granbury Police Department Deputy Chief Alan Hines said no arrest was made because no law was broken. The two had been driving in separate vehicles and parked on Crockett Street, according to one witness, and a man was eventually placed in handcuffs by officers.…

  • ERCOT seeks reduction in electricity use in peak time August 4, 2015

    The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the power grid operator for most of Texas, has requested that electricity consumers limit or reduce their use when possible during the peak hours, 3-7 p.m. Demand recently created three consecutive July records, including last Wednesday when the 67,000-megawatt mark was reached for the first time since 2011.…

  • 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.…


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