- Hood County’s only hanging
The premier of “The Story of a Feud” is Thursday (Oct. 23) at the Langdon Center Concert Hall at 6:30 p.m., followed by a reception at the Bridge Street History Center. The exhibit is about how a friendship between the Mitchell and Truit families turned into an epic feud. Mary Vinson/Hood County News
- Odessa man facing felony drug charge October 22, 2014
David Delloyd Mercer, 51, of Odessa, was arrested on Oct. 12 and charged with possession of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1, less than 1 gram, according to Hood County Jail booking records.
- Mineral Wells man charged with felony theft October 21, 2014
Christopher Michael Greenleaf, 33, of Mineral Wells, was arrested on Oct. 13 and charged with felony theft less than $1,500, 2 or more previous convictions, according to Hood County Jail booking records.
- Campus controlled entrances near completion October 21, 2014
Subcontractors are working on a “punch list” for completion of the Granbury school district elementary and middle school controlled entry vestibules. Redesign of reception counters may take longer. Construction of the parking area near the Tidwell Field baseball complex is under way.
- Hundreds turn out on first day of early voting October 21, 2014
The total turnout for the first day of early voting for the Nov. 4 General Election was 673, according to county Elections Administrator Jenise “Crickett” Miller. Early voting started Monday (Oct. 20) and will end on Friday, Oct. 31. Call the county elections office at 817-408-2525 with any questions.
- Woodworker with ALS having weekend sale October 21, 2014
Ailing woodworker Kevin Pritt, whose accomplishments include the Chapel in the Woods off Highway 144, is having a sale at his business, Republic Log Homes, on Saturday (Oct. 25). Pritt, who suffers from the neurological disease ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease), needs to sell his inventory in preparation for shutting down his business and moving to Colorado, where he will reside with his niece. Pritt’s business is located at 3317 Glen Rose Highway near Bluebonnet Drive (address of Lakeside Baptist Church). He will be open from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to sell his unique wood furnishings and decorative items.
- Two die in head-on crash October 21, 2014
A head-on collision early Sunday morning in Bluff Dale claimed the lives of two men, according to DPS Trooper Dub Gillum. The accident occurred around 1 a.m on Highway 377 near the railroad tracks where the speed limit is 40 mph. According to Gillum, Dustin Railey McJunkin, 27, of Plano was driving southbound in a 2009 Honda Civic when he crossed the center stripe in the right hand curve and hit a northbound 2009 Jeep Patriot. McJunkin was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Jeep, Alex Chi-Wang Wong, 57, of Bedford was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth and died at 2:45 a.m. Sunday. Wong’s wife, Nellwyn Garner Wong, 63, was a passenger and transported to Harris Hospital in Fort Worth. She was in stable condition, according to Gillum.
- Early voting under way October 21, 2014
Early voting has begun for the Nov. 4 General Election. All early voting is taking place at Annex 1, 1410 W. Pearl St. This week, ballots can be cast between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Voters can also get ‘er done this weekend. Annex 1 will be open for voting between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday (Oct. 25) and from 1 to 6 p.m. on Sunday (Oct. 26).
- Join Healthy Woman Saturday, Nov. 8 for annual program October 21, 2014
Lake Granbury Medical Center’s (LGMC) Healthy Woman program is designed for today’s busy woman. On Nov. 8, LGMC’s Healthy Woman will host its annual event at Acton Middle School (AMS). The program includes a free vendor and shopping expo with over 60 vendors from 9 a.m. until noon. The luncheon is at noon, followed by Dena Dyer, keynote speaker at 1 p.m. For ticket information, stop by the Senior Circle office at 1321 Water’s Edge Drive, Suite 2001, call 817-579-2955, or email [email protected] to purchase.
- Win clinches second place for Lady Pirates
- Free basketball clinic for girls this Saturday
- Lady Pirates at home tonight in key district volleyball clash
- GHS swim teams post strong times in Arlington
- Cross country teams compete in district warm-up