• Brand new elementary school

    IMG_9576Students gathered in the gym for an assembly followed by the “Pledge of Allegiance”  Monday morning before classes began in Tolar’s brand new elementary school. Mary Vinson/Hood County News

  • Library flags stolen August 27, 2014

    The U.S. and Texas flags flying at the Hood County Library were discovered stolen this morning according to Library Director Courtney Kincaid.

  • Learn how to deal with emergencies at free LGMC Health Fair on Friday August 27, 2014

    Lake Granbury Medical Center (LGMC) will host a health fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday in the employee parking lot behind the new Medical Office Building. There is no charge to attend, and “to go” lunches will be provided. Those attending will learn when and how to administer medical care at home, and when to head to the ER. In addition, participants will be able to view the community’s Mobile Medical Unit (MMU), which is a collaboration with North Central Texas Trauma Regional Advisor Council (NCTTRAC). In fact, the event will be held inside the MMU itself.

  • 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.

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