• Oh what a relief it is

    As viewed Wednesday afternoon, residents in Hood County can enjoy relief from the high price of gas with signs advertising prices below the 2.00 mark now appearing around Granbury. Mary Vinson/Hood County News


  • Fugitive captured near Crowley December 19, 2014

    Kristun Madewell, 40, wanted in connection with a murder in south Fort Worth on Friday, Dec. 12, was caught Friday morning west of Crowley, according to published reports. The suspect is believed to have stolen a pickup west of Cresson during the manhunt.

  • EDC director leaving December 18, 2014

    Warren Ketteman, executive director of the Lake Granbury Economic Development Corporation, is leaving to head up the EDC in Forney. Ketteman, who came to Granbury in February, will start his new job on Feb. 2. He said his last day on the job here will likely be Jan. 23.

  • Macon honored at City Council meeting December 17, 2014

    Longtime Municipal Judge Ben Macon received special recognition and applause at Tuesday night’s (Dec. 16) regular meeting of the Granbury City Council. Mayor Nin Hulett presented Macon with a framed clock in honor of his 30 years of service to the city.

  • Vehicle crashes into ravine December 17, 2014

    A vehicle crashed into a ravine shortly after 11 a.m. Wednesday on Lipan Highway, according to scanner traffic. The one-vehicle accident happened about halfway between Granbury and Lipan near Hill Country Court. A young woman was transported to Lake Granbury Medical Center.

  • Cops raise $20,000 for Kids Armor of Hope December 17, 2014

    Granbury Police Chief Mitch Galvan and several of the city’s police officers presented a check for $20,039 to a representative of Kids Armor of Hope at Tuesday night’s (Dec. 16) regular meeting of the Granbury City Council. Kids Armor of Hope, a United Way partner agency, sends children who have been abused, abandoned or neglected to summer camp. The organization also provides Christmas gifts that are given out at a party for the kids and their families. As part of the Santa Cops program, some officers grew beards to raise awareness and to boost donations for the Police Department’s campaign to help the organization.

  • Council schedules tourism-related workshop December 17, 2014

    The Granbury City Council agreed at its regular meeting Tuesday night (Dec. 16) to schedule a workshop with Hilton Garden Inn officials to discuss marketing and promotion of the adjacent Granbury Resort Conference Center. A lack of partnership with the Hilton Garden Inn and alleged poor management of the city-owned Conference Center were among criticisms detailed in the report by Zeitgeist Consulting, a destination marketing firm. A consultant with that company recently spent several days in Granbury, meeting with city officials and tourism stakeholders to hear their views about the handling of tourism.

  • Pecan Art Guild selects Kathleen Bales December 17, 2014

    Kathleen Bales was named first place winner for artist of the month with the Pecan Plantation Art Guild (PPAG). Also commended for their work are Barbara Brown, Jean Carmichael, Colleen Zeiler, and Lowell Conder. hese artists have their work displayed at the Pecan Clubhouse, the Pecan Activities Center (PAC), at various businesses in Pecan Village.


  • Fort Worth man facing two felony drug charges December 17, 2014

    Raphael Perez, 29, of Fort Worth, was arrested on Dec. 6 for two counts of manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1, greater than 4 grams/less than 200 grams, according to Hood County Jail booking records.

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