- Cornerstone kindergartners
Monday was the first day of school for students at Cornerstone Christian Academy. These kindergartners in Tami Stanley’s class were all in their places with bright faces. Mary Vinson/Hood County News
- Police: Help put “unity” in “community” August 20, 2014
The public is invited to join the Granbury Police Department and various businesses, organizations and agencies for Community Appreciation Day on Saturday, Sept. 6. Festivities will take place at Hewlett Park on East Pearl Street, across from the City Beach. The goal, according to the Police Department, is to “put the unity in community” by celebrating Granbury as a great place to live. There will be bounce houses, food, drinks and fun activities. For more information, call 817-573-2648.
- Strategies for improving health August 20, 2014
A free Alzheimer’s workshop in planned from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Aug. 22 at Stonewall Title Company, 1840 Acton Highway. Brielle Soltic, a physician assistant serving older adults through mobile health clinics will share strategies for improving health at any age. She will also cover the link between a healthy heart and healthy brain. Registration is requested by calling 800-272-3900.
- Students to see schedules today August 20, 2014
It’s beginning to look a lot like … school. Today (Wednesday) freshmen pick up schedules at Crossland Ninth Grade Center from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. Also, class lists will be posted at 4 p.m. at all Granbury ISD elementary schools. And, Pirate Camp for sixth-graders is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at the middle schools. Lunch will be provided.
- Man, 76, charged with threatening workers August 19, 2014
A 76-year-old man used a pistol to allegedly threaten two utility workers while they were on his property Thursday, according to Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose.
Clarence Fisher of the 3800 block of Aquilla Trail was arrested for felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, according to Rose.
Bond was set at $5,000. He was out of jail.
- Information breach reported by hospital August 19, 2014
Personal information has been compromised for some patients with the Lakeside Physicians group, which is affiliated with Lake Granbury Medical Center (LGMC). Lakeside Physicians and LGMC have set up a separate telephone line at 817-579-2888 to handle questions and concerns regarding the possibility of local patients being affected by the data breach. The hacked information includes names, addresses, birthdates, telephone numbers and social security numbers. It does not include any medical information or credit card information.
- Slam dunk August 19, 2014
There’s more news on the economic development front. Granbury will be getting a Dunkin Donuts, according to Community Development Director Scott Sopchak. It will be located on the southwest corner of Overstreet Boulevard and U.S. Highway 377, just to the east of Spring Creek Barbecue. The building will include additional retail shell space, Sopchak said.
- Seventeen people exposed to rabid horse August 19, 2014
Seventeen people have been notified by the Texas Department of State Health Services that a horse in Hood County they had been in contact with tested positive for rabies, according to Hood County Sheriff Roger Deeds.
- Distinguished service award presented August 19, 2014
The Texas Historical Commission (THC) recently honored the Hood County Historical Commission (HCHC) with a Distinguished Service Award for the 2013 year of service. The certificate was presented County Judge Darrell Cockerham to acknowledge the HCHC’s stewardship of unique cultural and historic sites in Texas.