- The Que Pastas live!
The popular musical duo “The Que Pastas” brought the audience to their feet Saturday at the Hood County Library, a fitting finale for the summer series for children. Mary Vinson/Hood County News
- ‘Father of Modern Rodeo’ honored
Earl Bascom, who helped Hughie Long at his Cresson ranch in the late 1960s, was honored as part of the National Day of the Cowboy this past Saturday. Bascom posthumously received the 2014 Cowboy Keeper Award at the Valley Museum in Chatsworth, California. Bascom and Long were natives of Canada and rodeo buddies. Bascom was often referred to as the “Father of Modern Rodeo,” designing modern bareback rigging and the rodeo bronc saddle. Bascom helped Long with his horses and lived in a camper at the Long ranch.
- Rain, cooler weather this week?
Cooler temperatures and rain chances are in the forecast this week. There’s a 30 percent chance of rain Monday and Tuesday and again on Thursday. High temperatures are expected to be in mid to high 80s Thursday and Friday.
- Building permits
The city of Granbury issued 33 building permits in June with a total value of more than $4.3 million. A permit was issued to Cook Children’s clinic for $136,000 at Luton Ranch. The Granbury location is moving in late September to a new 20,658 square foot facility.
- Save the sales tax holiday Aug. 8-10
Texas Comptroller Susan Combs reminds shoppers they can save money on certain items priced under $100 during the state’s annual sales tax holiday. This year the holiday is scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 8-10.
- Mental Health First Aid course set in Lipan
The Lipan ISD is set to become the latest area school system to take advantage of the Mental Health First Aid Course offered to educators by Pecan Valley Centers through grant money. About 20 teaches and counselors will take part in the eight-hour program from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Aug. 6 in the high school libarary. Anyone can take the course, designed to reduce the stigma of mental illness and teach how to respond to signs of mental illness or substance abuse. Call Pecan Valley Community Relations at 817-579-4435 for information.
- GPD: Glen Rose man nabbed in felony drug case
James Michael Ward, 34, of Glen Rose, was arrested July 17 by a Granbury police officer and charged with felony possession of less than 1 gram of methamphetamine, according to Hood County Jail booking records.
- AARP Smart Diver class scheduled for July 30
The AARP Smart Driver class is scheduled for Wednesday, July 30 from noon to 4:30 p.m. Participants may qualify for auto insurance discounts. Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers. The class will be held at the Hood County Senior Center, 501 E. Moore St. Call 817-573-5533 to register.
- ‘The Que Pastas’ will be at library July 26
The Hood County Library presents the “The Que Pastas” on Saturday, July 26 at 2 p.m. as part of their summer series for children. The library is located at 222 N. Travis St. For more information call 817-573-3569.