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- Motorcyclist flown to area hospital after crash
A 50-year-old Hood County man was flown by air ambulance to Harris Hospital in downtown Fort Worth due to injuries suffered when the motorcycle he was driving collided with a Toyota Camry at about 7 p.m. Monday on the Loop 567 extension near Porter Court. The man sustained a possible broken leg along with road rash, according to a witness. The full extent of his injuries is uncertain.
- Arrowhead Shores resident faces felony count
Wendi Michelle Samsill, 46, of the 5400 block of Lake View Drive in the Arrowhead Shores subdivision, was arrested July 19 by a Sheriff’s Office deputy and charged with a felony count of possession less than 1 gram of methamphetamine, according to Hood County Jail booking records.
- Study: Dinosaurs may have survived if asteroid had hit earlier or later
Dinosaurs might have survived the asteroid strike that wiped them out if it had taken place slightly earlier or later in history, scientists say. A new study has helped paleontologists to build a narrative of the prehistoric creatures’ demise, according to Baylor University. Dinosaur tracks and bones have been found in Hood County. Researchers suggest that if the asteroid had struck a few million years earlier, when the range of dinosaur species was more diverse and food chains were more robust, or later, when new species had time to evolve, then they very likely would have survived.
- Woman suffers burns
A woman suffered face and arm burns Monday morning after starting a controlled burn, according to emergency scanner traffic. She was being airlifted from the Tolar fire station.
- 5K Walk/Run benefit set for Aug. 2
It’s not too late to sign up for the Joseph’s Locker 5K Run/Walk that will be held on Saturday, Aug. 2. Proceeds benefit food and clothing ministries. Register register at Joseph’s Locker, 1612 Weatherford Highway, #100 or at 7:30 a.m. at Hewlett Park on Pearl Street before the race. Registration fee, $25. For more information call 817-579-1446.
- New officers named to Hood County Retired School Personnel Association
New officers have been named to lead the Hood County Retired School Personnel Association for the 2014-2015 club year. Officers include President Gail Hill, First Vice President Marge King, Second Vice President Janie Bramlett, Treasurer Betty Kirkhart and Secretary Marolyn McVey. The organization meets on the second Tuesday of the month at the Granbury ISD board room. The gathering starts at 10 a.m., and the meeting begins at 10:30.
- ‘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.