- Drum line keeping time
The GHS Pirate Marching Band drum line looked mighty fine in their dress uniforms during last week’s halftime performance at Elk Stadium. Mary Vinson/Hood County News
- Former deputy charged with felony theft October 1, 2014
Former Hood County sheriff’s deputy A.T. Vines has been charged with felony theft by a public servant, $1,500 to $20,000, according to District Attorney Rob Christian. “Hood County Sheriff Roger Deeds notified the district attorney’s office of a possible theft by an employee of the sheriff’s office,” Christian said. “The district attorney’s office investigated the allegations. At the conclusion of the investigation, A.T. Vines was arrested.” Vines retired a few months ago, the sheriff said. He was a captain before Deeds demoted him last winter.
- Vehicle caught on fire in Cresson on 377 October 1, 2014
A vehicle caught on fire while traveling along the 9600 block of Highway 377 in Cresson on Wednesday (Oct. 1), according to Hood County Fire Marshal Ray Wilson. Wilson said the driver pulled over and the occupants got out of the vehicle. There were no injuries. Flames from the vehicle caught the grass along the highway on fire. Vehicle and grass fires were extinguished.
- Purple passion October 1, 2014
Mission Granbury Executive Director April Mitchell is slated to address the Commissioners Court in a specially called meeting Friday morning (Oct. 2) to discuss and make decisions about the county’s new Animal Control facility, which will open next month. Mitchell was added to the agenda so that she can request permission for volunteers to place purple ribbons around the courthouse to commemorate Domestic Violence Awareness month. Mission Granbury will be doing several things during the month of October to raise awareness about domestic violence.
- Changes in foster care will affect Hood County October 1, 2014
As part of the Foster Care Redesign initiative of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Hood County will be part of a seven-county region in North Texas that will fall under the umbrella of a regional contractor – Our Community Our Kids, a division of Fort-Worth-based ACH Child and Family Services. The Foster Care Redesign plan, which involves regional contractors, is designed to improve the well-being of foster children in a number of ways – including keeping siblings together and keeping children close to their home communities. It also seeks to better engage foster parents.
- Cresson festival set for Oct. 25 October 1, 2014
The 2014 Cresson Fall Festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Historic Cresson School. The schedule includes children’s activities, live entertainment, auctions, country store and bakery. There will also be a grand reopening of the Cresson Heritage Museum.
- Fresh food offered Friday October 1, 2014
The Monthly Community Pantry will be at the Granbury First United Methodist Church (FUMC) distribution site Friday, Oct. 3, from 9-11 a.m. Fresh food distribution through the Tarrant Area Food Bank takes place on the first Friday each month at Granbury FUMC, 301 Loop 567.
- Mission man charged with assault of a public servant September 30, 2014
Augustin Tovar Jr., 17, of Mission, Texas, was arrested on Sept. 23 and charged with felony assault of a public servant, according to Hood County Jail records.
- Dieterichs presents marketing plan to Tourism Board September 30, 2014
Steve Dieterichs, Granbury’s marketing and communications director, on Monday presented his marketing plan to the Tourism Advisory Board (TAB) – long distance. Dieterichs was in Galveston for a summit sponsored by the Texas Travel Association, but connected with the TAB through GoToMeeting, a web-hosted video conferencing service. Dieterichs is to present the marketing plan to the City Council at its regular meeting Tuesday night, Oct. 7. The eagerly anticipated marketing plan and ways to revive tourism have been of strong interest to the City Council.