- Singing for Thanksgiving
The inspirational music of the Lake Granbury Mass Choir at Acton United Methodist Church delighted attendees of Sunday’s Communty Thanksgiving Service. Mary Vinson/Hood County News
- Burleson man facing felony theft charge November 27, 2014
Todd Alan Cummings, 45, of Burleson, was arrested on Nov. 19 and charged with felony theft greater than $20,000/less than $100,000, according to Hood County Jail booking records.
- Night of Lights parade Friday, Nov. 28 November 27, 2014
Churches, organizations and businesses will participate in the annual Christmas parade Friday, Nov. 28, with lighted entries celebrating the birth of Jesus and the Christmas story. “Those Who Have Walked in Darkness Have Seen a Great Light” is the theme for this year’s Night of Lights parade on the square. Sean Mitchell and the Big City Music Revue will present a free Christmas concert outdoors at 6 p.m. prior to the Night of Lights Christmas Parade at 7 p.m. For information, contact Pannell at 817-308-7427, or [email protected]
- City, county offices closed for Thanksgiving holiday November 27, 2014
City and county offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 27-28, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.
- Work to start on rec center November 27, 2014
On Friday, Dec. 5, dirt will finally fly at the site of the $10 million recreation center that will be owned by the county, but staffed and operated by the local YMCA. County Commissioner Steve Berry said that Alva Cox, Granbury’s public works director, is allowing dirt to be moved even though matters pertaining to the rec center are scheduled to go before the Planning and Zoning Commission on Dec. 15 and the City Council on Jan. 6.
- Holiday classic coming to stage November 27, 2014
The Granbury Theatre Company will present the Christmas classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” beginning Friday, Nov. 28 at the Opera House. The opening night performance of this show has been pushed back to 8 p.m., in order to avoid a conflict with the Night of Lights Christmas Parade. Thereafter, shows will be on Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m., Saturday afternoons at 3:30 p.m., and Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m. The final performance will be Dec. 23.
- Man flown to hospital after chase, crash November 26, 2014
A 44-year-old local man was airlifted to a Fort Worth hospital after a chase and crash Wednesday night at the intersection of Highway 377 and Water’s Edge Drive, Sheriff Roger Deeds said. The chase began near the Catholic church on FM 4 when the man sped away from a deputy who was on routine patrol, Deeds said. The chase went through Western Hills Harbor and on Plaza Drive, Harbor Lakes Drive and then Water’s Edge before the man’s vehicle hit a vehicle at the intersection. It was not known why the man fled. After the crash, officers, with guns drawn, pulled the man out of the vehicle, a witness said.
- Federal jury finds Tolar man guilty on two counts of child pornography November 26, 2014
Jonathan Daniel Kutej, 33, of Tolar, was found guilty of two child pornography charges by a U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas jury last week in Fort Worth. The jury found him guilty of production of child pornography and production and attempted production of child pornography, according to the U.S. District Court Clerk’s Office. A federal prison sentencing trial is scheduled for March 25.
- Pack a lunch November 26, 2014
It may be the holidays, but the Hood County Substance Abuse Council isn’t taking a break. On Wednesday, Dec. 3, members of the Council will be bringing their own lunch for a specially called noon meeting to create a new logic model for the HCSAC’s efforts to fight drug and alcohol issues within the community.
- Tolar set for Friday clash vs. No. 2 Mart in regional playoff
- NCTA’s TAPPS state semifinal playoff game is Saturday
- Lipan boys slip to 1-1 with loss to Zephyr
- Lady Rattlers lose to Strawn, 77-40
- Pirates move to 3-0 with win over Abilene Cooper