• Chance of storms

    Umbrellas may come in handy for Granbury Pirate football fans during the season opener in Azle. Friday night’s forecast calls for a fifty percent chance of storms. Mary Vinson/Hood County News


  • Mayor of deCordova dies August 28, 2014

    Dick Pruitt, longtime mayor of deCordova, died this morning (Thursday, Aug. 28), according to a representative of Wiley Funeral Home. Pruitt had been mayor of deCordova since 2000. He continued to serve in that capacity despite having a stroke in January 2013, just a couple of weeks after then-Granbury Mayor Rickie Pratt suffered a stroke. Services for Pruitt are pending.

  • Friends of the Library hosting five authors August 28, 2014

    Local authors Carol Cook, Peggy Purser Freeman, Dr. James L. Jones, Lee Jordan and Lori Wilde will discuss their work and sign books during Meet the Author sponsored by Friends of the Library for Hood County. The program is set from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6 at the Hood County Library, 222 N. Travis St.

  • Stop signs coming at site of new dealership August 27, 2014

    The Granbury City Council has approved a 3-way stop and crosswalks at Sardius Boulevard and Jacinth Lane, where a school bus stop is located and where a new Mike Brown Dodge dealership will soon be built. The dealership will face onto U.S. Highway 377  and Sardius will run along its side. When the dealership is built, the intersection will become a 4-way stop, with an additional stop sign being added to one of the drives leading out of the dealership.

  • Bluff Dale Homecoming SUNDAY August 27, 2014

    Bluff Dale Homecoming is this Sunday, not Saturday. The Hood County News incorrectly reported that the annual event is this Saturday. SUNDAY’s event starts at 10 a.m. at the Bluff Dale Tabernacle and includes a meal and entertainment by country musician Jimmy Walker.

  • City to enlist tourism expert August 27, 2014

    The Granbury City Council has agreed to allow council member Rose Myers to arrange for destination marketing expert Bill Geist to come to town to advise city leaders and tourism stakeholders. Myers recommended Geist to the council, and said she would like for him to spend three days in Granbury. The city and the Tourism Advisory Board are looking at ways to restructure city departments and put an increased focus on destination marketing.

  • Library flags stolen August 27, 2014

    The U.S. and Texas flags flying at the Hood County Library were discovered stolen this morning according to Library Director Courtney Kincaid.

  • Learn how to deal with emergencies at free LGMC Health Fair on Friday August 27, 2014

    Lake Granbury Medical Center (LGMC) will host a health fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday in the employee parking lot behind the new Medical Office Building. There is no charge to attend, and “to go” lunches will be provided. Those attending will learn when and how to administer medical care at home, and when to head to the ER. In addition, participants will be able to view the community’s Mobile Medical Unit (MMU), which is a collaboration with North Central Texas Trauma Regional Advisor Council (NCTTRAC). In fact, the event will be held inside the MMU itself.

  • Commissioners: No outdoor burning August 26, 2014

    County commissioners have imposed a 90-day burn ban on the recommendation of county Fire Marshal Ray Wilson. The burn ban could be lifted if Hood County gets any rain. Wilson told commissioners that neighboring counties Erath and Somervell currently have burn bans in effect.

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