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  • Lone boater

    This solitary fisherman had Lake Granbury all to himself Tuesday morning as he tried his luck in the area off the East Pearl Street bridge. Mary Vinson/Hood County News…


  • OTS clean-up day nets 300 old tires July 29, 2015

    A recent clean-up day at Oak Trail Shores resulted in the collection of 300 old tires. County Commissioners have given special permission for the Homeowners Association to take the tires to the Citizens Collection Station, where there is normally a limit of four tires. The tires will be taken in increments.…

  • No one injured as minor fire strikes Canyon Creek home July 28, 2015

    A single-wide mobile home on Forest Hill Lane in Canyon Creek sustained minor fire damage late Tuesday morning, Fire Marshal Ray Wilson said. The fire began at the rear of the home, inside the walls, but was quickly extinguished by firefighters, Wilson noted. An adult female was home but got out without injury, Wilson said.…

  • Man arrested in connection with car taken from lot July 28, 2015

    Ronald Jason Crouch, 29, was arrested Friday night at his home in the 800 block of Woodhaven Court in the Heritage Heights subdivision, accused of taking a vehicle from a local car lot without permission, Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose said. A man described as having a Mohawk haircut reportedly grabbed the keys to a 2006 Impala and took off. …

  • Parole board reviewing case of convicted murderer July 28, 2015

    The case of convicted murderer Norman Duane Watson is under review by the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles, which could chose to set him free. He’s serving a 99-year-sentence. Watson was convicted in July 1991 in the shooting death of Fort Worth resident Troy Burns. Burns went missing on Aug.…

  • Commissioners Court receives closed door update on negotiations in federal lawsuit July 28, 2015

    The county judge and commissioners met behind closed doors Tuesday (July 28) with attorney Steven J. Reid to discuss his efforts to negotiate a lower figure to settle the federal lawsuit against County Clerk Katie Lang. She was sued for initially refusing to grant two men a same-sex marriage license. The men’s Austin attorneys said that the suit will not be dropped until the legal bill – which is more than $70,000 – is paid.…

  • In Wednesday’s Hood County News July 28, 2015

    –A man serving a 99-year prison sentence for murder is up for parole. Norman Watson was found guilty 24 years ago of shooting to death his former employer Troy Burns.
    –Hood County’s sales tax rebate is up a whopping 31 percent.
    –Two candidates filed on opening day for Laurel Pirkle’s seat on the Granbury City Council.…

  • Three from Granbury are part of DAR Continental Congress July 28, 2015

    The Daughters of the American Revolution were 3,500 strong at the annual Continental Congress, June 24-28, in Washington , D.C. Three members attending from the local Elizabeth Crockett Chapter include Marcy Carter-Lovick, of Granbury, Texas State Organizing Secretary; Kathy Hanlon, of Granbury, National Chair, National Defense Committee; and Delores Goodall, a member of the Granbury chapter.…

  • Meeting Tuesday on Cresson bypass July 27, 2015

    The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will hold a public,  come-and-go meeting from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday (July 28) to get citizen input on two options to bypass the railroad crossing at US Highway 377 and State Highway 171. Cresson Mayor Bob Cornett fears that Option 2 – a through-town bridge that would go over downtown businesses – would virtually destroy the Cresson economy, and force property taxes to make up for lost sales tax revenues.…


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