• Off and running

    IMG_8677A huge crowd turned out for Saturday for the Community-Wide Easter Egg Hunt at Granbury City Park. Attendees also enjoyed free food, games and entertainment. Mary Vinson/Hood County News

  • City receives financing from Water Board for new water plant March 31, 2015

    The Texas Water Development Board has approved $16,430,000 in financing for the city of Granbury’s planned desalination water treatment plant. According to Public Works Director Alva Cox, the financing will be at 2.16 percent interest for up to 30 years, and payment on the principal will not start until a year after the water treatment plant is completed. The first phase of the project is scheduled for 2017.

  • Veterans may contact Maddox for bus to VA March 31, 2015

    Asa Maddox, American Legion Post 491, is the sole contact for bus transportation to the VA Medical Facility in Fort Worth and Dallas. Call him at 817-964-7761. The bus will run Monday through Friday by appointment only. Veterans must contact him at least 24 hours in advance to ensure a driver is available. The bus cannot provide transport to medical appointments for procedures which require sedation.

  • Hood County man to face felony marijuana charge March 30, 2015

    Charles Wayne Remington, 36, of the 300 block of Cockatoo Road in the Whippoorwill Bay subdivision, was arrested March 23 by a Sheriff’s Office deputy at a boat ramp in the Oak Trail Shores subdivision, authorities said. He was found with about 4.4 ounces of marijuana, according to Lieutenant Johnny Rose. Remington was charged with felony possession of marijuana, more than 4 ounces/less than 5 pounds, Rose said.

  • Easter Services to be held at historic Rock Church March 30, 2015

    A non-denominational Easter church service will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday (April 5) at the historic Rock Church Chapel south of Tolar. Rev. Kenneth Burgess will give the message, and Dianne and Dub Martin will provide special music. Once-a-month church services began at the old church back in December. The services are held on the first Sunday of each month.

  • Neighbor alerts family of six to fire in Blue Water Shores March 30, 2015

    A family of six was displaced by a fire in a double-wide mobile home Monday morning in the Blue Water Shores subdivision, according to Fire Marshal Ray Wilson, but fortunately an alert neighbor on his way to work woke them in plenty of time and they got out unharmed. About half of the structure was damaged, primarily in the attic, Wilson said. Red Cross contacted the family to provide them with a place to stay.

  • Daddy Daughter dance Saturday March 30, 2015

    The Boys and Girls Club’s Daddy Daughter Dance is Saturday (April 4), from 6 to 9 p.m. at Celebration Hall on the square, next to Granbury Live. Cost is $40 per couple, with a charge of $10 for each additional daughter. In addition to music and dancing, there will be photos and hors d’oeures. Call 1-844-8BE-GREAT to sign up, or for more information.

  • Benefit to help cancer patients April 11 March 30, 2015

    The 10th annual Country Spirit Jamboree is Saturday, April 11 at Reunion Grounds, 641 Reunion Court. Proceeds from the Country Spirit Jamboree benefit cancer patients and survivors in Hood County. Doors open at 6 p.m. Individual tickets are $30. A table of 8 is $200. For ticket information call 817-408-5623 or 817-573-3775.

  • Talent showcase coming to Pecan March 30, 2015

    “Pecan’s Got Talent,” a showcase of entertaining acts, will be on stage April 10. This two-hour extravaganza is sponsored by the entertainment committee, and reservations are recommended: 817-573-2641.

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