Heads up

The River: Where the homeless hide. This two-part series, available only in print and with a subscription online, will take an in-depth look at poverty lurking in Hood County.

This thread bare swing is an echo of a more prosperous past before Brazos River Acres became a center of poverty. Photo by Christie Doran | Hood County News.

To read part 1 of The River and many other full-length stories, pick up this Saturday’s paper or purchase an online subscription today.

Also in this edition:

•Muffled voices: Granbury’s city council is considering toughening rules on those who speak publicly about secret closed session discussions, but it may be up to voters to determine which side will come out on top. There’s more to the debate, so don’t miss this.

• Cause of fatal crash found: DPS investigators have talked with the surviving driver in Monday’s crash that killed two people. Find out more about the crash and who was involved here.

• In sports: Volleyball teams have gotten a jump start on the season. Catch up and stay up to date this season through our coverage of the Pirates, Rattlers, Crusaders and Pioneers.

Lady Pirates Mandy Withey (11) and Macie Blohowiak form an imposing wall. Photo by Mary Vinson | Hood County News.