Thursday, April 25, 2024
Congratulations to Lynn Butler the grand prize winner in our 2nd Annual Bonnets in Bloom contest. Sponsored by First National Bank of Granbury

HCN presents the 2nd annual Blue Bonnet photo contest

WINNERS SELECTED WEEKLY All submitted photos to be featured on the Hood County News website with winners chosen weekly. Weekly winners will receive a Bluebonnet T-Shirt , their photo featured on …

State Rep. Shelby Slawson speaks to Senator Brian Birdwell during the grand opening and ribbon cutting celebration of her new district office April 10.
Rep. Shelby Slawson cuts ribbon on new district office
State Rep. Shelby Slawson now has a new office — and it’s right here in Hood County. Slawson — who has represented the 59th District in the Texas House of Representative since …
“It is the job of this generation of Texans to teach our young people about how Texas got to where we are today. About the sacrifices of our forefathers in blood, treasures, and in the case of …
Granbury ISD Superintendent Dr. Jeremy Glenn educates the public about the district’s facts and statistics, as well as the new bond proposal during a United Republicans of Hood County meeting on April 9.
GISD's Glenn gives district, bond update at United Republican meeting
The Granbury Independent School District bond election is Saturday, May 4, as district voters make a choice about whether to approve a $161 million bond. With the election looming ahead, GISD Superintendent Jeremy Glenn recently visited a United Republicans of Hood County meeting to go over the bond proposal and educate attendees on the district’s statistics.


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The total solar eclipse of 2024 time lapse

Really cool time lapse of today's total solar eclipse shot from Abe's Landing in northern Hood County! The solar eclipse occurred over Granbury beginning with a partial eclipse at 12:23 p.m. and …

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Billie Watson, right, owner of The Cheeky Peach Wax Studio & Esthetics is pictured with Emily Barton, left, who will serve as the studio’s second esthetician.
‘Hair’ today, gone tomorrow
The Cheeky Peach Wax Studio & Esthetics located at 1509 W. Pearl St. can provide customers with a full makeover — complete with full body waxing, facials, brow tints, lash tints, lash extensions, brow laminations and a variety of hair services. 
Granbury Chic-Fil-A soon to be shut down for renovation
Granbury residents will soon have to say sayonara to Chick-Fil-A Granbury as it is almost time for its $2.2 million renovation project.
First National Bank of Granbury announces change in leadership
The First National Bank of Granbury has undergone a leadership change as of Tuesday, Jan. 2. James Hodges, current president and CEO, will retire after almost 53 years working at FNB, as Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer Mark Webb takes over his position.
Kathryn Lospinoso recently opened her new dog grooming business in Granbury called Dainty Paws Salon, located at 816 N. Houston St.
‘Where happiness happens’
Granbury resident Kathryn Lospinoso is ready to give the dogs and cats of Hood County a trans-fur-mation they won’t ever forget. Lospinoso — who moved to Granbury from Florida two years ago — just opened her new dog grooming business, Dainty Paws Salon, at 816 N. Houston St.
Henson Lumber, located at 11900 County Road 917 in Cresson, recently acquired Decatur Lumber, a respected family-owned lumberyard based in Decatur.
Cresson’s Henson Lumber acquires Decatur Lumber Co.
Henson Lumber, a leading provider of high-quality lumber and building materials, recently announced its acquisition of Decatur Lumber, a respected family-owned lumber-yard based in Decatur.

Understanding the Symptoms of Stroke: Recognizing the Signs of a Medical Emergency

A stroke is a medical emergency that requires immediate attention as it can lead to severe complications or even death if not treated promptly. Recognizing the symptoms of a stroke is crucial …
The Hood County Reunion Grounds were once again the testing grounds for young high school athletes determined to prove themselves in the sport of rodeo. Rodeo teams from across North Texas came to …
Rain may have been pouring, but bulls were still bucking during the 10th annual Bull Riding on the Beach event Saturday, March 16.
Tyson Tarpley said simply after the game, “I didn’t want to go out a loser.” Much like a swear word, that’s just not one that’s used around Lipan very often. …
McKINNEY—Second-ranked Lipan continued its defense of its boys 2A state title with a 47-32 win over Muenster on Saturday in the boys Region II final at McKinney North High School. The …

Indians two wins away from repeat title

The Lipan Indians are headed back to the Class 2A State Tournament and are two victories away from winning back-to-back championships after defeating Muenster 47-32 in the Class 2A Region II final …

UIL Class 2A Region 2 Boys Basketball Tournament Lipan boys basketball bracket

UIL Class 2A Region 2 Boys Basketball Tournament Lipan boys basketball bracket

Hot-shooting and upset-minded Nocona sent Lipan packing

Lipan’s floor general, Taylor Branson, barks out instructions

McKINNEY—Hot-shooting and upset-minded Nocona made history here on Saturday, leading start to finish in a 50-41 win over top-ranked and defending 2A state champion Lipan at McKinney North High …

Michael Acosta- As a licensed professional fishing guide, Michael Acosta shows you how to find them. The Granbury resident of 30 years has been fishing all of his life and has been a licensed guide since 1998.
Hooks for live bait fishing
I get asked quite often what type hooks are best to use for fishing with live bait. There is not just one good answer. Each guide and fisherperson has his or her own favorite. The size and type of …
Kelly Staley, branch vice president, First National Bank Granbury Texas
Hood County Senior Center Board of Directors October 2023
Hot meals and a friendly smile delivered five days a week
In the banking industry within a small town, we are blessed to be able to serve customers with a personal touch. Small towns have an advantage over our larger counterparts in that we really have the …
Phyllis Webster earned a degree in journalism before embarking on a long career in public relations and marketing. A Granbury resident since 1998, she has been deeply involved in the community. She is an award-winning writer and photographer, as well as a Master Gardener. She has authored Garden Patch since 2001.
Asters signal fall’s arrival
Fall finally arrived with rain, a drop in temperature, changing leaves and autumn flowers. So, after a season of brutal heat and drought, what was blooming? Texas aster, a hardy native perennial, …
Whitney Knieper grew up in and around the real estate industry and has had her license for 12-plus years. She recently earned her broker’s license and is a broker at Knieper Realty. Whitney is the 2023 President of the Granbury Association of REALTORS®.  She holds a bachelor’s degree from Texas Christian University. Go Frogs!
The Holiday Season and Real Estate
WOW! It’s hard to believe it is already November and the holiday season is just around the corner. I hope everyone had a great Halloween weekend and got to visit Granbury Square for the Harvest …
Zac Wilson is a Certified Travel Advisor, ASTA Verified Travel Advisor, CLIA Master Cruise Counselor, and owner of Daydream Vacations Travel Agency in Granbury.
Are ocean cruises all-inclusive?
Ocean cruises have been marketed as all-inclusive by many travel suppliers, but are they really? The answer depends on what you think is required to be included to qualify as all-inclusive. Let’s start by looking at what is included with your cruise fare when you book a cruise vacation.
My opinions on computer gaming and some of my favorite games. I’ve been playing games on the home computer since the days of the Trash 80. I love indie, open-world, unique, puzzle, and resource games. The cake is a lie.
Another game from my favorite indie game company, Creaks is a side-scrolling puzzle platformer, entirely hand drawn in ink and watercolor, including our humble protagonist character. "The ground …
Author Vanessa Lillie
It's the truth: Scout's honor
Pinky swear. Spit on your palms or prick your fingers, and shake hands. As a child, you had many ways to show you intended to keep a promise when you made it and your word was your bond, but you've …
Crafting community one beer at a time: Inside Brew Drinkery
When you step into Brew Drinkery in downtown Granbury, the first thing that hits you isn't just the enticing aroma of hops and malts but also the warm and inviting atmosphere. It's a place where bar …
Sam Houston is a syndicated columnist and newspaper executive. He is also an author, actor, playwright, and entertainment producer/promoter.
Political hogwash and political agendas
As November nears, the calendar finds us amid the heart of political season with Election Day just a few short days away. Going to the polls should be a day to celebrate. An opportunity for the members of our community to come forward and vote.
Dr. Don Newbury is a long-time public speaker and former university president who writes weekly.
The Swan at 70
Even when life’s storms rage, we Americans are privileged to seek “ports of peace” that are welcoming, even if only for a few hours. There, we re-charge to face another day, with …
Photo Galleries
The Lake Granbury/Hood County Master Gardeners held their Annual Plant Sale on April 20, which was promised to take place rain or shine. Despite the heavy rainfall, many happy gardeners attended the …
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Gourd lovers united on April 19 and April 20 for the Inaugural North Texas Gourd Festival at the Lake Granbury Conference Center. Visitors enjoyed family fun, shopping, unique gifts, and classes for …
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Visit Granbury's eclipse celebrations concluded with a reception at the Visitor Center, where attendees had the opportunity to meet Dr. David K. Barnett, a local historian, and author of the newly …
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The Granbury Oink Oink Fest took place on April 5th-7th with perfect weather. Foodie Festival attendees witnessed traditional German Pig Roasts, indulged in delicious sandwiches and ribs, cold beer, …
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Outdoor Activities

ANC Star Party to take astronomers to another galaxy Nov. 11

Star Party Dave Hubbard

Aspiring astronomers will get the chance to view the night sky like never before with the help of Acton Nature Center’s 10 th annual Star Party event set from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Nov. 11.


Ben Musquez: Vietnam veteran, sky soldier, smoke jumper

It’s been years since Ben Musquez jumped out of an airplane. A bit over a decade ago Musquez was 82 years young on his last jump. He did so with a team of former soldiers all there for the same reason — to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Army’s 173rd Airborne Brigade. It would be his 300th jump, and out of a C-47, no less. Musquez counted days not only as a “sky soldier” but as a “smoke jumper” as well.

Local Events

Lake Granbury Kiwanis to host Bible Trivia Contest March 30

This Easter, Hood County residents have an opportunity to compete for more than just candy-filled eggs, as they prepare to put their Bible knowledge to the test. Lake Granbury Kiwanis Club is …

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The total solar eclipse of 2024 time lapse

Really cool time lapse of today's total solar eclipse shot from Abe's Landing in northern Hood County! The solar eclipse occurred over Granbury beginning with a partial eclipse at 12:23 p.m. and …