Friday, June 21, 2024
Firefighter Rira Lenig receives a Live Saving Award related to a May 26 incident.
Local first responders recognized for lifesaving efforts
CRESSON — Local first responders were recognized by the Chisholm Trail 100 Club for their lifesaving efforts on two separate incidents during the Cresson Volunteer Fire Department’s Open House/Celebration event June 14.
Hospital District board votes to publicly release audio recordings of meetings
The Hood County Hospital District board of directors unanimously voted to begin uploading official audio recordings of its meetings to the Hood County website, during a regularly scheduled meeting June 14.
Mike Linnabery, Operations Manager of the Lake Granbury Conference Center.
Spotlight on Mike Linnabery: The dynamic leader of the Granbury Conference Center
In July 2019, Mike Linnabery stepped into the role of operations manager of the Lake Granbury Conference Center, a sprawling 20,000-square-foot facility known for hosting a variety of community …
Dave’s jewelry store, Granbury.
Ringing in the News: the tale of missing treasure
And then I just started crying and telling him that ring is the only thing I’ve got of my mom’s, you know,” explained Martin, adding, “Dave said, ‘I promise you I will find that ring.’”
Volunteer firefighter Kyle Magby stands in front of a large burn pile.
Volunteer Firehouse 70 assists in controlled burn, gains training experience
The dedicated volunteers of Hood County Station 70 Volunteer Fire Department recently conducted a controlled burn on the property of Virg Thomas in Thorp Spring, demonstrating their commitment to …
From left: All God’s Little Children team members Jerry Colborg, John Bowen and Harvey Ewing.
All God’s Little Children: a ministry of compassion and craftsmanship
A chance viewing of a television program has evolved into a heartfelt mission for Jay and Colleen Worrel, offering solace to grieving families in Granbury and neighboring towns. Their journey began …
local Government
From L: Visit Granbury Assistant Director Kristen Gibson, Visit Granbury Director Tammy Dooley, Dicey Smith (Volunteer of the Year Award recipient), Visit Granbury Event Coordinator Rhiannon Moline
Granbury celebrates tourism impact with friends of tourism brunch
The Visit Granbury History Ambassadors and the Volunteer Information Professionals (VIPs) team were also recognized for their dedication and service.
Nothing Bundt Cakes to open Granbury location in coming months
According to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, Nothing Bundt Cakes will open a 2,285 square foot location at 1200 Waters Edge, Suite 120 — the former home of Superior Fitness.
Jersey Mike’s, Bath & Body Works coming to Granbury
Two new businesses — Jersey Mike’s Subs and Bath & Body Works — will soon set up shop in Granbury, according to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.
Stacie Howell
Marathon names Stacie Howell as new community liaison
Marathon Digital Holdings Inc. has recently hired Stacie Howell as a new community liaison to facilitate communications between Hood County residents and the Bitcoin mining site at the Wolf Hollow Data Center.
From fall to Christmas to St. Patrick’s Day, Andrea Taylor is constantly painting seasonal-themed window designs for businesses all around the area.
A ‘window’ of opportunity
Andrea Taylor is adding some color to Hood County — one brushstroke at a time. As the owner and operator of Against the Grain Studio, Taylor utilizes her artistic talents to create seasonal artwork and logos on business windows in Granbury, Acton, Stephenville and even 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 …
Smart athletes and success often go hand-in-hand. After all, it’s not many coaches who would play an athlete who only knows 60% of the playbook. Several area senior athletes who helped …
The Granbury Independent School District has created a page specifically dedicated to summer camps. From community camps to sports and activities, Hood County and the surrounding areas have something fun for everyone.
For the first time in almost a decade, the sound of football pads colliding and coaches blowing whistles on a practice field could be heard in the month of May. Spring football returned to Granbury …
Dwight Butler recalled lying in a hospital bed last year and taking the proverbial look at his life. It was then he decided it was time to turn the page to the next chapter in the book of his life, which he said is far from finished.

A season of firsts for Lady Rattlers comes to end;

A historic softball season came to an end for the Tolar Lady Rattlers in the Class 2A Region II semifinals with losses to Crawford of 6-4 and 7-4 May 15 and 18 in Glen Rose. The Lady Rattlers …

Alford exiting as Rattlers baseball coach;

Alford exiting as Rattlers baseball coach; Granbury’s Johnson wins NTHSRA title BY RICK MAUCH Special to the Hood County News After four seasons at the helm and turning the …

SEALS set to make another summer splash

In 1990 Janet Steenberge reluctantly began a small swim team at the DeCordova pool, not because she didn’t love the sport, but because she thought someone else could do a better job. She …

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.
Spring shallow water action is on!
Water temperatures have been a little slow to rise this year as we are actually having a spring season. Typically, we go from winter straight to summer. Lake temperatures are rising into the 70s and …
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.
Photo Galleries
It was a hot afternoon, but the annual Waterview Senior Living Meet & Greet Car Show on Friday, May 26th was a blast! The event was a huge success, with many attendees enjoying live entertainment, …
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The Hood County summer sports camps are going in full swing. Photos from Tuesday, June 11 of Granbury High School's second day of Soccer camp for boys and girls in Kindergarden through 5th grade.
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The Hood County summer sports camps are going in full swing. Photos from Tuesday, June 11 of Lipan High Schools second day of Camp for incoming 1st Grade and incoming 9th Grade athletes.
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Hood County Children’s Charity Fund’s 5th Annual “Pickin’ in the Pasture” concert on Saturday, June 8th at Warren’s Backyard was a rousing success. Texas County legend Kevin Fowler …
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Outdoor Activities

Wild at Heart: local yard certifies as wildlife habitat

Judith Smith explains the design of her newly NWF-certified Wildlife Habitat Garden.

Smith’s grassroots effort reflects a growing trend among residents to make a difference by helping birds, butterflies, bees, and other wildlife while promoting sustainable gardening practices.


Much Ado About Nothing makes quite an "Ado"

“Much Ado About Nothing” turned out to be quite the opposite as the actors of Grace Classical Christian Academy were invited to compete at state.

Local Events

Forward Training Center's Annual Clay Shoot Fundraiser

The event is open to the public and promises a day of fun and competition. Participants, aged 12 and above, can bring their own guns and ammunition, although ammunition can be purchased at the venue.

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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 …