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The Texas Senate has elected Sen. Brian Birdwell, R-Granbury, to serve as president pro tem during the 87th Legislature, which got underway Tuesday.

Thirty-six people are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19, according to the latest report from Hood County Emergency Management Coordinator Jay Webster.

Tolar’s Wyatt Wienecke collects second steer champion banner

Tolar High School sophomore Wyatt Wienecke is back the spotlight.

As a sixth-grader, showed the grand champion Hood County steer in 2017.

The Commissioners Court may vote on Feb.


By 8:30 Sunday morning, snow was beginning to stick. Motorists were cautiously making their way down slushy streets.

Granbury Chamber picks new leader

Brian Bondy, former president of the Conroe/Lake Conroe Chamber of Commerce, will soon take over as president and CEO of the Granbury Commerce.

HCN names Montesino managing editor

The past few months have been a whirlwind at the Hood County News.

We have added staff, increased coverage and expanded the size of the newspaper.





Bill Roberts is pictured after catching the biggest bass in Gran bury Bass Club’s December tournament at Lake Belton.The other results from that tournament included overall winner Donnie Meyer (

Determined Poolville slips past Tolar boys, 48-45

The state-ranked Tolar boys basketball determined Poolville team 48-45 Friday night in Tolar.

Tolar, 23rd in Class 2A, slipped to 8-5 on the season and 2-1 in district.

Granbury Chamber picks new leader

Aledo pulls away from Lady Pirates, 41-30

State-ranked Tolar, Lipan boys to battle Tuesday in Lipan

The stands could be packed in Lipan Tuesday night for the anticipated basketball battle between Hood County rivals and stateranked Lipan and Tolar boys.

No. 5 Rider turns back upset-minded Lady Pirates, 57-40

The Granbury Lady Pirates surprised everyone in James Wann Sports Center — perhaps even themselves — by staying dose for almost three quarters with powerful Wichita Falls Rider, Class 5A’s fifth-ra

Winter birds provide fishing help, plus nice viewing

many popular birds visit our area throughout the year. Winter is no different, but for an angler many of these different species of birds may lead to finding active fish.

Lady Pirates hold off Azle 64-60 in district opener at home

Mission accomplished.

The Granbury Lady Pirates were determined to win the district basketball opener on their home court.

Garner’s 21 points propel Lady Pirates to victory

Granbury High School senior Gentry Garner exploded for 21 points in leading the determined Lady Pirates past visiting Keller Fossil Ridge 67-42 Tuesday afternoon, Dec.



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