Hood County News
Margaret Reaves Hadley passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 after a brief illness. She was born on November 16, 1929 in Greenwood, Mississippi to Clara and Earnest Reaves. She graduated from Memphis State University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She began her nursing career at Baptist Hospital in Memphis. She married Gene Hadley on July 12, 1957 at Bellevue Baptist Church, Memphis, Tennessee. They met while attending Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Margarets nurturing spirit and heart for others was evident during her nursing years at Cook Childrens Hospital and Hood General Hospital. In 1968, the Hadley family moved to Granbury where Gene was pastor of First Baptist Church until his retirement in July, 1997. At First Baptist Church, Margaret served as a GA leader and Sunday School teacher and was active in the Womens Ministry Union. She had a love for missions and was a compassionate friend. Margaret felt Granbury was her home and many church and community friends and longtime neighbors were all part of her extended family. She enjoyed entertaining, hosting her Sunday School class Christmas luncheons and trying new recipes. She was an excellent seamstress and enjoyed all types of crafts. In retirement, gardening and having a yard of beautiful flowers brought her joy. A Baylor Alumni by Choice, Margarets favorite pastime included watching Baylor football and basketball (both mens and womens teams) and the Dallas Mavericks.
Harry and Dianne Thompson are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married Sept. 9, 1960 in Dallas. The Thompsons have three living children, David and wife Dawn, Danny and wife Bev, and Debbie and husband Randy. They have six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The couple has a loving family and wonderful friends. Retirement has enabled them to have many world wide traveling adventures. They are blessed and thank the Lord.
The most devoted fans of Taco Delight, affectionately known as “Taco D,” know that nothing ever changes there, except maybe the employees behind the counter.
The influenza weakened the young Granbury woman. Likely suffering from pneumonia complications, Sallie Maude Cherry died on Jan. 28, 1919.
The Marine Corps JROTC unit at Granbury High School was named Naval Honor School for the seventh year in a row Tuesday, according to GISD.
A Town Hall meeting with Prec. 3 Comissioner candidate Larry Anderson is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday on Zoom.
Police were dispatched to The Bromley Apartments on East 2nd Street late Monday night for a report of a possible hostage situation and shots fired.
A mother called the police on her husband after he "excessively" spanked their 3-year-old son, leaving welts, according to the Hood County Sheriff's Office.
Texas Department of Transportation announced closing SH 171 in Cresson Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights from 7 p.m.
Over Labor Day weekend in 2017, about 25 percent of the country's fuel-making capacity was "out of commission" due to Hurricane Harvey striking the gulf coast.
As the cool air of the morning faded, Steven Stafford strode across the grassy expanse between his apartment building and Lake Granbury hoisting a red, white, and blue “Trump 2020” flag.
Early defeated the Tolar Rattlers 41-25 Friday night in Tolar's second game of the season, a non-conference away game.
Judy Ann Trumble, beloved Mother and Grandma, passed away on Thursday July 30, 2020. She was 74 years old.
Delbert "Tom" McKannan, 51, went to be with his Lord and Savior while visiting his father in Gillette, Wyoming on August 20, 2020. Tom was born to Delbert McKannan and Marjorie May Sandstorm in Cody, WY on March 5, 1969. He met his wife and love of his life, Christy Jerred McKannan in Gillette, WY and they were married before God and their family on March 6, 2004. Tom and Christy had a very special relationship full of fun, honor and Christ-like love. It was always a joy to be around them together. He strongly placed value on doing everyday tasks, especially so as long as he got to do them with Christy. People could just feel the love shining out around them and wanted to soak it up.
Jessy M. Fincher, of Granbury, Texas, passed away on August 31st, 2020. He will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, and friend to all that knew and loved him.
Judy Ann (Bice) Bachand, of Granbury, passed away on Tuesday, September 1, 2020. Service: 11:00 AM, Saturday, September 5, 2020, Wiley Funeral Home Chapel, Granbury, Interment: Holly Hills Memorial Park, Visitation: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Friday, September 4, 2020, Wiley Funeral Home.
The Granbury City Council voted unanimously at its regular meeting Tuesday night to adopt the 2020-2021 Fiscal Year budget and to set the property tax rate.
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