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The buck may not stop with Hood County’s mayors, but the elected officials are certainly involved in how bucks are spent or saved. Mayors preside over city council meetings, listen to the …

These days, Jack Wilson isn’t in the news so much anymore, except in the pages of his local community newspaper. As the elected county commissioner for Precinct 3, Wilson is frequently quoted or …

A gas line project near the square will cause traffic to be detoured for a couple of days next week. According to Granbury Communications Manager Jeff Newpher, beginning Monday, July 10, westbound …

Two presentations in recognition of law enforcement took place during this week’s regular meeting of the Granbury City Council. The council meeting was held Wednesday night instead of Tuesday …

State Rep. Shelby Slawson, R-Stephenville, is scheduled to be in Granbury on Saturday to give a legislative update. The public is invited to attend. According to Slawson’s chief of staff, …

Summer might be fun if you can spend it around a cool, azure swimming pool, but it’s no picnic for those who have to labor in the searing Texas heat. The county’s Road Operations Department …

With the question of whether to build a new jail still unresolved by the Hood County Commissioners Court, the current jail is continuing to cost money because of needed repairs. At a recent …

Small towns on the cusp of big growth can be like an awkward pre-teen: no longer a small child but still in need of parental protection. Matt Hutsell, in his first term as mayor of Tolar, is, in a …

For the first time, the city of Tolar and the Tolar Economic Development Corporation are planning a Fourth of July-related fireworks show and community gathering. The celebration will not be on …

The new drive-up window for the Tax Assessor-Collector’s office that was approved by the Hood County Commissioners Court a year ago is set to open on Monday, June 26, according to Tax …

Hood County Precinct 4 Commissioner Dave Eagle has sent letters by certified mail to Granbury City Attorney Jeremy SoRelle, Mayor Jim Jarratt, and members of the City Council clarifying, correcting, …

Lake Granbury Medical Center’s plans for a free-standing emergency facility at U.S. Highway 377 and Fall Creek Highway are progressing with help from the Granbury City Council. At the …

In March of last year, the city of Granbury sought public input on swimming pool amenities through a community meeting and online survey. What did the public desire most? Cool water slides? …

Five college students may get an opportunity during the upcoming academic year to gain practical experience interning for the city of Granbury. The paid practicums are included in the proposed …

The city of Granbury’s proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year keeps the property tax rate what it is now, at .38 cents per $100 valuation. However, that doesn’t mean that homeowners’ …

A special meeting of the Hood County Commissioners Court was called last week to discuss what is becoming an ongoing budgeting headache: Employees leaving because they can earn more working for other …

Granbury’s Brian Birdwell, state senator for Texas District 22, has been selected by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick to chair a special committee to recommend rules and procedures for the impeachment trial of …

The city of Granbury’s green, iconic trolley is, well, iconic, and it is an important part of the city’s tourist appeal. Visit Granbury enlists the trolley to transport visitors between …

With hopes that grant funds could connect the growing town through sidewalks and a shared pathways project, Tolar city officials have scheduled a Town Hall meeting to provide information to the …

Chief Appraiser Eddie Roe has resigned from the Hood Central Appraisal District. His resignation comes as local taxing entities are preparing to enter into their annual budget process. The HCAD …

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