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Long before he turned 18 in April, Hood County resident Ridge Roberts became a local legend as a Texas-style championship fiddler. Now he’s getting ready to play where some of the world’s greatest music legends have performed — The Grand Ole Opry.

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The brightly clad cyclists whizzing down U.S. 377 through Granbury toward Fort Worth on July 15 certainly attracted people’s attention, and Ben Hardee and his Pi Kappa Phi fraternity brothers could not be happier.

November city elections are planned for Granbury, Tolar and DeCordova, and school elections are planned for Granbury and Tolar.

A husband and wife from Stephenville were arrested on a felony methamphetamine possession charge Friday morning when Hood County Sheriff’s Office deputies made a traffic stop, according to Lt. Johnny Rose.

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FORT WORTH — Charlie Cloud went home Wednesday, and his memories burned like wildfire.

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When most people are still finding their first cup of morning coffee in Granbury, a three-man crew makes its way onto the city beach for the park’s daily makeover.

Lewisville resident Brendan Hartman, 25, was recognized by the Hood County Commissioner's Court for saving lives during the Stroll Thru Texas History event in Acton, Texas, on May 15. 

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A 46-year-old man wanted on a sex offender warrant out of Tarrant was arrested Tuesday by Hood County Sheriff’s Office deputies and charged with a felony count of possession of a controlled substance, according to Lt. Johnny Rose.

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A 43-year-old woman from Bluff Dale was pronounced dead at the scene of a two-vehicle accident that happened at about 4 p.m. on Tuesday near Tolar.

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Street tacos, Mexican street corn (elote) cups and hand-ground brisket burgers are all popular staples at Firefly Grilling Co., a new pop-up food venue that’s been making the rounds recently at Silver Saddle Saloon and Revolver Brewing in Granbury, Texas. 

The area near the intersection of Highway 377 and Campbell Road just east of Tolar is temporarily shut down by authorities because of a major accident involving a motorcycle and another vehicle that occurred at approximately 4 p.m. this afternoon (Tuesday, July 13), according to Hood County …

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The Granbury SEALS swim team was a runaway winner during the circuit meet competition held at the Hood County YMCA Saturday, with local athletes accounting for 153 total medals, including 71 colored in gold.

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The Granbury Theatre Academy captured a national Freddie G Excellence in Acting award in the inaugural Junior Theater Festival, held June 25-27 in Sugar Land.

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An 18-year-old Godley man who was ejected from a utility vehicle during a crash early Saturday morning (July 10) died from his injuries, according to DPS Sgt. Richard Hunter. The driver, a 21-year-old Granbury man, and another passenger, a 21-year-old Godley resident, were transported to a F…

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Firefighters from the deCordova Bend Estates/Acton Volunteer Fire Department responded when a blown transformer caused smoke that set off an alarm at Acton Middle School Monday morning, according to Granbury ISD Information Officer Jeff Meador.

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Summer Reading Challenge Tails and Tales! is back from a holiday break at the Hood County Library. On Saturday, June 19, the Library hosted amazing ventriloquist Nancy Burks Worcester and her adorable friends Larry the Crocodile, Lili and Waco the Weasel. They had a great time entertaining a…

A 36-year-old Granbury man was arrested Wednesday (July 7) by members of the Hood County Sheriff’s Office Street Crimes Unit conducting a drug investigation and charged with multiple drug offenses, including a first-degree felony count involving methamphetamine, according to Lt. Johnny Rose.

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Members of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) chapter in Granbury are fighting for their fellow soldiers’ rights to receive their disability benefits that they so rightly deserve.

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The fireworks display over Lake Granbury were bigger, brighter, and longer than ever before. At least it seemed that way to a precocious 5-year-old enthralled by the show Sunday night. “These are the best fireworks ever,” Becca Jimenez said, shouting out from under a tree lakeside, a stones throw from the Mesquite Pit BBQ restaurant.

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It would've taken a lot more than a heavy downpour to stop the annual Hometown Parade from going on as planned Saturday morning. Granbury's Freedom and Fireworks 4th of July weekend celebration concluded Sunday, July 4, with a spectacular fireworks display at dusk.

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Hood County resident Randal Wayne Peck, age 52, died Thursday morning (July 1), as a result of a traumatic injury suffered while working at a construction site in Wise County, Wise County Sheriff Lane Akin told the HCN Friday morning.

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A three-vehicle crash early Monday morning on Tin Top Highway remains under investigation, but DPS Sgt. Ricky Hunter has released the names of those involved including a 43-year-old Weatherford woman who died from her injuries.

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It’s 6:45 a.m. on a Monday at Pirate Stadium in Granbury and the sun is trying to break past a thick, low-lying layer of clouds as student-athletes make their way onto Johnny Perkins Field.

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The Best of Hood County season is underway! Businesses across the county are asking for your vote — Competing to earn the coveted "Best of Hood County" banner as one of your favorites. Vote, share, talk among yourselves, and show some love for our great local businesses! 

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Granbury Animal Clinic at 1319 Lipan Highway in Granbury, Texas, has treated pets for everything from snake bites to major surgeries for nearly 60 years — and that is a major reason they were the top choice of readers in this newspaper’s Best of Hood County contest last year.

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James Brock wanted to buy Brock's Food and Drink for his son to take over. Instead he has built a bar and smokehouse that is true to its name — Brock’s omnipresence and culinary reputation: “We slow cook everything. I mean, every day, all day and all night long. We’ll do in this little restaurant over 100 tons of meat on that smoker this year.”

A three-vehicle crash early Monday morning on Tin Top Highway about five miles northwest of Granbury resulted in one death, while two other people were injured and transported to area hospitals, according to Highway Patrol Sgt. Ricky Hunter.