After 38-rounds, Oak Woods School 4th grader Anshi Prasai beat out 8th grader Preston Kirkland correctly spelling the word “jitterbug” to claim the Hood County Area Spelling Bee championship Thursday at the Granbury ISD Administration Building.

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Local Vietnam War veteran Charley LaFontaine will be serving a Chick-Fil-A lunch for all veterans and their families at noon on Saturday, Jan. 29, in the Fellowship Hall at Acton Baptist Church.

The luncheon will serve as a lead-up to a weekly meeting for military veterans as a way for them to talk among their peers about their time in war.

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Local Vietnam War veteran Charley LaFontaine will be serving a Chick-Fil-A lunch for all veterans and their families at noon on Saturday, Jan. 29, in the Fellowship Hall at Acton Baptist Church.

The luncheon will serve as a lead-up to a weekly meeting for military veterans as a way for them to talk among their peers about their time in war.

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Once more, a program known as Tax-Aide — sponsored by AARP and the Internal Revenue Service — is offering free federal tax preparation assistance geared to tax returns for senior citizens and those with “uncomplicated” returns.

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Any residence in the U.S. is eligible to receive four free COVID-19 tests. The U.S. Postal Service will be delivering them beginning in late January, free of charge. Here’s what you need to do to order your kits.

 Tolar High School’s Academic UIL and CX debate teams competed on Saturday, Jan. 15, at the Joshua Invitational Meet. The Tolar entrants were competing in their first invitational meet, performing well against opponents from larger schools in some cases.

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A 25-year-old Granbury woman sustained injuries that were reported by the DPS as “serious” when her 2005 Volkswagen collided with a GISD school bus on Jan. 14, DPS Sgt. Richard Hunter told the Hood County News on Wednesday.

Precinct 2 Constable John Shirley relinquishes the county-issued cell phone that the IT Department requested months ago after an audit allegedly revealed unauthorized changes that may have put county information at risk and violated law enforcement protocols.

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The Granbury School Board of Trustees could vote at its regular meeting on Monday (Jan. 24) to put a $394M bond question before voters in May.

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Granbury senior Parker Haydin didn’t know air rifle shooting was an Olympic sport four years ago. Haydin’s come a long way since then, and with the help of the U.S. Naval Academy, he’s hoping to stand on an Olympic podium one day.

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Acton will soon have its own community park, thanks to the dedication and hard work of several local residents.

Lake Granbury Goosebump Jump 2022 returned with a chilly challenge to benefit our community civic and charitable organizations. Saturday morning’s freezing temperatures and sandy wind gusts didn’t deter brave participants from gathering on the shores the City Beach Park to take the plunge fo…

None of the 13 GISD students who were on board a school bus that was involved in a two-vehicle accident Friday afternoon (Jan. 14) were injured, according to Jeff Meador, director of communications for the school district.

A 25-year-old Granbury man who led officers on a vehicle pursuit on Jan. 11 that covered approximately eight miles and reached speeds as high as 100 mph was jailed on a felony count of evading arrest/detention, according to information provided by Granbury Police Department Deputy Chief Clif…

The Cresson Cemetery may be smaller than most, but the unique stories of its inhabitants paint a much larger picture of the rich history that is buried there.

Encompassing seven acres, the Cresson Cemetery is home to 885 graves — 111 of which were military veterans. The Cresson Cemetery is also famous for its appearance in the romance/Western film, "Pure Country," starring George Strait and Rory Calhoun. 

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Even with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Visit Granbury has won top honors for its tourism initiatives.

A 35-year-old man from Frisco who fled in the vehicle he was driving when Hood County Sheriff’s Office deputies attempted to make a traffic stop was eventually taken into custody when the pursuit ended in a Jan. 9 one-vehicle crash, according to Lt. Johnny Rose.

The Cresson Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) will be hosting an open house ceremony at the training/meeting facility located at 9401 E. U.S. Highway 377 from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday in honor of fallen firefighter Diana Jones.

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The 67th annual Hood County Junior Livestock Show was a breath of fresh air for the local agricultural community as competitors and buyers returned in force at the Courts Cleveland Show Barn Jan. 4-8 in Granbury.

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Cedar fever season is upon us once again, complete with runny noses, itchy eyes and general misery. But what exactly is cedar fever, and why is it so insufferable this time of year?