Updates

Canning workshop scheduled for July 30

July 22, 2014
Learn the basics of water bath canning and pressure canning at the Canner Testing and Food Preservation Workshop sponsored by AgriLife Extension Service. The workshop will be held Wednesday, July 30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $30 per person and includes canning supplies, samples and recipes. Class size is limited to only 15 people. Call today to reserve your spot at 817-579-3280.

Gallery night this Saturday on square

July 22, 2014
The Galleries of Granbury is hosting a free art walk Saturday, July 26 on the Granbury square from 6 to 9 p.m. Enjoy a leisurely summer evening strolling around the square viewing art and meeting the artists. See demonstrations and enjoy hors d’oeuvres, wine and music.

School tax to jump

July 21, 2014
Granbury school taxpayers will be digging deeper in their pocketbooks this fall after the school board approved a proposed tax rate of $1.28 per $100 property valuation Monday. That’s a 13.5-cent rate increase, which amounts to about a $337 hike on a $250,000 home. The increase will help pay for a bond issue approved by voters.

Woman facing first-degree felony drug count

July 21, 2014
Mindy Louise Pound, a 35-year-old woman with no known address, was arrested July 10 by a Granbury police officer and charged with a first-degree felony count of manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1, more than 4 grams/less than 200 grams, according to Hood County Jail booking records.

Local man arrested in felony drug case

July 21, 2014
Steven Patrick Hall, 43, of the 4500 block of Carter Court in the Eastwood Village subdivision, was arrested July 10 by a Granbury police officer in the 3000 block of Acton Highway and charged with felony possession of less than 1 gram of methamphetamine, according to Hood County Jail booking records.

Boat dock finally on the way

July 21, 2014
Remember all of those poles that have been sticking out of the water by Hewlett Park for about four years now? The eyesore should soon disappear. Granbury Public Works Director Alva Cox says that work has finally begun on the boat dock that has long been planned there. The project got derailed by a lengthy legal battle involving materials that the city wants used.

‘Punching Out Parkinson’s’ topic on Tuesday

July 21, 2014
“Punching Out Parkinson’s” is the scheduled topic Tuesday, July 22, at the Parkinson’s Education and Support Group meeting. The program, sponsored by the North Central Texas Area on Aging, teaches non-contact boxing workouts and starts at 1 p.m. at Senior Circle, 1321 Water’s Edge Dr., Suite 1000. For more information call Pam Brandon at 817-528-9399.

‘Turbo’ featured children’s movie at library

July 21, 2014
Hood County Library will play “Turbo” on Thursday, July 24 at 4 p.m. Free popcorn and bottled water will be available. The movie will be played in the meeting room of the library at 222 N. Travis St. For more information call 817-573-3569.

Sports Updates

Calling all coaches

July 20, 2014
Area coaches are invited to submit scores and information about their events to the Hood County News sports department. This includes information about an upcoming activity. Please send to speditor@hcnews.com, fax to 817-279-8371 or call 817-573-7066.

Hunter ed class

July 20, 2014
A Texas Hunter Education Class will be conducted Aug. 2 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hood County Courthouse Annex meeting room, 1410 W. Pearl St. Every hunter, including out-of-state, born after Sept. 2, 1971 must successfully complete a hunter education training course. The minimum age of certification is 9. Cost is $15. Contact Bill Baylor at 817-229-0519 for reservations. Advance signup is recommended.