Don’t confuse the Best of Hood County with online solicitation

July 29, 2014
An email from “Granbury Business Recognition” was received this week by a local merchant. The email states that the merchant has been selected for the 2014 Best of Granbury Awards. The timing of the email coincides the annual Best of Hood County voting sponsored by the Hood County News. “We are not in any way affiliated with the ‘Best of Granbury’ email,” said Advertising Manager Rick Craig of the Hood County News. The Best of Hood County voting has been compiled, and the results will be published on Saturday, Sept. 6 in a special section of the Hood County News. Winners will be notified by advertising representatives from the Hood County News. The Best of Granbury Award appears to originate from a post office box in Washington, DC. The email offers award plaques priced from $149 to $229.

Two rollovers occur within minutes on wet roads

July 29, 2014
With rain in the area, drivers may want to be cautious. Earlier this afternoon there were two single-vehicle rollover accidents on Hood County roads. The first, on Paluxy Highway just south of Daniels Court, a man driving a Dodge pickup that left the roadway and evidently damaged its rear cargo area. The driver was transported to Lake Granbury Medical Center for treatment of undisclosed injuries. Shortly after that, another crash occurred on a rain-slicked roadway in the vicinity of Old Acton Highway and Davis Road.

Motorcyclist flown to area hospital after crash

July 28, 2014
A 50-year-old Hood County man was flown by air ambulance to Harris Hospital in downtown Fort Worth due to injuries suffered when the motorcycle he was driving collided with a Toyota Camry at about 7 p.m. Monday on the Loop 567 extension near Porter Court. The man sustained a possible broken leg along with road rash, according to a witness. The full extent of his injuries is uncertain.

Arrowhead Shores resident faces felony count

July 28, 2014
Wendi Michelle Samsill, 46, of the 5400 block of Lake View Drive in the Arrowhead Shores subdivision, was arrested July 19 by a Sheriff’s Office deputy and charged with a felony count of possession less than 1 gram of methamphetamine, according to Hood County Jail booking records.

Study: Dinosaurs may have survived if asteroid had hit earlier or later

July 28, 2014
Dinosaurs might have survived the asteroid strike that wiped them out if it had taken place slightly earlier or later in history, scientists say. A new study has helped paleontologists to build a narrative of the prehistoric creatures’ demise, according to Baylor University. Dinosaur tracks and bones have been found in Hood County. Researchers suggest that if the asteroid had struck a few million years earlier, when the range of dinosaur species was more diverse and food chains were more robust, or later, when new species had time to evolve, then they very likely would have survived.

Woman suffers burns

July 28, 2014
A woman suffered face and arm burns Monday morning after starting a controlled burn, according to emergency scanner traffic. She was being airlifted from the Tolar fire station.

5K Walk/Run benefit set for Aug. 2

July 28, 2014
It’s not too late to sign up for the Joseph’s Locker 5K Run/Walk that will be held on Saturday, Aug. 2. Proceeds benefit food and clothing ministries. Register register at Joseph’s Locker, 1612 Weatherford Highway, #100 or at 7:30 a.m. at  Hewlett Park on Pearl Street before the race. Registration fee, $25. For more information call 817-579-1446.

New officers named to Hood County Retired School Personnel Association

July 28, 2014
New officers have been named to lead the Hood County Retired School Personnel Association for the 2014-2015 club year. Officers include President Gail Hill, First Vice President Marge King, Second Vice President Janie Bramlett, Treasurer Betty Kirkhart and Secretary Marolyn McVey. The organization meets on the second Tuesday of the month at the Granbury ISD board room. The gathering starts at 10 a.m., and the meeting begins at 10:30.

Sports Updates

Allen competing in Texas State Junior

July 28, 2014
Tucker Allen is competing in the Boys 14-Under Division of the Texas State Junior Golf Championship at Horseshoe Bay. He is tied for 18th after opening with a 1-over-par 73, five strokes off the lead.

Ninety-five swimmers, six track athletes headed to Games of Texas

July 23, 2014
The Granbury SEALS swim team is sending 95 members to this weekend’s Texas Amateur Athletic Federation Games of Texas in Bryan-College Station. Joining them will be four members of the Hood County Flyers and two unattached competitors from Hood County. Competition is Friday-Sunday, with opening ceremonies Thursday.