Plan ahead: Benefit dinner, auctions set for injured Tolar student

October 13, 2015
A dinner to benefit injured Tolar football player Aaron McClelen is set for 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at Tolar High School. There will also be a silent auction from 5-6:45 p.m. and a live auction at 7. The dinner will include beef tips, sides, dessert and a drink, for $10 (adults) or $8 (under age 10). McClelen became partially paralyzed when the pickup he was driving rolled and crashed on Sept. 5. Those donating items to be auctioned should bring them to the elementary school, junior high or high school office in Tolar. Call 903-517-5876 or 817-694-2093 for more information.

Luminant donates $50,000 for emergency preparedness

October 13, 2015
Luminant’s Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant has donated $50,000 to Hood County to go toward emergency preparedness activities. The donation was formally made during Tuesday’s (Oct. 13) regular Commissioners Court meeting. Luminant works in partnership with state and local agencies in developing emergency preparedness strategies.

Commissioners Court rebuffs Tea Party’s request to eliminate library “Bill of Rights”

October 13, 2015
The Commissioners Court Tuesday morning (Oct. 13) unanimously approved revised policies for the Hood County Library, but refused to eliminate from those policies the American Library Association’s Bill of Rights, as requested by several Tea Party affiliates. Several library supporters wore black T-shirts that bore the message “I’m with the banned.” A list of books that were once banned were on the backs of the shirts. The dissension over the library’s policies began with a controversy over two children’s books that teach tolerance for alternative lifestyles. One man who spoke at the meeting compared the books to detergent capsules that young children mistake as candy, but are dangerous if swallowed.

Murder suspect Michael Jacobs pleads not guilty

October 13, 2015
Michael Loren Jacobs, 55, charged in the June 27 shooting death of his landlord, 75-year-old Floyd Flud, pleaded not guilty to murder during an arraignment hearing Tuesday morning in 355th District Court in Granbury. Jacobs has remained in the Hood County Jail under $500,000 bond since being arrested at a residence on Rollins Road that same day. Flud’s body was found in a workshop next to his home,in the 1100 block of Mambrino Highway south of Granbury. Jacobs’ court-appointed attorney is Stuart Neal.

In Wednesday’s Hood County News

October 13, 2015
–Did a man with a gray beard and yellow teeth try to abduct a 10-year-old girl in Pecan Plantation? That’s what the grandfather indicated on social media, but law officers say it was not reported to them.
–Grant funds will buy propane fueling stations for the city of Granbury and the Granbury school district to help keep the EPA happy.
–Granbury drivers will enjoy a smoother ride after several streets are repaved. The City Council approved about $375,000 for a street rehabilitation project.
–Injured Tolar football player Aaron McClelen surprised his teammates with a visit and led them on the field for Friday’s Homecoming game. McClelen has been hospitalized following a car crash Sept. 5.

Speakers from Mission Granbury at Breakfast Club

October 13, 2015
The Pecan Breakfast Club begins at 8 a.m. for breakfast and the program at Wednesday morning. A program on Mission Granbury’s Victim Services will be presented by Shelly Muncy, Kris Wilde and Melanie Dewbre.

Garage sale to end Alzheimer’s set for this week

October 12, 2015
A garage sale to benefit Ending Alzheimer’s will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at Lakestone Terrace Retirement Community, located at 916 E. Highway 377.

Program to feature surrealist structures in jungle garden

October 12, 2015
The Pecan Plantation Woman’s Club (PPWC) meets Thursday with Bonny Edmonds, “The Silver Lady,” presenting “Edward James: His Immense Wealth and Surreal Garden in the Jungles of Mexico.” Ladies have the opportunity to purchase handmade, sterling silver jewelry and raffle tickets before the meeting begins. Lunch follows.Reservations are necessary and due by noon on Monday. Ladies may reserve a spot by sending email to [email protected] or calling Gerta at 817-964-3139.

Sports Updates

Tolar clinches second straight district title

October 13, 2015
Tuesday volleyball
Thr Tolar Lady Rattlers (24-8, 11-0 in District 9-2A) defeated Poolville (24-10, 7-3) 25-17, 25-23, 25-9 to wrap up their second consecutive district championship. Tolar, No. 12 in the state, has won 24 straight league matches. Follow all Hood County sports action on Twitter @HCN_Sports

Lady Pirates closing in on playoff berth

October 13, 2015
Tuesday volleyball
Crowley (5-25, 0-9 in District 8-5A) at Granbury (25-12, 7-2), 6:30 p.m.
Lady Pirates are tied for second in district with Burleson Centennial with five matches to play.

Lady Rattlers move up in state rankings again

October 13, 2015
The Tolar Lady Rattlers volleyball team continued its climb in the Texas Girls Coaches Association state rankings this week. The Lady Rattlers (23-8, 10-0 in District 9-2A) are ranked 12th in the state in Class 2A.

Private school volleyball

October 13, 2015
FW Covenant Classical at North Central Texas (18-2, 5-1 in TAPPS 2-A), 6 p.m.
Lady Pioneers share district lead with Wichita Falls Christ Academy. Cornerstone (13-6, 7-1 in TCAF Division II District 1) vs. Weatherford Christian (12-2, 7-1), 7 p.m. at Willow Park Trinity.
Playoff for district championship as team split their regular-season meetings.