Frisco man sentenced after conviction on delivery of meth

August 28, 2015
Todd Howard Bart, 34, of Frisco, on Tuesday was sentenced in 355th District Court to 30 years in prison after being found guilty of possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, District Attorney Rob Christian said. Authorities received information that Bart was bringing more than 40 grams of meth to another drug dealer in Hood County, Christian said, setting the stage for the arrest in July 2014 near Cresson.

GPD: Case of boy in locked vehicle may go to grand jury

August 28, 2015
In the case of the 2-year-old boy who was rescued after he was left in a locked vehicle by his father last Sunday evening in the Walmart parking lot, the information learned during the investigation by the Granbury Police may go to the grand jury, Deputy Chief Alan Hines told the Hood County News. The investigation showed that the boy was alone in the vehicle for about 20 minutes while his dad was in the store making a purchase, Hines said. The father was questioned by officers at the scene, but not arrested, Hines said.

Donation will fund new brush truck and more

August 28, 2015
A $50,000 donation to the county from the Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant will fund a new brush truck, repairs to Tolar’s brush truck and software upgrades for emergency dispatch. The Commissioners Court approved Emergency Management Coordinator Ray Wilson’s request to use the money for those purposes at its regular meeting this week.

GHS to keep parents informed

August 28, 2015
Granbury High School is launching a Pirate Parent Academy. Sessions will be held over several months. Meetings will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria. “The program will deliver basic school information as well as specialty topics, including college applications, cyber safety and drug awareness,” GHS Assistant Principal Amanda Burruel said. The academy will begin Monday with presentations on important dates and deadlines, student attendance and truancy, parent involvement opportunities, and points of contact to address student needs.  

Unemployment rate is low in Hood County

August 28, 2015
July’s unemployment rate in Hood County was 4.6 percent. That’s down from 5.3 percent last July.

Look at all the quilts Sept. 18-19

August 28, 2015
Granbury Quilters Guild Show is a judged show to display the talents of Granbury members. The show takes place Sept. 18-19 at the Somervell County Expo, 202 Bo Gibbs Blvd., Highway 67 in Glen Rose. Contact Lucy Esposito at 817-579-9614 for more information. Tickets for the Donation Quilt are $1 or $5 for six.  

Military suicide awareness march to conclude here Sunday

August 27, 2015
A “Suck it Up” ruck sack march set to start Friday at the grave of fallen Green Beret Sgt. 1st Class Riley Stephens of Tolar is scheduled to conclude about 2 or 3 p.m. Sunday (Aug. 30) at Hood County’s VFW Post 7835. It’s to bring attention to suicides among current and former military members. Riley, who was killed at age 39 during a gunbattle in Afghanistan on Sept. 28. 2012. is buried in the DFW National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas. From there, participants will travel 22 miles three days in a row – signifying an average of 22 suicides recorded each day. The local VFW is at 3670 Highway 377 West. The public is invited to attend and lend support for the awareness campaign.

Ways set up to donate to family of five that lost home to fire

August 27, 2015
There are now two ways set up for those who would like to donate money to help Randall and Chrissy Cain and their three children (ages 1, 3 and 9), whose home southwest of Tolar was destroyed by fire Monday afternoon, according to Tolar Elementary School Principal Kristen Carey. There’s an account for the Cains at First National Bank in Tolar. Online, you can donate through their GoFundMe.com page (Randall and Chrissy Cain Benefit), Carey said.

Sports Updates

Lady Rattlers off to good start in tourney

August 27, 2015
Dublin Volleyball Tournament
Tolar defeated Clifton 25-6, 25-18 Tolar defeated Clyde 25-22, 25-10 Tolar defeated De Leon 25-13, 25-20 Saturday Tolar (10-5) vs. Dublin, 8 a.m.

Pirates open football season at home

August 27, 2015
Friday Azle at Granbury, 7:30 p.m. Last season: Azle 11-2, advanced to third round of Class 5A Division II playoffs, best season in school history. Granbury 1-9. Azle won 69-7. Returning starters: Azle 3 offense/5 defense. Granbury 5/5.

Rattlers open FB season at Crawford

August 27, 2015
Friday Tolar at Crawford, 7:30 p.m. Last season: Tolar 10-3, advanced to third round of Class 2A Division I playoffs, best season since they began playing 11-man football four decades ago. Crawford 11-2, third round of Class 2A Division I playoffs. Crawford won 42-41 in overtime. Returning starters: Tolar 5 offense/3 defense. Crawford 7/5.

Private school football

August 27, 2015
Friday North Central Texas Academy at Kopperl 7:30 p.m.
Last season: NCTA 7-6, TAPPS Six-Man Division III state semifinals. Kopperl 2-8. NCTA won 57-8.
Returning starters: NCTA 2 offense/2 defense. Kopperl 5/5. Aledo Trinity at Cornerstone, 7:30 p.m.
Last season: Trinity 7-3, TCAF Six-Man Division I bidistrict. Cornerstone 6-7, TCAF Six-Man Division II state runners-up. Trinity won 50-40.
Returning starters: Trinity 4 offense/4 defense. Cornerstone 2/4.