Tolar Junior High students to meet teachers today

August 22, 2014
Tolar Junior High students will meet their teachers this evening (Friday) from 6 to 7:30. The summer vacation is drawing to a close for students and teachers. Granbury, Premier, Lipan and Tolar classes open Monday morning.

AMUD water rates going up in October

August 21, 2014
Acton Municipal Utility District (AMUD) water rates will increase with the October billing. The minimum rate will jump $5, from $22.50 to $27.50. A homeowner using 8,000 gallons will pay $62.30, up $7. A homeowner using 25,000 gallons will pay $161, up $21. The new rates will remain among the lowest in Hood County, AMUD officials said.

Hood County cooking clubs needed for story

August 21, 2014

Traffic stop leads to arrest

August 21, 2014
Keith E. Lark, 47, of the 5800 block of Georgia Trail, was arrested during a traffic stop on Saturday around 1 a.m. Deputies found Lark to be in possession of under one gram of methamphetamine, according to Rose.

Socks provided by Hood County Women’s Service League

August 21, 2014
Members of the Hood County Women’s Service League were helping with Operation School Supply at the Granbury Resort Conference Center last week. The Salvation Army women spent $5,000 for socks for 1,500 children. The group also sent 12 Hood County Children to Camp Hoblitzelle. The membership coffee for the Hood County Women’s Service League will be Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 10 a.m. at deCordova Bend Estates.  

Probation, ignition interlock part of plea deal for Juvenile Probation director

August 20, 2014
As part of a plea bargain on a DWI charge, Beth Pate, head of Hood County Juvenile Probation, will herself be on probation for 18 months. For at least half of that time, she will have an ignition interlock in her car. Pate – whose Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) was well over twice the legal limit when was arrested last November according to the county attorney – will also attend a DWI class and take a Victim Impact Panel course. The hearing Wednesday (Aug. 20) was not held in a courtroom, but in judge’s chambers with a visiting judge presiding.

Jewelry theft suspect arrested

August 20, 2014
Justin Lee Hankins, 23, of the 900 block of Meadowlark Circle, was arrested by sheriff’s deputies Aug. 12 on a warrant for felony burglary of a habitation, said Hood County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose. The charge stems from Hankins allegedly entering a home in the 900 block of Meadowlark Circle without the owner’s permission and removing jewelry valued at about $200. Bond was set at $10,000. Hankins was out of jail at press time.

Juvenile Probation director’s DWI case heard in closed chambers

August 20, 2014
The DWI case of Juvenile Probation Director Beth Pate was not heard in a public courtroom Wednesday morning (Aug. 20), but in judge’s chambers. Pate was arrested by Granbury police last November and charged with DWI with a BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration) of .15 or greater. The legal limit is .08. Lindsey Stoudenmire, administrative assistant for the county Court-at-Law said Don Chrestman, a retired district judge from Parker County, agreed to let the case be heard in chambers. Court-at-Law Judge Vincent Messina recused himself.

Sports Updates

Tolar tops Dublin in football scrimmage

August 21, 2014
The Tolar Rattlers outscored Dublin 2-0 Thursday night at Rattler Stadium in a controlled football scrimmage and also outscored the Lions 26-6 when they played two timed quarters. The Rattlers recorded three rushing touchdowns, on runs of 44, 5 and 4 yards, and also added a 1-yard TD pass thrown by quarterback Dakota Endsley, who threw for 140 yards overall. The Class 2A Rattlers will open their season on Friday, Aug. 29 at home against Crawford, with a 7:30 p.m. kickoff.

Granbury Pirates set to take on Stephenville in final scrimmage

August 21, 2014
The Granbury Pirates will battle Stephenville Friday night in the final football scrimmage before the start of the 2014 regular season, with a 7 p.m. start at Johnny Perkins Field at Pirate Stadium in Granbury. Coach Scotty Pugh said the night will include a controlled scrimmage followed by one timed quarter against the Class 4A Yellow Jackets, who are one of the favorites to contend for the Class 4A Division I state championship. Granbury, a member of District 8-5A, will play its first regular-season game Aug. 29 at Azle’s Hornet Field (7:30 p.m.). Also on Friday in Granbury, the Pirate and Yellow Jacket freshmen teams will scrimmage at 5 p.m., followed by the junior varsity squads at about 6 p.m.

NCTA set for second football scrimmage

August 21, 2014
The North Central Texas Academy Pioneers of Coach Kirby Rasco will have their second controlled scrimmage Friday at Iredell, competing against both Blanket High School as well as Iredell. The scrimmage is set to start at 6 p.m. The six-man Pioneers, who were 7-5 last season, will open their regular season Aug. 29 at Kopperl, with kickoff set for 7:30 p.m.

Cornerstone adds football scrimmage for Friday

August 21, 2014
Cornerstone Christian Academy has just set up a three-team controlled scrimmage to fill a hole in this week’s schedule for its football team, to be 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, in Fort Worth. The Crusaders will face private-school six-man squads from Lake Worth and Weatherford Express, head coach Chris Eichenhorst said Thursday. He said that the field they will be using is at 3600 Roberts Cutoff in Fort Worth.