Granbury man charged with felony indecency with a child

September 2, 2014
Ronald Earl Leonard, 56, of the 1600 block of East Apache Trail in Granbury, was arrested on Aug. 25 and charged with felony indecency with a child, sexual contact, according to Hood County Jail booking records.

Car runs through front porch, traps two

September 2, 2014
Two wheelchair-bound people were temporarily trapped in their home on Lipan Highway early Tuesday morning when a car ran through the front porch of the house, according to Granbury Fire Chief Darrell Grober. The car caught on fire but was extinguished by firefighters. Grober said there were no known injuries, and the driver of the vehicle fled the scene.

“Step right up!”

September 2, 2014
What better way to celebrate the coming fall than with a carnival? The Granbury City Council will vote tonight (Tuesday, Sept. 2) on whether to allow a carnival on a 6.5-acre triangle of property by Lake Granbury Medical Center from Sept. 19-28. The proposed attraction is sponsored by the Granbury Historic Merchants Association (HGMA). The carnival company has put on popular carnivals in Graham for 30 years. City staff is recommending approval.

That’s my spot

September 2, 2014
The holiday weekend went smoothly, with Granbury police handling minor incidents, according to Deputy Chief Alan Hines. One of those incidents was parking problems at the courthouse, where cars were parked where vendors for the Biker Bash needed to set up their booths. The owners were located and they moved their vehicles, Hines said.

Granbury man charged with injury to a child, reckless behavior

September 2, 2014
Shane Zackery Huckabee, 37, of the 2800 block of Pinoak Street in Granbury, was arrested on Aug. 26 for felony injury to a child, reckless behavior, according to Hood County Jail booking records.

Republicans plan block walk

September 2, 2014
The Republican Party of Hood County is working with Jon Lukacher, field representative for Texans for Greg Abbott, to do a block walk Saturday (Sept. 6) to identify supporters of  Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott. Recent polls show that Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis has narrowed the gap between her and Abbott to about 8 percent in the race for Texas governor. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 4.

Groups that help veterans join Gartman House Project

September 1, 2014
The Mission Continues and Team Rubicon, groups that provide labor for programs to assist veterans, have joined forces with VFW Post 7835, employees at Home Depot and others to build a home in Oak Trail Shores for newly widowed Amy Gartman and her teenage daughter. Shadow Gartman, who recently died of cancer, was a veteran. Brad Smith of Smith Construction Company was among those who spearheaded the effort to turn an empty shell “cabinette” into a home as the Gartmans faced foreclosure on their 11-acre property.

Granbury man charged with felony drug offense

September 1, 2014
Ethan Lee Grubbs, 20, of the 900 block of Paluxy Road, was arrested Aug. 22 and charged with manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance penalty Group 1, greater than 4 grams, less than 200 grams, according to Hood County Jail booking records.

Sports Updates

‘Team Briggs’ nights set for GHS volleyball, football games

September 2, 2014
Tonight’s Granbury High School volleyball game and Friday’s football game at Granbury against Denton High are designated “Team Briggs” nights, in support of GHS senior Briggs Berry. He’s in Cook Children’s Medical Center battling an immune deficiency disorder known as X-linked Hyper IgM Syndrome. Volleyball boosters are selling “Team Briggs” T-shirts ($10 or $13). People are encouraged to donate to Berry’s benefit account. For tonight’s volleyball against Stephenville at the James Wann Sports Center, donations will be accepted in lieu of the admission charge.  Games include the JV and 9th grade Purple teams at 5:30 p.m., and the varsity and 9th Gold at 6:30 p.m. Friday, the GHS football squad will be playing host to Denton High School at 7:30 p.m. Also, the GHS volleyball teams will be at home taking on Waco Midway (JV and 9th Purple at 5:30 and varsity and 9th Gold at 6:30). A ticket to the football game will get attendees into the volleyball game, also. Attendees are encouraged to wear “Team Briggs” shirts.

Lady Pirates at home tonight vs. Stephenville

September 2, 2014
The Granbury Lady Pirates will be playing tonight (Tuesday, Sept. 2) in a nondistrict volleyball match against Stephenville at James Wann Sports Center, starting at 6:30 p.m. Coach Tammy Clark’s Lady Pirates (17-5) tied for third place in the two-day Double T tournament at Euless Trinity High School over the weekend. As of last week, they were ranked No. 4 in the state among Class 5A schools by the Texas Girls Coaches Association. The starting time for the JV contest is 5:30 p.m.

Cornerstone Christian Academy drops opening game

August 30, 2014
The Cornerstone Christian Academy Crusaders fell by a 50-40 margin in their season-opening six-man football contest Friday night against Trinity Christian Academy of Willow Park, in a game played at the middle school field in Aledo. The next game for Coach Chris Eichenhorst’s Crusaders will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Nazarene Christian Academy in Fort Worth.

Tolar falls to Crawford in overtime

August 29, 2014
Tolar rallied to take the lead, then went into overtime before falling to Crawford, 42-41, Friday night in a thriller at Tolar’s Rattler Stadium. Rattlers running back Blayne Denton rushed for 310 yards and scored three touchdowns on 48 carries for Tolar. Next, the Rattlers will play at Comanche on Friday, Sept. 5, with a 7:30 p.m. kickoff.