Chief Raffa can help with smoke alarm issues in Pecan Plantation

October 26, 2014
Pecan Plantation Fire Chief Dave Raffa reminds residents this month is an opportune time to test and replace batteries in home smoke detectors. For any Pecan resident needing assistance in this task, Chief Raffa says to call the fire department for a home visit at 817-579-0801, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Car tag office closed Oct. 30

October 26, 2014
The Hood County Tax Assessor’s offices in Acton and at Annex 1 on West Pearl Street will be closed Thursday, Oct. 30, for training.

Granbury man charged with felony drug offense

October 26, 2014
Clint Daniels Dunlap, 32, of the 500 block of Skyline Drive, Granbury, was arrested on Oct. 17 and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1, less than 1 gram, according to Hood County Jail booking records.

Granbury man facing felony drug charge

October 26, 2014
Dustin Keith Dickerson, 43, of the 200 block of Temple Hall Highway, Granbury, was arrested on Oct. 19 and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1, less than 1 gram, according to Hood County Jail booking records.

GranScary tonight at reunion grounds

October 25, 2014
Be ready to be scared out of your wits. It’s the first GranScary haunted house that starts this weekend at the Granbury Reunion Grounds. Tonight’s event, including a DJ, dancing and race car simulators, is from 6 to midnight. It’s geared for middle schoolers to college students.

Our Savior hosting fall festival Saturday

October 25, 2014
The fall festival at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1400 N. Meadows Drive, is Saturday, Oct. 25 from 5-7 p.m. Includes carnival games, hay rides, costume parade, cookie decorating, hot dogs and popcorn.

New company in a caring role

October 25, 2014
Charis Hospice, 2001 Fall Creek Highway, was recently licensed through the nonprofit Department of Aging and Disabilities Services. Dale Pierce, Natalie Jefferson and Gina Forrest are owners of Charis Hospice LLC. “The company is working for a role in the ever-growing senior market in Hood and surrounding counties by providing loving care for families in a time of need,” said Jefferson.

Special sale today for woodworker with ALS

October 25, 2014
Woodworker Kevin Pritt, owner of Republic Log Homes at 3317 Glen Rose Highway, is holding a special sale today (Saturday, Oct. 25) in hopes of clearing his inventory so that he can move to his niece’s home in Colorado. Pritt has ALS, otherwise known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Pritt’s store will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sports Updates

Lady Pirates top Centennial for fifth straight win

October 24, 2014
The Granbury Lady Pirates downed Burleson Centennial, 25-19, 25-17, 25-22 Friday night in a District 8-5A volleyball contest at the GHS James Wann Sports Center. It was the fifth straight win and 11th victory in the last 12 matches for coach Tammy Clark’s 10th-ranked Lady Pirates (11-2 in district, 29-9 overall). The Lady Pirates had previously clinched second place in the district. Granbury will close out the regular season on Tuesday, Oct. 28 in Everman (6:30 p.m.), before going into their bidistrict playoff game against the runner-up from District 7-5A, either Fort Worth South Hills or Fort Worth Trimble Tech.

Tolar rolls in second half to down Goldthwaite, 39-26

October 24, 2014
After the game was tied at 14 at halftime, the Tolar Rattlers got busy in the second half to post a 39-26 triumph over Goldthwaite Friday night in Tolar in a key District 7-2A Div. I football contest. Offensive leaders for the Rattlers were running back Blayne Denton with 236 yards rushing and a pair of touchdowns on 20 carries, and Dalton Shaw, who caught six passes for 62 yards and two TDs. The win moved 6-2 Tolar into a tie for second place in the district with 4-4 Goldthwaite, each at 2-1. Tolar’s next game will be Friday, Oct. 31 at San Saba (7:30 p.m.).

GHS girls advance to cross country regional meet again

October 24, 2014
The Granbury High School girls cross country team qualified for the Region I-5A regional meet Thursday by placing third in the District 8-5A meet in Cleburne. The Lady Pirates advanced to the regional round for the third straight year, as Lauren Hammonds took third place overall. Granbury’s boys placed 7th overall. The regional meet will be Friday, Oct. 31 at Mae Simmons Park in Lubbock.

Cornerstone in Jonesboro tonight for nondistrict game

October 24, 2014
The Cornerstone Christian Academy Crusaders six-man football squad filled its open date for this weekend by scheduling a nondistrict game in Jonesboro tonight (Oct. 24). Kickoff is set for 7:30. The Crusaders are 3-5 on the season after their 52-34 TCAF Div. II, District 2 win over Weatherford Christian last Friday night. Jonesboro is 7-0. Cornerstone will return to district play on Oct. 31 at home against Odessa Latter Rain, and a win will clinch a playoff spot for coach Chris Eikenhorst’s squad.

NCTA Pioneers fall to Covenant Classical

October 23, 2014
The North Central Texas Academy Pioneers were defeated by Fort Worth Covenant Classical Thursday in Fort Worth, 89-65. The TAPPS Div. III, District 2 loss dropped the Pioneers to 2-1 in league play and 4-4 overall. NCTA will play at home on Oct. 31 against Longview Trinity in another district contest (7:30 p.m.) as the Pioneers continue to seek a playoff spot.

Win clinches second place for Lady Pirates

October 21, 2014
The Granbury Lady Pirates beat Burleson High, 25-18, 25-19, 25-19 Tuesday night in the GHS James Wann Sports Center to clinch second place in the District 8-5A volleyball standings behind Aledo. Granbury improved to 10-2 in district and 28-9 on the season. It was the second straight loss for Burleson, now 8-4 in district and 24-13 overall. On Monday, the Lady Pirates moved up from No. 11 to 10th in the Texas Girls Coaches Association rankings. Granbury has two more regular-season matches, Friday at home against Burleson Centennial (5:30 p.m.), and Oct. 28 in Everman (6:30 p.m.), before starting their playoff run.