Defender of Life award given

April 26, 2015
Rep. Jim Keffer (R-Eastland) was awarded the Courageous Defender of Life award at a recent Leadership Circle Luncheon where he was guest speaker. The award was given for his leadership and faithfulness on pro life issues. The luncheon is presented by the Texas Alliance for Life.

Tolar woman arrested, accused of injuring child

April 26, 2015
Lakina Shrie Robinson, 33, of Tolar, accused of striking her teenage daughter in the eye with a belt buckle and using her fist to hit her in the chest, was arrested Monday (April 20), according to a criminal court complaint. Robinson is charged with a felony count of injury to a child with intentional bodily injury, Hood County Jail records show.

Another inch of rain reported last evening in northern Hood County

April 25, 2015
The rain gauge in Laguna Vista recorded an inch of rain in a downpour Friday evening. This morning the lake is up a little more. Lake Granbury is now 5.2 feet low.

Last chance to see Rio Brazos Art Exhibition

April 25, 2015
The Rio Brazos Art Exhibition enters its final weekend and will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday – the final day. For the past two weeks the show has featured local, regional and national works at the Langdon Center Concert Hall.

Plans underway for summer concert series

April 25, 2015
City CVB Director Steve Dieterichs is scheduled to appear at the regular meeting of the Hood County Commissioners Court Tuesday (April 28) to ask permission to use the courthouse square for the Summer Concerts on the Square series.

Western Hills Baptist Church welcomes evangelist Allen Hatch

April 25, 2015
Evangelist Allen Hatch is returning to Western Hills Baptist Church, 507 Western Hills Drive. He will be speaking and singing Sunday, April 26 at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, April 27-29 he will speak at 7 p.m.

Sheriff: Tolar man tries to hide meth, gets second felony charge

April 25, 2015
Gabriel Emmanuel Peleberg, 28, of Tolar, was found to have under one gram of methamphetamine by a Sheriff’s Office deputy during a traffic stop on April 19, but also earned a second felony charge when he tried to hide the drug in the patrol car, according to Lieutenant Johnny Rose.

Hood County man charged in felony DWI case

April 25, 2015
Jose Manuel Mata-Contreras, 22, of the 500 block of Lake Country Drive in extreme northern Hood County, was arrested April 15 and charged with a felony count of driving while intoxicated with a child under 15, Hood County Jail booking records show.

Sports Updates

Pirates now playing on Monday as schedule changes again

April 25, 2015
Granbury varsity at Burleson Centennial, postponed to Monday, 6 p.m., varsity only. JV Purple canceled.
Granbury JV Gold vs. Burleson Centennial, canceled.
Tolar vs. Ranger Monday, De Leon Tuesday and possibly Gorman Wednesday, times TBA.

Lady Rattlers finish perfect run through district

April 24, 2015
The Tolar Lady Rattlers defeated Graford 17-0 Friday to finish a perfect 14-0 in District 11-2A softball. Tolar (18-9 overall) has won 16 straight games, outscoring their opponents 218-24 in the streak.

Tolar teams sweep area track meet

April 23, 2015
The Tolar Lady Rattlers and Rattlers each won their division in the Area 9/10-2A Track Meet Thursday in Jacksboro. The Rattlers won easily, scoring 201 points, while the Lady Rattlers rallied from 25 points down to win by two points. Among the highlights, Rodie Brister won pole vault with a 14-6 effort and ran a 15.87 to win the 110 hurdles, while Dalton Shaw qualified in five events. Tristyn Klein qualified in four events for the girls. The Region II Meet is May 1-2 at Jesse Owens Stadium in Dallas.

GHS sending five to Lubbock for regionals

April 23, 2015
Five athletes from Granbury have qualified for the Region I Track Meet in Lubbock May 1-2 after their performances in the Area 7/8-5A Meet in Joshua Wednesday and Thursday. For the Lady Pirates, Gabbie Nunn won the high jump with a 5-0 effort, and Jettin Murphy was third. Tiffany Henney took fourth in the triple jump and 800. Jarod Adcock was third in the long jump and Dillon Graham took fourth in the high jump for the Pirates.

Vander Zee leaving UT

April 23, 2015
Former Granbury Lady Pirate Lilley Vander Zee is leaving the University of Texas Lady Longhorns basketball team. School officials announced Thursday that she plans to play next season at West Texas A&M University. In two seasons with UT, Vander Zee played in 21 games, scoring 19 points with 11 rebounds and going 11-for-16 at the free throw line. She was also named to the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll twice. She was a two-time all-state selection while playing for the Granbury Lady Pirates and coach Leta Andrews, leading them to four playoff appearances, including the regional semifinals her junior season.

Lipan qualifies five for track regionals

April 22, 2015
The Lipan track team qualified five competitors for the Class A Region III Meet from Wednesday’s Area 17/18-A Meet in Bryson. Keith Stafford took first in the 3200-meter run with a school-record time of 11:01, and finished second in the 1600. Santana Martinez set a school record of 4:58 to win the 1600 and had another school record of 2:13.03 in taking second in the 800, and William Westerhaus placed fourth in the 800. For the girls, Lanie Roberts won the 1600 with a school-record of 5:41 to win the 1600, and Catherine Thorman placed third in the 3200. The Regional Meet is May 1-2 at Tarleton State University in Stephenville.