Granbury is moving up, but staying put.
Tolar is staying put, but moving down.
Beginning in the 2014-15 school year, the University Interscholastic League will add a 6A classification for schools with an enrollment of 2,100 and above. These are schools that are currently in 5A.
In essence, all classifications will move up one notch.
Granbury, with an enrollment of 1,911, will be in 5A – which, of course, is 4A this year.… Read the rest
While it’s hard to call something majestic while construction is still under way, there is an air of majesty surrounding the historic Granbury Opera House even as bannisters are being installed and the elevator is awaiting final inspection.
“Smells like Pine Sol,” said Opera House Executive Director Andrew Barrus. “Smells good, doesn’t it?”
And it is going to look beautiful, Barrus proudly adds.… Read the rest
Hood County District Attorney Rob Christian announced that his investigators are looking into the recent death of a 3-month-old baby.
The baby died in the early-morning hours of Tuesday, Nov. 26, according to Christian. No other details about the death were released.
Christian said that the investigation is a joint effort of the Hood County Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 Office, the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office in Fort Worth, the Paluxy River Children’s Advocacy Center and Child Protective Services.… Read the rest
An underage teen girl testified Tuesday in the trial of former Lipan teacher and baseball coach Tyson James Nolen that she performed oral sex on the teacher in his classroom.
Testimony in the case began Tuesday in district court. Nolen is accused of five felony charges involving underage students. The charges range from improper relationships to sexual offenses.
Nolen, a 26-year-old Weatherford resident, was arrested on March 19 at the school.… Read the rest
It’s now possible to send a text message in place of a 911 emergency phone call – something that could someday save a life. Now, Verizon customers in Hood County can take advantage of that technological progress.
“Young people do more texting than talking,” Sheriff Roger Deeds said. “It’s part of the evolution in smart phones. We’re trying to keep step.”
But the relevance goes far beyond that and could end up being a life-saving option if a verbal conversation proves to be impossible or too dangerous.… Read the rest
As the level of Lake Granbury sinks ever lower, some homeowners are finding it harder to keep their heads above water.
County officials, meanwhile, are worried about wildfires that could occur because of acres of dead brush where the lake used to be.
Seawalls at lakefront homes are collapsing due to pressure changes caused by the sinking water line. Homeowners are watching their investments crumble along with their retaining walls – and their dreams.… Read the rest
The head of Hood County Juvenile Probation is facing a charge of Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), with a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) equal to or greater than .15.
The legal limit for those of legal drinking age is .08.
Beth Ann Pate, 36, was arrested by Granbury police at 3:35 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16, in the 5400 block of Highway 377 near Fall Creek Highway.… Read the rest
A mattress for Christmas?
It’s not typically found on a list for Santa. But, that’s what a number of children are requesting through the Christmas for Children charity.
“A lot of kids would like a bed to sleep in,” said Toni Brown Belew, executive director of United Way. “About 80 percent of the kids are asking for blankets, and some want heaters.”
Last year, Christmas for Children provided gifts for about 2,700 children in need, according to Director Susan Frost.… Read the rest
You can make a difference for hungry children in Hood County. Donations are sought to continue funding the Weekend Food for Kids program. Organizers hope to reach a goal of $25,000 by year’s end.
The weekend food program is now at every campus in the Granbury school system. Food is provided for some 494 students weekly.
Schools and sponsors include the following:
Baccus Elementary School, Granbury Middle School and Granbury High School: Christian Service Center.… Read the rest
Holly Palmer’s family and friends aren’t the only ones who can’t forget about her nightmarish death 25 years ago.
Granbury Police Chief Mitch Galvan and Detective Russell Grizzard said though it’s a cold case, they haven’t given up on making an arrest.
In fact, they both indicated that one specific suspect has always been the focus of investigators. They seem to think that person is out there somewhere – and it’s likely that someone else also knows about the brutal murder that Holly’s mother recently described as “overkill” against “a woman of God.”
“There has been a suspect in this case since early in the investigation,” said Grizzard, who has been with the Granbury Police Department since 1995 and became an investigator in June 2000.… Read the rest