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Boys and Girls Club adding Acton site

December 16, 2014

The Granbury School Board approved an agreement with the Boys and Girls Club of Hood County for the lease of the former STARS Accelerated High School building on Acton School Road. The agreement includes a “nominal monthly facility fee” and stipulates that the organization will cover utilities and other building costs, school officials said.…

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Brooks: First monthly church service at historic Rock Church “a great success”

December 16, 2014

It had been more than a decade since church services were held at the historic Rock Church near Tolar, but the kick-off on Sunday, Dec. 7, of monthly, non-denominational church services there was “a great success,” according to Jerry Brooks, who came up with the idea. Old-fashioned hymns sung at the service included “I Saw the Light” and “I’ll Fly Away.” The next service is scheduled for 11 a.m.…

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Students raise thousands of dollars for Christmas for Children

December 16, 2014

Granbury students raise several thousand dollars each year for Hood County Christmas for Children, which provides Christmas gifts and bicycles to children from families with economic need. This includes thousands from the National Honor Society at Granbury High School – with the money coming from ticket proceeds to the “Tunes for Tots” annual contest.…

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North Fork Creek woman facing felony drug charge

December 16, 2014

Sara Ann Pelton, 40, of the 1500 block of North Fork Road, North Fork Creek, was arrested on Dec. 3 and charged with possession of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1, less than 1 gram, according to Hood County Jail booking records.…

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Bentwater woman facing assault charge

December 16, 2014

Decotah Lee Sessions, 47, of the 2300 block of E. Emerald Bend Court, Bentwater, was arrested on Dec. 8 and charge with continuous assault against the family, according to Hood County Jail booking records.…

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Christmas program in Lipan Thursday

December 16, 2014

Lipan Elementary Christmas program will take place in the old gymnasium, Jimmy Tate Court, at 6:30 Thursday evening. Immediately following the program, Santa will be at the Lipan Volunteer Fire Department.

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Church of Christ will give turkey dinners

December 16, 2014

While many will soon enjoy a Christmas feast, some in Hood County cannot provide a turkey dinner for the holiday. Free Christmas dinners will be given by the Granbury Church of Christ on Sunday, Dec. 21. The 500 boxes of food will given first come, first served, from 1-4 p.m. at the church, 1905 W.…

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Tolar man facing felony drug charge

December 16, 2014

Laramie Chance Norris, 30, of Tolar, was arrested on Dec. 3 and charged with possession of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1, less than 1 gram, according to Hood County Jail booking records.…

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Eighteen GHS students make All-Region Band

December 15, 2014

Eighteen Granbury High School Band members were selected for the All-Region Band, and eight are advancing to the area auditions for a chance to make the All-State Band. GHS and Crossland Ninth Grade Center students qualifying for the high school region band were Reece Ahler, Lauren Boleng, Trace Chiappe, Alissa Jillson, Reagan Hall, Michael Hand, Tiffany Henney, Kalvin Hughes, Braden Jumper, Aaron Morgan, Bethany Pavelick, Brennan Ross and Rayni Skaggs.…

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Bill would reduce penalities for possession of small amounts of marijuana

December 15, 2014

State Rep. Joe Moody (D-El Paso) introduced a bill Monday that would reduce state penalties for possession of small amounts of marijuana. The proposed law would remove the threat of arrest, jail time, and a criminal record for possession of up to 1 ounce of marijuana and replace them with a civil fine of $100.…

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