- Happy hosts
Lipan Indians and Lady Indians finally get to host their first ever basketball tournament. Lipan’s new gym will be featured this weekend in the Texstar Tournament of Champions. Mary Vinson/Hood County News
- Granbury – A Candlelight Tour postponed due to weather
It’s postponed until next weekend. The three-day event, Granbury – A Candlelight Tour, will have virtually the same schedule as originally planned, but one week later. “Next weekend Granbury is going to have the biggest Christmas extravaganza ever,” said Scott Young of the Historic Granbury Merchants Association. In addition to the historic tour, the square will be hosting Christmas Cards on the Square, nativity display at Langdon Center, “A Christmas Carol” at the newly renovated Opera House, along with concerts at First Presbyterian Church and the courthouse. “Don’t get your tinsel in a tangle, this is going to be ok,” Young said. “We hope everyone has a safe, warm weekend.”
- Man arrested, charged in wife’s stabbing
Jason Keith Rowland, 41, has been arrested and charged with felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon-family violence in connection with the stabbing of his 45-year-old wife Wednesday night at their residence in the 200 block of North Jones Street in Granbury, Deputy Chief Alan Hines of the Granbury Police Department said. The woman was being treated in the ER at a Fort Worth hospital, but Hines said Thursday morning he has not been able to get an update on her condition. Hines said the knife believed to have been used was found. A motive is not yet known and the investigation is ongoing.
- Icy roads likely; report cancellations
Freezing rain is expected to begin Thursday evening and continue through Friday. Ice accumulations will create hazardous travel conditions on area roads, bridges and overpasses, according to the National Weather Service. Ice could bring down trees and power lines, causing power outages. Please email email@example.com to report cancellations and delays. Also email firstname.lastname@example.org to report locations of hazardous road conditions.
- Two arrested on felony meth charge
Aaron Blake Hendrix, 32, and Lisa Annnette Hendrix, 31, both of the 4400 block of Mountain Hollow Drive in the Oak Trail Shores subdivision, were arrested Nov. 26 by a DPS trooper during a traffic stop on Highway 377 in Granbury and both were charged with felony possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), Penalty Group 1, more than 1 gram/less than 4 grams, according to Hood County Jail booking records.
- Voters still turning out for city runoff
According to Elections Administrator Jenise “Crickett” Miller, 87 voters cast ballots in the city runoff on Tuesday and 71 on Wednesday, for a total of 158 ballots cast. Polls at Annex 1 (1410 W. Pearl St.) will be open from 8 to 5 Thursday and Friday (Dec. 5-6). Election Day is Tuesday, Dec. 10. Polls at Annex 1 will be open that day from 7 to 7. To be determined is the mayor’s race (Nin Hulett versus David Southern) and the Place 4 contest (Toby Mobly against Rose B. Myers).
- Former coach given 54 years in prison after sex with students
Former Lipan baseball coach Tyson James Nolen, 26, may be spending the rest of his life in prison after being found guilty of having sex with underage girls at school. A Hood County jury gave Nolen a 54-year sentence with no early parole Wednesday afternoon. Nolen would be 80 before he could be released.
- Nolen found guilty of continuous sexual assault of child
Tyson James Nolen, 26, of Weatherford, late Wednesday morning was found guilty of continuous sexual assault of a child (victim under age 14) by a jury in district court in Granbury. Attorneys on both sides completed their arguments in the punishment phase before a break for lunch, and the jury will begin deliberation this afternoon to decide the length of his prison stay - from 25 years to 99 years or life on that first-degree felony conviction.
- Entrepreneur Mini Fair here Friday, Dec. 6
The U.S. Small Business Administration and AARP are teaming up to host the Encore Entrepreneur Mini Fair targeted at entrepreneurs over the age of 50. Building on the success of past joint SBA and AARP Mentor Days, the two organizations will match “encore entrepreneurs” with successful business owners and community leaders for advice and assistance. The fair will be Friday, Dec. 6 at the Harbor Lake Golf Club, 2100 Clubhouse Drive from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. To register, call 817-684-5500 or email Arlene.Brown@sba.gov.