- 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
- 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.
- Crews working feverishly for Opera House debut
Crews are feverishly working through the night (Tuesday, Dec. 3) to put the final coat of paint on the lobby of the newly renovated Granbury Opera House in preparation for Thursday night’s red carpet gala. Though it will go down to the wire, the Granbury City Council was told at its regular meeting Tuesday night (Dec. 3) that the Scott Tucker Construction Co. and subcontractors will have the Opera House ready for its long awaited debut.
- Ho, Ho – Holy cow!
The Granbury Police Department’s “Santa Cops” raised more than $20,000 for Kids Armor of Hope – a nonprofit organization that provides summer camp and also Christmas gifts to children who have been abused. A check for $20,361 was presented to organization representatives at the Tuesday night (Dec. 3) meeting of the Granbury City Council. Police Chief Mitch Galvan and about 20 police officers – all sporting Santa caps and the beards they had grown as part of the fundraising effort – were on hand for the check presentation. The money will buy Christmas gifts for 63 children.
- Hood County man charged in sexual assault of child
Jesse Lee Cooper, 56, of the 6600 block of Christa Court in the Blue Water Shores subdivision, was arrested Nov. 26 by an investigator from the Hood County District Attorney’s Office and charged with two felonies – sexual assault of a child and indecency with a child-sexual contact, according to D.A. Rob Christian.