- Myers wins over Mobly
Pictured Tuesday evening as election results roll in at American Town Hall, Rose B. Myers won over Tony Mobly in the Place 4 race, winning 53.01 percent of the vote to Mobly’s 46.99. Mary Vinson/Hood County News
- School buses going to all areas this afternoon
The ice has finally melted enough that Granbury ISD will be running school buses to all areas this afternoon, school spokesman Jeff Meador said..
- Christmas for Children scrambling to replace bikes lost in May tornado
Hood County Christmas for Children has received about 100 additional bicycle requests because of bikes that were lost or destroyed in the May 15 tornado, according to co-chair Jacque Gordon. Even though the organization does not have all of the money needed, Gordon is putting in an emergency order by noon today for 250 bikes to accommodate a total number of about 550 requests. She said that volunteers are verifying losses attributed to the tornado. Anyone wishing to donate can reach Gordon at 432-631-8272. Bicycle assembly will take place at 2 p.m. on Sunday (Dec. 15) at Stonewater Church. Volunteers are welcome.
- GISD may seek waiver for third makeup day
Granbury penciled in two bad weather makeup days, but not a third. The school was closed three days after the recent ice storm, and the school might seek a waiver from the state to not have to make up the third day, school spokesman Jeff Meador said. GISD’s makeup days are April 18 and May 30. Lipan’s makeup days are Feb. 28 and May 26, and will seek a waiver for the third day, Superintendent Cindy Edwards said. Tolar’s makeup days are April 18 and May 26. Superintendent Bruce Gibbs said school officials are working on the third makeup day.
- OTS man killed in motorcycle accident on icy spot
James Stacy O’Neal, 45, of the 3900 block of Greenbrook Street in Oak Trail Shores, died at the scene early Wednesday evening from injuries suffered when the motorcycle he was driving rolled through one of the few remaining icy patches on the road and crashed near the intersection of East Oak Trail and Cypress Street in the subdivision, DPS Senior Trooper Dub Gillum said. O’Neal was not wearing a helmet and suffered head and neck injuries, Gillum noted.
- Lipan, Tolar on regular schedules Thursday
Lipan and Tolar classes will be on regular schedule Thursday, according to school officials and websites.
- Buses still not able to get inside some developments
Granbury ISD will operate on a normal schedule Thursday. There are still icy areas that school buses cannot get into: Bluebonnet Hills, Canyon Creek, Comanche Trail, Comanche Cove, East Road, Heritage Heights, North Fork Road, Peak Road and Roberson Court, school officials said. “These areas will be re-evaluated for buses running Thursday afternoon,” school spokesman Jeff Meador said. “If your area is still affected with hazardous road conditions, please contact your student’s school office, and an excused tardy or absence will be issued.”
- Brazos River Authority to be audited
The Brazos River Authority (BRA) will be audited in fiscal year 2014, according to the offices of state Sen. Brian Birdwell (R-Granbury) and state Rep. Jim Keffer (R-Eastland). A joint press release issued by the lawmakers states that the Texas State Auditor’s Office has confirmed that the audit will be done and that the move is in response to a “direct request” made by the pair last summer. Keffer and Birdwell are asking for a review of the BRA’s operational processes “in order to ensure their efficiency and effectiveness.” They also want information related to the controversial decision to suspend hydroelectric operations at the Morris Sheppard Dam at Possum Kingdom Lake.
- Hood County man arrested in felony DWI case
Leon Cantu, 35, of the 4600 block of Matthew Court in the Blue Water Shores subdivision southeast of Granbury, was arrested Dec. 3 by a Hood County Sheriff’s Office deputy and charged with driving while intoxicated, third or more (felony), according to Hood County Jail booking records.