- Chance of storms
Umbrellas may come in handy for Granbury Pirate football fans during the season opener in Azle. Friday night’s forecast calls for a fifty percent chance of storms. Mary Vinson/Hood County News
- Biker Bash Texas returns to square August 29, 2014
After skipping last year, the annual Biker Bash Texas returns to the Granbury Square during Labor Day weekend. Activities begin Saturday morning on the square, and continue through Monday afternoon. The Christian motorcycle rally draws bikers and non-bikers to events on the square and at Hewlett Park, 634 E. Pearl St.
- School finance system ‘unconstitutional’ August 28, 2014
State District Judge John Dietz has issued a final judgment holding the state’s school finance system, known as “Robin Hood,” unconstitutional. Granbury School Superintendent Jim Largent said he agrees that the level of state funding for education is inadequate. “School districts have not been given the resources needed to meet the standards that the state itself has identified as the measure of a constitutionally adequate education,” Largent said. He expects the ruling will be appealed to the Texas Supreme Court, but hopes lawmakers will not wait for that ruling and provide “the resources our students deserve.”
- Pirates at Azle: And the band won’t play on August 28, 2014
A little quiet, thank you. A rule change could help the Granbury Pirates football team and its new quarterback Friday night in Azle. The Azle Marching Green Pride band’s constant noise “stymied foes,” according to the Azle News. Now, bands cannot play from the time opposing teams break the huddle to when the ball is snapped, the newspaper reported.
- Location change for Thursday night’s Tea Party meeting August 28, 2014
The meeting location for Thursday night’s (Aug. 28) meeting of the Hood County Tea Party has been changed from American Town Hall on Travis Street to council chambers at nearby Granbury City Hall, 116 W. Bridge St. The reason for the change is because a large crowd is expected. Michael Quinn Sullivan, president of Texans for Fiscal Responsibility and president of Empower Texas, is the guest speaker. The meeting starts at 6:30. Additional parking is available at the Hood County Library and American Town Hall next door. Those who park there can walk across a bridge that connects to the City Hall property.
- Former mayor of deCordova dies August 28, 2014
Dick Pruitt, longtime mayor of deCordova, died this morning (Thursday, Aug. 28), according to a representative of Wiley Funeral Home. Pruitt had been mayor of deCordova since 2000, but in July was replaced by then-Mayor Pro Tem Pat Revill because he was incapable of fulfilling his duties. Pruitt suffered a stroke in January 2013, just a couple of weeks after then-Granbury Mayor Rickie Pratt suffered a stroke. Services for Pruitt are pending.
- Friends of the Library hosting five authors August 28, 2014
Local authors Carol Cook, Peggy Purser Freeman, Dr. James L. Jones, Lee Jordan and Lori Wilde will discuss their work and sign books during Meet the Author sponsored by Friends of the Library for Hood County. The program is set from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6 at the Hood County Library, 222 N. Travis St.
- Stop signs coming at site of new dealership August 27, 2014
The Granbury City Council has approved a 3-way stop and crosswalks at Sardius Boulevard and Jacinth Lane, where a school bus stop is located and where a new Mike Brown Dodge dealership will soon be built. The dealership will face onto U.S. Highway 377 and Sardius will run along its side. When the dealership is built, the intersection will become a 4-way stop, with an additional stop sign being added to one of the drives leading out of the dealership.
- Bluff Dale Homecoming SUNDAY August 27, 2014
Bluff Dale Homecoming is this Sunday, not Saturday. The Hood County News incorrectly reported that the annual event is this Saturday. SUNDAY’s event starts at 10 a.m. at the Bluff Dale Tabernacle and includes a meal and entertainment by country musician Jimmy Walker.