- Treacherous trek
Temperatures rose above freezing, allowing motorists to get around town. Granbury schools will be closed Tuesday because of continued icy roads. Lipan ISD plans to start at 10 a.m. Mary Vinson/Hood County News
- Lipan, Granbury, Tolar schools closed Tuesday
Lipan and Tolar school officials have decided to call off school Tuesday. Granbury announced earlier that there will be no school Tuesday.
- Elections administrator: Runoff still on
Elections Administrator Jenise “Crickett” Miller said that polls at Annex 1 (1410 W. Pearl St.) will be open as planned from 7 to 7 Tuesday (Dec. 10) so that voters can decide the two Granbury City Council runoff races. County Judge Darrell Cockerham closed county offices at noon Monday, partly because of buckling ceiling tiles at Annex 1. However, county maintenance crews spent the afternoon removing the 4-6 inches of ice that had accumulated on the building’s roof. In the city elections, Nin Hulett and David Southern are facing off in the mayor’s race and, in the Place 4 race, it’s Tony Mobly and Rose B. Myers.
- Fort Worth woman facing felony drug charge
Toni Clopton Freeman, 54, of Fort Worth, was arrested Nov. 29 in the 500 block of North Houston Street by a Granbury police officer and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), Penalty Group 1, less than 1 gram, according to Hood County Jail booking records.
- No school Tuesday for Granbury
Granbury schools will be closed Tuesday because of continued icy roads. Lipan ISD plans to start at 10 a.m.
- List of GISD events canceled tonight
Granbury ISD events canceled Monday: Acton Middle School sixth-grade choir concert, driver’s ed, basketball practice and PAE Academic Scholars Banquet. Still no decision about school tomorrow.
- County closes; beware of heavy ice falling
County Judge Darrell Cockerham decided to close county offices at noon Monday because of a dangerous ice situation at the justice center and Annex I. Ice has been sliding off of the roof at the justice center, and the Annex I roof is bowed from weight of the ice, he said. Persons walking under buildings throughout the county should be aware of the possibility of heavy ice falling, the judge said.
- J Miles Horner killed Saturday in Parker County ranch accident
Granbury resident J Miles Horner, 63, a longtime master carpenter and builder, died Saturday afternoon as a result of being injured in a weather-related accident on the Parker County ranch where he was employed as foreman. Friends reported that after Horner’s pickup became stuck in the ice, he tried to pull it free using a “Mule” utility vehicle but it flipped over on Horner, who died at the scene. A public memorial will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12 at the Pavilion at the Wied Cantina in Silverado on the Brazos, 700 Cutters Trail, between Granbury and Weatherford off of Highway 51. A reception will follow at the Cantina. Wiley Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
- Christmas for Children still accepting gifts
Due to the weather, Christmas for Children will be accepting gifts at local churches to noon Wednesday. Gifts may also be dropped off at either Hood County News at 1501 S. Morgan St. or Santa’s Workshop (GISD Conference Center, corner of Bridge and Jones streets) between the hours of noon and 4 p.m. daily. Distribution of gifts to families will be Dec. 18 at StoneWater church. For additional information call Martha at 817-279-2598.