- Made in the rain
Rain moves in as the Tolar Rattlers celebrate a 34-14 victory over Quinlan Boles in the Class 2A area football playoffs Friday night at Alvarado. Warner Endsley photo
- Driver’s license office may have to move November 22, 2014
County commissioners will be discussing what to do about county Annex III – whether to remodel the aging, leaky building, or simply raze it and build another one. The discussion will take place at the regular meeting of the Commissioners Court on Tuesday, Nov. 25. The state driver’s license office is currently housed in Annex III, as is the county treasurer and building maintenance. County Judge Darrell Cockerham said the county wants to be a “good neighbor” to the driver’s license office, but that ultimately it will be the state’s responsibility to find another location.
- Golfers helping with Briggs Berry “Heart of a Lion” scholarship November 22, 2014
A group of Pecan golfers will be participating in the “Birdies for Kids” golf tournament on Nov. 24 at Oeste Ranch Golf Course to benefit the Northern Texas Professional Golf Association Junior Golf Foundation’s scholarship program.Funds generated on this particular day will be designated for the newly created Briggs Berry “Heart of a Lion” scholarship. Donations and pledges for birdies and eagles aredue by Nov. 23. Contact Bobby White or Austin Kinsey at 817-573-2645 for information.
- Countdown to Thanksgiving November 21, 2014
Thanksgiving is next week. City and county offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 28 and 29, to celebrate the holiday.
- Conaway supports suing Obama November 21, 2014
Congressman Mike Conaway (R-Midland) said he supports Gov.-Elect Greg Abbott’s plan to sue President Obama on his executive order offering amnesty for illegal immigrants. “After the election, President Obama said he wanted to work with Republicans to do what is in the country’s best interest,” said Conaway, whose district includes Hood County. “With his decision to act unilaterally on amnesty for illegal immigrants, he is picking a fight with my fellow Republicans and me and pushing a policy that is not in America’s best interest. If the American public had wanted him to do this, they would have voted differently earlier this month.”
- Rancho Brazos woman charged with two felonies November 21, 2014
Sharon Kay Fowler, 43, of the 3800 block of Canyon Road, Rancho Brazos, was arrested on Nov. 16 and charged with two felonies – aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1, less than 1 gram, according to Hood County Jail booking records.
- Listen to contemporary Christian concert Sunday November 21, 2014
The Church on Thistle Ridge in Granbury is hosting what is being called a “Holy Ground Concert” of contemporary Christian music on Sunday, Nov. 23 at 6 p.m. in its facility at 4900 Sonterra Court. Featured vocalists are Granbury artists Tamatha Hurst, Jennifer Gainer and Jesse Overton, all of whom sing for the “Holy Ground” radio broadcast on Saturday and Sunday mornings.
- Land acquisitions delaying airport expansion November 21, 2014
Legal wrangling over land acquisitions for expansion of the Granbury airport could take another year, if not longer, according to city officials. City Manager Wayne McKethan said that one piece of property was recently appraised at $548,000, but the owners are demanding $2.8 million.
- Sarah Harvey continues professional education November 21, 2014
Sarah Harvey, of the Boys & Girls Club of Hood County, recently completed The Spillett Leadership University School of Management Foundation Level. Starting her career with the Boys & Girls Club in August 2011, Harvey has held various roles with the organization and is currently the Club’s Director of Organizational Development.
- Lady Pirates take road victory in Keller
- Pirates down Waco University in home opener
- Tolar makes history in 34-14 playoff win
- Azle Christian tops Cornerstone for state title
- Lady Indians win again, advance to title game in Hamilton tournament