- Way to go guys!
The Granbury Pirates got off to a great start with a 59-55 win over North Dallas in the Van Griffith Kia Classic basketball tournament Thursday afternoon at the James Wann Sports Center. Mary Vinson/Hood County News
- Christmas tree auction tonight benefitting local children
The First Annual Boys and Girls Clubs of Hood County Christmas Tree Auction will be tonight (Friday, Dec. 13) from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Neely House, 304 E. Rucker. Bidding for some of the trees is taking place online on the Clubs’ Facebook page, but most of the trees (which are artificial) will only be available through live auction. Coffee and holiday cookies will be provided.
- Enjoy pancakes with Santa Saturday
The Stowaways’ Breakfast with Santa event has been rescheduled for Saturday from 9-11:30 a.m. at Granbury High School. Breakfast includes pancakes, photo with Santa and craft station. Cost at the door is $10 for students and $5 for parents. The breakfast is being held in conjunction with the dance team’s 1st Annual Craft Bazaar, which will be from 9-3 in the same location.
- Mambrino pupils ask ‘ah’
Kindergartners at Mambrino School got first-hand experience in running a hospital during a recent project. As part of project based learning, the students spent time learning about various occupations involved in the operation of a hospital or medical center. The project was about careers and what the children want to be when they grow up, according to teacher Cindy Davis. “We voted to study the jobs in the medical field and then decided to narrow it down to jobs in a hospital,” she said. The makeshift hospital included an ambulance, emergency room, X-ray room, exam room, pharmacy, and nursery with the students performing the duties of doctors, nurses, emergency responders, pharmacists and even a hospital administrator.
- Granbury man facing felony count after theft arrest
John Michael Sledge, 50, of the 400 block of East Ewell Street in Granbury, was arrested Dec. 5 at his home by a Granbury police officer and charged with theft less than $1,500, with two or more convictions – a felony – according to Hood County Jail booking desk records.
- No students involved in minor school bus accident
No students were on board a school bus that was struck from behind by a small Ford passenger car in a minor accident late Wednesday afternoon on Highway 377 East near the intersection with Old Acton Road, Granbury ISD Public Infirmation Officer Jeff Meador said. The 35-year-old female driver of the car had minor injuries but was not treated at the scene, according to Granbury Police Department Deputy Chief Alan Hines, who said the car was following too closely as the bus was stopping for a red light.
- 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.