Updates

Family displaced by fire in Montego Bay

March 30, 2015
A family of five was displaced by a fire in a double-wide mobile home Monday morning in the Montego Bay subdivision but there were no injuries, according to Fire Marshal Ray Wilson. About half of the structure was damaged, primarily in the attic, Wilson said. Red Cross contacted the family to provide them with a place to stay.

Benefit to help cancer patients April 11

March 30, 2015
The 10th annual Country Spirit Jamboree is Saturday, April 11 at Reunion Grounds, 641 Reunion Court. Proceeds from the Country Spirit Jamboree benefit cancer patients and survivors in Hood County. Doors open at 6 p.m. Individual tickets are $30. A table of 8 is $200. For ticket information call 817-408-5623 or 817-573-3775.

Talent showcase coming to Pecan

March 30, 2015
“Pecan’s Got Talent,” a showcase of entertaining acts, will be on stage April 10. This two-hour extravaganza is sponsored by the entertainment committee, and reservations are recommended: 817-573-2641.

Glen Rose man arrested, charged with two felonies

March 30, 2015
Michael Monroe Armontrout, 35, of Glen Rose, was arrested March 21 by Granbury police and found with methamphetamine, and then tried to throw it away, Deputy Chief Alan Hines said. As a result, Armontrout is facing two felony charges — possession of a controlled substance, less than 1 gram, and tampering with evidence, Hood County Jail records show.

LGMC honoring physicians on Doctor’s Day

March 30, 2015
Doctors fill many roles each  as they care for patients and their families. Whether it is in a hospital, a clinic, or a long-term care facility, doctors work tirelessly to make sure patients get the care they need. On March 30, healthcare organizations will celebrate National Doctors’ Day. Lake Granbury Medical Center is honoring the work of the 230 primary care physicians and specialists on our medical staff – active, courtesy, and consulting doctors.

Learn about iris at April 7 seminar

March 29, 2015
Iris, a springtime favorite, will be the focus of Master Gardener-led seminar open to the public Tuesday evening, April 7, at Annex I, 1410 W. Pearl St. The seminar starts at 6:30 p.m. Call 817-579-3280 for reservations.

Firefighters rescue dog, extinguish fire Saturday

March 29, 2015
Hood County firefighters put out a fire in the living room of a mobile home Saturday evening in the Sandy Beach subdivision and also saved a dog that was inside, according to Fire Marshal Ray Wilson. The residents were not home, and the small dog reportedly suffered only minor smoke inhalation. The fire was contained to the living room, but there was moderate heat damage throughout the home, Wilson noted.

Republican Leadership Conference scheduled

March 29, 2015
According to the Hood County Republican Party, the Heart of Texas Leadership Conference will be held at Hill College in Hillsboro on Saturday, June 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The training will cover election campaign finance, how grassroots can be effective, precinct building, TEA Party principles and more.

Sports Updates

Pirates rally by Joshua Friday, top rival Saturday

March 28, 2015
The Granbury Pirates rallied for three runs in the fifth inning to edge Joshua 4-3 in a District 8-5A baseball game at Joshua Friday. The Pirates (8-3-2 overall, 3-1 in district) won when Landon Gray scored on an error. Gray had two hits in the game. Saturday, the Pirates traveled to Stephenville and came home with an 8-4 victory as Wesley Case had two hits, including a double

Pirates-Denton area round soccer playoff set

March 28, 2015
The Granbury Pirates and Denton Broncos will meet in their Class 5A area (second) round soccer playoff Friday night at 6 p.m. at Chisholm Trail High School, 2576 Northwest College Dr. in Fort Worth. The Pirates (12-3-2) advanced with a 2-0 bidistrict victory against O.D. Wyatt, while the Broncos (15-1-2) defeated Carter Riverside 4-1. The match should feature great defense. Granbury is 5-0-1 in its past six games, outscoring their opponents 11-3 and securing the runner-up spot in tough District 8-5A. Denton has outscored its opponents 44-8, with three of those goals coming in the lone loss to Wichita Falls Rider. Tickets for the match are $6 for adults and $4 for students.

Brister seventh at Texas Relays

March 28, 2015
Tolar pole vaulter Rodie Brister posted a pair of person-best vaults to finish seventh in his division at the prestigious Texas Relays at the University of Texas in Austin this weekend. His best vault of the day was 15 feet 1 inch, after he had earlier cleared 14-7.

Rattlers knock off state’s No. 2 team

March 27, 2015
The Tolar Rattlers (8-1-1) defeated Bosqueville 8-4 at home Friday night in a nondistrict baseball game. Bosqueville, the No. 2 team in the state in Class 2A by the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association, entered the game with a 10-0 record. They had won 33 of their past 34 games.

Lady Rattlers win again

March 27, 2015
The Tolar Lady Rattlers improved to 4-0 in District 11-2A softball (8-9 overall) with a 6-2 victory against Perrin Whitt at home Friday. The Lady Rattlers have outscored their past six opponents 95-18.

Aledo tops Lady Pirates

March 27, 2015
The Granbury Lady Pirates traveled to defending state champion Aledo and lost 17-0 Friday in a District 8-5A softball game. The loss dropped the Lady Pirates to 1-10 overall and 1-5 in district.