GHS to keep parents informed

August 28, 2015
Granbury High School is launching a Pirate Parent Academy. Sessions will be held over several months. Meetings will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria. “The program will deliver basic school information as well as specialty topics, including college applications, cyber safety and drug awareness,” GHS Assistant Principal Amanda Burruel said. The academy will begin Monday with presentations on important dates and deadlines, student attendance and truancy, parent involvement opportunities, and points of contact to address student needs.  

Unemployment rate is low in Hood County

August 28, 2015
July’s unemployment rate in Hood County was 4.6 percent. That’s down from 5.3 percent last July.

Look at all the quilts Sept. 18-19

August 28, 2015
Granbury Quilters Guild Show is a judged show to display the talents of Granbury members. The show takes place Sept. 18-19 at the Somervell County Expo, 202 Bo Gibbs Blvd., Highway 67 in Glen Rose. Contact Lucy Esposito at 817-579-9614 for more information. Tickets for the Donation Quilt are $1 or $5 for six.  

Military suicide awareness march to conclude here Sunday

August 27, 2015
A “Suck it Up” ruck sack march set to start Friday at the grave of fallen Green Beret Sgt. 1st Class Riley Stephens of Tolar is scheduled to conclude about 2 or 3 p.m. Sunday (Aug. 30) at Hood County’s VFW Post 7835. It’s to bring attention to suicides among current and former military members. Riley, who was killed at age 39 during a gunbattle in Afghanistan on Sept. 28. 2012. is buried in the DFW National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas. From there, participants will travel 22 miles three days in a row – signifying an average of 22 suicides recorded each day. The local VFW is at 3670 Highway 377 West. The public is invited to attend and lend support for the awareness campaign.

Ways set up to donate to family of five that lost home to fire

August 27, 2015
There are now two ways set up for those who would like to donate money to help Randall and Chrissy Cain and their three children (ages 1, 3 and 9), whose home southwest of Tolar was destroyed by fire Monday afternoon, according to Tolar Elementary School Principal Kristen Carey. There’s an account for the Cains at First National Bank in Tolar. Online, you can donate through their GoFundMe.com page (Randall and Chrissy Cain Benefit), Carey said.


August 27, 2015
The city’s Public Television Channel Advisory Board has researched the feasibility of purchasing a drone to film such things as football games and parades. But where the government is concerned, nothing is ever easy. Details about the drone challenges will be in the Saturday (Aug. 29) issue of the HCN.

Break out the tropical attire for this benefit

August 27, 2015
VFW Post 7835 is hosting a pig roast and luau Saturday, Aug. 29. Activities begin with the pig roast from 6-8 p.m. Dancing to the CB Sutton and the Outcasts band is planned until midnight. Proceeds will given to the VFW National Home, Texas House. Tickets are $13. For information, call Jerri at 817-559-1036.

Gospel, country music benefit for Cancer Care

August 27, 2015
A Gospel Jubilee, featuring Ransomed 180 and the Baggy Bottom Boys, will benefit Cancer Care of Hood County on Saturday, Aug. 29. The program begins at 6 p.m. at Granbury Live Theater on the square.Tickets are $20. Call 817-578-9001 for more information.

Sports Updates

Lady Rattlers off to good start in tourney

August 27, 2015
Dublin Volleyball Tournament
Tolar defeated Clifton 25-6, 25-18 Tolar defeated Clyde 25-22, 25-10 Tolar defeated De Leon 25-13, 25-20 Saturday Tolar (10-5) vs. Dublin, 8 a.m.

Pirates open football season at home

August 27, 2015
Friday Azle at Granbury, 7:30 p.m. Last season: Azle 11-2, advanced to third round of Class 5A Division II playoffs, best season in school history. Granbury 1-9. Azle won 69-7. Returning starters: Azle 3 offense/5 defense. Granbury 5/5.

Rattlers open FB season at Crawford

August 27, 2015
Friday Tolar at Crawford, 7:30 p.m. Last season: Tolar 10-3, advanced to third round of Class 2A Division I playoffs, best season since they began playing 11-man football four decades ago. Crawford 11-2, third round of Class 2A Division I playoffs. Crawford won 42-41 in overtime. Returning starters: Tolar 5 offense/3 defense. Crawford 7/5.

Private school football

August 27, 2015
Friday North Central Texas Academy at Kopperl 7:30 p.m.
Last season: NCTA 7-6, TAPPS Six-Man Division III state semifinals. Kopperl 2-8. NCTA won 57-8.
Returning starters: NCTA 2 offense/2 defense. Kopperl 5/5. Aledo Trinity at Cornerstone, 7:30 p.m.
Last season: Trinity 7-3, TCAF Six-Man Division I bidistrict. Cornerstone 6-7, TCAF Six-Man Division II state runners-up. Trinity won 50-40.
Returning starters: Trinity 4 offense/4 defense. Cornerstone 2/4.