Two warrants issued, one arrested in Alvarez case

November 24, 2015
A woman has been served with a misdemeanor assault warrant and officials are trying to deliver an identical warrant to a man as a result of the Weatherford Police Department’s probe into the Feb. 7 death of 2007 Granbury High School graduate Charles Alvarez Jr. WPD Commander Chris Crawford said Weatherford resident Rachel Alexandra Dover, 20, was served while in the Parker County Jail on other charges. Crawford said that the other warrant was issued for former Weatherford resident Evan Gustin.
Black Friday deals on the way

Black Friday deals on the way

November 24, 2015
The loud thump Hood County News subscribers will soon hear in their driveway is the Black Friday edition of the Hood County News. The packaging and insert crew is preparing the 1.2 lb. paper filled with 15 inserts for delivery. Look inside for the Ultimate Christmas Giveaway and a chance to win $1,100 in gift certificates from 16 local merchants. You can also enter online.

In Wednesday’s Hood County News

November 24, 2015
–The Country Christmas Night of Lights silver anniversary kicks off the holiday season Friday evening in downtown Granbury. The 7 p.m. parade highlights the magical event.
–Tolar High School is expected to move up to Class 3A competition next fall.
–Granbury’s Sara Miskovic may become the next Martha Stewart. She makes homegrown, homemade delectable edibles from the farm she grew up on.
–Nonprofits Hood County Christmas for Children, Hood County Children’s Charity Fund, Inc. and the Paluxy River Advocacy Center were presented with proceeds from this year’s GranScary event.

County offices to close earlier than planned for holiday

November 24, 2015
County Judge Darrell Cockerham says the county will follow the city’s lead and close earlier for the Thanksgiving holiday than originally planned. County offices – including the Tax Assessor-Collector’s office, which handles vehicle registrations – will close at noon on Wednesday (Nov. 25). City and county offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Monday, Nov. 30.

Wilson, Hohan named first, second VPs of SFFMA

November 23, 2015
Ray Wilson was elected first vice president and Matt Hohan second VP Saturday in Mineral Wells during the District 16 meeting of the North Central Texas chapter of the State Firefighters and Fire Marshals Association of Texas. Wilson is a member of the Tolar Fire Department, and is Hood County’s fire marshal/emergency management coordinator. Hohan is a veteran member of the Granbury Volunteer Fire Department.

Parade committee watching forecast for Friday

November 23, 2015
Will bad weather affect the Country Christmas Night of Lights parade and activities on the square? Parade organizers will decide Friday morning whether the parade should be canceled, or go ahead as planned Friday night. Check the hcnews.com website for details at 10 a.m. Friday.

City offices to close earlier than planned

November 23, 2015
City offices will be closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving, but a decision was made Monday morning (Nov. 23) to start the holiday early. The city will close up shop at noon on Wednesday, according to Assistant City Manager Sheri Campbell-Husband. Offices will reopen at 8 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 30.

Girls, ages 7 and 10, found after getting lost

November 23, 2015
Two girls, ages 7 and 10, were found safe just before 2 p.m. Sunday, concluding a search of almost three hours by first responders after they wandered off and were reported missing from Brock Highway northeast of Lipan, officials said. A woman helping with the search found them near a creek bed and they were returned home, Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose said.

Sports Updates

Area girls basketball

November 24, 2015
Granbury (1-2) 59, Stephenville 47
Lady Pirates finish with 21-8 run. Erin Jones leads with 18 points, while Amber Strange scores 16 with 19 rebounds. Lipan (7-1) 67, Mineral Wells 36
Lanie Roberts scores season-high 37 for Lady Indians Tolar (1-2) 34, Eastland 30 Tuesday
Midlothian 44, Granbury 37 Strawn at Tolar, 6:30 p.m.

Area boys basketball

November 23, 2015
Granbury (1-1) at Abilene Cooper, 7:30 p.m. Tolar (0-2) at Graford, 6:30 p.m. Paradise at Lipan (1-0), 6:15 p.m.

Lady Indians win tourney

November 21, 2015
Weekend girls basketball
Keller Timber Creek (2-2) 55, Granbury (0-2) 38
Amber Strange grabs 10 rebounds for Lady Pirates, who have 25 turnovers.
Hamilton Tournament
Lipan 91, Marble Falls Faith 54
Lipan 71, Hillsboro 20
Hamilton Tournament
Lipan 54, Gatesville 42
Lipan (6-1) 59, Hamilton 35

Pioneers advance to state semis

November 21, 2015
The North Central Texas Academy Pioneers (9-1) defeated Wichita Falls Wichita Christian (7-5) 64-19 in a TAPPS Six-Man Div. III football playoff Saturday afternoon in Bridgeport as Mekhi Hyman rushed for 417 yards and eight touchdowns on just 11 carries. Hyman has rushed for over 3,300 yards and 67 touchdowns this season. NCTA will meet Wichita Falls Notre Dame (10-2) in the state semifinals, again in Bridgeport, Friday at 2 p.m. NCTA defeated Notre Dame 96-50 earlier this season at home. Bull Memorial Stadium is located at 702 17th St.
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