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.
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
–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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.