More rain helps lake level

April 27, 2015
Lake Granbury is now 3.16 feet low, and the rain has returned this afternoon. Ten days ago, the lake was 8.7 feet low. Two months ago, the lake was 9.42 feet low.

Man transported to LGMC after SUV crashes into Acton sports bar

April 27, 2015
A sport utility vehicle crashed into the Back Porch Sports Grill on Fall Creek Highway in Acton shortly before 1 p.m. Monday, but the business was closed for the day and there was no one inside. The driver, reportedly a 38-year-old male with a Cleburne driver’s license, was transported by ambulance to Lake Granbury Medical Center with unknown injuries. Witnesses said he was conscious by the time he was placed in the ambulance.

EMC: County escaped major damage from Sunday’s storms

April 27, 2015
Remarkably, Emergency Management Coordinator Ray Wilson said Monday morning that Hood County did not suffer major damage from the severe thunderstorms that blew through Sunday evening. He said pea-size hail was reported, but most of the damage was downed tree limbs. Three to four funnel clouds were spotted in the air in Somervell County moving toward the southern part of Hood County, but none were believed to have touched down here. The Granbury Regional Airport reported 2.5 inches of rain Saturday and Sunday and Tolar had 2.75 inches.

Early voting starts for Lipan ISD election

April 27, 2015
Early voting starts Monday (April 27) for the Lipan ISD election. On the ballot is one contested race, and a $4 million bond election to add wings onto the elementary and intermediate schools. The contested race is between School Board President John Cooper (Place 6) and Shane Shockley. Chris Cogdill is unopposed for Place 7. Early voting will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Friday (May 1) at the Sylvia Wilson Baccus Library at 106 Osage St. It will continue Monday and Tuesday, May 4-5. Election Day is Saturday, May 9.

DA: No indictments in Appraisal District case

April 27, 2015
According to District Attorney Rob Christian, the grand jury has chosen not to issue indictments in a case involving allegations made against Hood County Appraisal District employees, board members and members of the Appraisal Review Board (ARB) by former ARB vice chair Joe Polino. The attorney general’s office investigated Polino’s claims, which were tied to a property appraisal protest.

Baby Bottle Boomerang helps moms

April 27, 2015
Julia Pannell is challenging all churches in Hood County become involved in the Baby Bottle Boomerang fundraiser. Money raised supports the Brazos Pregnancy Center.
Participants are asked to fill empty baby bottles with coins, cash or checks. Brazos Pregnancy Center offers free services to clients and is solely supported by churches, foundations and individuals.

Ridge wins division for unofficial Texas state title

April 26, 2015
Hood County’s Ridge Roberts, 12, on Saturday won the unofficial Texas state fiddling championship in the 15-and-under division in the Texas State Championship Fiddlers Frolic in Halletsville. He previously won the Colorado state title, and hopes to compete in the National Oldtime Fiddlers Contest in Idaho in June. A local concert, The Ridge Express, will be Friday, May 1 at 7 p.m. at the Granbury Live Theater to help the family with expeses for that long trip. Tickets (29) can be bought online (http://www.bigcitymusicrevue.com) or by phone (855-823-5550).

Softball for seniors in Pecan Plantation

April 26, 2015
Spring is here, and so is softball in Pecan Plantation.For players 60 and over, the season began in March and will continue through June 29. Folks meet each Monday at 10 a.m. at the PAC ball field, and sign-ups for play continue. Contact Allen Engerer for more information: 817-219-1949.

Sports Updates

Baseball postponed because of rain

April 28, 2015
Rain has forced the postponement of the Granbury Pirates’ home game against Aledo has been rescheduled for Wednesday night at 7:30. The JV Purple game has been moved to Wednesday at 5 p.m. at Tidwell Field, and the JV Gold game at Aledo has also been postponed until Thursday at 6 p.m. Also, Tolar’s home baseball game against De Leon is in limbo as the Rattlers’ field is saturated. They are looking for an alternative turf field or possibly postponing the game.

Rattlers clinch district title

April 27, 2015
The Tolar Rattlers won 11-1 at Ranger Monday, clinching their first district championship and playoff berth since 2010. Tolar (14-2-1 overall) is 10-0 in District 13-2A.

Centennial slips past Pirates

April 27, 2015
The Burleson Centennial Spartans defeated the Granbury Pirates 3-1 in a District 8-5A baseball game Monday night at Southwest Christian School in Fort Worth. The game was moved from Burleson because of rain. The loss dropped the Pirates (13-6-2 overall) to 8-4 in district and into fourth place. Centennial (14-7-1, 9-3) moved into a second-place tie with Aledo, which visits Granbury Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Lady Rattlers finish perfect run through district

April 24, 2015
The Tolar Lady Rattlers defeated Graford 17-0 Friday to finish a perfect 14-0 in District 11-2A softball. Tolar (18-9 overall) has won 16 straight games, outscoring their opponents 218-24 in the streak.

Tolar teams sweep area track meet

April 23, 2015
The Tolar Lady Rattlers and Rattlers each won their division in the Area 9/10-2A Track Meet Thursday in Jacksboro. The Rattlers won easily, scoring 201 points, while the Lady Rattlers rallied from 25 points down to win by two points. Among the highlights, Rodie Brister won pole vault with a 14-6 effort and ran a 15.87 to win the 110 hurdles, while Dalton Shaw qualified in five events. Tristyn Klein qualified in four events for the girls. The Region II Meet is May 1-2 at Jesse Owens Stadium in Dallas.

GHS sending five to Lubbock for regionals

April 23, 2015
Five athletes from Granbury have qualified for the Region I Track Meet in Lubbock May 1-2 after their performances in the Area 7/8-5A Meet in Joshua Wednesday and Thursday. For the Lady Pirates, Gabbie Nunn won the high jump with a 5-0 effort, and Jettin Murphy was third. Tiffany Henney took fourth in the triple jump and 800. Jarod Adcock was third in the long jump and Dillon Graham took fourth in the high jump for the Pirates.