Halloween fun Friday and Saturday

October 30, 2014
Many Halloween-related activities are planned this weekend, with the big night for trick-or-treaters on Friday. Most activities are for children and families. A new event, GranScary, is at Reunion Grounds Friday and Saturday. Event organizers reported these Halloween activities to the Hood County News.

Pecan Plantation man faces felony charge

November 1, 2014
Derek Don Drake, 50, of the 5600 block of Flagstick Drive, Pecan Plantation, was arrested on Oct. 22 and charged with felony resisting arrest/search/transportation with a deadly weapon, according to Hood County Jail booking records.

Jewel Ball: Keeping it beautiful here

November 1, 2014
The  30th Annual Jewel Ball takes place Saturday, Nov. 8. It will be held at the Granbury Resort Conference Center. A champagne reception is from 6-7 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7. Precious gems will be auctioned throughout the events. For sponsor tables or individual tickets, call 254-967-5674.

Last night for GranScary!

November 1, 2014
Help raise money for Hood County Christmas for Children by attending the final evening of GranScary Saturday (Nov. 1) at the Reunion Grounds, 641 Reunion Court. Tickets are $20. The package of entertainment will be from 6 p.m. to midnight.

Get tickets for Healthy Woman event

November 1, 2014
Healthy Woman will host its annual event Nov. 8 at Acton Middle School (AMS). The program includes a free vendor and shopping expo with over 70 vendors from 10 a.m. until noon. A luncheon is at noon, followed by Dena Dyer, keynote speaker at 1 p.m. Tickets are $15 and on sale at the Senior Circle office at 1321 Water’s Edge Drive, Suite 2001, or call 817-579-2955, or email dixielee_hedgecock@chs.net to purchase.

Charter Review Committee to be formed

November 1, 2014
The Granbury City Council will soon be forming a Charter Review Committee to review the city’s charter and possibly make suggestions for changes. The council is set to discuss appointing seven citizens to the Charter Review Committee during its regular meeting Tuesday night, Nov. 4

Two Lipan residents face felony charges

November 1, 2014
Deona Janelle Empey, 39, of  Lipan, was arrested on Oct. 23 and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1, less than 1 gram, according to Hood County Jail booking records. Thomas Patrick Empey, 58, of Lipan, was also arrested on Oct. 23 and charged with felony hindering apprehension/prosecution of known a felon and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, according to Hood County Jail booking records.

Huntsville man charged with evading arrest

November 1, 2014
Timothy Charles Davis, 26, of Huntsville, was arrested on Oct. 24 for felony evading arrest or detention with a vehicle, according to Hood County Jail booking records.

Lipan man faces three felony charges

October 31, 2014
Anthony Wayne Cowden, 43, of Lipan, was arrested on Oct. 23 and charged with felony prohibited weapons; felony possession of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1, less than 1 gram; and felony hindering apprehension/prosecution of a known felon, according to Hood County Jail booking records.

Sports Updates

NCTA Pioneers fall, but still have playoff hopes

November 1, 2014
The North Central Texas Academy Pioneers lost a 57-52 decision to unbeaten Longview Trinity in a TAPPS Div. III, District 2 six-man football contest Friday night at home, but coach Kirby Rasco said that the team still has a chance to earn a playoff berth with a win Nov. 7 at home against Heath Fulton (7:30 p.m.). The Pioneers are now 2-2 in district and 4-5 on the season.

Cornerstone victory clinches home playoff game

November 1, 2014
Cornerstone Christian Academy’s Crusaders clinched a first-round home playoff game with a 70-25 triumph over winless Odessa Latter Rain Friday night at home in their TCAF Div. II, District 2 six-man football contest. The Crusaders, 3-1 in district and 4-5 overall) don’t yet know their opponent, according to coach Chris Eikenhorst.

Tolar defeats San Saba, 64-14

October 31, 2014
Tolar crushed San Saba 64-14 Friday night in their District 8-2A Div. I football contest played in San Saba. The Rattlers improved to 7-2 overall and 3-1 in district.

Pirates fall to Grapevine in regional team tennis tournament

October 31, 2014
Granbury was eliminated from the team tennis Region I-5A tournament with a 10-0 loss to top-ranked Grapevine Friday morning at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls. The championship match will be Saturday at 9 a.m. in Wichita Falls, and the regional winner will advance to the state tournament.

Pirates take on state’s top powerhouse tonight in Aledo

October 31, 2014
The Granbury Pirates will play their final road game of the football season tonight against top-ranked Aledo, with 7:30 p.m. kickoff at Bearcat Stadium. The Pirates are coming off a 33-31 loss to Burleson Centennial, while Aledo pounded Burleson High, 73-7. Coach Scotty Pugh’s Pirates are 1-7 overall and 1-4 in District 8-5A. Aledo has won all five of its district games, and is 7-1 on the season. Granbury will close out its season at home next  Friday, Nov. 7, against Crowley (7:30 p.m.).

Tolar Rattlers to play tonight in San Saba, with eye on title

October 31, 2014
The Tolar Rattlers still have a shot at capturing the District 7-2A, Div. I football championship with two games left in the regular season. Coach Mike Franklin’s Rattlers (2-1 in district, 6-2 overall) will be on the road for a 7:30 p.m. contest tonight in San Saba (2-6). If Tolar wins and Goldthwaite can beat Hico tonight, there would be a three-way tie for first that could end up being decided by tie-breakers.