Updates

Follow tonight’s Granbury football action with live updates

October 24, 2014
Anyone who can’t make it to tonight’s District 8-5A football game at Pirate Stadium in Granbury featuring the Granbury Pirates hosting the Burleson Centennial Spartans can click here to read live updates during the game, starting with the 7:30 p.m. kickoff.

Gallery premier draws crowd

October 24, 2014
The Thursday night (Oct. 23) gallery premier of “The Story of a Feud” drew such a crowd that there was not enough seating in the Langdon Center Concert Hall. Those for whom seating was unavailable were directed to the nearby Bridge Street History Center, where the same video presentation was shown. The History Center also has on display items related to the infamous Mitchell-Truit feud that resulted in Hood County’s only court-sanctioned hanging.

Gallery Night here Saturday, Oct. 25

October 24, 2014
The Last Saturday Gallery Night celebration is from 5-8 p.m. at the Langdon Center and the Galleries of Granbury on Saturday, Oct. 25.  Artefactz, Your Private Collection Art Gallery and Lake Granbury Art Association at the Shanley House will be open late so join the fun for great art, snacks and browsing around the downtown square.  

Rally for the Cure

October 24, 2014
 The Pecan Ladies Golf Association had its Rally for the Cure tournament earlier this month. More than 103 ladies donated, and the collected amount was $2,100, all going to breast cancer research.

Bow Wow Trick or Treat benefits animals

October 24, 2014
Ir’s fit for man or beast. The sixth annual Bow Wow Trick or Treat is at Shanley Park from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25. There is a $5 registration fee for dogs. Trick or treat stations for dogs in costume and their owners, costume contests, pet psychic, pet photographer, pet aura photographer, music, food, raffles, games, pet adoptions, and more. Proceeds benefit Hood County Animal Lovers Organization (HALO) and Second Chance Farm.

GranScary kicks off Friday, Oct. 24

October 24, 2014
The first GranScary, a Halloween fundraiser benefiting Hood County Christmas for Children, gets started tonight (Friday, Oct. 24) at 7 p.m. The event will be two consecutive weekends -Oct. 24-25 and Oct. 31-Nov. 1 – at the Hood County Reunion Grounds, 641 Reunion Court. Tickets are $20. The event is for young people middle school through college age. It is not for families with young children. For event details, see Saturday’s issue of the Hood County News, which will be in news stands on Friday evening.

River Run man charged with vehicle theft

October 24, 2014
Thomas Randall Rowan, 53, of the 8100 block of Fawn Circle in River Run, Granbury, was arrested on Oct. 9 and charged with felony unauthorized use of a vehicle, according to Hood County Jail booking records.

Granbury man charged with felony DWI

October 23, 2014
Francisco Martinez, 60, of the 700 block of Shady Grove Court, Granbury, was arrested on Oct. 12 and charged with felony driving while intoxicated, third or more, according to Hood County Jail booking records.

Sports Updates

GHS girls advance to cross country regional meet again

October 24, 2014
The Granbury High School girls cross country team qualified for the Region I-5A regional meet Thursday by placing third in the District 8-5A meet in Cleburne. The Lady Pirates advanced to the regional round for the third straight year, as Lauren Hammonds took third place overall. Granbury’s boys placed 7th overall. The regional meet will be Friday, Oct. 31 at Mae Simmons Park in Lubbock.

Lady Pirates home tonight taking on Centennial

October 24, 2014
The Granbury Lady Pirates will be playing at home today against Burleson Centennial in a District 8-5A volleyball contest starting at 5:30 p.m. at the James Wann Sports Center. With their straight-sets win over Burleson High Tuesday, the 10th-ranked Lady Pirates (10-2 in district, 28-9 overall) clinched second place in the district. Granbury will close out the regular season on Oct. 28 in Everman (6:30 p.m.), before starting their playoff run against the runner-up from District 7-5A.

Pirates home tonight in search of second football win

October 24, 2014
The Granbury Pirates, coming off their first football victory of the season, will be playing host to Burleson Centennial tonight. The kickoff is set for 7:30 on Johnny Perkins Field at Pirate Stadium. The Pirates defeated Joshua 33-2 last Friday on the road, and are 1-6 on the season and 1-3 in district. Centennial (2-2, 4-3) lost to Burleson High last Friday, 22-10. As part of the pregame events and the Coach to Cure MD 2014, a 4-year-old Granbury boy named Jax Madrigal will go out with the GHS team captains as an honorary captain to help bring attention to the disease he has, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Information on how you can help will be shown on the electronic scoreboard at Pirate Stadium at halftime, and can also be found in Saturday’s Hood County News.

Tolar looking to rebound from loss tonight at home

October 24, 2014
The Tolar Rattlers will be home tonight to take on Goldthwaite in a key District 7-2A, Div. I football contest. The Rattlers are coming off a 20-19 loss to Hico, which is tied with Goldthwaite for first place in the district at 2-0. Tolar is 1-1 in district and 5-2 overall. Goldthwaite is 4-3 on the season.

Cornerstone in Jonesboro tonight for nondistrict game

October 24, 2014
The Cornerstone Christian Academy Crusaders six-man football squad filled its open date for this weekend by scheduling a nondistrict game in Jonesboro tonight (Oct. 24). Kickoff is set for 7:30. The Crusaders are 3-5 on the season after their 52-34 TCAF Div. II, District 2 win over Weatherford Christian last Friday night. Jonesboro is 7-0. Cornerstone will return to district play on Oct. 31 at home against Odessa Latter Rain, and a win will clinch a playoff spot for coach Chris Eikenhorst’s squad.

NCTA Pioneers fall to Covenant Classical

October 23, 2014
The North Central Texas Academy Pioneers were defeated by Fort Worth Covenant Classical Thursday in Fort Worth, 89-65. The TAPPS Div. III, District 2 loss dropped the Pioneers to 2-1 in league play and 4-4 overall. NCTA will play at home on Oct. 31 against Longview Trinity in another district contest (7:30 p.m.) as the Pioneers continue to seek a playoff spot.