Updates

Hop on board for the ‘Polar Express’

December 22, 2014
The Hood County Library, 222 N. Travis, will have Polar Express Day on Tuesday, Dec. 23.  The movie “Polar Express” will be shown at 10 a.m. and again at 2 p.m. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served.

County pulls funding for EDC

December 22, 2014
The Hood County Commissioners Court has voted to pull its funding for the Economic Development Corporation. The unanimous decision came just days after EDC Executive Director Warren Ketteman announced his upcoming departure. Every year, the city and county each contribute $100,000 to the EDC. Either party can pull out with 30 days notice to the other party. The Court’s reasons for no longer supporting the EDC will be detailed in the Wednesday, Dec. 24, issue of the HCN.

State troopers step up patrols

December 22, 2014
The Texas Department of Public Safety has stepped up DWI patrols for the holidays. The increased patrols will continue until Jan. 2. During the Christmas/New Year holiday last year, state troopers made 1,505 DWI arrests throughout the state, officials said. They also issued almost 25,000 speeding tickets, arrested 1,078 fugitives and made almost 800 felony arrests.

Arlington man charged with felony drug offense

December 22, 2014
Ryan Austin Zdenek, 20, of Arlington, was arrested and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 2, less than 1 gram, according to Hood County Jail booking records.

Gifts for community service organizations

December 22, 2014
Lake Granbury Medical Center Auxiliary recently had its Christmas party at the Senior Circle facility. Following a presentation of Christmas music by the Melody Belles, six $1,000 donations were presented for local service organizations including Joseph’s Locker, Mission Granbury, Project 44, Rainbow Room, Hood County Senior Center and Wet Veterans.  

Quail Ridge man faces felony DWI charge

December 22, 2014
Mark Stephen Riley, 58, of the 900 block of Meadowlark Circle, Quail Ridge, was arrested on Dec. 10 and charged with felony driving while intoxicated, third or more, according to Hood County Jail booking records.

Speech students earn state bid

December 21, 2014
Three Granbury High School students earned bids to the Texas Forensic Association state tournament during the Abilene Swing speech and debate tournament. Lauren Berry, Jaci Cavitt and Daniel Shelton earned points to qualify for the TFA state tournament this spring.

Whippoorwill Bay man faces felony drug charge

December 21, 2014
Clint Daniels Dunlap, 32, of the 400 block of Blue Jay Court, Whippoorwill Bay, was arrested on Dec. 16 and charge with felony possession of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1, less than 1 gram, according to Hood County Jail booking records.

Sports Updates

GHS boys top Burleson; girls lose

December 19, 2014
District 8-5A basketball play began tonight for the Granbury Pirates at Burleson High with a 64-53 victory on the road. The GHS Lady Pirates lost to Burleson, 49-35. The Pirates had been idle since taking home third place from the Van Griffith Kia Basketball Classic on Dec. 13. Tonight’s win moved them to 12-2 overall and 1-0 in district. Coach Steve Schmidt’s Lady Pirates slipped to 0-3 in district and 5-11 overall.

Lipan girls win, boys lose in Petrolia

December 19, 2014
Lipan’s second-ranked girls basketball team won a 72-28 nondistrict decision over Petrolia on the road Friday night. In the boys game, Petrolia took a 68-40 win.

CCA boys win, girls fall against St. Paul Academy

December 19, 2014
The Granbury Cornerstone Christian Academy girls basketball team lost a 42-33 decision at home Friday night to St. Paul Academy out of Arlington. The boys (6-3), also playing at home, defeated St. Paul, 78-36.

Tolar girls win second district game; boys top Rio Vista

December 19, 2014
The Tolar girls basketball team defeated Goldthwaite, 54-46, Friday night in a District 10-2A contest on the road, as they improved to 2-0 in district before starting the Christmas break. The boys, still in their nondistrict schedule, beat Rio Vista in a nondistrict game at home, 59-39.

Cornerstone teams fall to Azle Christian boys, girls

December 18, 2014
The Granbury Cornerstone Christian Academy Lady Crusaders lost a 32-25 girls basketball decision to Azle Christian, and the CCA boys were outscored, 37-33, by Azle Thursday night at home in the Crossland school gym.

Waskom beats Newton, 41-22, in 3A, Div. II state final

December 18, 2014
Waskom defeated Newton tonight in Arlington, 41-22, to win the Class 3A, Div. II state football championship, featuring a coaching staff that includes both a former Granbury player and a former Granbury High School assistant coach. Jeremy Kubiak, a 34-year-old, 1999 Granbury High School graduate, along with former GHS assistant coach Greg Pearson, are assistant coaches for Waskom (15-1). Kubiak  is the offensive coordinator. This is Kubiak’s fourth season coaching at Waskom, which was 0-10 the season before he arrived. The team reached the state semifinals a year ago. Kubiak’s father, David Kubiak, is a former offensive coordinator for the Granbury football squad. Pearson was an assistant for the Pirates for several years, starting in the late 1990s.