HGMA bringing back Carnival Americana

September 1, 2015
The Historic Granbury Merchants Association (HGMA) is bringing back the carnival that drew crowds last year. This year, Carnival Americana will be setting up on the Reunion Grounds at 641 Reunion Court. The carnival will be in town from Sept. 25 through Oct.4. It will be open starting at 5 p.m. on weekdays, and starting at noon on Saturday and Sunday. Closing time will depend on the crowd.

Laguna Vista residents air water complaints

September 1, 2015
General Manager Ike Thomas, of Laguna Vista Water, was on the hot seat Tuesday night as more than 200 people packed the pews at Fairview Baptist Church for a meeting on water issues. Customers questioned water storage, boil water notices, water outages and stage 4 restrictions. Thomas and officials with Texas Rain promised better communication with customers as improvements are put in place.

In Wednesday’s Hood County News

September 1, 2015
–The fate of the driver’s license office at Annex III is still up in the air.
–The county has enlisted an architect for remodeling Annex III.
–Granbury High School football parking Friday night presented a challenge because of ongoing construction.
–A Stephenville man is accused in a hammer attack.
–Youngsters enjoy the Hood County Library’s interactive SMART Table.

Bike ride will benefit garden circle

September 1, 2015
Early registration for the Pedal for Petals bike ride on Sept. 19 closes on Sept. 12. The Pecan Plantation ride is a benefit for the garden circle. To register visit www.greenthumbinpecan.org or contact Linda Reade at 817-578-7199.

Sheriff: Tolar man arrested, charged with choking wife

August 31, 2015
Trent Michael Klein, 46, of Tolar, was arrested by Sheriff’s Office deputies just after midnight Saturday and charged with a felony count of family violence choking after choking his wife during a disturbance, Lieutenant Johnny Rose said. The victim was not seriously injured, Rose noted.

Stephenville man charged in hammer attack

August 31, 2015
Nicholas Christoper Barlow, 41, of Stephenville, struck a 60-year-old man in the head with a hammer during an argument Sunday at a residence in Comanche Harbor, and was arrested by deputies, according to Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose. Barlow is charged with a felony count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, Rose said. The victim was treated for non-life-threatening injuries to his head and body at Lake Granbury Medical Center.

GISD: Replace bullying with acts of kindness

August 31, 2015
  The Rachel’s Challenge program is kicking off in Granbury schools to equip and motivate students to replace acts of violence, bullying and negativity with acts of respect, kindness and compassion. The program has been held in Granbury for the last three years.

50 Fellas Foodfest Oct. 17

August 31, 2015
  The Granbury ISD Education Foundation will host the second annual 50 Fellas Foodfest on Saturday evening, Oct. 17, from 6-8:30 at the Granbury Reunion Grounds’ Courts Cleveland Show Barn. The event will feature 50 teams of two men who will prepare and serve an appetizer, entrée or dessert in small one-bite samples. Music and entertainment will be held during the sampling of the foods, which will be judged by popular vote of those in attendance. Tickets are $45 each. Proceeds benefit the education foundation, which will fund teaching grants and the annual academic recognition banquet. For more information and to reserve tickets, email gef50fellasfoodfest@yahoo.com.  

Sports Updates

Lady Pirates at rival in Tuesday volleyball

August 31, 2015
Granbury (17-8) at Stephenville, 6:30 p.m., Lady Pirates have won 14 of their past 16 matches after starting season 3-6.

Tolar volleyball back at Glen Rose

August 31, 2015
Tolar (12-7) at Glen Rose, 5 p.m., Lady Rattlers captured consolation in Glen Rose Tournament two weekends ago.

GHS tennis back on road for second district match

August 31, 2015
Tuesday Granbury (5-2, 1-0 in District 8-5A) at Everman, 4 p.m., Pirates have won four straight after 1-2 start.

Private school volleyball

August 31, 2015
Monday North Dallas at Cornerstone (4-4), 6 p.m., Lady Crusaders coach Richard Lauer goes for career win 901. Tuesday North Central Texas Academy (11-1) at Weatherford Christian, 6 p.m., Lady Pioneers have won two tournaments this season. Cornerstone at Fairhill, 5:30 p.m.