Updates

Tourism issue to be discussed

August 22, 2014
The question of whether the city will bring back the Convention and Visitors Bureau will likely be answered Monday night when the Granbury City Council meets. Council member Rose Myers has advocated for a CVB, which could be structured several ways, including as a stand-alone office separate from the city. The council’s decision could be problematic for Steve Dieterichs, head of the city’s Communications and Marketing department, who was hired just months ago. Mayor Nin Hulett has indicated he is not in favor of changing the status quo.

You can register to vote at Lipan bakery Saturday

August 22, 2014
Gene and Pat McNeely will be registering voters on Sat. Aug. 30, in front of Marcantonio’s Bakery in Lipan. You must be 18 years of age on or before Nov. 4 to vote in the general election. Come by between 8 and noon.  

Fire marshal to report on fire conditions

August 22, 2014
Fire Marshal Ray Wilson will give a report on current fire conditions to the Hood County Commissioners Court when it convenes for its regular meeting Tuesday (Aug. 26). Currently, the surrounding counties of Erath and Somervell have burn bans in effect, but Hood County does not. That could change next week, depending on Wilson’s report and any action taken by commissioners.

County Development Commission meets Wednesday

August 22, 2014
A preliminary plat for Orchards 12 will be under consideration at the meeting Wednesday, Aug. 27 of the Development Commission of Hood County. The session begins at 9 a.m. in the meeting room of Annex I, 1410 W. Pearl St. General discussion regarding Hood County regulations is also on the agenda.

Time for review

August 22, 2014
At the end of its regular meeting Monday night (Aug. 25), members of the Granbury City Council will go into closed session to conduct a standard performance review of City Manager Wayne McKethan. McKethan has said he intends to retire before long, but has offered to extend his contract while the City Council conducts a search to determine his replacement. The City Council normally meets on Tuesday nights, but moved its meeting scheduled for the 19th to Monday the 25th because of two members who were going to be out of town.

Tolar Junior High students to meet teachers today

August 22, 2014
Tolar Junior High students will meet their teachers this evening (Friday) from 6 to 7:30. The summer vacation is drawing to a close for students and teachers. Granbury, Premier, Lipan and Tolar classes open Monday morning.

AMUD water rates going up in October

August 21, 2014
Acton Municipal Utility District (AMUD) water rates will increase with the October billing. The minimum rate will jump $5, from $22.50 to $27.50. A homeowner using 8,000 gallons will pay $62.30, up $7. A homeowner using 25,000 gallons will pay $161, up $21. The new rates will remain among the lowest in Hood County, AMUD officials said.

Hood County cooking clubs needed for story

August 21, 2014
We’re looking for Hood County residents who belong to a cooking/dinner/supper club for a story in the Hood County News. If you belong to such a club, or know someone who does, please contact Nancy Pricer at npricer@hcnews.com or call 817-573-7066, ext. 254.

Sports Updates

Lady Pirates’ schedule today changes after no-show

August 22, 2014
Today’s starting times for the Granbury Lady Pirates in the Classic Chevrolet Volleyball Tournament have changed. The team from Ennis didn’t arrive for the Lady Pirates’ 8 a.m. pool play match, and is out of the tournament. The Lady Pirates defeated Abilene Cooper 25-14, 26-24, in their other morning match. Coach Tammy Clark said her Lady Pirates’ afternoon pool play matches today have been moved to 1 p.m. against Kennedale and 2:15 p.m. against L.D. Bell. The results of pool play today will decide the matchups Saturday for the two tournament brackets - Gold and Silver, with first-round bracket play set to begin at noon.  

Tolar tops Dublin in football scrimmage

August 21, 2014
The Tolar Rattlers outscored Dublin 2-0 Thursday night at Rattler Stadium in a controlled football scrimmage and also outscored the Lions 26-6 when they played two timed quarters. The Rattlers recorded three rushing touchdowns, on runs of 44, 5 and 4 yards, and also added a 1-yard TD pass thrown by quarterback Dakota Endsley, who threw for 140 yards overall. The Class 2A Rattlers will open their season on Friday, Aug. 29 at home against Crawford, with a 7:30 p.m. kickoff.

Granbury Pirates set to take on Stephenville in final scrimmage

August 21, 2014
The Granbury Pirates will battle Stephenville Friday night in the final football scrimmage before the start of the 2014 regular season, with a 7 p.m. start at Johnny Perkins Field at Pirate Stadium in Granbury. Coach Scotty Pugh said the night will include a controlled scrimmage followed by one timed quarter against the Class 4A Yellow Jackets, who are one of the favorites to contend for the Class 4A Division I state championship. Granbury, a member of District 8-5A, will play its first regular-season game Aug. 29 at Azle’s Hornet Field (7:30 p.m.). Also on Friday in Granbury, the Pirate and Yellow Jacket freshmen teams will scrimmage at 5 p.m., followed by the junior varsity squads at about 6 p.m.

NCTA set for second football scrimmage

August 21, 2014
The North Central Texas Academy Pioneers of Coach Kirby Rasco will have their second controlled scrimmage Friday at Iredell, competing against both Blanket High School as well as Iredell. The scrimmage is set to start at 6 p.m. The six-man Pioneers, who were 7-5 last season, will open their regular season Aug. 29 at Kopperl, with kickoff set for 7:30 p.m.