Hood County schools closed, athletic events canceled
Granbury, Tolar and Lipan ISDs will all close schools for the week of March 16-20 as a result of the ongoing response to the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic.
Granbury and Lipan were considering keeping schools open as of Friday morning when the HCN went to press. The decision to close schools came Friday afternoon.
The University Interscholastic League, which oversees public school sports and academic competitions in Texas, announced that it is suspending all events until March 29. Several sports are currently in season, and soccer playoffs were set to begin next week. Rehearsals and practices may still take place at the discretion of school districts.