Feb. 12, 2020 Morning Update: Pilot's body identified
Here are your top stories for the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 12.
PILOT'S BODY IDENTIFIED
The pilot from last weekend's single-engine plane crash has been identified. The body of James B. Coffield Jr., 71, of Weatherford, was found in the wreckage on Black Diamond H Ranch northwest of Granbury Sunday morning, according to the highway patrol. Coffield was flying from Mineral Wells to the Granbury airport when his plane went down. Authorities continue to investigate the cause of the crash.
Public school girls regular season basketball ended in Hood County Tuesday, while the boys season is still underway. The Granbury Lady Pirates celebrated Senior Night with a 45-28 win over Arlington Seguin to finish with a 4-10 record in District 5-5A. The Pirates lost 67-52 and are at 2-10. The Tolar Rattlers and Lady Rattlers both won at Millsap. The Rattlers are at 7-5 and have clinched at least a share of fourth place in District 7-3A, while the Lady Rattlers will enter the postseason as the fourth seed at 8-6. The Tolar girls will play Nocona at Springtown Monday at 6:30 p.m. In Huckabay, the Class 1A No. 3 Lipan Lady Indians beat No. 7 Huckabay 54-43 to finish as 12-0 District 19-1A champs.
'SOUND OF MUSIC' COMING TO GELN ROSE AMPHITHEATER
Not going anywhere for Spring Break or have folks coming to visit? The Texas Amphitheater in Glen Rose can provide a fun outing. Nationally acclaimed actors with Brian Clowdus Experiences will join with local talent to perform "The Sound of Music" on the outdoor venue's 4,000-square-foot stage, which features a rain curtain and a 45,000-gallon moat. Performances will be at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on select dates between Friday, March 6 and Sunday, March 15. For tickets visit www.thepromiseglenrose.com or call the box office at 817-897-3926. Visit Granbury is partnering with Glen Rose to promote "The Sound of Music" as a Spring Break event, and Visit Granbury Director Tammy Dooley has asked hotel/lodging partners to offer special rates during the show's run. Granbury ISD's Spring Break will be March 9-13.
MAN TELLS HOW THREE MIRACLES AND SKILLED HANDS SAVED HIS LIFE
Pastor Shane Brooks of The Bridge Church and his family were posting holiday song videos in the days leading up to Christmas. In the early morning hours on Dec. 22, he was rushed to the hospital with a "widowmaker" heart attack. Read the story of his remarkable recovery in the Wednesday, Feb.12 issue of the Hood County News.