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Updates

Grand opening for new Animal Control facility set for Nov.8

October 23, 2014
The public is invited to a grand opening of Hood County Animal Control’s new facility on Saturday, Nov. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A ribbon cutting will be held at 10 a.m. People will be able to tour the facility, sign up to volunteer, visit with local rescue groups, veterinarians and vendors. Refreshments will be served. The facility is located at 1550 Weatherford Highway, about a mile north of the square, behind where people can drop off brush and pick up mulch.

Support Wreaths Across America

October 23, 2014
Each year, donated wreaths are delivered to national veteran cemeteries around the country as part of the Wreaths Across America program. This year’s ceremony will be Dec. 13. This project not only benefits our fallen, but for every wreath sold locally, the Project Sanctuary group will receive $5. This group supports military families. The wreaths are $15 each. The deadline for ordering is Nov. 30. If you have any questions or would like to order a wreath, please contact Bryce at [email protected] or 830-832-6254.

Granbury Christian Women ready for benefit auction

October 23, 2014
 The Granbury Christian Women’s Connection will hold its annual fundraising auction Tuesday, Oct. 28 at Decordova Bend Estates Country Club. The auction benefits Stonecroft Ministries, the parent organization of the Granbury club.The meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. to allow ample time to look over both silent and live auction items. Reservations for the event can be made by calling Jan Waites at 817-243-9886 or by e-mail to [email protected]

Gallery premier of “The Story of a Feud”

October 23, 2014
The public is invited to the gallery premier of the Bridge Street History Center’s “The Story of a Feud” – an epic tale of bad blood and revenge that led to the only court-sanctioned hanging in Hood County. A video presentation will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 23) at the Langdon Center Concert Hall on East Bridge Street. A reception at the Bridge Street History Center will follow, where guests can view items related to the Mitchell-Truit feud in glass display cases.

Granbury man charged with drug offense

October 23, 2014
Thomas Ryan Milligan, 31, of the 8800 block of Rising Star Court, Granbury, was arrested on Oct. 13 and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1, less than 1 gram, according to Hood County Jail booking records.

Granbury man charged with felony DWI

October 22, 2014
Joseph Coy Harris, 33, of the 400 block of M and M Ranch Road, Granbury, was arrested on Oct. 9 and charged with felony driving while intoxicated, third or more, according to Hood County Jail booking records.

‘Pippin’ musical opens for five-day run

October 22, 2014
Granbury High School’s five-day run of the musical production “Pippin” opens Thursday, Oct. 23 in the GHS Bagby-McMahan Performing Arts Center. Curtains raise at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Other performances are Saturday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.; Monday, 7:30 p.m.; and Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for students. “Pippin” is about a prince who discovers that true happiness lies in un-extraordinary everyday moments.

Early voting continues to bring out voters

October 22, 2014
According to county Elections Administrator Jenise “Crickett” Miller, 659 Hood County residents turned out for early voting Tuesday at Annex 1, 1410 W. Pearl St. “I would say (the turnout) is good,” Miller said Wednesday afternoon, even though the count so far was less than the day before. Early voting for the Nov. 4 General Election will go on until Friday, Oct. 31.

Sports Updates

9th Gold Team’s football time Thursday has changed

October 22, 2014
The kickoff time for Thursday’s (Oct. 23) Granbury 9th grade Gold Team’s football game versus Burleson Centennial at Pirate Stadium in Granbury has changed to 5 p.m. The 9th grade Purple Team vs. Centennial will follow the conclusion of the Gold Team’s game.

Win clinches second place for Lady Pirates

October 21, 2014
The Granbury Lady Pirates beat Burleson High, 25-18, 25-19, 25-19 Tuesday night in the GHS James Wann Sports Center to clinch second place in the District 8-5A volleyball standings behind Aledo. Granbury improved to 10-2 in district and 28-9 on the season. It was the second straight loss for Burleson, now 8-4 in district and 24-13 overall. On Monday, the Lady Pirates moved up from No. 11 to 10th in the Texas Girls Coaches Association rankings. Granbury has two more regular-season matches, Friday at home against Burleson Centennial (5:30 p.m.), and Oct. 28 in Everman (6:30 p.m.), before starting their playoff run.

Free basketball clinic for girls this Saturday

October 21, 2014
Granbury ISD girls in grades 3-8 are invited to a free basketball clinic at Granbury High School from 9-10:30 a.m. this Saturday, Oct. 25, according to Steve Schmidt, the new varsity girls head basketball coach for the Granbury Lady Pirates. Parents may register their child for the clinic by emailing coach Schmidt ([email protected]). A parent or guardian must be present to sign a waiver at dropoff, and to pick up the child when the clinic is over.  

GHS swim teams post strong times in Arlington

October 20, 2014
While competing Saturday in the Arlington Invitational swim meet, 29 Granbury High School athletes posted 56 season-best times and 33 lifetime bests, according to new head coach Jason Pullano. He named Sarah Spradlin and Jaci Largent as the girls co-swimmers of the meet, and Cole Rezsofi and Luke Travis as the boys co-swimmers of the meet.

Cross country teams compete in district warm-up

October 20, 2014
Lauren Hammonds led the girls and Dylan Goosen paced the boys as the Granbury cross country teams competed on Saturday in a district warm-up meet in Haltom City. Hammonds finished 7th among the girls with a time of 21.33. Goosen ran an 18.27 to finish 24th in the boys division.

GHS girls place fourth in Glen Rose tournament

October 20, 2014
The Granbury High School Lady Pirates on Saturday finished in fourth place in the Glen Rose Invitational Golf Tournament at the Squaw Valley Golf Club. The Lady Pirates were paced in Saturday’s round by Tifton Puckett’s 81. Molle-Jo Crain and Madeline Phillips were next, tied at 94, followed by Alexis Gapinski at 95, Skylar Woodward at 99 and and Laurel Burns at 102. GHS girls golf coach Becky Addison said the Lady Pirates’ overall team score of 364 was the best two-day total in several years.