Updates

Possible robbery behind Opera House

December 19, 2014
A robbery at the restrooms behind Granbury Opera House around 4:30 p.m.on Wednesday was listed on an incident report from the Hood County Sheriff’s Office. The case is being investigated by the Granbury Police Department. “Apparently they know each other, and we are trying to determine exactly what we have; it might not be a robbery situation,” Granbury police Deputy Chief Alan Hines said.

Traffic stop turns into foot chase

December 19, 2014
A man took off running after he was pulled over by a Hood County Sheriff’s Office deputy for a traffic stop on Tree Drive in Comanche Cove Friday morning, according to Lieutenant Johnny Rose. The man was arrested after a foot chase through a wooded area and charged with misdemeanor evading arrest and driving with license invalid, Rose said. Two children were in the vehicle and turned over to Child Protective Services, Rose added.

Bethlehem Live at Tolar Baptist Church Friday and Saturday

December 19, 2014
Bethlehem Live will be open to the pubic at Tolar Baptist Church Friday and Saturday, Dec. 19-20.The event features a hayride through scenes with actors and animals, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. both nights.

Will county stop funding EDC?

December 19, 2014
With the upcoming departure of EDC Executive Director Warren Ketteman, an item has been placed on the agenda for Monday’s (Dec. 22) regular meeting of the Commissioners Court to “discuss and re-evaluate Hood County’s involvement” with the EDC. County Judge Darrell Cockerham said it is possible the Court will vote to no longer contribute funding to that office and instead use the money for other things. Every year, the county and city each contribute $100,000 to the EDC.

Fugitive captured near Crowley

December 19, 2014
Kristun Madewell, 40, wanted in connection with a murder in south Fort Worth on Friday, Dec. 12, was caught Friday morning west of Crowley, according to published reports. The suspect is believed to have stolen a pickup west of Cresson during the manhunt.

EDC director leaving

December 18, 2014
Warren Ketteman, executive director of the Lake Granbury Economic Development Corporation, is leaving to head up the EDC in Forney. Ketteman, who came to Granbury in February, will start his new job on Feb. 2. He said his last day on the job here will likely be Jan. 23.

Macon honored at City Council meeting

December 17, 2014
Longtime Municipal Judge Ben Macon received special recognition and applause at Tuesday night’s (Dec. 16) regular meeting of the Granbury City Council. Mayor Nin Hulett presented Macon with a framed clock in honor of his 30 years of service to the city.

Vehicle crashes into ravine

December 17, 2014
A vehicle crashed into a ravine shortly after 11 a.m. Wednesday on Lipan Highway, according to scanner traffic. The one-vehicle accident happened about halfway between Granbury and Lipan near Hill Country Court. A young woman was transported to Lake Granbury Medical Center.

Sports Updates

GHS girls, boys play district games tonight at Burleson High

December 19, 2014
District 8-5A basketball play begins tonight for the Granbury Pirates at Burleson High, and the district gauntlet continues for the GHS Lady Pirates. The Pirates will play the early varsity game at Burleson High, starting at 6:30 p.m., followed by the varsity girls taking on the Burleson squad starting at 8 p.m. The Pirates of coach David Breazeale (10-2) have been idle since taking home third place from the Van Griffith Kia Basketball Classic on Dec. 13. Coach Steve Schmidt’s Lady Pirates (5-10) are coming off a 61-51 loss in their first district game, Tuesday in Crowley.

Tolar girls continue district play; boys hosting Rio Vista

December 19, 2014
The Tolar girls basketball team is set for its second District 10-2A contest of the season tonight on the road, at Goldthwaite, starting at 6:30. The boys, still in their nondistrict schedule, will be playing at home in Rattler Gym, taking on Rio Vista at 7:30.

Lipan boys, girls set for games tonight in Petrolia

December 19, 2014
Lipan’s girls and boys basketball teams will be back in action again tonight (Friday, Dec. 19), in Petrolia for nondistrict contests. Coach Brent Gaylor’s Indians are coming off a 54-46 win over the Abilene Eagles (a team of homeschoolers). Coach Amber Branson’s Lady Indians are ranked No. 2 in the state in the latest Texas Association of Basketball Coaches Class A girls poll. The Lady Indians were idle since beating Peaster on Dec. 9. The JV girls game is set to begin at 4, followed by the JV boys, varsity girls and varsity boys.

CCA girls, boys play host to St. Paul Academy tonight

December 19, 2014
The Granbury Cornerstone Christian Academy girls and boys basketball teams will be at home tonight for games against St. Paul Academy out of Arlington. The Lady Crusaders (2-5) have their tipoff scheduled for 6 p.m., while the boys (4-2) are set for a 7:30 p.m. start.

Cornerstone teams fall to Azle Christian boys, girls

December 18, 2014
The Granbury Cornerstone Christian Academy Lady Crusaders lost a 32-25 girls basketball decision to Azle Christian, and the CCA boys were outscored, 37-33, by Azle Thursday night at home in the Crossland school gym.

Waskom beats Newton, 41-22, in 3A, Div. II state final

December 18, 2014
Waskom defeated Newton tonight in Arlington, 41-22, to win the Class 3A, Div. II state football championship, featuring a coaching staff that includes both a former Granbury player and a former Granbury High School assistant coach. Jeremy Kubiak, a 34-year-old, 1999 Granbury High School graduate, along with former GHS assistant coach Greg Pearson, are assistant coaches for Waskom (15-1). Kubiak  is the offensive coordinator. This is Kubiak’s fourth season coaching at Waskom, which was 0-10 the season before he arrived. The team reached the state semifinals a year ago. Kubiak’s father, David Kubiak, is a former offensive coordinator for the Granbury football squad. Pearson was an assistant for the Pirates for several years, starting in the late 1990s.