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Updates

Birdwell partners on reimbursement resolution

February 1, 2015
State Sen. Brian Birdwell has partnered with state Sen. Craig Estes (R-Wichita Falls) on a resolution urging Congress “to reimburse the State of Texas in the amount of $603,600,000 for bearing the financial burden of the federal government’s responsibility to secure the Texas-Mexico international border from 2012 through 2015.”

Don’t forget the Memory Masters program Feb. 4

February 1, 2015
Are you having trouble remembering where you put things? Pat McNeely’s program could help. The Lipan Texas Extension Education Association Club is hosting McNeely on Wednesday, Feb. 4. She will present Memory Masters #2 during the 11 a.m. meeting at the Lipan Community Center, 202 W. Lipan Drive.  

Keene woman facing felony drug charge

February 1, 2015
Amber Dawn Moore, 18, of Keene, was arrested on Jan 25, and charged with possession of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1, less than 1 gram, according to Hood County Jail booking records.

City may honor the late Michael Brawley

January 31, 2015
There is only one deliberation item on the agenda for the Tuesday, Feb. 3, meeting of the Granbury City Council, and that item is to consider naming Baseball Field #6 at the Granbury City Park after Granbury High School graduate Michael Brawley. The young man was killed in a car accident last November, just after Thanksgiving. He was a passenger in the vehicle.

Humphrey named interim music and worship pastor

January 31, 2015
David Humphrey, known in this area as a founder and former producer/director of the Glen Rose-based Christian musical drama “The Promise,” is returning here to become interim music and worship pastor of The Church on Thistle Ridge. Humphrey is a former producer/director at “Granbury Live,” and led the music ministries of Lakeside Baptist Church and later Gateway Community Church (Waples Baptist).

Monthly Pantry will distribute food Feb. 6

January 31, 2015
The Monthly Community Pantry will be at the Granbury First United Methodist Church (FUMC) distribution site Friday, Feb. 6, from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Fresh food distribution through the Tarrant Area Food Bank takes place on the first Friday each month at Granbury FUMC, 301 Loop 567.  

Whippoorwill Bay man charged with felony assault

January 31, 2015
Evan Wayne Johns, 53, of the 800 block of Skylark Drive in Whippoorwill Bay, Granbury, was arrested on Jan. 26 and charged with felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, according to Hood County Jail booking records.

More apply for city manager job, according to Couch

January 30, 2015
At the end of last week, there had been just 27 applications submitted to replace the soon-to-retire Granbury city manager. However, by Friday (Jan. 30), that number had risen to 39, according to Gary Couch, a member of the City Council. The window for applications will close on Monday (Feb. 2). The search firm hired by the council will weed out those who don’t quality and will present to the council about a dozen of the top contenders, Couch said. A few years ago when the council conducted a search for a new city manager, the number of applicants was about 100.

Sports Updates

Lipan girls, boys defeat Gorman in district play

January 30, 2015
The third-ranked Lipan Lady Indians (6-1 in District 18-A, 25-3 overall) hammered Gorman, 81-26, at home tonight (Friday, Jan. 30) in district basketball. Lipan’s boys (3-2, 8-16) also defeated Strawn, 56-47.

GHS soccer teams down Everman squads

January 30, 2015
The Granbury girls (1-1 in District 8-5A, 2-4 overall) and boys (2-0, 4-0) soccer teams swept past Everman tonight (Friday, Jan. 30) at Pirate Stadium in district play. The Lady Pirates were 4-1 winners over Everman. The GHS boys were tied at 2 after regulation but won a shootout to post a 3-2 triumph over the visitors.

Tolar sweeps Santo; Lady Rattlers snag playoff spot

January 30, 2015
The Tolar girls basketball team (9-1 in District 10-2A, 16-9 overall) defeated Santo, 50-34, Friday night at home, clinching a playoff berth. The Tolar Rattlers (6-2, 9-14) also topped Santo, 68-43.

Lady Pirates triumph; Pirates tripped by Everman

January 30, 2015
The Granbury Lady Pirates (3-8 in District 8-5A, 11-17 overall) won a 48-38 decision over the Everman girls Friday night in district play at Everman. The Granbury Pirates (6-3, 18-5) lost to the district-leading Everman boys, also on the road, 45-34.

GHS soccer teams home tonight facing Everman

January 30, 2015
The Granbury girls (0-1 in District 8-5A, 1-4 overall) and boys (1-0, 3-0) soccer teams will be taking on Everman tonight (Friday, Jan. 30) at Pirate Stadium in district play. The girls game is set to start at 5:30 p.m, followed by the boys game at 7. The Lady Pirates opened district Tuesday with a 1-0 loss to Burleson High, while the GHS boys were beating Burleson, 4-0.

GHS teams in Everman tonight in district basketball matchups

January 30, 2015
The Granbury Lady Pirates (2-8 in District 8-5A, 10-17 overall) and Pirates (6-2, 18-4) will be back at it in district competition again tonight, at Everman (girls scheduled for 6:30 p.m., boys at 8). The GHS boys took their second straight double-overtime win Tuesday, beating Burleson High, 76-66. The Granbury Lady Pirates are coming off a 50-44 loss to the Burleson High girls.