Trunk R Treat at City Park Friday

October 30, 2014
Fun, games and candy for children and families is planned from 5:30 – 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31 during the Trunk R Treat at Granbury City Park, 1218 W. Pearl St. The event is sponsored by Acton United Methodist Church.

Have fun and be safe at StoneWater party

October 30, 2014
Looking for a fun and safe atmosphere? StoneWater Church will feature Champ the mascot from the Dallas Mavericks, bounce houses, games, prizes, photo booth and fun for all ages Friday, Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m. at 911 E. Highway 377.

Trick or Treat on the square Friday

October 30, 2014
Costumed children are invited to trick or treat at participating merchants on the Granbury square. The annual tradition is from 3-5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31.

Day of the Dead concert event to help animals

October 29, 2014
Day of the Dead, a live music experience Saturday, Nov. 1 is sponsored by Gypsy Tramps to benefit the nonprofit Second Chance Farm. The benefit takes place at Granbury Resort Conference Center, 621 E. Pearl St., and begins with dinner at 6 p.m. Texas Flood band presents a tribute to Jimi Hendrix at 7 p.m. and tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughn at 9 p.m. Tickets are $75 and available at https://gypsytramps.eventbrite.com.

Weather forecast a treat for Halloween

October 29, 2014
No burning up in those Cowardly Lion costumes. Halloween evening’s forecast looks ideal – temperatures in the 60s early evening before dropping into the 50s.

The show went on at GHS

October 29, 2014
They didn’t mean literally “break a leg.” But that’s about what happened with the musical “Pippin” at Granbury High School. Pirate tackle Mason Jones, also in the musical, suffered a severe sprain during the game Friday. Cast member Grace Arnold filled in nicely Saturday after the two students collaborated on line delivery and character. Jones returned with his ankle wrapped for the Sunday matinee. He performed through most of the show. “He’s a heck of a kid,” theater director Krista Alcorn Holman said. “The way he supported Grace was amazing. To be able to look beyond himself for the good of the show and allow a peer to take over his role was really mature.”

Tea Party to honor veterans

October 29, 2014
Veterans will be honored at the next meeting of the Hood County Tea Party. It will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, at American Town Hall next the library on Travis Street. Veterans who have been guests on an honor flight are scheduled to be present. Nonprofit organizations organize honor flights at no cost to veterans so that they can visit memorials of the war or wars in which they fought.

Granbury man arrested for felony drug possession

October 29, 2014
Christopher Daniel Lane, 39, of the 4400 block of Carter Court, Granbury, was arrested on Oct. 15 for felony possession of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1, less than 1 gram, according to Hood County Jail booking records.

Sports Updates

Lady Pirates close regular season with win, set for playoffs

October 28, 2014
The Granbury Lady Pirates defeated Everman 25-10, 25-10, 25-15 Tuesday night on the road in their final District 8-5A volleyball game before entering the playoffs. The 8th-ranked Lady Pirates, improved to 12-2 in district and 30-9 overall while Everman is 1-13, 22-16. Granbury had already clinched the runner-up spot in district behind second-ranked Aledo. After a practice match at an undisclosed location this Friday, the Lady Pirates will play Fort Worth South Hills in a Class 5A bidistrict volleyball playoff at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 3 at Mansfield Legacy High School. The Lady Scorpions of South Hills (9-4, 26-15) are the third-place team out of District 7-5A.

GHS set for team tennis regional tournament Friday

October 28, 2014
Granbury will compete in the first round of the eight-team Region I-5A team tennis tournament Friday starting at 9 a.m. in Wichita Falls. Coach Tyson Stewart’s Pirates will find out who their opponent will be and the specific site on Thursday night when the coaches conduct the draw. Granbury lost its No. 1 girls singles player, Hannah Rey, who recently moved to another city. Freshman Paige Pritchard will move up to the No. 1 spot, Stewart said. The second round of the regional tournament will be at 2 p.m. Friday. The championship will be Saturday at 9 a.m. The top two teams advance to the state tournament.  

Bidistrict playoff time, site set for Lady Pirates

October 27, 2014
The Granbury Lady Pirates will play Fort Worth South Hills in their Class 5A bidistrict volleyball playoff starting at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 3 at Mansfield Legacy High School. The 10th-ranked Lady Pirates, 29-9 overall, have clinched second place in District 8-5A with an 11-2 record behind second-ranked Aledo (13-0). The Lady Scorpions of South Hills (9-4, 26-15) are the third-place team coming out of District 7-5A. Granbury is coming off a 25-19, 25-17, 25-22 win over Burleson Centennial Friday night. Granbury will close out its regular season on Tuesday, Oct. 28 in Everman (6:30 p.m.).

Lady Pirates top Centennial for fifth straight win

October 24, 2014
The Granbury Lady Pirates downed Burleson Centennial, 25-19, 25-17, 25-22 Friday night in a District 8-5A volleyball contest at the GHS James Wann Sports Center. It was the fifth straight win and 11th victory in the last 12 matches for coach Tammy Clark’s 10th-ranked Lady Pirates (11-2 in district, 29-9 overall). The Lady Pirates had previously clinched second place in the district. Granbury will close out the regular season on Tuesday, Oct. 28 in Everman (6:30 p.m.), before going into their bidistrict playoff game against the runner-up from District 7-5A, either Fort Worth South Hills or Fort Worth Trimble Tech.

Tolar rolls in second half to down Goldthwaite, 39-26

October 24, 2014
After the game was tied at 14 at halftime, the Tolar Rattlers got busy in the second half to post a 39-26 triumph over Goldthwaite Friday night in Tolar in a key District 7-2A Div. I football contest. Offensive leaders for the Rattlers were running back Blayne Denton with 236 yards rushing and a pair of touchdowns on 20 carries, and Dalton Shaw, who caught six passes for 62 yards and two TDs. The win moved 6-2 Tolar into a tie for second place in the district with 4-4 Goldthwaite, each at 2-1. Tolar’s next game will be Friday, Oct. 31 at San Saba (7:30 p.m.).

GHS girls advance to cross country regional meet again

October 24, 2014
The Granbury High School girls cross country team qualified for the Region I-5A regional meet Thursday by placing third in the District 8-5A meet in Cleburne. The Lady Pirates advanced to the regional round for the third straight year, as Lauren Hammonds took third place overall. Granbury’s boys placed 7th overall. The regional meet will be Friday, Oct. 31 at Mae Simmons Park in Lubbock.