Firefighters responded to a large wind-whipped barn fire in Cresson early Saturday afternoon. Smoke could be seen miles away. The fire was on the Cleburne side of Cresson in town on South Crook Street.
Rowena Katharine Lawson, 42, of Cleburne, was arrested Feb. 28 on East Highway 377 by a Granbury police officer and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), less than 1 gram, Hood County Jail booking desk records show.
Baby Gracie, a 6-day-old baby goat, was a special visitor with Emma Roberson Elementary School pre-kindergartners on March 5. As part of a series of lessons on farm animals, the family of student Alexis Roberts brought the kid to help the children learn about baby goats and how they are fed. The owners had a huge baby bottle of goat’s milk for the kid to drink.
Don’t forget to move your clocks ahead one hour tonight before you hit the hay. Daylight saving time goes into effect at 2 a.m. Sunday.
A 12-year-old boy who was reported as a runaway from a residence in Whippoorwill Bay was found, uninjured, hiding near the swimming pool in his neighborhood, Hood County Sheriff Roger Deeds said just after 8 Thursday evening. Deputies, first responders and other officials joined in the search about an hour earlier and used a search dog and a thermal imager while the child was being sought.
First responders, deputies and other officials are searching for a 12-year-old caucasion boy who reportedly is a runaway last seen on Skylark Drive near Lake Granbury in the Whippoorwill Bay subdivision north of Granbury, Sheriff Roger Deeds said shortly after 7 p.m. Friday. The boy has a stocky build, short hair and glasses and is believed to be wearing a red and black shirt, black pants and white tennis shoes. In addition to deputies and firefighters, officials are utilizing a search dog plus a thermal imager.
The Granbury Pirates will open the 2014 football regular season on the road at Azle on Aug. 29. The first home game will be the following week, Sept. 5, against Denton. They also have a nondistrict game Sept. 12 in Corsicana. Following a bye week, District 8-5A play begins Sept. 26 at Burleson. Other district road games are Oct. 17 at Joshua and Oct. 31 at Aledo. District home games are against Everman Oct. 3, Cleburne Oct. 10 (homecoming), Burleson Centennial Oct. 24 and Crowley Nov. 7. The Pirates will also host Stephenville in a scrimmage Aug. 22. All games begin at 7:30 p.m.
Granbury School Superintendent James Largent has announced a reorganization of district administration. The district will hire a new assistant superintendent for finance and operations. The administrator will be the district’s chief financial officer and will also oversee departments for athletics/community education, facilities/maintenance, support services and transportation. “This is not a new position since this person will replace our outgoing executive director of finance (Sharay Boynton),” Largent said. “Given the importance of our bond program over the next few years and ongoing school finance issues, I feel it is essential to elevate this position to the assistant superintendent level. This will help our departments to operate more efficiently on behalf of students, parents and the community.” Current Assistant Superintendent Carol Howard will become the assistant superintendent for administrative services and will continue to oversee instructional departments.
Friday, March 7
Granbury (9-10, 4-5 in 15-4A) 4, Alvarado (1-11, 0-9) 0
Lady Pirates’ win sets up a winner-take all contest in Cleburne on March 18 for the fourth and final playoff berth from district.
Granbury (7-5-7, 4-3-2 in 15-4A) 4, Alvarado (0-20, 0-9) 0
Pirates secure playoff berth and can finish third in district with a win at district-leading Cleburne on March 18, combined with a Joshua loss to runner-up Stephenville.
Thursday, March 6
Arlington Seguin 6, Granbury 1
Granbury 7, Crowley 7
Friday, March 7
Lipan (1-1) 8, Santo 7
Everman 11, Granbury 5
Granbury 7, North Crowley 2
Tolar 11, Gorman 4
Tolar 24, Ranger 6
Saturday, March 8
Granbury (6-6-3) vs. TBA
Tolar (4-2) vs. Hico, 11:15 a.m.
Friday, March 7
Granbury (7-3, 3-0 in 7-4A) 18, Arlington Heights 0
Lady Pirates have outscored their district opponents 62-4
Tolar (4-6) 19, Lake Worth 8