Southern files for mayor

Former Granbury Mayor David Southern has filed to run for the spot he held for 15 of the 24 years he served on the City Council. He will face a challenge from at least one opponent – Mayor Pro Tem Nin Hulett. Hulett has been sitting in the center seat since Mayor Rickie Pratt became incapacitated by a severe stroke shortly after Christmas. Hulett told the Hood County News on Wednesday (July 31) – the same day that Southern filed – that he is in Austin, but will be filing his candidate paperwork with the City Secretary upon his return.