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Pirates, Hickey chasing 7-4A title

April 9, 2014
Pirates, Hickey chasing 7-4A title

The formula has worked for ages.

Give a team a star player and a cast of good, solid teammates and championships are there for the taking.

Such is the case with the Granbury Pirates baseball team this season.

Entering last night’s game at O.D. Wyatt in Fort Worth, the Pirates (13-7 overall, 7-1) were tied for first place in District 7-4A with Arlington Heights (11-7, 7-1).Read the rest

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Prepping for district

April 9, 2014
Prepping for district

Cadence Chiappe of the Granbury High School tennis team goes through drills at a recent practice. The team was competing in the District 7-4A Tennis Tournament at TCU at press time. The top two finishers in each event will advance to the 4A Region I Tournament in Abilene April 14-15.Read the rest

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Lady Rattlers get big win

April 9, 2014

The Tolar Lady Rattlers ended a four-game losing streak by pulling away from Rio Vista for a 10-5 road victory Friday.

The victory improved the Lady Rattlers (6-11 overall) to 2-5 in District 10-2A. It kept their postseason hopes.

The Lady Rattlers were led by Haley Webb, who was 3-for-4 with a home run, walk, three runs batted in and four stolen bases.Read the rest

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County catches rainfall Sunday

April 9, 2014

The rainfall Sunday was more than welcome, but totals were spotty across Hood County.

The Stroud Creek Estates area was hit with pea-size hail early Monday evening, with hard rain lasting about 30 minutes.

On Sunday, Cresson topped the list with 1.03 inches of rainfall, while both deCordova and Acton had about an inch.

A residence in Lipan recorded .9 inches.Read the rest

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Tolar in must-win situation

April 9, 2014

The Tolar Rattlers fell behind early and could not catch up as they dropped a 10-4 road baseball contest at Rio Vista Friday.

The Rattlers (9-7 overall) fell to 1-4 at the midpoint of the District 10-2A race.

Stevie Morphew led Tolar, going 2-for-4. Dusty Kimmel had a hit and two RBIs.

The game was also the fourth of five consecutive road contests for the Rattlers.Read the rest

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GISD focuses on bus safety

April 9, 2014

The wheels on the bus may go ’round and ’round, but when they stop, you’d better, too.

Before long, Granbury ISD school buses could be equipped with stop arm cameras so that citations can be mailed to those who endanger children by passing stopped school buses.

The fines attached to those citations are steep.

“It’s brand new technology,” said GISD Transportation Director Terry Slemmons, who has been in contact with two camera companies.Read the rest

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Alumni Report

April 9, 2014
Alumni Report

BY RICK MAUCH

College is for learning, and it was at Howard Payne University where Ross Whittet learned just how tough he really is.

Whittet, a 2009 graduate of Granbury High, recently played his final basketball game for Howard Payne. It culminated four years of hard work and bouncing back.

Whittet’s numbers weren’t overwhelming as a senior. He averaged 3.8 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.4 assists.Read the rest

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Woman, 87, dies almost two weeks after crash

April 9, 2014
Woman, 87, dies almost two weeks after crash

Marcille Manley Booth was known as a quiet woman, but her actions in serving others spoke loud and clear.

Her niece’s husband and her pastor both described Booth as someone who consistently looked for opportunities to be a helpful citizen – and had a special interest in children.

Booth, 87, died on April 1 from complications of injuries she suffered in a March 19 accident in the 1900 block of Acton Highway in Granbury near The Pet Hospital.Read the rest

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Lady Indians second at Gordon

April 9, 2014

The Lipan Lady Indians prepared for the upcoming District 17-A Track Meet by finishing second at the Gordon Longhorn Relays recently, scoring 115 points. Gorman won with 146.

In the boys division, the Indians were eighth with 34 points. Host Gordon topped the field with 138.5.

The North Central Texas Academy boys were third with 92 points. The Lady Pioneers were sixth with 49.Read the rest

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Sailor escaped Japanese attack

April 9, 2014
Sailor escaped Japanese attack

Alan Lawler was one of the sailors stationed below deck on the USS Colorado.

Then hell broke loose.

The battleship was unexpectedly pummeled by Japanese onshore battery outposts just off Tinian Island on July 24, 1944.

“My battle station was in the magazines,” said the 87-year-old Indian Harbor resident and World War II veteran. “If I hadn’t been in the magazines, I wouldn’t be talking to you now.Read the rest

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