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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Lady Pirate basketball awards

April 9, 2014
Lady Pirate basketball awards

These members of the Granbury Lady Pirates received the top team awards at the team’s recent banquet. (From left) Bryce Frank was named Offensive MVP and was also the team’s rebound leader, Morgan was chosen overall team MVP, Whitley Tipton received the Fighting Heart, and Caroline Forrest was selected Defensive MVP.

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Firefighters pull boy stuck in mud

April 9, 2014

deCordova Volunteer Fire Department firefighters had to pull a 12-year-old boy out of mud Saturday near the deCordova marina, but he apparently did not require medical treatment.

That’s according to reports made to deCordova Fire Chief Skip Davenport.

DIGGING FOR FOSSILS

He said the boy and a friend reportedly were on land near the edge of Lake Granbury, digging for fossils in the mud, when his legs got stuck.

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Clyde administrator finalist for GISD asst. superintendent

April 9, 2014
Clyde administrator finalist for GISD asst. superintendent

Clyde school administrator Dobie Williams is the finalist for Granbury school district assistant superintendent for finance and operations.

Superintendent Jim Largent will make the recommendation Monday to the school board. Williams could begin his duties in early May.

Williams, 54, will be the district’s chief financial officer and will oversee departments for athletics/community education, facilities/maintenance, support services and transportation.

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GHS freshman pitcher dominant in key wins

April 9, 2014
GHS freshman pitcher dominant in key wins

Living up to her name, Granbury Lady Pirate softball pitcher Kristen was, well, right on the money this past weekend.

Money, a freshman, was nothing short of dominant as the Lady Pirates defeated visiting Arlington Heights 11-0 at home Friday and won 16-0 at O.D. Wyatt Saturday.

In the win over Heights, Money pitched a one-hitter.

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