More than 300 people attended a Town Hall meeting Saturday night at the Granbury Resort Conference Center to hear from the Lake Granbury Coalition about a newly released study on the lake level.
The report, referred to as the “White Paper,” was prepared by attorneys with Haynes and Boone and includes data compiled by a hydrologist hired by the Coalition.
Coalition member Todd Garner told the audience that the group hopes to address with BRA officials three proposals.… Read the rest
TOLAR – The Lipan Indians celebrated their return to the playoffs with a 74-49 thumping of Walnut Springs in their Class A Division II bidistrict basketball game Monday at Tolar High School.
The Indians missed the playoffs in 2013, their first vacation from the postseason in a couple decades.
The victory moved the Indians (14-15) into an area-round matchup against Coolidge (24-1).… Read the rest
Two candidate forums sponsored by local Republican organizations filled the council chambers at Granbury City Hall last week, just days before the start of early voting for the March 4 primary.
Early voting began yesterday and runs through Feb. 28. All early voting will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at Annex 1, 1410 W. Pearl St.
Thursday evening, the Hood County Tea Party hosted candidates for the four contested local races – Precinct 2 county commissioner, county clerk, county treasurer and Precinct 3 justice of the peace.… Read the rest
The path through the 2013-2014 basketball season was a bumpy one for the Tolar boys, but the young Rattlers seemed to be coming around near the end.
The Rattlers won two of their last three games in District 10-2A play and finished 3-9 with Friday night’s 52-34 loss to second-place Godley. Tolar was 3-16 overall.
Tolar advanced into the football playoffs, so several of the varsity players got a late basketball start for the second year in a row.… Read the rest
JACKSBORO – Just like that Ashely Reid of Wichita Falls Rider became the answer to a trivia question.
Who scored the final basket in a game coached by Leta Andrews?
Reid’s layup with seven seconds remaining provided the winning points as Wichita Falls Rider defeated the Granbury Lady Pirates 40-39 in their Class 4A Region I area basketball playoff game at Jacksboro High School.… Read the rest
It didn’t take Kaylee Brawner long to make a splash with the Granbury High swim team.
In only her freshman season, she has joined some pretty elite company.
Brawner will be competing at the Class 4A State Swimming and Diving Meet at the University of Texas in Austin Friday and Saturday. She is the first GHS swimmer to reach that plateau since 2010, and the first girl to do so since 2008.… Read the rest
KEENE — It was almost a love first quarter in a St. Valentine’s Lipan-Abbott Class A Division II area girls basketball playoff game Friday night.
Abbott, down 36-0, finally scored with 34 seconds left, preventing an opening-period shutout.
Lipan, the state’s top-ranked Class A small-school division team, bolted from the gates with a smothering full-court press that had Abbott looking more than perplexed.… Read the rest
David Winkleman stopped shy of calling Friday’s 1-0 victory in Stephenville a desperation victory for his Granbury Lady Pirates soccer team.
But it was, without question, the biggest win of the season to date.
“It really helps our mentality,” said Winkleman. “It was a complete game. They (Granbury) played loose, played hard.”
The lone goal was scored by Courtney Heathington with about 25 minutes left in the game.… Read the rest
The Granbury Pirates controlled the game, but Stephenville controlled the score Friday night, winning a District 15-4A soccer showdown 2-1 on Johnny Perkins Field.
“We actually dominated them,” said Granbury coach Doug Kissinger. “They didn’t outplay us at all.”
The loss dropped the Pirates (5-3-5 overall) to 2-1 in district. They are alone in third place, with Stephenville (9-1, 3-0) and Cleburne (11-1-1, 3-0) tied for first.… Read the rest
Mavs scorers – Ricky Layland 4, Elliot Hall 2, Trenton Gray 2.
Spurs scorers – Dylan Ellis 2, Anthony Salgado 2.
Spurs defensive standouts – Zane Davis, Brendan Kissinger.
Magic scorers – Tyler McGowan 8, Austin McGowan 5, Peyton Raines 4, Rhodi Rhodes 3, Jerry Dobbs 2.
Magic defensive standouts – Tye Petrey, James Hass.… Read the rest