Early voting for two hotly contested races for the Granbury City Council will start Monday.
Simultaneously, filing continues for 10 county races that will be on the spring primary ballot.
The city runoffs involve the mayor’s position (Place 1) and the year that remains on the Place 4 seat vacated by Mayor Pro Tem Nin Hulett.
Hulett, who has been filling in for Mayor Rickie Pratt since Pratt suffered a stroke last December, is running for mayor against David Southern.… Read the rest
As the demographics in Hood County have changed over the past 50 years, the Granbury Animal Clinic has adapted to the differences.
When the Granbury Animal Clinic opened for business under its first owner, Dr. Roger Nunnallee, the practice accommodated the dominant animals at the time – especially larger ones such as horses and cows used by farmers and ranchers. Nunnallee began practicing veterinary medicine in 1962, and opened the clinic in February of 1963.… Read the rest
McLean and four other Texas sheriff’s deputies were honored Friday morning in Austin after giving their lives in the line of duty in recent months. Their names were added to the list of 494 others on the Lost Lawman Memorial Wall at the Sheriff’s Association of Texas Memorial and Training Center.
Two of the other deputies, Joshua S. Mitchell of Reagan County and Michael Ray Smith of Upton County, died in 2012.… Read the rest
A local fund has been set up to benefit survivors of Keith Fowler Bramlett, a 31-year-old Granbury man who died Monday after a rollover accident in a rural area southeast of Scranton, Pa.
The Keith Bramlett Children’s Memorial Fund is set up at Community Bank in Granbury.
Bramlett’s wife Kara and daughter Kaydence live in Granbury, and his obituary states he is survived by two other daughters, Avery and Chyanne.… Read the rest
It was around the time when “Ghostbusters” made “Who ya gonna call?” a catchphrase and a snazzy song by Cyndi Lauper hit the top five of the Billboard Top 100 that a friendship formed among nine giggly middle school girls.
As the years passed, they survived mullets and other bad hair days. They were friends before there was “Friends,” spice girls before there were Spice Girls.… Read the rest
The president was dead, and the hunt was on for his assassin. News of the tragedy spread quickly that Friday, as doctors realized that nothing could be done. The bullet wound to the head was far too serious for the commander in chief to survive.
The president’s wife was in shock over the horror she had witnessed. She and her husband had suffered the loss of a child while living in the fish bowl atmosphere of the White House – and now her grief would once again be on public display.… Read the rest
Pennsylvania State Police reported that 31-year-old Granbury resident Keith Fowler Bramlett was pronounced dead at 2:46 a.m. Eastern Standard Time Monday at Pocono Medical Center-East Stroudsburg after he was injured when the 2005 Dodge Ram pickup he was driving rolled over on Interstate 80 near Pocono Township in Monroe County (Pa.).
The report states that the two passengers in the pickup – Derek Tyler Young and Kevin Michael Jenkins, both 27-year-old Granbury residents – escaped the crash without injury.… Read the rest
Falls are a lot more cheerful in Granbury these days.
Used to be fall sports at Granbury High were a way to pass the time until the Lady Pirates took to the basketball court.
Eleven seasons ago the Pirates in football and Lady Pirates in volleyball combined for eight wins (two football, six volleyball).
This season the football team posted nine wins, and the volleyball team posted 41 – more than the entire first three seasons under coach Tammy Clark (28).… Read the rest
Not only did Hood County resident Al Bulloch see President John F. Kennedy arrive in Dallas 50 years ago, he also witnessed his departure – in a casket.
Bulloch, 76, was working at Love Field when the president’s plane landed on the morning of Nov. 22, 1963.
“We knew the president was coming in,” Bulloch said Sunday. “We were between flights.… Read the rest