Lipan wins district academic meet

December 19, 2015
Lipan wins district academic meet

Lipan Elementary School and Lipan Junior High won the District 18-A Academic Meet. Participants were:

Second Grade

Presley Purefoy

Isla Cook

Addison Tarpley

Landrey Grove

Ashlyn Tarpley

Jonathan Pierce

Third Grade

Hanna Gaylor

Reagan Garrett

Makhala Gaston

Mackenzie Moore

Fourth Grade

Dixon Sinclair

Madison Cornelius

Sarah Marcantonio

Yahaira Castenada

Reagan Gatten

Tyson Tarpley

Harley Glover

Jacie Posey

Ashlyn Clark

Ben Shelly

Damaris Amador

Fifth Grade

Taylor Branson

Jimena Vega

Neali Overton

Dylan Sinclair

Weston Vance

Colton Rowland

Ellie Peacock

Tripp Phillips

Riley Grove

Pheobe Tipton

Lexie Mercer

Brylyn Thornburg

Carley Herron

Sixth Grade

Tate Branson

Patrick Marcantonio

Sidney Garrett

Alexis Fox

Madison Harrison

Jocilyn Shank

Macie Garcia

Hayden Shockley

Cody Harwell

Ben Montoya

Zach Ross

Jolee Tuggle

Paxton Murray

Clayton Merrifield

Blake Childers

Jadon Redwine

Seventh Grade

Maggie Peacock

Noah Morales

Taylor Clark

Kloe Pasket

Zach Thigpen

Peyton Garrett

Isabell Thompson

Grace Lewallen

Jonathan Bustamante

Trent Harrison

Lili Cogdill

Evie Mangan

Eighth Grade

Trey Barnett

Blaire Vance

Maryanda Fox

Jordan DeCorte

Madison Fea

Taylor Grove

Cole Taylor

Jarrett Slayten

Morgan Mercer

Hayden Hightower

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Tolar FFA places in events

December 19, 2015
Tolar FFA places in events

Tolar FFA traveled to Hill College and Robinson High School Dec. 11-12 to compete in leadership development events.

Students began the statewide-tournament in 13 different events that focus on creating situations for members to demonstrate their abilities in public speaking, decision making, communication, and knowledge of agriculture and the FFA organization.

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22 band members all-region

December 19, 2015
22 band members all-region

Twenty-two Granbury High School band members were selected for the All-Region Band during recent tryouts.

A record nine are advancing to the area auditions for a chance to make the All-State Band.

The tryouts for TMEA Region 7 featured hundreds of students from schools in Fort Worth and areas west to Brownwood and Brady.

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JROTC rifle team wins state championship

December 19, 2015

The Granbury Marine Corps JROTC rifle team claimed the title of “Best in the State” at the 2015 Texas State JROTC Air Rifle Championships on Dec. 4-5 at Robert E. Lee High School in San Antonio.

The state-winning precision team was composed of Cody Bogle, Freeman Hawker, Kayla Hitshew and Trinity Hathaway.

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Lipan honors veterans

December 12, 2015
Lipan honors veterans

Students in the Lipan After School Program participated in a Veterans Day Art Contest. The contest winners are shown with teacher John Jennings, also a veteran. Back row from left: Aiden Shank, Isla Cook, Makhala Gaston, Damaris Amador and Matthew Tipton. Front row from left: Levi Morales and Ava Cook. Winners pictured are Sydni Gaylor, Libbie Peacock, Danielle Bussey, Erin Moya and Lexie Mercer.

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Tolar visits Botanical Gardens

December 12, 2015
Tolar visits Botanical Gardens

Tolar sixth-grade students went to the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens to assist grounds keepers in cleaning up large quantities of leaves and tree debris, chipping wood, spreading mulch, pulling up autumn’s plants and planting for the winter season. The grounds keepers sent a special email thanking the students for their work, commenting on their exceptional behavior, and asking that they return next year.

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GISD theater students make national contest

December 12, 2015
GISD theater students make national contest

Three Granbury High School theater arts students qualified for a national competition while attending the Texas Thespian Festival Dec. 3-5 in Dallas.

Making the cut for the national contest were Kate Jennings and Brennan Ross in duet acting and Caleb Wood in set design.

Ross, a senior, and Jennings, a junior, performed a scene from the comedy “Moon Over Buffalo” by Ken Ludwig.

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Band beau, sweetheart

December 2, 2015
Band beau, sweetheart

The Granbury High School Pirate Band named Brennan Ross (left) and Reagan Hall the band beau and band sweetheart during the last home football game Oct. 29. Both seniors at Granbury High School. Hall is the drumline captain. Ross plays French horn and is the section leader.

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Students help save animals

December 2, 2015
Students help save animals

They’re best friends.

Crossland Ninth Grade Center students are doing than just learning about animals.

They’re helping save them.

The campus has started an Animal Lovers Club that works with local animal rescue groups.

Sponsor Kristen Titus said about 35 students are in the group.

“We asked for donations through the community,” Titus said.

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You talking about me?

November 28, 2015
You talking about me?

Granbury goat exhibitor Bailee Burenheide, 10, soaks in valuable information from Palo Pinto County Agent Scott Mauney at last Saturday’s annual Hood County 4-H Livestock Show at the Granbury Reunion Grounds. The practice show gives participants experience in preparing for the upcoming 61st Hood County Junior Livestock Show and Sale Jan.

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