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Lipan youth wins calf scramble at FW Stock Show Rodeo

February 21, 2015
Lipan youth wins calf scramble at FW Stock Show Rodeo

Jace Walker, a member of the Lipan FFA, was among the winners in the Calf Scramble event during the Feb. 6 performance at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. His parents are Verne Walker and Candace Alphil.

The Calf Scramble, which allows 16 students to compete at 28 of the 29 rodeo performances, has eight winners in each performance.

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Horse judges win second at FW

February 18, 2015
Horse judges win second at FW

The Hood County 4-H Senior Horse Judging Team placed second out of 40 teams at the Fort Worth Livestock Show 4-H and FFA Horse Judging Contest.

The team earned a trip to the world show in Oklahoma City later this year.

The team also placed fourth in Halter Division, third in Performance Division and third in Oral Reasons Division.

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Bogle, Dowell qualify for Junior Olympics air rifle competition

February 18, 2015

Granbury Marine Corps JROTC cadets Cody Bogle and Hunter Dowell have qualified for this year’s Junior Olympics air rifle competition.

Both Granbury High School students will participate in the Junior Olympics men’s air rifle competitions at the Olympics Training Center in Colorado Springs in April based on their qualifying score in the state Junior Olympics tryouts in January at TCU.

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4-H’ers fare well at FW Stock Show

February 18, 2015

Thirty-one Hood County 4-H’ers competed during the Fort Worth Livestock Show and Rodeo.

4-H’ers participated in the Meat, Goat, and Horse Judging Contest, as well as exhibiting livestock in the Breeding and Market Livestock Shows. 4-H’ers found success both in the ring and the judging contest.

The Meats Judging Team consisted of Brayden Brockman, Jolee Tuggle, Sam Spradlin, Sarah Spradlin, Macie Garcia, Taylor, Grove, Emily Brite and Maddison Fea.

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GEF awards grants to area schools

January 7, 2015
GEF awards grants to area schools

Students heading back to school for the spring semester will see and experience new educational opportunities courtesy of the Granbury ISD Education Foundation.

The full list of grant awards is below:

Classrooms without Walls

Acton Elementary

Outdoor classrooms naturally motivate students with hands-on learning experiences that involve English, math, fine arts, social studies and physical education.

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Christmas break begins with early dismissals on Dec. 19

December 13, 2014

Schools in Granbury ISD, Tolar ISD and Lipan ISD will dismiss classes early this Friday.

Elementary and intermediate GISD campuses will dismiss at 11:45 a.m.

The middle schools, Crossland Ninth Grade Center and Granbury High School will dismiss at 1 p.m. Buses will transport students home early based on this schedule.

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Arts groups set Christmas concerts

December 13, 2014

Granbury school district fine arts groups have scheduled upcoming Christmas concerts.

Monday, December 15

7:30 p.m. – Granbury High School Band

Tuesday, December 16

6 p.m. – Granbury Middle School 6th Grade Choir

7:30 p.m. – Acton Middle School Choirs (at GHS Bagby-McMahan Performing Arts Center)

7:30 p.m. – GMS 7th and 8th Grade Choirs

Thursday, December 18

7 p.m.

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Granbury FFA competes at state leadership contest

December 13, 2014
Granbury FFA competes at state leadership contest

Members of the Granbury FFA chapter competed in Leadership Development Event state competition on Dec. 5 at Sam Houston State University.

Granbury students placed in Ag Issues, Ag Advocacy and Senior FFA Quiz events.

With more than 1,000 FFA chapters across the state, this put Granbury in the Top 20.

“Advancing to the semifinals in the contests was a major undertaking.

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Four theater students make nationals in Nebraska

December 13, 2014
Four theater students make nationals in Nebraska

Four Granbury High School theater arts qualified for a national competition while attending the Texas Thespian Festival on Nov. 20-22 in Dallas.

Making the cut for the national contest were:

Baylee Davis

Kiersten Mathis

Dakota Medlin

Kimbria Younkin

A group of theater students from GHS and Crossland Ninth Grade Center traveled to the state event at the Dallas Convention Center.

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Turner Foundation gives more than $10,000 to Tolar classrooms

November 26, 2014
Turner Foundation gives more than $10,000 to Tolar classrooms

The nonprofit Ryan Turner Education Foundation recently awarded a variety of grants to Tolar schools.

The Fall Innovative Education Grant Program includes more than $10,000 for Tolar classrooms.

A total of $4,500 was given for Hands on Science programs in K-2 classes and for the fourth-fifth grades’ Young Scientists Program.

The grant request came from teachers Christie Collie, Briahna Wandel, Melody Holly, Lisa Harkins and Megan Vahlenkamp.

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