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Continued education

November 28, 2015
Continued education

Granbury’s Davis Nix may be just 10 years old, but he’s a veteran when it comes to showing steers. Nix took the opportunity to show his steer and perhaps learn a thing or two at last Saturday’s annual Hood County 4-H Livestock Show at the Granbury Reunion Grounds. Hood County 4-H and FFA members return to the reunion grounds Jan.

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JROTC rifle team sweeps competition in Fort Worth

November 25, 2015
JROTC rifle team sweeps competition in Fort Worth

The Granbury Marine Corps JROTC rifle team swept the competition at the Fort Worth ISD’s JROTC Cowtown Classic Nov. 6 at Paschal High School.

Cody Bogle led the precision category with a total score of 295-16 out of 300 and placed first out of the field of 40 shooters.

Additionally, Freeman Hawker placed second in the competition shooting a 293-20.

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Can’t run on empty

November 25, 2015
Can’t run on empty

Students from SHAPE Academy helped unload 65 cases of bottled water Thursday afternoon for the DCBE/Acton Volunteer Fire Department. The collected water is the result of an annual fundraiser SHAPE Academy kindergartners spearheaded. With roughly 2,000 bottles of water, this will go a long way to quench the thirst of volunteer firefighters working to protect Hood County.

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Charming little cheerleaders

November 21, 2015
Charming little cheerleaders

The Lipan Indians posted a 77-36 victory over the Tolar Rattlers in Tuesday night’s boys basketball game at Lipan High School. Lipan youngsters (from left) Brianna Taylor, Hadley Shockley and Sidney Gaylor did a great job cheering them on.

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Education grants to fund innovative teaching projects

November 21, 2015

The Granbury ISD Education Foundation Party Bus traveled over the community Wednesday announcing the winners of grants and a special award totaling almost $63,000.

The foundation had a substantial increase in fundraising – thanks in part to a successful third annual 50 Fellas Foodfest – allowing for an increase in grant awards.

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Percussionists win second

November 21, 2015
Percussionists win second

Granbury High School percussionists placed second in the chamber ensemble competition at the 40th Annual Percussive Arts Society International Convention Friday, Nov. 13, in San Antonio.

Ensemble members placing were Reagan Hall, Ashleigh Hallmark, Tyler Rau and Addie Jackson.

It was Granbury’s first appearance at the contest, according to band director Tahlequah Kirk.

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Texas trees sport fall color

November 21, 2015
Texas trees sport fall color

Texas is not a state well known for its fall foliage.

However, given adequate moisture and cooler weather, many of the state’s deciduous trees, shrubs and vines can perform admirably, providing bright yellow, gold and red foliage.

Many native oak trees produce colorful leaves, such as Texas red oak (burgundy to yellow), lacey oak (yellow), chinquapin oak (yellow) and shumard oak (red).

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Top Granbury students honored

November 13, 2015
Top Granbury students honored

Juniors: Parents for Academic Excellence honored these students from last year’s junior class. Front from left: Joshua Smith, Aaron Morgan, Craig Knisley and Kaylee Keating. Back from left: Clay Walters, Lily Thornton, Kiersten Mathis and Sarah Schloeman.

Eighth grade: Top students from last year’s eighth grade are (front from left) Martin Briones, Emily Tipton, Courtney Gilley and Meghan Childers.

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Granbury band scores a superior to advance

October 17, 2015
Granbury band scores a superior to advance

It was music to their ears Tuesday for the Granbury High School Band.

The band will advance to the area round after a Division I superior rating at the University Interscholastic League region marching contest.

The event was held at Herman Clark Stadium in Fort Worth.

Also, DeSoto band director Delton Brown made a special trip to the competition to present trophies from last weekend’s DeSoto competition.

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18 GHS students in region choir

October 17, 2015

By qualifying for the region choir, 18 choir students from Granbury High School and Crossland Ninth Grade Center advanced another step toward making the Texas Music Educators Association all-state choirs.

The auditions were held Saturday at Southwest High School in Fort Worth.

An additional 24 students qualified for the district choir.

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