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Fort Worth Children’s Opera Theatre set to bring fairy tales to life

November 8, 2014
Fort Worth Children’s Opera Theatre set to bring fairy tales to life

On a mission to prove that opera can be fun for even the youngest audiences, Fort Worth Opera is bringing the magic of opera to thousands of Granbury ISD sixth-graders on Tuesday and Wednesday of this coming week. On the state-of-the-art stage of Granbury’s historic Opera House, members of the Fort Worth Opera Studio will bring the classical fairy tale Billy Goats Gruff to life in four 45-minute performances.

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‘Pippin’ conquers: Last-minute role change handled with Grace

November 1, 2014
‘Pippin’ conquers: Last-minute role change handled with Grace

The old theater adage “break a leg” took on a whole new meaning for the Granbury High School fine arts musical “Pippin.” And the challenging part didn’t even happen on stage – but rather the football field at Pirate Stadium.

It was early in the second quarter of the District 8-5A matchup between the Granbury Pirates and visiting Burleson Centennial Spartans.

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Speech team excels at Midland Lee

November 1, 2014
Speech team excels at Midland Lee

Granbury High School speech team members competed at the Midland Lee Tall City Invitational speech and debate tournament on Oct. 18. In the Congressional Debate, Jamie Escarcega took fifth place and Lauren Berry took eighth. In the Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Jaci Cavitt was a semifinalist (4-1 record). All three earned qualifying points towards the Texas Forensic Association state tourney in the spring.

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Top Granbury students honored by parents for academic excellence

November 1, 2014

The top students in Granbury schools were recently honored by Parents for Academic Excellence.

The recognition came at the 20th Annual Granbury Scholars Award banquet held on Oct. 20 at the Granbury Resort Conference Center.

The awards were given to the top 2 percent of each class in grades 6-12 at Granbury High School, Crossland Ninth Grade Center, Acton Middle School and Granbury Middle School for the 2013-14 school year.

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GMS students join honor society

November 1, 2014
GMS students join honor society

Several students from Granbury Middle School were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society during a ceremony held on Oct. 22. The students joining NJHS are: Hannah Barber, Haylee Branum, Martin Briones, Meghan Childers, Morgan Dixon, Anna Elkins, Enrique Espinoza, Cody Fojtasek, Abigail Gage, Cameron Gibson, Alyssa Hall, Jadalyn Huey, Hannah Myers, Marissa Overman, Angelina Pena, Elise Pepper, Amanda Peterson, Andrea Rodriguez, Jolie Rudisalile, Madison Samuelson, Shayley Teeter, Bryn Vandermark, Bailey Vermillion, Jed Wagner, and Rachel McWilliams.

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High School Musical Jr. coming to GMS stage

November 1, 2014

Granbury Middle School theater students will present High School Musical Jr. on Dec. 5, 6 and 8. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Admission is $7 at the door.

According to a synopsis from Music Theatre International, “It’s the first day after winter break at East High.

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Brawner kids run for Scarecrow Scamper

October 29, 2014
Brawner kids run for Scarecrow Scamper

Brawner Intermediate School students were running and walking laps for the annual Scarecrow Scamper on Friday. Sponsored by the student council, the running and walking event helps raise funds for the school as students earn money through pledges for each lap they complete. Together with the school PTO, the student leaders hope to gather enough money to assist school programs and for items such as an electronic marquee.

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Pirate Band earns top region rating

October 22, 2014

The Granbury High School Pirate Band earned a Division I superior rating at the University Interscholastic League region marching competition Saturday at Burleson Stadium.

The “Asylum” marching show received the top rating from all three judges.

This year’s marching show features music by Hector Berlioz, Peter Graham, Pat Metheny, Sergei Profofiev and Samuel Barber.

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Cornerstone royalty

October 22, 2014
Cornerstone royalty

Kelci Kitts was named Cornerstone Christian Academy Homecoming Queen and Josh Beaird was named King in festivities Friday night. It was a sweet Homecoming football win for the Crusaders, downing Weatherford Christian, 52-34.

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Young farmers shootout

October 22, 2014
Young farmers shootout

Tolar High School sophomore Olivia Webb competes at Saturday’s Granbury Young Farmers Fall Shootout at the Granbury High School agriculture facility. The annual county livestock show is in January.

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