Team Axium from Granbury High School is advancing to the F1 in Schools world finals after speeding through the national competition at the Michigan International Speedway Friday and Saturday.
Axium members Ernesto Arriaga, Brendan Crosslin, Westly Kren, Ian McMasters, Brandon Rush and Chloe Scroggins finished as semifinalist with the third fastest time in the contest. … Read the rest
Billie Sol Estes, a Texas wheeler-dealer who made national news after being convicted on federal and state fraud charges, died in his home in deCordova Tuesday morning at age 88, according to the Sheriff’s Office, which investigated after receiving a phone call.
“Deputies discovered that Billie Sol Estes has passed away in his recliner chair and was discovered by family, who called law enforcement,” Lieutenant Johnny Rose stated.… Read the rest
Shanna Smith, the city of Granbury’s marketing and communications director who has taken the lead on tourism for the past year and a half, is resigning.
Her last day with the city will be May 30.
City Manager Wayne McKethan said that Smith has accepted the position of “communication manager” for the city of San Antonio. She will report to the director of the Convention and Visitors Bureau.… Read the rest
Fifth annual event hit with kids, adults
Five years ago Pecan Plantation tennis professional Gonzalo Nunez had an idea to promote tennis in and around Hood County.
So the Hood County News Tennis Festival was born. Patterned somewhat after the HCN Junior Golf Tournaments, the event features youngsters, but unlike the golf, adults will also be part of the activities Friday through Sunday at Pecan Plantation and GISD courts.… Read the rest
Delays continue with the $10 million recreation center approved by voters last year, largely due to a failure by local officials to put agreements in writing prior to the bond election, school officials said.
GISD Public Information Officer Jeff Meador provided a written statement about the delays to the Hood County News after conferring with school board president Micky Shearon and school Superintendent James Largent.… Read the rest
Two newcomers and one incumbent have been elected to the board of the Acton Municipal Utility District (AMUD).
Election Day was Saturday. Between early voting and Election Day, 243 ballots were cast in six AMUD precincts, according to unofficial numbers released through the county elections office.
Voters could vote for up to three of the five candidates. … Read the rest