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Annual ag show this Saturday

October 15, 2014

The Granbury FFA and Granbury Young Farmers will hold its 6th Annual Fall Shootout livestock show Saturday at the Granbury ISD Agricultural Science Complex.

There will be two shows:

Heifer/Steer – weigh-in: 6:30-8 a.m.; show: 9 a.m.

Lamb/Goat – weigh-in: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; show: 2 p.m.

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Early voting starts this Monday

October 15, 2014

Early voting for the Nov. 4 General Election will begin Monday.

All early voting will take place at Annex 1, 1410 W. Pearl St.

Here is the breakdown for early voting: Monday, Oct. 20 – Friday, Oct. 24, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 25, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, Oct.

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Accident victim’s name released

October 11, 2014

Authorities released the name of the woman who died Tuesday morning in an accident on Highway 377 west of Cresson. Misty Brown, 32, whose driver’s license showed a Pecan Plantation address, was pronounced dead at the scene after her car slammed into the back of an 18-wheel water transport truck, according to investigators.

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City extends McKethan’s contract

October 11, 2014

The Granbury City Council has opted not to keep City Manager Wayne McKethan for the additional six months he requested.

They have chosen instead to extend the retiring city manager’s contract by three months.

McKethan’s current contract expires at the end of January.

According to Mayor Nin Hulett, the council has given McKethan above average ratings on performance evaluations.

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Keyed up

October 11, 2014
Keyed up

Ruth’s Place Executive Director Becky Mauldin shares her excitement with a key to the clinic’s steel building Thursday at a dedication ceremony. Mueller, Inc. owner Bryan Davenport (right) presented the key to Mauldin. The building was donated to the organization by Mueller and sits next to the current building on Crawford Avenue near Kroger.

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Donna Banker Woman of the Year

October 11, 2014
Donna Banker Woman of the Year

Banker

Granbury’s Donna Banker is well known for her community and charitable endeavors.

Because she knows how to rise above difficult circumstances, and because she unselfishly gives her time and resources to better the lives of many in Granbury, Donna Banker is the 2014 Opal Durant Granbury Woman of the Year.

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Monarch tagging this morning

October 11, 2014

The Rio Brazos Master Naturalist Chapter will host its third annual monarch butterfly tagging and education event this morning from 9 to noon at Acton Nature Center.

Monarchs funnel through Texas in the fall from the north to overwinter in forests high in the mountains in Central Mexico.

Last year 340 monarchs were tagged, and about 250 people attended the event, according to Dayna Inbody, a Rio Brazos Master Naturalist.

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City marketing plan draws some debate

October 11, 2014

Marketing and Communications Director Steve Dieterichs presented his marketing plan to the Granbury City Council Tuesday night.

His presentation at the regular City Council meeting, and the discussion that followed, lasted about an hour and 20 minutes.

Dieterichs gave a slide presentation detailing strategies for promoting tourism and best utilizing marketing dollars.

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Pirates on parade

October 11, 2014
Pirates on parade

Scores of Granbury Pirate football fans lined Pearl Street Monday evening for the Granbury High School Homecoming parade. Hundreds of locals participated in the parade with a superhero-inspired theme of “Marvel-ous Victory” before moving on to Pirate Stadium for a spirit rally. Granbury played Cleburne last night in the Homecoming football game.

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NCTA wins district opener

October 11, 2014

The North Central Texas Academy Pioneers won their Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools Six-Man Div. II, District 2 football opener Thursday night, edging visiting Richardson Canyon Creek, 38-36.

For NCTA, Tyler Hoskins ran for two TDs and caught one scoring pass from Jared Dodson. Nash Siachetema threw a pair of TD passes, to Cole Rasco and Mark Langston.

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