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EDC director leaving

December 18, 2014

Warren Ketteman, executive director of the Lake Granbury Economic Development Corporation, is leaving to head up the EDC in Forney. Ketteman, who came to Granbury in February, will start his new job on Feb. 2. He said his last day on the job here will likely be Jan. 23.…

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Macon honored at City Council meeting

December 17, 2014

Longtime Municipal Judge Ben Macon received special recognition and applause at Tuesday night’s (Dec. 16) regular meeting of the Granbury City Council. Mayor Nin Hulett presented Macon with a framed clock in honor of his 30 years of service to the city.…

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Vehicle crashes into ravine

December 17, 2014

A vehicle crashed into a ravine shortly after 11 a.m. Wednesday on Lipan Highway, according to scanner traffic. The one-vehicle accident happened about halfway between Granbury and Lipan near Hill Country Court. A young woman was transported to Lake Granbury Medical Center.…

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Cops raise $20,000 for Kids Armor of Hope

December 17, 2014

Granbury Police Chief Mitch Galvan and several of the city’s police officers presented a check for $20,039 to a representative of Kids Armor of Hope at Tuesday night’s (Dec. 16) regular meeting of the Granbury City Council. Kids Armor of Hope, a United Way partner agency, sends children who have been abused, abandoned or neglected to summer camp.…

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Council schedules tourism-related workshop

December 17, 2014

The Granbury City Council agreed at its regular meeting Tuesday night (Dec. 16) to schedule a workshop with Hilton Garden Inn officials to discuss marketing and promotion of the adjacent Granbury Resort Conference Center. A lack of partnership with the Hilton Garden Inn and alleged poor management of the city-owned Conference Center were among criticisms detailed in the report by Zeitgeist Consulting, a destination marketing firm.…

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Pecan Art Guild selects Kathleen Bales

December 17, 2014

Kathleen Bales was named first place winner for artist of the month with the Pecan Plantation Art Guild (PPAG). Also commended for their work are Barbara Brown, Jean Carmichael, Colleen Zeiler, and Lowell Conder. hese artists have their work displayed at the Pecan Clubhouse, the Pecan Activities Center (PAC), at various businesses in Pecan Village.…

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Fort Worth man facing two felony drug charges

December 17, 2014

Raphael Perez, 29, of Fort Worth, was arrested on Dec. 6 for two counts of manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1, greater than 4 grams/less than 200 grams, according to Hood County Jail booking records.…

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Boys and Girls Club adding Acton site

December 16, 2014

The Granbury School Board approved an agreement with the Boys and Girls Club of Hood County for the lease of the former STARS Accelerated High School building on Acton School Road. The agreement includes a “nominal monthly facility fee” and stipulates that the organization will cover utilities and other building costs, school officials said.…

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Brooks: First monthly church service at historic Rock Church “a great success”

December 16, 2014

It had been more than a decade since church services were held at the historic Rock Church near Tolar, but the kick-off on Sunday, Dec. 7, of monthly, non-denominational church services there was “a great success,” according to Jerry Brooks, who came up with the idea. Old-fashioned hymns sung at the service included “I Saw the Light” and “I’ll Fly Away.” The next service is scheduled for 11 a.m.…

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Students raise thousands of dollars for Christmas for Children

December 16, 2014

Granbury students raise several thousand dollars each year for Hood County Christmas for Children, which provides Christmas gifts and bicycles to children from families with economic need. This includes thousands from the National Honor Society at Granbury High School – with the money coming from ticket proceeds to the “Tunes for Tots” annual contest.…

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