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  • Evening the score

    Granbury Pirate Jacob Rose gives his team a thumbs up Friday night at Pirate Stadium after he kicked a field goal for a 17-17 tie with Burleson at halftime.The Prates fell to Burleson 33-31. Mary Vinson/Hood County News.


  • GranScary tonight at reunion grounds October 25, 2014

    Be ready to be scared out of your wits. It’s the first GranScary haunted house that starts this weekend at the Granbury Reunion Grounds. Tonight’s event, including a DJ, dancing and race car simulators, is from 6 to midnight. It’s geared for middle schoolers to college students.

  • Bow Wow Trick or Treat this afternoon October 25, 2014

    They’re gone to the dogs today at the Bow Wow Trick or Treat in Shanley Park from noon to 4 p.m. Trick or treat stations are set up along the walking path for dogs in costume and their owners. Other activities include costume contests, pet psychic, food and games.

  • Cresson Fall Festival today October 25, 2014

    Grab your cowboy hat and head out to the Cresson Fall Festival today, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Historic Cresson School. There will be children’s activities, live entertainment, auctions, a country store and the grand reopening of the Cresson Heritage Museum.

  • Our Savior hosting fall festival Saturday October 25, 2014

    The fall festival at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1400 N. Meadows Drive, is Saturday, Oct. 25 from 5-7 p.m. Includes carnival games, hay rides, costume parade, cookie decorating, hot dogs and popcorn.

  • New company in a caring role October 25, 2014

    Charis Hospice, 2001 Fall Creek Highway, was recently licensed through the nonprofit Department of Aging and Disabilities Services. Dale Pierce, Natalie Jefferson and Gina Forrest are owners of Charis Hospice LLC. “The company is working for a role in the ever-growing senior market in Hood and surrounding counties by providing loving care for families in a time of need,” said Jefferson.

  • Special sale today for woodworker with ALS October 25, 2014

    Woodworker Kevin Pritt, owner of Republic Log Homes at 3317 Glen Rose Highway, is holding a special sale today (Saturday, Oct. 25) in hopes of clearing his inventory so that he can move to his niece’s home in Colorado. Pritt has ALS, otherwise known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Pritt’s store will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Tolar grabs win; Pirates, Crusaders, Pioneers fall October 25, 2014

    This week’s area football rondup: On Friday, Tolar defeated Goldthwaite in a key District 7-2A, Div. I contest, 39-26; Granbury was edged out by Burleson Centennial, 33-31; and Cornerstone Christian Academy lost to Jonesboro in a six-man TCAF contest. On Thursday, North Central Texas Academy lost an 89-65 decision to Fort Worth Covenant Classical in TAPPS six-man play.

  • Pirates pull close, but fall to Centennial, 33-31 October 25, 2014

    Granbury scored late in the fourth quarter on a 15-yard pass to Michael Mulholland from quarterback Kyler Young, but Burleson Centennial secured the ball on an onside kick attempt and ran out the final 1:28 for a 33-31 District 8-5A football win over the Pirates Friday at Pirate Stadium. Senior receiver Nick Doughty hauled in TD passes of 25 and 20 yards from starting quarterback Rustin Beasley within a span of 23 seconds midway through the first quarter to give the Pirates a 14-8 lead over the Spartans, thanks in part to Austin Goodnight’s recovery of a Centennial fumble. But neither Beasley nor Doughty were around after the 1:25 mark in the first quarter. Beasley was sideined by an injury and Doughty was ejected after an altercation with a Centennial player. Malik Allen’s 30-yard TD run and Jacob Rose’s 39-yard field goal – set up by Cody Odom’s interception and 25-yard return – rounded out the scoring for the Pirates (1-4, 1-7 overall). The Spartans moved up to 3-2 in district, 5-2 overall.

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