- Up and at ‘em
Saturday morning was just another work day for construction crews at Lake Granbury Medical Center. Mary Vinson/Hood County News
- Wind whips barn fire in Cresson
Firefighters responded to a large wind-whipped barn fire in Cresson early Saturday afternoon. Smoke could be seen miles away. The fire was on the Cleburne side of Cresson in town on South Crook Street.
- Cleburne woman charged in felony drug case
Rowena Katharine Lawson, 42, of Cleburne, was arrested Feb. 28 on East Highway 377 by a Granbury police officer and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), less than 1 gram, Hood County Jail booking desk records show.
- Baby goat visits school
Baby Gracie, a 6-day-old baby goat, was a special visitor with Emma Roberson Elementary School pre-kindergartners on March 5. As part of a series of lessons on farm animals, the family of student Alexis Roberts brought the kid to help the children learn about baby goats and how they are fed. The owners had a huge baby bottle of goat’s milk for the kid to drink.
- Move clocks forward one hour
Don’t forget to move your clocks ahead one hour tonight before you hit the hay. Daylight saving time goes into effect at 2 a.m. Sunday.
- Runaway boy, 12, found safe in Whippoorwill Bay
A 12-year-old boy who was reported as a runaway from a residence in Whippoorwill Bay was found, uninjured, hiding near the swimming pool in his neighborhood, Hood County Sheriff Roger Deeds said just after 8 Thursday evening. Deputies, first responders and other officials joined in the search about an hour earlier and used a search dog and a thermal imager while the child was being sought.
- Officials searching for runaway in Whippoorwill Bay
First responders, deputies and other officials are searching for a 12-year-old caucasion boy who reportedly is a runaway last seen on Skylark Drive near Lake Granbury in the Whippoorwill Bay subdivision north of Granbury, Sheriff Roger Deeds said shortly after 7 p.m. Friday. The boy has a stocky build, short hair and glasses and is believed to be wearing a red and black shirt, black pants and white tennis shoes. In addition to deputies and firefighters, officials are utilizing a search dog plus a thermal imager.
- 2014 Pirate football schedule announced
The Granbury Pirates will open the 2014 football regular season on the road at Azle on Aug. 29. The first home game will be the following week, Sept. 5, against Denton. They also have a nondistrict game Sept. 12 in Corsicana. Following a bye week, District 8-5A play begins Sept. 26 at Burleson. Other district road games are Oct. 17 at Joshua and Oct. 31 at Aledo. District home games are against Everman Oct. 3, Cleburne Oct. 10 (homecoming), Burleson Centennial Oct. 24 and Crowley Nov. 7. The Pirates will also host Stephenville in a scrimmage Aug. 22. All games begin at 7:30 p.m.
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- Largent announces GISD administration reorganization
Granbury School Superintendent James Largent has announced a reorganization of district administration. The district will hire a new assistant superintendent for finance and operations. The administrator will be the district’s chief financial officer and will also oversee departments for athletics/community education, facilities/maintenance, support services and transportation. “This is not a new position since this person will replace our outgoing executive director of finance (Sharay Boynton),” Largent said. “Given the importance of our bond program over the next few years and ongoing school finance issues, I feel it is essential to elevate this position to the assistant superintendent level. This will help our departments to operate more efficiently on behalf of students, parents and the community.” Current Assistant Superintendent Carol Howard will become the assistant superintendent for administrative services and will continue to oversee instructional departments.