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- Icy roads expected Wednesday night through early Thursday morning March 3, 2015
Hazardous road conditions are expected Wednesday evening through early Thursday morning after a winter blast of sleet and slow hits the area, according to the National Weather Service. About a half-inch of sleet and an inch of snow will be possible.
- Council appoints transition committee March 3, 2015
The Granbury City Council Tuesday night (March 3) appointed a four-member committee to “study the transition” for a Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) that would receive funding from the city, but would be an independent entity. The Council shied away from fully committing to eliminating the city’s Convention and Visitors Bureau department and moving to a separate organization – a move pushed strongly by council member Rose Myers. The transition committee includes Jim Leitch, who will represent hotels and bed and breakfast establishments; Scott Young, president of the Historic Granbury Merchants Association; Diane Hedges, head of the Tourism Advisory Board; and Myers, who will represent the City Council. The committee will research what the conversion would entail and will report back to the Council.
- Birdwell files border bill March 3, 2015
State Sen. Brian Birdwell (R-Granbury) on Tuesday (March 3) filed Senate Bill 3, the “Stronger Border, Safer Texas” Act, aimed at bolstering law enforcement resources along the Texas-Mexico border. Major functions of the bill include increasing checkpoints, creating a DPS Officer Reserve Corps of retired officers who can assist police statewide and imposing tougher penalties for smugglers. Senate Bill 3 is a companion bill to State Rep. Dennis Bonnen’s (R-Arlington) House Bill 11.
- Lang resigns constable seat, plans state rep run March 3, 2015
Precinct 3 Constable Mike Lang has resigned, and intends to run for state representative, according to Precinct 3 Commissioner Jeff Tout. County Judge Darrell Cockerham said Lang’s letter of resignation will be presented to the Commissioners Court at its next regular meeting, which is scheduled for Tuesday, March 10. Commissioners will appoint a replacement to fill Lang’s unexpired term. Like current state Rep. Jim Keffer, Lang is a Republican.
- Wednesday night activities canceled at Methodist church March 3, 2015
A church has already canceled Wednesday evening activities in anticipation of wintry weather. Granbury First United Methodist Church announced that Wednesday night events are canceled. Any other cancellations? Please email [email protected]
- McKethan: County now has signed PIA March 2, 2015
City Manager Wayne McKethan said the county now has a signed Public Improvement Agreement (PIA) for the water and sewer lines for the new recreation center to be built on James Road. The PIA has been long delayed, with both sides blaming the other. Now that the county has the signed PIA, vertical construction should begin soon, after the weather improves.
- Join others for senior lunch in Lipan March 2, 2015
Senior citizens are invited to enjoy lunch provided by the Senior Center on Thursdays at the Lipan Community Center. Call Sue Langley, 817-253-4495, by Tuesday so that she can order enough meals. Come early and play bingo, then stay later for card games and dominoes. Meals are served at noon.
- Arrowhead Shores man faces tampering with evidence charge March 2, 2015
Randy Lee Jones, of the 5900 block of Arrowhead Shores, Granbury, was arrested on Feb. 20 and charged with felony tampering/fabricating physical evidence with intent to impair, according to Hood County Jail booking records.
- Rattlers finally play, get win
- Pirates clinch soccer playoff berth; Lady Pirates fall in OT
- NCTA boys, girls two wins from another pair of state titles
- Weather forces sports schedule changes
- Lady Pirates gain basketball all-district honors