Updates

Free-standing DMO on Tuesday night’s Council agenda

February 28, 2015
At the request of council member Rose Myers, the Granbury City Council, at its regular meeting Tuesday (March 3), will consider converting the city’s Tourism Department to a separate, independent destination marketing organization – a move that the city manager has warned could be financially unwise. As part of the same agenda item, the council will consider creating a four-member committee to lead the transition. Some on the council appear to support the initiative. In light of Myers’ efforts to eliminate the city department, one of the city’s three marketing and management employees in the Tourism Department has given her notice, and will soon leave the city’s employment.

Big parade with riding groups for Texas celebration moving to March 21

February 28, 2015
Don’t rain on my parade! With a forecast of cold, wet weather, the Texas Independence celebration is moving to March 21-21. Riding groups, historic actors, children’s groups and others will be featured in the parade at 11 a.m. on the square. Activities on the square spill over to Langdon Center and City Beach March 21-22, in conjunction with General Granbury’s birthday party.

Bulls on the Beach planned March 21

February 28, 2015
Bull riding on the beach returns for a second year during the Texas Independence festival. The festival has been changed to March 21-22 due to bad weather forecasts for this weekend. Bull riding takes place at the temporary riding arena at City Beach from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 21. A calf scramble for kids is also planned during that time. Mutton bustin’ on the beach is set for 1 p.m. March 21.  

Fort Worth man faces felony theft charge

February 28, 2015
Yaritza Baca, 21, of Fort Worth, was arrested on Feb. 24 and charged with felony theft more than $1,500/less than $20,000, according to Hood County Jail booking records.

Fourteen accidents reported on icy roads Friday

February 27, 2015
Fourteen minor accidents have been reported in Hood County as of late Friday afternoon, according to DPS and Granbury police. Authorities said there were no “major” accidents. Icy conditions continue, and the temperature in the county is expected to get down in the mid 20s overnight, according to The Weather Channel.

Sheriff expects icy roads Friday night, Saturday morning

February 27, 2015
Sheriff Roger Deeds expects lots of icy spots on roads Friday night and Saturday morning. Freezing drizzle is expected to start late tonight and continuing through Saturday morning. Use caution if you have to travel, he said. “Leave plenty of room in front of you so you can slow down and stop when needed. And drive slow for the icy conditions.”

Friday night Odd Couple performance cancelled

February 27, 2015
The Granbury Theatre Company has cancelled tonight’s (Friday, Feb. 27) performance of “The Odd Couple” and is in the process of phoning ticket holders. Tickets can be exchanged for another performance this weekend, or for any show this season, according to Kent Whites.

Numerous accidents on icy roads

February 27, 2015
Numerous accidents reported on snow-covered roads in Hood County. Cars have spun out on Paluxy Highway. Mishaps also reported on Highway 377 in Cresson, Highway 144 and Lipan Highway.

Sports Updates

NCTA’s TAPPS regional semifinals now set for Monday

February 27, 2015
The Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools Class A girls and boys regional basketball tournament in Anna, which features the North Centrals Texas Academy girls and boys teams, was postponed from this weekend because of the poor road conditions, and now will be played on Monday according to NCTA Athletic Director Kirby Rasco. The NCTA boys are scheduled to play Heath Fulton at 7:30 p.m. Monday, and the NCTA girls are matched against Wichita Falls Christ Academy, now slated for a 4:30 p.m. start. The new times for the TAPPS boys and girls regional championship games have not been decided. The regional winners will advance to the TAPPS Class A state tournament in Mansfield, March 6-7.

Start of regional for Lipan is moved to Saturday

February 27, 2015
The bad weather and road conditions prompted the University Interscholastic League to delay the Region III-A basketball tournament at Mansfield High School, which the Lipan girls team will be playing in against Saltillo in one of the regional semifinal playoff games. Lipan Superintendent Cindy Edwards announced this morning that the Lipan-Saltillo regional semifinal game has been moved to 6:30 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 28), to be followed by the other semifinal. The regional semifinal games originally were going to be tonight (Friday). The Region III-A girls regional championship game has been switched to Sunday at 1 p.m., also at Mansfield High.

NCTA basketball teams in TAPPS regional tourney Friday

February 26, 2015
Both the North Central Texas Academy girls and boys basketball teams are competing this weekend in the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools Class A regional tournament, in Anna. The 16-4 NCTA girls are seeking their fifth straight state championship. The 17-3 NCTA boys are looking for two consecutive titles. Coach Kirby Rasco’s boys are scheduled to play Heath Fulton at 5:30 p.m. Friday (Feb. 27) in their regional semifinal. Saturday’s regional championship games are set for noon for the girls and 3 p.m. for the boys. In coach Jodi Stevens’ girls semifinal, at 7 p.m., the Lady Pioneers are paired against Wichita Falls Christ Academy. If the NCTA teams win the regional, they’ll advance to the state tournament in Mansfield, March 6-7.

Parents of GHS track participants to meet with coaches Monday

February 26, 2015
Parents of Granbury High School students who are interested in participating in track and field with the Pirates or Lady Pirates this season will meet with the coaches at 6 p.m. Monday (Feb. 2) in Pirate Gym at the high school, Amber Ward announced. Ward is the GHS girls track coach and Kevin Wilson is the new head boys track coach.  

GHS soccer teams split matchups in Everman Wednesday

February 25, 2015
In District 8-5A soccer contests played Wednesday night in Everman, the Granbury Lady Pirates posted a 3-0 victory, but the GHS boys suffered a 1-0 defeat at the hands of the Everman boys. The games were delayed from Tuesday because of the wintry weather conditions.

Granbury, Tolar boys lose in bidistrict basketball

February 25, 2015
The Granbury and Tolar boys basketball teams lost in bidistrict Wednesday night. Arlington Heights defeated Granbury 61-44, and Windthorst beat Tolar 77-62.