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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.”
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 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.