Updates

Vehicle caught on fire in Cresson on 377

October 1, 2014
A vehicle caught on fire while traveling along the 9600 block of Highway 377 in Cresson on Wednesday (Oct. 1), according to Hood County Fire Marshal Ray Wilson. Wilson said the driver pulled over and the occupants got out of the vehicle. There were no injuries. Flames from the vehicle caught the grass along the highway on fire. Vehicle and grass fires were extinguished.

Purple passion

October 1, 2014
Mission Granbury Executive Director April Mitchell is slated to address the Commissioners Court in a specially called meeting Friday morning (Oct. 2) to discuss and make decisions about the county’s new Animal Control facility, which will open next month. Mitchell was added to the agenda so that she can request permission for volunteers to place purple ribbons around the courthouse to commemorate Domestic Violence Awareness month. Mission Granbury will be doing several things during the month of October to raise awareness about domestic violence.

Changes in foster care will affect Hood County

October 1, 2014
As part of the Foster Care Redesign initiative of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Hood County will be part of a seven-county region in North Texas that will fall under the umbrella of a regional contractor – Our Community Our Kids, a division of Fort-Worth-based ACH Child and Family Services. The Foster Care Redesign plan, which involves regional contractors, is designed to improve the well-being of foster children in a number of ways – including keeping siblings together and keeping children close to their home communities. It also seeks to better engage foster parents.

Cresson festival set for Oct. 25

October 1, 2014
The 2014 Cresson Fall Festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Historic Cresson School. The schedule includes children’s activities, live entertainment, auctions, country store and bakery. There will also be a grand reopening of the Cresson Heritage Museum.

Fresh food offered Friday

October 1, 2014
The Monthly Community Pantry will be at the Granbury First United Methodist Church (FUMC) distribution site Friday, Oct. 3, from 9-11 a.m. Fresh food distribution through the Tarrant Area Food Bank takes place on the first Friday each month at Granbury FUMC, 301 Loop 567.

Mission man charged with assault of a public servant

September 30, 2014
Augustin Tovar Jr., 17, of Mission, Texas, was arrested on Sept. 23 and charged with felony assault of a public servant, according to Hood County Jail records.

Dieterichs presents marketing plan to Tourism Board

September 30, 2014
Steve Dieterichs, Granbury’s marketing and communications director, on Monday presented his marketing plan to the Tourism Advisory Board (TAB) – long distance. Dieterichs was in Galveston for a summit sponsored by the Texas Travel Association, but connected with the TAB through GoToMeeting, a web-hosted video conferencing service. Dieterichs is to present the marketing plan to the City Council at its regular meeting Tuesday night, Oct. 7. The eagerly anticipated marketing plan and ways to revive tourism have been of strong interest to the City Council.

Outdoor movie planned in Pecan

September 30, 2014
“The Amazing Spider Man 2″ will be shown Oct. 4 in the parking lot at at the Pecan Activities Center. The show starts at 7:15 p.m. Residents are welcome to bring lawn chairs or enjoy the movie from golf carts.

Sports Updates

Pirates lose to Aledo in team tennis match

October 1, 2014
Granbury lost to Aledo, 15-4, Tuesday in their key District 8-5A team tennis matchup in Aledo. It was the first district loss for the Pirates, who are now 5-1 and 8-2 on the season. Aledo is 6-0 so far in district. The next action for the Pirates will be at home on Friday, Oct. 4, when they will take on Wichita Falls Rider at 9 a.m. and Wichita Falls High School at 2 p.m.

Lady Pirates capture sixth straight district win

September 30, 2014
Granbury’s Lady Pirates defeated Burleson Centennial, 25-18, 25-12, 25-13, tonight on the road, improving to 6-1 in District 8-5A voleyball and 23-8 on the season. GHS entered the game tied with Burleson for second in district behind fourth-ranked Aledo. The 11th-ranked Lady Pirates will close out first-half play in district Friday at home against Everman (5:30 p.m.)

Granbury girls golf team competes in Lady Pirate Classic

September 30, 2014
The Granbury High School girls golf squad played host to their annual Lady Pirate Classic Friday and Saturday at Harbor Lakes Golf Course, and finished 16th out of the 17 full squads competing. Aledo, a member of Granbury’s district, won the tournament with ease by firing a team score of 559 while Texarkana High was second at 634. The Lady Pirates shot 755.

GHS swim team outscores Saginaw squad

September 30, 2014
Granbury High School’s boys and girls swimmers won a combined dual meet Saturday at home at the Dana Vollmer Municipal Swim Center against Saginaw Chisholm Trail High School by an overall score of 1,345 to 1,079. GHS won the boys division, 853 to 570. The Chisholm Trail girls won the girls division over the Lady Pirates, 509 to 492. The next meet for the GHS swimmers will be Monday, Oct. 11, at Crowley.