It’s going to be a musical potpourri

June 30, 2015
The Melody Belles women’s choral group will present a free concert on Saturday, July 4 at 6 p.m. The performance is in the air-conditioned Langdon Center Concert Hall. The choral group will perform some of their musical favorites.

Benefit concert Thursday

June 29, 2015
The Breaking Chains music festival sponsored by The Way Church and benefiting charitable organizations Project 44 and Thanksgiving 1000 will be held Thursday (July 2) at the Brazos Drive-In on West Pearl Street. Gates will open at 2 p.m. and the music line-up will start at 3. At 10:30 p.m., there will be a showing of the movie “God’s Not Dead.”

Local man found dead of ‘apparent hanging’ in jail

June 29, 2015
Hood County resident Cory Ray Molder, 33, of the 5700 block  of Randle Road, was found by jailers, “dead from an apparent hanging,” at about midnight last night (Sunday, June 28) in the Hood County Jail, Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose stated. Molder was recently convicted of felony evading arrest and received a 20-year prison sentence, Rose said. The Sheriff’s Office and the Texas Rangers are investigating.

Brick campaign to fund prayer garden

June 29, 2015
A prayer garden on one of the highest points in the area is planned by The Church on Thistle Ridge, 4900 Sonterra Court. The church is launching an inscribed brick pledge campaign July 5 and will be serving lunch following the July 5 worship service at 10:45 a.m.

Sam Spradlin gets scholarship

June 29, 2015
An $18,000 scholarship was presented to Lake Granbury 4-H member Sam Spradlin by Jack Lyons, of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Spradlin has plans to attend Texas Tech University and with a major in animal science.

City, county offices to close later in the week

June 28, 2015
July 4th is Saturday, but city and county offices will be closed Friday (July 3) so that employees can enjoy a three-day holiday weekend.

The party’s on July 3 in Pecan

June 28, 2015
The Pecan Plantation Fourth of July celebration takes place Friday, July 3, with a parade beginning at the Nutcracker. Bicycles, golf carts, floats, motorcycles, horses are all invited to decorate and participate. Entries should gather at 5:30 p.m. for a 6:15 judging time and a parade start of 6:30. Live music, food and bounce houses follow the parade.

Veteran Service Office will reopen July 6

June 27, 2015
The Veteran Service Office will be closed in Granbury from Monday, June 29 through Friday, July 3, and will reopen on Monday, July 6.

Sports Updates

Church softball league being formed

June 27, 2015
The Granbury Parks and Recreation Department is planning a Tuesday Night Church Softball League in the fall. Registration is underway and competition begins Sept. 1. Divisions include Men’s and Co-Ed. Cost is $200 per team, and that includes an eight-game season. For more information, contact Josh McGinnis at 817-573-7030 or jmcginnis@granbury.org.

Granbury cheerleaders compete at TCU Camp

June 27, 2015
The Granbury cheerleaders attended a four-day NCA Performance Camp recently at TCU. GHS squads earned the Performance Top Team Trophy, the Stunt Safety Award, as well as the Spirit Stick Award. Making the All-American team were Tana Moody and Payton Del Rio.

Former Pirates honored by LSC

June 27, 2015
A pair of former Granbury High athletes were among the 74 student-athletes Tarleton State University had named to the Lone Star Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll for their efforts in the classroom during the spring semester.
They are former Pirate football player Tyler Wright and former Pirate basketball player Zach Price.

GHS cheerleaders named for 2015-16

June 27, 2015
The Granbury High varsity cheerleading squad for the coming school year will be led by captain Tana Moody and co-captains Hannah Rau and Ali Yee. Others on the team are Dyllan Boykin, Kayla Broune, Payton Del Rio, Charlotte Elliott, Madison Everage, Destiny Garcia, Cassidy Green, Kyleigh Land, Katelyn McElroy, Paige Mihilakis, Faith Nestle, Shay Pool, Cameron Porter, Lauren Riggan, Caitlynn Saban, Katie Smith-Brown, Maddie Tatum, Savannah Wark, Cody Welch, Emily Williams, Olivia Winchester, Mikala Winn, and Destiny Young.
The “Pirate Pete” mascot is Maclane May.