Updates

Kangaroo: It’s good to be back home again

February 11, 2016
A stray kangaroo found just off Weatherford Highway in northern Hood County on Wednesday was claimed later in the day by its owner, according to Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose. The kangaroo, a female about a year old, was found unharmed and was brought in by Animal Control deputies.

Vehicles crash after driver brakes for ducks

February 10, 2016
A driver braked for ducks crossing the road, causing a chain-reaction accident Wednesday afternoon in front of City Beach on Pearl Street, police said. A 66-year-old man was airlifted to an area hospital. No other injuries were reported.

Man airlifted from wreck in town

February 10, 2016
A Granbury man, believed to be 66 years old, was airlifted to an area hospital from a three-vehicle wreck in front of the City Beach on Pearl Street. No other injuries were reported.
It’s getting to be like that wild kingdom TV show

It’s getting to be like that wild kingdom TV show

February 10, 2016
Animal Control deputies brought in a kangaroo this morning (Wednesday, Feb. 10), found on Marigold Court off Weatherford Highway in northern Hood County, Sheriff’s Lieutenant Johnny Rose said. On New Year’s Day, deputies caught a zebra south of Granbury that turned out to have been a son’s Christmas gift to his dad. So far, deputies don’t know who owns the kangaroo.

NWS warns of high fire danger today

February 10, 2016
The National Weather Service is warning that Hood County and surrounding areas will have elevated fire weather conditions this afternoon (Wednesday, Feb. 10) because of windy conditions and low humidity, Emergency Management Coordinator Ray Wilson said. Winds will be 10-20 mph, with only 15 percent to 25 percent humidity. Use caution with any outdoor activities that could spark a fire, such as welding or outdoor grilling.

Texas cities among friendliest to small business

February 10, 2016
The Texas environment for would-be entrepreneurs ranks among the nation’s best for business friendliness, according to a study in the latest edition of “Fiscal Notes,” a monthly publication from the state comptroller’s office.

Artist of the Month announced in Pecan

February 10, 2016
Yvonne Sailers was named Artist of the Month by the Pecan Plantation Art Guild. Also being lauded for excellent work are Jo Shaffer, Connie, Gilmore, Kathy Yoders and Barbara Brown. These folks have art displayed at the Pecan clubhouse, the Pecan Activities Center (PAC), and at various businesses in Pecan Village.

Spring cleaning around the corner

February 9, 2016
The Commissioners Court has approved a request by Project 44 Farm for five vouchers to be used at the Citizens Collections Station. Project 44 volunteers are planning a spring clean-up, according to Commissioner Steve Berry and Environmental Health Director James McAusland.

Sports Updates

Lipan squads sweep on road

February 9, 2016
Tuesday basketball
Girls
Lipan (27-6, 10-0 in District 18-A, No. 2 in state) 61, Gordon 35
Boys
Lipan (29-0, 8-0 in District 18-A, No. 1 in state) 90, Gordon 27

Tolar basketball teams split on road

February 9, 2016
Tuesday
Girls
Hamilton (15-10, 6-6 in District 10-2A) 61, Tolar (10-20, 2-10) 44
Boys
Tolar (13-13, 9-1 in District 10-2A) 68, Hamilton 53

Tuesday soccer

February 9, 2016
Girls
Burleson Centennial (9-2-3, 3-1-1 in District 8-5A) 3, Granbury (4-6-2, 2-3) 0
Boys
Granbury (11-0-3, 4-0-1 in District 8-5A) 1, Burleson Centennial (2-9-1, 1-4) 07:30 p.m., Pirates post 10th shutout.

Centennial ends Lady Pirates’ playoff hopes in regular-season final

February 9, 2016
Tuesday girls basketball
Burleson Centennial (15-12, 10-4 in District 8-5A) 44, Granbury (12-19, 6-8) 38. Lady Pirates’ loss, combined with Cleburne win over Joshua, leaves Granbury in fifth place and out of playoffs. First time in more than 25 years Lady Pirates have missed postseason in back-to-back seasons