Gartman House Project completed

January 28, 2015
It took much longer than anticipated, but the Gartman House Project has been completed, according to Claude Clanton, one of the volunteers who helped turn a storage building into a home for newly widowed Amy Gartman and her daughter. Amy’s husband, “Shadow,” died last summer of cancer. As foreclosure loomed, Amy purchased a small storage building that was nothing but a shell and moved it to a lot in Oak Trail Shores. Thanks to volunteers and sponsors, an addition was added to the building and it was turned into a livable home with a kitchen, bathroom, living room, two bedrooms – and even a patio with a fire pit.

“Fashion research excursion” coming to Granbury square

January 28, 2015
TJ Reid, a nationally recognized retail consultant and editor of Fashion Advantage magazine, will be making Granbury the focus of her 2015 Retail Retreat in June. The Retreat draws specialty fashion retailers from all over the United States and Canada. Reid’s “fashion research excursion” will be a day in Granbury. It will include lunch, sightseeing and shopping on the square.

Raffa reports 170 calls in Pecan for 2014

January 28, 2015
Pecan’s Fire Chief Dave Raffa said 2014 was a busy year with more than 170 calls for service and 1,500 man hours on scenes of emergency runs. In addition, volunteers completed thousands of hours of training and vehicle inspection and maintenance. Raffa says there is room for more volunteers to join the squad, and age is no barrier; there is a job for every willing worker.

Wise County man faces felony charges

January 28, 2015
Christopher Dean Snyder, 29, of Aurora, located  in Wise County, was arrested on Jan. 17 and charged with unlawful possession of firearm by felon; violation of bond/protective order, enhanced, according to Hood County Jail booking records.

TAB taps Hedges

January 27, 2015
At its meeting at Granbury City Hall Tuesday afternoon, the Tourism Advisory Board voted for Diane Hedges to be its new chairperson. Hedges replaces Warren Ketteman, who resigned as director of the Economic Development Corporation to take a similar job in another town.

Commissioners approve Texas Independence Day celebration

January 27, 2015
County Commissioners have given permission for the parking lot at the courthouse on the square to be closed for the Texas Independence Day Celebration event on Saturday, Feb. 28, and Sunday, March 1. The parking lot will close for set-up at 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 27. On Feb. 17, county maintenance workers will provide help posting Texas flags around the square in preparation for the celebration.

Granbury man faces felony drug charge

January 27, 2015
Jeffrey Clayton Nelson, 44, of the 100 block of West Rucker Street, Granbury, was arrested on Jan. 15 and charged with felony manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1, more than 1 gram/less than 4 grams, according to Hood County Jail booking records.

Dunkin Donuts construction leads building permits

January 27, 2015
Coming in at $1 million, Dunkin Donuts tops the list of building permits issued in Granbury during the month of December. With 18 permits, the total value was $3,059,877.  

Sports Updates

Pirates open district soccer with 4-0 win; Lady Pirates lose 1-0

January 28, 2015
The Granbury boys soccer team opened District 8-5A soccer play Tuesday night at home in Pirate Stadium, defeating Burleson High by a 4-0 margin. Coach Doug Kissinger’s 3-0 Pirates have allowed only one goal in three games this season. In the girls district opener, coach David Winkleman’s Lady Pirates were edged by Burleson High Tuesday night, 1-0, in Burleson.

Cornerstone boys defeat Weatherford Christian

January 27, 2015
The Cornerstone Christian Academy boys basketball team (5-0 in TCAF district, 13-6 overall) handed Weatherford Christian an 80-25 loss Tuesday night.

Lipan girls, boys prevail in district showdowns vs. Strawn

January 27, 2015
The third-ranked Lipan Lady Indians (5-1 in District 18-A, 24-3 overall) moved into a tie with second-ranked Strawn for first place in their district Tuesday night with a 82-61 triumph, at Strawn. The Lipan boys (2-2, 7-16) evened their district record by defeating Strawn, 56-50, also in Strawn.

Tolar girls have first district loss; boys drop Hico

January 27, 2015
The Tolar girls (8-1 in District 10-2A, 15-9 overall) suffered their first district loss Tuesday night on the road in Hico, losing 40-33. The Tolar boys (5-2, 8-14) defeated Hico, 72-23, also on the road.

Pirates win in double OT again; Burleson tops Lady Pirates

January 27, 2015
The Granbury Pirates captured their second consecutive double-overtime District 8-5A boys basketball victory Tuesday night, defeating Burleson High, 76-66, in the GHS James Wann Sports Center. Sophomore Eric Kirschner led the Pirates (6-2, 18-4) with his varsity career-high 29 points. The Pirates responded positively after learning earlier in the day that starting point guard and leading scorer Clay Brawner, a senior, will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury. The Granbury Lady Pirates (2-8 in District 8-5A, 10-17 overall) were beaten by Burleson’s girls, 50-44.

NCTA girls, boys sweep pair from Victory Life

January 26, 2015
The North Central Texas Academy girls dominated Brownwood Victory Life Monday night in Mullin in a TAPPS District 2-A contest, 46-8. The NCTA boys also won handily over Victory Life, 66-37.