The Granbury Lady Pirates finished their fall season last weekend at the Jay Brewer Memorial at Texarkana County Club.
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Sara Welch sets up a shot. Granbury won the first two sets, but the Grapevine Lady Mustangs rallied to win the next three sets and the bidistrict match Nov.19 at Arlington Martin High School. JEFF MEADOR. GISD
The Cornerstone Christian Academy junior varsity volleyball team took third place in the Texas Christian Athletic Fellowship by defeating Nazarene Christian from Crowley 25-12, 25-18. Pictured are (front from left) Madison Smith, Madison Jones and Lizzy Carter. Back from left: coach Kalee King, Taylor Stultz (all-tournament team), Elizabeth Gonzalez, Hayden Richardson, Dakota Becker and Emalee Bradford. COURTESY PATRICIA BECKER
Tate Branson and Tripp Phillips scored 14 points, and Garrett Smith added 13 to lead the state-ranked Lipan boys basketball team past Paradise 60-39 on Saturday.
Granbury High School guard McLain Golba fouls Glen Rose High School’s Caden Smith during a non-district basketball game atTiger Arena in Glen Rose Monday.The Tigers won the game 63-44. DAVID MONTESINO
Three Tolar Lady Rattlers scored in double figures to lead the basketball team to a 60-25 win over visiting Early Friday afternoon.
FORT WORTH - Undefeated and speedy Lindsay whipped Tolar 69-20 in the second round of the Class 2A Division II football playoffs Friday night, but the future looks bright in Tolar Rattler territory.
Due to COVID-19 quarantine by the Saginaw Rough Riders, the Granbury varsity football season finale this Saturday at Globe Life Park in Arlington has been canceled.
Sarah Marcantonio is a freshman student at Lipan High School who hopes to attend college on a journalism scholarship and pursue a career in writing. She participates in softball, yearbook and student council. Ams we draw near Thanksgiving break, Lipan ISD is full swing with fall sports and competitions. The month of November opens up big seasons for Lipan such as our exceptional basketball and barbecue teams.
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“A nationally representative survey from Consumer Reports conducted in October found that a large share of Americans are wary. Less than a third of the 2,670 U.S. respondents said they are ‘very likely’ to get a coronavirus vaccine.”
Thank God we still have free speech because I have a few opinions of my own just like the other people who like taking pot shots at a President who performed his duties in spite of the constant obstruction from the dark side that call themselves Democrats.
Phyllis Webster earned a degree in journalism before embarking on a long career in public relations and marketing. A Granbury resident since 1998, she has been deeply involved in the community. She is an awardwinning writer and photographer, as well as a Master Gardener. She has authored Garden Patch since 2001.
Teresa Houston is a retired Granbury ISD teacher and a food and cooking aficionado.
Once again, ‘tis the season to sample the flavor of the homes participating in Pecan Plantation’s Christmas Tour of Homes.
American veterans who are buried at Acton Cemetery on Fall Creek Highway will be remembered and honored with a remembrance ceremony at noon on Dec. 19 — National Wreaths Across America Day.
Sam Houston is the publisher of the Hood County News. He is also an actor, author, playwright, performer and entertainment producer/promoter.
Peggy (Copeland) Covert, a loving wife, mother and grandmother who loved to travel and have fun, passed away November 18, 2020. Funeral: 2:00 P.M. Monday November 23, 2020, First United Methodist Church, Granbury; Visitation: 5:00 - 7:00 P.M. at Martin’s Funeral Home, Granbury, Sunday November 22, 2020; Interment: Holly Hills Memorial Park.
James H. “Jim” Keenon, 84, passed away at home on Monday, November 16, 2020, with his wife and daughter by his side.
Charles “Charlie” Welch, 95, passed away on Thursday, November 19, 2020. Graveside service: 1:00 PM, Wednesday, November 25, 2020, Rosehill Memorial Park, Viewing: 10:00 AM 7:00 PM, Tuesday, November 24, 2020, Wiley Funeral Home, Granbury.
Ann Austin-Hughes Haigood, age 93 of Granbury Texas, went home to be with her Lord on Thursday November 19, 2020. Graveside Service: 1:00 P.M. Saturday November 28, 2020, Holly Hills Memorial Park. The family request that attendees please wear masks.
Kenneth Merlin Jones, 88, of Granbury, Texas passed of natural causes on Wednesday November 18, 2020.
Larry Goins, 79, passed away November 21, 2020 in Granbury, Texas. Mass will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church. The rosary and viewing will precede the funeral mass at 10:00 am on Wednesday. Interment will be held at Holly Hills Memorial Park.
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Willie Florence Shiflet Milburn, 97, from Brownwood (formally from Nocona, Texas), passed from this life Monday, November 16, 2020, in Granbury, Texas, due to complications from COVID-19. Willie was born to Emmit and Cliffie Ann (Sloan) Shiflet in Quanah, Texas, December 21, 1922. She and her siblings were raised on a farm in the North Texas community of Marysville. At some point in her youth, Willie became known as “Billie.” Her family never knew the why or how of that, but some have suggested it was because she had a sister named Jimmie, while others think it was due to her being able to out hit and out throw every boy on the baseball field. However it was, she grew up and became a young adult through two of the most impactful events of the 20th Century - The Great Depression and WWII. No doubt these events helped shape her into the woman she became, a woman of tremendous fortitude and determination, full of compassion and love, especially for her family, and a member of the Greatest Generation.