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Feb. 11, 2020 Morning Update: Rick Perry visits Granbury, Candidates Forum set for Tuesday

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

CANDIDATES FORUMS SET FOR TUESDAY NIGHT

As part of its ongoing candidates forums ahead of the March 3 primary election, the Hood County Republican Party on Tuesday night (Feb. 11) will host Precinct 1 county commissioner contenders as well as those vying for county attorney and Precinct 4 justice of the peace. The candidate Q&A will take place in council chambers at Granbury City Hall, 116 W. Bridge St. At 6 p.m., the audience will hear from Precinct 1 commissioner candidates David C. Cook, Kevin Andrews, Wesley Nelson, Lynn McDonald and Terry Johnson. Starting around 7:30 p.m., there will be a Q&A with peace justice Precinct 4 candidates Jennifer Lozano and Dub Gillum as well as County Attorney Matt Mills and his challenger, Stuart Neal. The county attorney race is a bitterly-fought competition. Neal is accusing Mills of turning down a majority of protective order requests and failing to prosecute many misdemeanor cases, bringing prosecutions to a record low. Mills insists that arrests are down (something he doesn't control) and said that he will not prosecute bad cases just to keep numbers up. Early voting starts next week, on Tuesday, Feb. 18

FORMER GOVERNOR PERRY IN GRANBURY

Former Texas Gov. and Energy Secretary Rick Perry was in Granbury Friday in support of Dr. Glenn Rogers, candidate for Texas House District 60. Perry and Rogers addressed supporters at Celebration Hall on the square. The last time a former or sitting governor visited Granbury was in 1998, when then-Gov. George Bush visited with his wife Laura who was dedicating a historical marker at the Baker-Carmichael House.

LADY PIRATES TO HOST SENIOR NIGHT 

The Granbury Lady Pirates will send off their seniors Tuesday against Arlington Seguin in the final game of the season at the James Wann Sports Center. Granbury is 3-10 in District 5-5A. The Lady Pirates beat Arlington Seguin in their first matchup this year.Tipoff is set for 6:30 p.m. The boys game will follow after. 

KIDS ENCOURAGED TO SEND POSTERS OF LAKE GRANBURY

On May 2, the Brazos River Authority will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the completion of Lake Granbury and the DeCordova Bend Dam with a 50th Anniversary, old-fashioned picnic in the park highlighted by the organization’s 5th Annual Water Safety Awareness Day. To kick off the anniversary festivities, the Brazos River Authority is holding a poster art contest encouraging local artists of all ages to illustrate their views of the lake and the dam with a theme of “50 years in Hood County.” Entry forms and contest rules may also be obtained from the Lake Granbury office or via email request at information@brazos.org.  Entries should be sent to or dropped off at the BRA’s Lake Granbury Office, 4552 Mambrino Highway, Granbury, Texas 76048.  The deadline for entries is 5 p.m. April 17. The deadline for entries is 5 p.m. April 17.

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