SENIOR NIGHT: There were lots of cheers and tears as the Granbury High School volleyball team celebrated its senior players.
With its hands tied on a second sewer plant, Granbury expands its development ban, affecting $250 million in economic development.
Pecan Plantation resident and former Air Force pilot Michael Brake continues to fly to this day, even after spending 27 years in the Air Force and 16 years at American Airlines flying airplanes.
The Hood County Substance Abuse Council (HCSAC) was one of four organizations in Texas that recently received a $50,000 grant from CARA (Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act) to conduct education and prevention services regarding opioids in the local community.
The Hood County Substance Abuse Council (HCSAC) is collaborating with Cook Children’s Safe Kid Program and will be handing out lock boxes during the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 23.
COMMUNITY CONCERT: The Granbury High School marching band teamed up with the Acton and Granbury middle schools for a community concert Monday night at Pirate Stadium. The GHS Pirate Band earned a Division I rating at the UIL region marching contest on October 12, 2021, at Saginaw High School.
PHOTO GALLERY: Scenes from the 2021 Granbury and Azle football game.
A third-place finish at the District 5-5A cross country meet Friday in White Settlement has qualified the Granbury boys team for the regional meet on October 25 in Lubbock.
Granbury picked a bad time to have an off night, and the result was a 3-0 volleyball loss Tuesday to District 5-5A leader Rider.
While there are still many scenarios out there, Granbury’s Friday night home matchup against Azle has serious playoff complications with the Pirates (3-3, 1-2) facing the Hornets (5-1, 3-0) in a make-it-or-break-it situation.
After a week off to heal physically and mentally recover following a 19-7 loss to No. 4 Crawford, Tolar (4-2, 1-1) heads out on the road Friday to take on Hamilton (5-2, 2-1).
FOOTBALL ACTION: Scenes from Granbury's game against Brewer on Oct. 8, 2021.
FORT WORTH--Granbury took a while to get off the bus and found itself behind early for the second week in a row as Brewer tagged the Pirates with a 56-35 District 5-5A loss Friday in Fort Worth.
With the whitetail deer archery season not even a week old, first-year bow hunter Weston Turner harvested two "bucks-of-a-life-time" in less than 48 hours.
Granbury improved its District 5-5A volleyball record to 2-3 with a 3-0 sweep of Wichita Falls High School on Tuesday at the James Wann Sports Center.
Granbury volleyball vs Aledo
The dark clouds parted over the soft and damp turf of Rattlers Stadium an hour before kickoff. You could feel the electricity. Fourth-ranked Crawford High School were in town. This clash of Texas Class 2A football titans has been the talk of the town.
Granbury High School senior Gus Hamlin knows what he wants out of life, and he’s prepared to use football as a vehicle to get him there.
STEPHENVILLE—Tarleton State exploded for 23 first-quarter points, and the Texans ran their way to a comfortable 40-21 win nonconference football win against New Mexico Highlands at Memorial Stadium Saturday.
SLOW START: Tolar started slow but finished fast in their win a 55-21 win in its District 7-2A opener.
Abilene Cooper turned takeaways into touchdowns as the Cougars big-played their way to a 56-34 District 3-5A Division 1 football win over Granbury’s Pirates at Shotwell Stadium Friday night.
Granbury High School senior Matthew Walters will be featured on WFAA Channel 8 television Sunday night after being named the North Texas Buick Dealers Scholar-Athlete of the Week
3-1: The Granbury Pirates are 3-1 on the year and ready to take on Abilene Cooper Friday at Shotwell Stadium.
Freshman running back Peyton Brown had a breakout night for Tolar as he rushed for 145 yards and three touchdowns as the Rattlers moved their record to 3-1 with a 42-25 win against Comanche on the road Friday night.
SO CLOSE: It was a case of David vs. Goliath as Class 2A Tolar pushed Class 4A Mineral Wells to the limit as the Rams escaped with a 25-28, 20-25, 23-25, 25-18, 15-13 against the Lady Rattlers Friday in Tolar. Hood County News photos by Mary Vinson.
Granbury dominated all three phases of the football game to win their District 3 5A opener 49-28 against Crowley Friday night at Pirate Stadium.
DISTRICT WIN: Granbury opened District 3-5A play with a 49-28 win against Crowley at Pirate Stadium Friday night.
TEXAN FOOTBALL GAME DAY
There’s no missing Tolar High School’s Haylee Burt when she’s on the court playing volleyball or the sidelines cheering on her teammates.
STEPHENVILLE--Tarleton found its running game Saturday as the Texans evened their season record at 1-1, scoring five times on the ground in a 54-7 win against Fort Lewis on Military Appreciation night at Memorial Stadium in Stephenville.
The Granbury High School homecoming game was one big party as students and the community came out to support their team. A year of COVID restrictions gave the packed stadium all the motivation to enjoy themselves.
Granbury had all the points it needed to win 17 seconds into their Homecoming game against South Hills, but the Pirates added 69 more in a 76-0 shutout of the Scorpions for good measure.
After a back-and-forth first half, Granbury dominated the final 24 minutes of play as the Pirates evened their season record at 1-1 with a 56-27 win over Waco University Friday night at home.
The Tolar football Rattlers, hoping to build on its game one dominance, fell to the Early Longhorns, 33-16, after racking up penalties, fumbles and costly dropped passes. Tolar heads to Boyd Friday for its next game.
Granbury High School (0-1) will play host to Waco University High School (0-1) in the first of three straight home football dates at Johnny Perkins Field, and the Pirates are hungry for a Senior Night win after a close loss last week.
Tolar High School’s football squad (1-0) takes a big step up this week as it plays host to Class 3A Early (1-0), and the Longhorns look like a massive challenge for the state’s Class 2A No. 16-ranked Rattlers.
Jackson LeCluyse tossed three touchdowns, and No. 16 Tolar erased anyone’s doubts about an overrated ranking with a 48-0 woodshed-style whipping of No. 12 Post in Jim Ned Friday night.
FORT WORTH--Senior quarterback Austin Jinkerson threw for four touchdowns and ran for a 22-yard score, but Granbury ran out of time in a game the Pirates should have won Friday night in Fort Worth against Paschal.
Granbury High School’s first-year tennis coach Connor Mason was grinning ear-to-ear Tuesday after his Pirates won their first team tennis match in three years by an 18-1 margin, and the Pirates also gave their coach his first-ever varsity win.
TOLAR – Tolar’s volleyball players wanted it more Tuesday night as the Lady Rattlers topped a scrappy De Leon squad in four sets, 25-19, 22-25, 25-15, 25-23.
When your daddy was the starting quarterback, and your mama was the starting point guard in Tolar, Texas, you can either live up to the legacy or surpass it. Senior Baili Deaver has done both.
Tolar's JV Rattler football team romped past Peaster to open season with a 43-8 win on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021.
Granbury hosted a Classic Volleyball Tournament Aug. 19-21, 2021 and photographer Mary Vinson was there to catch the action.
The fourth annual Wake for Warriors hit Lake Granbury Aug. 19-22 for four inspirational days of wakeboarding, confidence-building, and straight-out fun times.
Granbury High School’s tennis team hit the home court Thursday afternoon against Peaster in their first match under the leadership of new Head Coach Connor Mason.
Granbury High School senior Dereck Lacy Jr. has plans for a career in real estate, but before that happens, he wants to eat up plenty of ground at his newfound position at wide receiver.
Granbury High School will be hosting the Granbury Classic Lady Pirate volleyball tournament Aug. 18-20.
Tolar High School’s Rattlers struck early and often and denied Trinity Valley the end zone during scrimmage action Friday by not allowing big-play opportunities.
Coach Chad Zschiesche knows his Granbury Pirates will have to step up their game when they host No. 18 Stephenville for a scrimmage Friday evening at Pirate Stadium.
The Granbury junior varsity and 9th grade teams traveled to Everman to take on the Bulldogs on Friday.
Tolar hosted Trinity Valley Friday Aug. 13 at Rattler Stadium. The Rattlers hit the road Thursday, Aug.19, for their last scrimmage against Class 2A state powerhouse Cisco.
EVERMAN -- Granbury dominated the final 20 minutes of its scrimmage against Everman at J.E. Marr Stadium Friday night.
Believe it or not, Granbury’s Barry Osborn loves breaking Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) fishing records so much that his appearing in the latest edition of “Ripley’s Believe it or Not” hardly seems to matter.