Hood County News from Granbury, Texas on March 10, 2001 · Page 1
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ffl turn) tmTENEttnr-r. i frrrr: rffrinuu rtrnMkarraijma Published Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday Granbury, Texas 76048 Saturday, March 10, 2001 50 cents I Opposition potent to Tolar prioe '"in ii'iii'i'ir Vygfeait"?"'' ' '-. Fk . -.-r'-s : -t-r wT- --. ; -tsi-- - . j.;. ...... ...... .y.r:-":.!,,!:-, 4: .jxx 1 1 1,1 "'i"" J" '" ','",'' by STAN WEINBERG Staff Writer The intensity of the opposition to a prison being built in Tolar has ratcheted up a few notches. More than 120 people gathered at the Tolar High School this past Sunday to hear a number of speakers present their concerns anil objections to the project. They also formed a group called 'Tolar Community Against Prisons" (TCAP) and elected three Tolar area residents as officers Lori Swaim, president; Alan Yeager, vice president; and Kim Campbell, secretary treasurer. The group's mission statement says: "Our mission is to oppose stop any prison project in, or around Tolar. We do not believe this prison project is the answer to the long-term economic development of the City of Tolar, or the surrounding area. "Perhaps if the 'LIGHT' generated by our facts isn't bright enough, the 'HEAT' generated by our passionate opposition will be." Passion was certainly expressed by a number of those at the meeting who addressed the audience during the three-hour event. Yeager opened the meeting by (Please see PRISON, P. 2 A) .. 'Roadside' at Opera House, 2 p.m.; and 8 p.m. .'Jukebox Gold: . 6 plays 25 cents' at Granbury Live,. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Spring break for Granbury, Lipan, Tolar schools Hood County ' Livestock Show, Thursday thru Saturday, reunion grounds Boys soccer: Granbury at Brown wood, bi-district, next Friday, 7 p.m. Calendar ...... 6B Classified ....... 8B-12B :Ufestyiesirrr:riB-7B Obituary..... .'. 1QA Opinion 4A Real Estate ...... 1C-12C School ...::A-.:.:.".:'7A-8A" Sports 1 2 A-13A Prayer vigil Monday for Jeannine Macon Friends of Jeannine Macon are invited to attend a prayer vigil on her behalf Monday M - 7 - - p.m. in the gazebo on the square. Jeannine, who is battling cancer, came to Granbury in the fall of 1973 as a single mother with a desire to succeed in business. With the late Mary Lou Watkins as her mentor, Jeannine became a Dowerful force in the 1 Heavy rain Thursday floods lipan area pasture (above). Right, car slides out of control on FM 4 just east of Lipan. restoration of the historic Jeannine Granbury square. MOCOtt In 1974, she opened Jeannine's Dress Shop and changed much of the shopping County agent moving 1 4 ! "Spring weather has historically been a problem for sports," Leach said. "The weather always seems to cause some cancellations or delays with all of our sports teams." So far this year, the Pirates have seen soccer, softball, and baseball games cancelled. A middle school track meet was also postponed because of track conditions. If a district game is cancelled the UIL required the game be made up on the next available day, Leach reported. The only exception is the UIL requires no games be played on Sunday. So if a game is cancelled on Saturday the first day it can be trends on the square. The store was a success and Jeannine spent much, Wl - WtfnWi learning learning the ins and outs of Texas historic preservation.' For many years, she was chairwoman of the Historic Preservation Commission in Granbury and during that time, many business and historic building owners looked to Jeannine for advice and inspiration. , The Historic Granbury Merchants As- sociation of which Jeannine has (Please see MACON, P. 2A) Brian Yanta to become Goliad County agent date. Applications will be accepted through Texas A&M, which sponsors the Extension agent program. Applicants must have a bachelor's degree and be able to obtain a master's degree within two to three years. HCN photoLtUnd DtBuHf Your Gun," "Oklahoma" and "The Unsinkable Molly Brown." Johnson's beautiful powerhouse voice will remind many Opera-goers of the late Opera House songstress Donna Norton Key. "Roadside" kicked off last night There are performances at 2 and 8 p.m. today and a 2 p.m. matinee tomorrow. ft Y?. y yy! HCN photoMary Vinson ' HCN photoMary Vinson made up is Monday. "We've had teams practicing inside the gyms," Leach said. "The track team has even been running inside the hallways of the high school. All of our coaches have really been great about working together on scheduling." Sports teams are not the only ones falling behind schedule. Hood County Extension agent Brian Yanta reported some area farmers have not been able to prepare their fields for spring crops. "If the land has a sand-based texture the farmers have been able (Please see RAIN, P. 2A) Just at Hood County Extension agent Brian Yanta finishes up the Hood County Livestock Show next weekend he has another major project to complete. Moving. Yanta has accepted the county Extension agent position in Goliad County. Goliad County is in South Texas. Yanta's last day will be April 1. The move will put Yanta and his wife closer to family in the South Texas area. A replacement for Yanta has not been found, officials said. The job will be posted at a later Am 1 1951, 50 years ago Coach Cecil Tnomas received a letter from J. Herman Reed, superintendent of the Celine School, stating that the Granbury basketball team had been given the sportsmanship award in the recent tournament held in that city. 1976, 25 years ago ; r ht Hood County received its first measurable moisture in three and a half months Sunday and Monday as a steady light rain found its way to plowed fields and gardens. Less than a half an inch fell, but as one farmer stated, "It wasn't a million dollar rain, but it was sure worth $590,000." 1991, 10 years ago : ' There was a five-car pile-up on the lake bridge on U.S. 377- Bypass early Wednesday. Fortunately no one was injured, said Granbury Police. r E High . Low Rain Friday ' 59. 43 ...0.00 Saturday 56 ..;.. Sunday 66 ...... Monday 72 .. . Tuesday 68... Wednesday 75 Thursday 58 39 ...0.25 37... 0.00 36-0.00 42 '..0.00 42-0.00 47-1.33 ToUl rainfall for March: .77 -Normal March rainfall: 2.77" ' Rainfall foryear. 10.94"; : 4 Normal rainfall for year: 6.78" Readings taken by Fairview r i f weather watcher Randy Hiler, 1 15th YearNumber 79 Local, zone; 3 sections, . 38 pages plus supplements v State: 3 sections, 38 pages ' Showers play havoc with sports 'Roadside' by JENNIFER ROY Staff Writer How does the old saying go? It takes a flood to end a drought and it takes a drought to end a flood. Hood County certainly knows the meaning of this saying. Last month was the second wettest February in at least 10 years, reported Granbury weather watcher Randy Hiler. Hiler reported 5.96 inches of rain during February, which is more than double the normal 2.18 inches. The rain has played havoc on Hood County sports. Left, Texas (Jonathan Beck Reed) and Pap Raider (Gary Moody) cringe over the future of Pap's stubborn hard-headed daughter Hannie (Julie Johnson) in the Granbury Opera's excellent production of "Roadside." The comedy-musical resembles a mixture of Western-themed classic musicals such as "Annie Get

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