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Yogi, the mascot of the Jellystone franchise, continues to be popular with kids, thanks to his presence on outlets such as the Boomerang Cartoon Network and the ongoing affection of older generations who grew up with the picnic basket snatching animated bear.
Jellystone formula for fun: Just add water
North Texas Jellystone Camp-Resort in Burleson is hoping to make a splash this spring, when workers complete a $1 million water park expansion to its Pirate’s Cove.
Harmon wins re-election as county judge
Johnson County Judge Roger Harmon won a sixth term outright in Tuesday’s Johnson County Republican Party Primary, outpacing his two opponents’ combined vote total by 138 ballots.
Eby, Burns headed to runoff for state rep
Tuesday’s Republican Primary narrowed the District 58 state representative race from four to two. Johnson County resident DeWayne Burns and Bosque County resident Philip Eby will now face one another in the May 27 runoff. The winner faces Democratic candidate Greg Kauffman in November’s general election.
Woolley, Basham lead way in Precinct 4 contest
Grandview businessmen Larry Woolley and Bart Basham are headed to a runoff to replace incumbent Don Beeson as Johnson County’s Precinct 4 commissioner. The two easily outpaced the other three candidates in the Republican Primary race on Tuesday, and the winner of the May 27 runoff will face no Democratic opposition in November.
Hogan, Friedman in runoff
As primary election night wound to a close Tuesday, Cleburne farmer and insurance salesman Jim Hogan looked to be headed for a runoff with musician and writer Richard “Kinky” Friedman, with South Texas rancher Hugh Asa Fitzsimmons III running a distant third.
- Jellystone formula for fun: Just add water
Burleson Centennial Coach Kyle Geller said running back Demarcus Williams will be a key figure in the Spartans’ success for the 2013 season.
Spartans hope experience leads to success
The Burleson Centennial Spartans look to rebound from last year’s disappointing 3-7 record by finishing close games in 2013 — something the team struggled to do in its first season of official UIL district-play football in 2012.
Elks ‘excited’ for 2013 season
The 2013 season brings new hope for the Elks, and Coach Gary McElroy said there is excitement surrounding the Burleson football program heading into the new season.
Elite talent abound in All-County softball superlative selections
The Pinnacle Bank 2013 All-Johnson County softball team was announced this week and four schools were represented in the superlative selections, led by co-most valuable players Kalani Basham of Grandview and Sam Montes of Burleson.
Centennial, Grandview lead All-County teams
The Pinnacle Bank 2013 All-Johnson County softball first and second teams were announced this week, and Burleson Centennial and Grandview lead the way with total number of selections while all teams were represented with at least two selections.
Centennial pitcher taken in MLB draft
Burleson Centennial senior pitcher Casey Shane was selected by the Cleveland Indians in the Major League Baseball first-year player draft on Friday.
- Spartans hope experience leads to success