Tolar Junior High students will meet their teachers this evening (Friday) from 6 to 7:30. The summer vacation is drawing to a close for students and teachers. Granbury, Premier, Lipan and Tolar classes open Monday morning.
Acton Municipal Utility District (AMUD) water rates will increase with the October billing. The minimum rate will jump $5, from $22.50 to $27.50. A homeowner using 8,000 gallons will pay $62.30, up $7. A homeowner using 25,000 gallons will pay $161, up $21. The new rates will remain among the lowest in Hood County, AMUD officials said.
Keith E. Lark, 47, of the 5800 block of Georgia Trail, was arrested during a traffic stop on Saturday around 1 a.m. Deputies found Lark to be in possession of under one gram of methamphetamine, according to Rose.
Members of the Hood County Women’s Service League were helping with Operation School Supply at the Granbury Resort Conference Center last week. The Salvation Army women spent $5,000 for socks for 1,500 children. The group also sent 12 Hood County Children to Camp Hoblitzelle. The membership coffee for the Hood County Women’s Service League will be Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 10 a.m. at deCordova Bend Estates.
As part of a plea bargain on a DWI charge, Beth Pate, head of Hood County Juvenile Probation, will herself be on probation for 18 months. For at least half of that time, she will have an ignition interlock in her car. Pate – whose Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) was well over twice the legal limit when was arrested last November according to the county attorney – will also attend a DWI class and take a Victim Impact Panel course. The hearing Wednesday (Aug. 20) was not held in a courtroom, but in judge’s chambers with a visiting judge presiding.
Justin Lee Hankins, 23, of the 900 block of Meadowlark Circle, was arrested by sheriff’s deputies Aug. 12 on a warrant for felony burglary of a habitation, said Hood County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose. The charge stems from Hankins allegedly entering a home in the 900 block of Meadowlark Circle without the owner’s permission and removing jewelry valued at about $200. Bond was set at $10,000. Hankins was out of jail at press time.
The DWI case of Juvenile Probation Director Beth Pate was not heard in a public courtroom Wednesday morning (Aug. 20), but in judge’s chambers. Pate was arrested by Granbury police last November and charged with DWI with a BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration) of .15 or greater. The legal limit is .08. Lindsey Stoudenmire, administrative assistant for the county Court-at-Law said Don Chrestman, a retired district judge from Parker County, agreed to let the case be heard in chambers. Court-at-Law Judge Vincent Messina recused himself.