City officials give updates on conditions of stricken mayors

January 23, 2013

The mayors of Granbury and deCordova are continuing to fight for recovery after they suffered severe strokes two weeks apart.

Granbury Mayor Rickie Pratt remains at a Fort Worth rehab facility, where his wife Janet is by his side daily, according to City Council member Tony Allen. Allen said he visited Pratt a few days ago. Mayor Pro Tem Nin Hulett and City Manager Wayne McKethan also visited, Allen said.

Allen and McKethan both reported that Pratt was alert when they visited and asked them questions about the airport expansion, which is currently in its beginning stages.

“He was very alert and basically interested in what was going on,” McKethan said. He stated that there is “no schedule” for when Pratt will leave rehab, or whether he will return to city service.

Hulett, as mayor pro tem, is handling all mayoral duties during Pratt’s recovery. The mayor suffered a severe stroke two days after Christmas.

Allen said Monday that plans are progressing on an auction to benefit the self-employed mayor and his family. He said he had met with some car dealers that morning regarding a possible donation of a used vehicle for the auction. Allen also said that a meeting was scheduled about forming a committee to oversee the auction. The fundraiser will likely take place in March.

A communitywide yard sale to benefit the Pratts is scheduled for next month at Celebration Hall on the square. The Hood County News will provide details as the date draws closer.


Dick Pruitt, mayor of deCordova, is still at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth, according to City Secretary Sylvia Hickey.

Pruitt, who had visited Pratt in the hospital after the Granbury mayor was afflicted, suffered the same fate two weeks later.

Hickey said that Pruitt is receiving physical, occupational and speech therapy. He will be moved to a rehab facility after doctors are able to resolve issues with his ability to swallow, she said.

Mayor Pro Tem Pat Revill is handling official duties for deCordova in Pruitt’s absence.

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