Family member: Mayor’s stroke “severe”

A family spokesman confirmed Friday morning that Granbury Mayor Rickie Pratt has suffered “a pretty severe stroke.” Ken Gray, the mayor’s brother-in-law, said that Pratt remains in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at a Fort Worth hospital, and that the next few days “are really important” in terms of doctors being able to determine the extent of the damage. Gray said that members of the City Council have been to the hospital to offer comfort and support to Pratt’s wife, Janet.