As the district attorney prepares to file a charge of intoxication manslaughter against the 19-year-old driver in last week’s crash at Pecan Plantation that killed another teen, plans for a safe ride program for underage drinkers has stirred concerns about liability and mixed messages.
Sheriff Roger Deeds said late Thursday that Marcus Click, the driver in the crash that killed fellow Granbury High School graduate Luke Urbanovsky, was home from the hospital and a warrant for his arrest was awaiting a magistrate’s signature.… Read the rest
There is a new city marshal – of the interim variety – in Lipan.
James Carter, 58, who had been serving as a lieutenant with the Marshal’s Office there, has been named on an interim basis to replace the late Sam Tipton.
Lipan’s City Council in April named Carter for the position that had been vacant since Tipton, the longtime highly regarded marshal there, died in January.… Read the rest
A man who previously served prison time for three separate 1983 aggravated rape convictions and had recently moved to Tolar has been sentenced to life behind bars for failing to comply with sex offender rules.
Jackie Glen Ives, 54, on Tuesday was convicted and given a life sentence by Judge Ralph Walton in 355th Judicial District Court, Hood County District Attorney Rob Christian said.… Read the rest
Would you buy a house if the flood insurance alone was $40,000 a year?
If you owned such a house, your chances of selling it might be about as likely as floodwaters rising 21 feet above the Highway 144 bridge.
But according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), it could happen. … Read the rest
Early voting starts Monday for the May 29 primary and will continue through May 25. All early voting will take place between 8 and 5 on weekdays at Annex 1, 1410 W. Pearl St.
Candidates are competing in six local races. All of the candidates except one are Republican.
Candidates in the contested races responded to questions posed by the Hood County News.… Read the rest
Granbury Middle School Principal Holly Campbell will be leaving at the end of this school year.
Campbell has accepted a position in the Gordon school district, where she lives with her husband, Lyle, and two young sons – 3-year-old Hudson and 3-month-old Krew.
“I am so very honored and blessed to have been given the opportunity to serve and work alongside the students, teachers, staff and families of Granbury Middle School and GISD,” Campbell stated.… Read the rest