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Application deadline coming soon to join Explorers

July 23, 2015

Youngsters interested in being in the Hood County Explorers this year must submit an application by Sept. 1, according to leader Mel Boschwitz, a deputy with the Sheriff’s Office. The first meeting is set for Sept. 15. To be eligible you must have at least graduated the eighth grade and be at least 15 years old, and be no older than 20 when you start.…

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Theft of steer loader is Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week

July 10, 2015

A felony theft that occurred between August 2104 and March of this year has been submitted as the Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week. A Caterpillar skid steer loader, a grapple bucket and a set of pallet forks were stolen from a property in the 3600 block of Endsley Road, north of Granbury.…

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Steer loader theft is Crime Stoppers Crime of Week

July 10, 2015

A felony theft that occurred between August 2104 and March of this year has been submitted as the Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week. A Caterpillar skid steer loader, a grapple bucket and a set of pallet forks were stolen from a property in the 3600 block of Endsley Road, north of Granbury.…

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NWS: Hood County included in flash flood watch

July 8, 2015

Hood and multiple other counties in North Texas are included in a flash flood watch in effect until 5 p.m. today (Wednesday, July 8), issued by the National Weather Service. There is a 70 percent chance of thunderstorms for this afternoon.…

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Public prayer vigil tonight for Charles Alvarez Jr.

July 7, 2015

A public prayer vigil and balloon release in honor of Charles Alvarez Jr. is set for tonight (Tuesday, July 7) at 7:30 p.m. at Granbury’s Holly Hills Memorial Park, according to his mother, Susan Hitshew. Alvarez, a 2008 Granbury High School graduate, died Feb. 7 in Weatherford at age 25. It could be decided Wednesday if the manner of Alvarez’s death will be changed from “undetermined” to “homicide.”…

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Identity of drowning victim still pending notification

July 5, 2015

The release of the name of the 18-year-old female swimmer who died Saturday night as a result of a drowning at the Granbury City Beach is still delayed, pending notification of next-of-kin. Brazos Rivery Authority spokesperson Judi Pierce and Chief Lake Ranger Steve Myers said that the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office in Fort Worth is handling the notification.…

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Chief Ranger: Nothing new to report on swimmer

July 4, 2015

As of 9:15 p.m., Brazos River Authority Chief Lake Ranger Steve Myers said he has no new information on the condition of an 18-year-old swimmer who went underwater at about 6 p.m. at Granbury City Beach. She remains at Lake Granbury Medical Center after being found in the water by a volunteer firefighter and undergoing CPR before being transported by ambulance.…

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Sheriff: Murder suspect now in custody

June 24, 2015

Michael Loren Jacobs, 55, has been arrested and charged with murder in connection with the shooting death of a 75-year-old male whose body was found shortly before 8 a.m. today (Wednesday, June 24) at a residence in the 1100 block of Mambrino Highway south of Granbury, according to Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose.…

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Sheriff’s Office investigating death as crime

June 24, 2015

Sheriff’s Office personnel are investigating a crime scene at a residence on Mambrino Highway south of Granbury where a body was found after a 911 call that was received just before 8 a.m. today (Wednesday, June 24), according to Chief Deputy Biff Temple. Additional information, including the identity of the person and the address, has not yet been released because the next-of-kin has not been notified, Temple said.…

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Ridge advances to second round, which can be seen online

June 23, 2015

Ridge Roberts, Hood County’s 12-year-old fiddling phenom, advanced to tonight’s second round in the Junior Junior Division of the National Oldtime Fiddlers Contest in Weiser, Idaho, based on his performance in the morning’s opening-round competition. Ridge’s second-round performance tonight is scheduled for 9:55 p.m. (Central Daylight Time). The top five from Round 2 move into the 8:45 p.m.…

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