A family of six was displaced by a fire that was fanned by strong winds and destroyed their home and possessions on Thursday just a few miles east of Lipan.
A firefighter with the Lipan Volunteer Fire Department suffered a minor leg burn while fighting the blaze, and he received medical treatment at the scene.
The rock structure, in the 10000 block of Lipan Highway, was home to Jake Seymour, his grandmother Frances Seymour and his wife Courtney along with their three children.… Read the rest
As a player, Kliff Kingsbury was an exciting quarterback to watch.
Playing at Texas Tech under coach Mike Leach, he passed for over 12,000 yards and set 17 NCAA records.
Now, back as head coach of the Red Raiders, he is once again exciting fans – and still with a high-powered offense. In his first season, the 34-year-old (the youngest head coach in a BCS Conference) led the Red Raiders to an 8-5 season, which included a 37-23 Holiday Bowl victory against Arizona State.… Read the rest
Next Saturday, Granbury will be full of bull – the living, snorting, bucking kind.
On March 1 as part of the Texas Independence Day Celebration, the City Beach will be the site for a bull riding event dubbed “Bulls on the Beach” to benefit the Texas Heroes Foundation, according to organizer Teresa Sims. The foundation was created with the aim of increasing interest in Texas history among children.… Read the rest
A former Hood County woman who began serving a 10-year prison sentence in August for attempting to sell a baby after violating probation is getting another chance at freedom.
Heather Janette Wall, 26, who lists a home address in Kemp, on Tuesday was granted shock probation in the third-degree felony case by District Judge Ralph Walton in a hearing with her court-appointed attorney, Michael W.… Read the rest
Two candidate forums sponsored by local Republican organizations filled the council chambers at Granbury City Hall last week, just days before the start of early voting for the March 4 primary.
Early voting began yesterday and runs through Feb. 28. All early voting will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at Annex 1, 1410 W. Pearl St.
Thursday evening, the Hood County Tea Party hosted candidates for the four contested local races – Precinct 2 county commissioner, county clerk, county treasurer and Precinct 3 justice of the peace.… Read the rest
More than 300 people attended a Town Hall meeting Saturday night at the Granbury Resort Conference Center to hear from the Lake Granbury Coalition about a newly released study on the lake level.
The report, referred to as the “White Paper,” was prepared by attorneys with Haynes and Boone and includes data compiled by a hydrologist hired by the Coalition.
Coalition member Todd Garner told the audience that the group hopes to address with BRA officials three proposals.… Read the rest
At first those within earshot thought she was joking.
Among her many likeable qualities, Leta Andrews has a keen sense of humor.
“I’m retiring,” Andrews said following the Granbury Lady Pirates’ 40-39 area round loss in the Class 4A basketball playoffs Saturday afternoon.
Then came a silence, along with a wait for the punch line.
This, however, was no joke.
After 51 seasons and 1,416 wins – more than any basketball coach who has ever picked up a whistle – Andrews is indeed calling it a career.… Read the rest
Donna Amador was enjoying her new online friendship with a man named Ryan Stewart, who made contact with the Granbury woman when she started tinkering with Facebook in an effort to connect with old school chums.
Stewart told Amador he is from Michigan and lives in Daytona Beach, Fla., but is serving in the military in Afghanistan.
Shortly after the online friendship between the two began to grow stronger, however, little alarm bells began to ding for Amador.… Read the rest
A 26-year-old Hood County man kicked his girlfriend out of a slow-moving moving car Wednesday morning and then earned a felony charge by fleeing from officers in a pursuit that covered about one mile, authorities said.
Charles Paul Bowen III, of the 800 block of Woodhaven Court in the Heritage Heights subdivision, ditched his vehicle near the EZ Mart in the 2100 block of South Morgan Street and fled on foot before deputies found him about an hour later near Peninsula Court, which is in Scenic View southeast of the Morgan Street lake bridge.… Read the rest