To Granbury resident Amy Moore, news of the devastating typhoon that struck the central Philippines on Nov. 8 was more than just another random international news blurb.
It was personal.
Moore, who owns a Granbury spa, was born in the Philippines and lived there until she moved to the United States at 17.
“I grew up where the storm was,” said Moore, 50, whose husband Bill Moore has worked for 30 years at the Comanche Peak Nuclear Plant, where he is director of training.… Read the rest
Police searched for a male suspect Thursday afternoon after reports indicated he went inside a shop on the square, locked the door and had a “Smith & Wesson” in his pocket.
The 25-year-old man was found shortly after leaving the store. He was arrested on a misdemeanor drug charge.
Granbury Police Chief Mitch Galvan said it was a misunderstanding.
Galvan stated that officers “determined that he was not in possession of a firearm of any kind.… Read the rest
The city of Tolar may be getting a new City Hall, but residents don’t currently have a police force.
Sheriff Roger Deeds confirmed that he was notified Thursday morning by Tolar Chief of Police R.C. (Rodney) Cox that he was quitting and the police department had been shut down. Deeds said that his deputies will patrol Tolar until a new police chief is on the job.… Read the rest
It may be called “pro se,” but there’s nothing “pro” about the increasing number of people who represent themselves in court because they can’t afford a lawyer.
Those who work in Hood County’s justice system say that pro se litigants impact the smooth flow of the court system and oftentimes jeopardize their cases through lack of knowledge about the law and court proceedings.… Read the rest
A failure by the county auditor to transfer assigned court fees that have been collected since 1999 to the Second District Court of Appeals has raised questions with the Commissioners Court about the quality of internal and external audits.
County Auditor Stan McBroom said that the long-running error was not discovered by outside auditors because the fees, which amounted to about $51,000, were below the auditors’ “materiality scope.”
McBroom took responsibility for the mistake and said there will be “renewed efforts … to make sure this doesn’t happen in the future.”
“I think our big mistake was viewing them as county funds,” he said, referring to the “GL” or “general ledger” number that was used.… Read the rest
Former teacher and coach Tyson James Nolen is back in the Hood County Jail after Judge Ralph Walton ruled on Tuesday morning that he violated his probation after charged with sexual misconduct and improper relationships with underage students.
As a result of the motion to revoke bond hearing, bond was reset at $350,000 for the 26-year-old Weatherford resident, who is a former teacher and varsity baseball coach at Lipan High School.… Read the rest
Granbury’s Veterans Day Parade is something 92-year-old local resident Albert Edwards always tries to attend, as long as he feels well enough.
He just wishes more people felt the same way.
Edwards, a World War II veteran who will turn 93 on Nov. 27, enjoyed Sunday’s parade with his two daughters, Kay Patterson and Sherrie Crosby, and his granddaughter Sheri Patterson.… Read the rest
It took a year, but the Granbury School Board has voted to approve the sale of land to the county for the $10 million recreation center that voters approved last November.
The reason for the delay was because of a number of technical issues that had to be ironed out between lawyers representing the school district, the county and the YMCA.… Read the rest