It’s getting to be that time of year again – the time when county fuel budgets are running on empty.
New Precinct 1 Constable Joe Lee was questioned at last week’s Commissioners Court meeting regarding his second request for additional fuel money since taking office in January. The first time, the court gave him an additional $500. This time, he asked for $2,650, but was given $1,500 instead.… Read the rest
Those seeking funding for an economic impact study on the low lake level also intend to research the environmental impact, one of the group’s leaders said.
The aim is to have a double-barrel approach to the only shot Hood County may have in trying to prevent the Brazos River Authority (BRA) from gaining additional water rights. … Read the rest
Trista Cheyenne Ricks, 19, of Whippoorwill Bay is accused of spitting on her 42-year-old mother Thursday at their residence, according to Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose.
She was booked into jail on a felony charge of family violence assault, with previous conviction.
The incident occurred during a disagreement over medication, Rose said, explaining that “spitting is considered physical contact.” … Read the rest
The annual $50 minimum dock fees on Lake Granbury will end next year.
With low lake levels for the past two years, many waterfront owners have protested the payment of dock fees. State Sen. Brian Birdwell (R-Granbury) and state Rep. Jim Keffer (R-Eastland) were seeking legislative action to discontinue the fee when boat docks are not usable. … Read the rest
In response to the recent tragedy in West, Sen. Brian Birdwell (R-Granbury) continues to voice support for the affected families and their gratitude for all those involved in the recovery process.
Birdwell is encouraging those interested in helping to focus on monetary donations, as the community has received a surplus of supplies. … Read the rest
Members of the Hood County Commissioners Court know they may not have a prayer of escaping controversy over their vote to keep religion out of the second-floor courtroom at the courthouse on the square.
In a 3-2 vote at their regular meeting Tuesday, court members voted against allowing a local group to use the courtroom next week to commemorate the annual National Day of Prayer.… Read the rest