Brandon Michael Bobo, the 34-year-old Hood County man who shot himself on Feb. 4 after a public suicide threat, turned himself at the Granbury police station at 6:17 p.m. Monday on a felony family violence warrant.
Bobo’s threats to kill himself forced authorities to shut down businesses near the intersection of Old Acton Highway and Highway 377 East.
Bobo was charged with assault family violence-impede breathing because of an incident involving his girlfriend, Police Chief Mitch Galvan said.… Read the rest
Two candidate forums will be held this week in council chambers at Granbury City Hall in preparation for the March 4 primary election.
The City Hall address is 116 W. Bridge St.
The forums will give voters a chance to hear and question candidates competing in county races, as well as those vying for state representative and U.S. Congress.
Thursday evening, the Hood County Tea Party will host a forum for local candidates starting at 6:30.… Read the rest
The city of Granbury has not had an assistant city manager for a number of years and has never had a woman in that position.
That all changes Monday.
Sheri Campbell-Husband, former city administrator for the city of Hudson Oaks near Weatherford, will occupy prime real estate – a storage area-turned-office near the corner suite occupied by City Manager Wayne McKethan.… Read the rest
A three-bedroom brick rent house on Sixth Street in Tolar that was home to three young adults was destroyed by fire Tuesday that caused no injuries but killed two pets inside.
Red Cross was notified to offer the two men and one woman temporary housing assistance, according to Hood County Deputy Fire Marshal Jeff Young. The homeowner had insurance on the structure, but the renters were not insured for their personal contents in the home, Young said.… Read the rest
Thomas Lynn Scrimshire, 56, accused of murder in last month’s shooting death of his stepson, was no-billed by the grand jury on Wednesday.
Scrimshire, a deCordova resident, was released from jail late Wednesday afternoon and will not go to trial, District Attorney Rob Christian said.
Christian explained that the investigation by the Sheriff’s Office and two Texas Rangers revealed that Scrimshire “was justified in using deadly force” when he shot his 39-year-old stepson Michael Brian Hampton of Crowley with a handgun after Hampton entered his stepfather’s home and kicked in the door to the bedroom following an earlier disturbance between the two.… Read the rest
A 34-year-old Hood County man with a gun threatening suicide in a Granbury parking lot kept officers at bay and caused nearby businesses to be locked up for several hours Tuesday.
Brandon Michael Bobo, 34, shot himself with a small-caliber rifle while sitting in a pickup. He is expected to recover from the resulting facial wound, according to Police Chief Mitch Galvan.… Read the rest
The Granbury City Council tossed out the city’s “antiquated” ordinance regarding vehicles for hire Tuesday night, paving the way for taxi cabs, limousines, shuttle services – and even horse-drawn carriages and pedicabs.
The council had asked City Attorney Stuart Neal to draft a new ordinance to replace the old one, which was passed in 1991.
City officials, including Neal, said that they have been approached by several companies or individuals wanting to offer vehicles for hire in Granbury.… Read the rest
The jury showed little mercy for the former Granbury man who on Friday was found guilty of scamming multiple investors out of thousands of dollars in a three-part indictment.
Eddie Lacy Stivers III, more recently a Glen Rose resident, late Friday afternoon in 355th Judicial District Court in Granbury was sentenced to a pair of 85-year prison sentences plus a 20-year term.… Read the rest
Tolar football coach Mike Franklin was surprised by a minor trick play on Monday – turned in by the University Interscholastic League.
The suspenseful district realignment process that comes around once every two years sent the Rattlers into the football district with schools located mostly southwest of Tolar, in the general vicinity of Brownwood.
Starting next fall for the 2014-2015 school year and continuing through the 2015-2016 year, Tolar football teams will be facing squads from De Leon, Goldthwaite, Hamilton, Hico and San Saba, in District 7-2A.… Read the rest