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March Health Scores

April 23, 2014

Food service health inspection scores are posted monthly by the city of Granbury.

Inspections occur about twice a year, not all businesses are inspected each month. Each violation has a demerit value, and this is subtracted from 100 to give the inspection score.

Restaurants with a failing score of 59 or below are closed immediately and must be re-inspected before opening.Read the rest

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Agent praised in drug case

April 19, 2014
Agent praised in drug case

Former Granbury resident Blake T. Bowen, a special agent with IRS Criminal Investigation, was recently recognized for his work that led to the conviction of Julio Cesar Cardenas and members of his drug trafficking organization.

The award is presented by the U.S. Attorney’s Office to recognize officers and agents in the Southern District of Texas for outstanding performance and contribution to federal investigations.Read the rest

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Felony Arrests

April 19, 2014

Ten felony arrests were made between April 10 and April 16. Suspects were arrested here, but their alleged crimes may have occurred outside the county. They have not been convicted of the charges listed.

Cecil William Bason, 52, Venus Drive, Granbury, possession of marijuana, more than 4 ounces/less than 5 pounds.

Angela Dawn Farquer, 41, Fort Worth, possession of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1, more than 1 gram/less than 4 grams; possession of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1, less than 1 gram.Read the rest

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$6,000 reward offered in theft

April 19, 2014

A reward of up to $6,000 is being offered for a tip to Crime Stoppers that leads to an indictment in a major theft of property.

The crime took place late on the night of March 20 or early on March 21 off Hideaway Bay Court in the Hideaway Bay subdivision northeast of Granbury.

The owner of the items is offering a $5,000 reward.Read the rest

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Three not facing charges

April 19, 2014

Three individuals whose names were listed among the felony arrests in the April 12 edition of the Hood County News are not facing charges, according to officials.

A mistake was responsible for a felony count of deadly conduct-discharge firearm that was on the felony list for Sherry Palmer Gaston, 55, of the 2800 block of Overton Court in Granbury. Gaston has no charges against her, Hood County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose said.Read the rest

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Gutted home

April 19, 2014
Gutted home

Neighbors and other onlookers stand by as firefighters battle a blaze that gutted the Tolar home of Dub and Carolyn Ives early Wednesday, after 1 a.m. Carolyn Ives helped her husband Dub get out through their bedroom window to safety. The three-bedroom log home was a total loss, according to Fire Marshal Ray Wilson. See related story, photos, P.1A.Read the rest

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Crime Stoppers on Facebook

April 19, 2014

Now Facebook has yet another potential use – connecting with Hood County Crime Stoppers.

The organization’s Facebook page was created on April 11. Crime of the Week will be featured. “We will be able to put videos and pictures of suspects,” Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Kathy Jividen said.

To report tips call 817-573-TIPS (8477) or go online (hoodcountycrimestoppers.com).Read the rest

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Continued contributions

April 16, 2014
Continued contributions

Brookshire’s manager Kris Garrison recently received a heartfelt thank you from the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 7835. Garrison was presented a certificate and large American flag. The certificate included a thank you to Brookshire’s for the generosity shown to veterans and their families. Jo Duckworth (left) gives Garrison a hug as fellow auxiliary member Vickie Collins and Sharon Gonzales (not pictured) looked on.Read the rest

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Building Permits

April 16, 2014

The City of Granbury approved 22 building permits in March valued at $5,866,739. $4 million of that total went to United Cooperative Services for commercial renovations and expansion of its service building on Fall Creek Highway.

City of Granbury, Spa Skateparks, 400 N. Park St., new commercial, $0.

Sharon Mills, Mark Fritz Concrete, 1519 Clover Lane, driveway approach, $65.

Kroger, RPM xConstruction LLC, 3811 Highway 377 E., commercial, $188,492.Read the rest

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Granbury sales tax slips, county is up

April 16, 2014
Granbury sales tax slips, county is up

February was not kind to Granbury sales tax receipts. But sales tax in Hood County saw a big boost.

Granbury sales tax revenue was down for the month, while Hood County saw an increase of 33 percent.

Sales tax collected by governmental entities in February was turned over the state in March.

Taxing entities will see the local sales tax portions returned in April.Read the rest

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