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Third large meth arrest made in four-day period

March 28, 2015

A third large haul of methamphetamine was confiscated by lawmen – all from men in their late 30s and all within a four-day period.

Richard Todd Hammond, a 39-year-old resident of Wildwood Estates, on March 19 was found with a substance “believed to be methamphetamine” with a total weight of 14.3 grams, including packaging, according to Granbury Police Department Deputy Chief Alan Hines.

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Tree down

March 28, 2015
Tree down

At least two large pecan trees were toppled by high winds Wednesday night as a storm passed through. This one was near Aldi’s on Highway 377 East, and the other was a pecan tree at Granbury’s City Park, just off West Pearl Street (photo, P. 1). The wind also tossed around outdoor chairs and garbage containers.

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‘Campus Carry’ bill heads to House

March 28, 2015

After several previous failed attempts in the Legislature, the controversial “Campus Carry” bill could finally hit the target.

Last week, the Texas Senate passed Sen. Brian Birdwell’s (R-Granbury) Senate Bill 11 in a party-line vote of 20-11.

It still has to pass in the House.

The measure was first proposed by a San Antonio lawmaker in 2009 in response to the Virginia Tech shootings that left 32 dead and 17 injured.

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Felony Arrests

March 28, 2015

Ten felony arrests were made between March 19 through March 25, according to law enforcement records.

Suspects were arrested here. However, their alleged crimes may have occurred outside Hood County.

nDavid Paul Acosta, 53, Tejas Trail, Granbury, driving while intoxicated, third or more; evade arrest/detention with vehicle.

nDale Anthony Ansley, 52, Lipan, possession of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1, more than 1 gram/less than 4 grams; tamper/fabricate physical evidence.

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Buzz cut

March 28, 2015
Buzz cut

A Granbury Police Department officer tries to swat away some of the bees that were swarming Tuesday afternoon on North Crockett Street near the railroad tracks in Granbury. Two local men, both in their early 70s, received multiple stings after one of them began to mow. Both men were treated and released at Lake Granbury Medical Center.

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Ranger: Driver found after pouring out beer

March 28, 2015
Ranger: Driver found after pouring out beer

Acosta

A DWI suspect with previous DWIs drove away from an officer but was later found, authorities said.

A Brazos River Authority Ranger detected a “strong odor of an alcoholic beverage” when talking to the 53-year-old Indian Harbor man, David Paul Acosta, on March 21 near the gate of Rough Creek Park, according to a probable cause affidavit.

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Sheriff: Woman evaluated after assaulting guard

March 25, 2015

A 35-year-old Pecan Plantation woman was arrested at her home Sunday morning after taking a slap at a security guard, authorities said.

The guard arrived after receiving complaints that the woman was screaming and walking outside wearing only a shirt and underwear, authorities said.

Neighbors reported that the woman was “throwing sticks at (passing) cars” and “making a slashing motion,” Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose said.

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Pecan man still missing after three years

March 25, 2015
Pecan man still missing after three years

Moore

Three years have come and gone, and still there are no clues in the disappearance of Pecan Plantation resident William (Bill) Lee Moore.

March 10, 2012, was when Moore’s 1997 Dodge Ram pickup was photographed by a security camera leaving the front gate of Pecan.

Moore, who was 82 at that time, lived in Pecan with his son Dave Moore and Dave’s wife Wendy.

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GPD: Man caught with 115 grams of meth

March 21, 2015

A curious Granbury Police officer triggered one of the larger recent methamphetamine busts in the city.

Investigators, using a police dog, found 115 grams of the illegal substance in a vehicle Monday night, according to Chief Mitch Galvan.

Justin Eugene Sprague, 37, of Copper Mountain Court in the Brazos River Acres subdivision, was sitting in his vehicle with the headlights off shortly before midnight behind Lowe’s.

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Services come truckin’ to Granbury

March 21, 2015
Services come truckin’ to Granbury

Everything’s bigger in Texas, and that includes mobile clinics.

The Moncrief Cancer Institute’s Mobile Cancer Survivor Clinic was featured in conjunction with the Healthy Woman luncheon Tuesday at Granbury Resort Conference Center.

Starting in May, Moncrief’s 18-wheeler mobile clinic will be coming to Lake Granbury Medical Center twice a month.

“I like the idea of the truck,” Linda ElSaleh said when viewing the mobile facility Tuesday morning.

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