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DPS, Birdwell looking for new space for driver’s license office

August 22, 2015

Don’t panic. They’re working on it.

Social media lit up earlier this week with rumors that the driver’s license office at county Annex III is permanently closing.

As with most rumors, there was a basis in truth.

That officeisclosing. But, hopefully, it will reopen at another location within the county.

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Felony Arrests

August 22, 2015

Eleven felony arrests were made between Aug. 13 and Aug. 19, according to Hood County law enforcement records.

Suspects were arrested in Hood County, but their alleged crimes may have occurred outside the county.

Charged are:

nCharles Wayne Boelkes, 43, Bonnots Mill, Missouri, violation of bond/protective order.

nTerry Vance Camp, 25, Quail Ridge Court, Granbury, forgery financial instrument (two counts).

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Mom, babysitter charged in drowning

August 22, 2015

Azaria Jane Thacker, mother of a 3-year-old boy who drowned in Lake Granbury May 15, has been indicted on three new felony charges in connection with the boy’s death, District Attorney Rob Christian said.

The child, Aaryan Thacker, was found unresponsive in the water near the Sandy Beach boat dock.

His babysitter, 18-year-old Brian Lee Delbridge, was arrested on child endangerment charges.

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Would a new water source help Laguna Vista?

August 19, 2015

As water woes continue to plague 600 residents in Laguna Vista, many are questioning whether water can be obtained from another source.

The neighborhood off Highway 51 north of Granbury is served by the Laguna Vista Water, a community water system.

Since July 17, residents have experienced numerous water outages, boil notices and Stage 4 water restrictions – meaning no outside water at all.

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Man found week later after fleeing sheriff’s deputies

August 19, 2015

Hood County resident Michael Bryceson Lippoldt, 22, was arrested Friday evening in Burleson, one week after he went on the run, Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose said.

Lippoldt eluded deputies who were trying to serve him a felony drug warrant. The search was focused on the Comanche Cove area.

Hood County Narcotics Unit investigators were accompanied by Burleson Police when they made the arrest at a residence in Burleson, Rose said.

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Indian Harbor woman transported

August 19, 2015
Indian Harbor woman transported

Shirley Coyer, 71, of Indian Harbor, was transported by ambulance to Lake Granbury Medical Center Friday at about noon after sustaining non-lifethreatening injuries when her Ford Taurus left the roadway on a curve and hit a tree in the 5900 block of Gee Road, Department of Public Safety Senior Trooper Dub Gillum said.

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New building taking shape

August 15, 2015
New building taking shape

Construction of the Career and Technical Education (CTE) building at the rear of Granbury High School is beginning to take shape. The CTE building is expected to be finished for the start of school a year from now. That’s also when ninth-graders will move into the new ninth-grade wing at GHS.

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Okay to burn, but be safe

August 15, 2015

When it comes to implementing a burn ban, it’s all about the numbers.

The Commissioners Court on Tuesday tabled consideration of a burn ban.

The Keetch-Byrum Drought Index (KBDI) is used to measure the severity of drought conditions.

Hood County Fire Marshal Ray Wilson said the index number for Hood County at that time averaged 560.

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Indictments

August 15, 2015

The grand jury returned 25 indictments on Wednesday.

FORMAL CHARGES

Indictments are formal charges.

nMichael Monroe Armontrout, 36, Glen Rose, tamper/fabricate physical evidence with intent to impair.

nBilly Joe Armstrong Jr., 37, Dallas, theft of property, less than $1,500 with two or more previous convictions.

nDena Hargrove Bass, 55, Sun Meadows Circle, Granbury, injury to a child/elderly/disabled with intentional bodily injury.

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Felony Arrests

August 15, 2015

Seven felony arrests were made between Aug. 6 and Aug. 12, according to Hood County law enforcement records.

Suspects were arrested in Hood County, but their alleged crimes may have occurred outside the county.

Charged are:

nDelbert Randall Freeman, 59, Water View Drive, Granbury, sex offender duty to register for life.

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