A bull riding event dubbed Bulls on the Beach, planned as part of this weekend’s Texas Independence Day celebration in Granbury, will be held – with a stamp of approval from the Environmental Protection Agency.
A minor blip of controversy had popped up over poop that will inevitably be deposited by the bulls – and whether it was environmentally safe to stage the event on the Granbury City Beach.… Read the rest
Four felony arrests were made between Feb. 20 and Feb. 26.
Suspects were arrested here, but their alleged crimes may have occurred outside the county.
They have not been convicted of the charges listed.
William Peter Abrial, 42, Denison, driving while intoxicated, third or more.
Byron Lee Luther, 43, Spanish Moss Drive, Granbury, driving while intoxicated, third or more.
Paige Alexandria-Lynn Mann, 19, Lakeside Hills Drive, Granbury, theft more than $20,000/less than $100,000.… Read the rest
A 69-year-old Erath County woman suffered injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening on Saturday afternoon in Granbury when the bicycle she was riding was struck by a 2009 Lexus, according to officials.
Granbury Police Department Deputy Chief Alan Hines stated that the bicyclist, Stephanie Michelle Noland of Stephenville, “turned when unsafe by turning left into traffic in front of (the Lexus).”
The car struck the rear tire of the bicycle, resulting in the fall.… Read the rest
Christmas shoppers must have spent a little more last year, pushing Granbury’s sales tax receipts up 2 percent from the year before.
Statewide sales tax revenue in January was $2.3 billion, up 8.3 percent compared to January 2013, according to Texas Comptroller Susan Combs.
“Increases were seen across all major sectors of the Texas economy,” Combs said. “This indicates continued expansion in both consumer and business spending, and brings the growth in fiscal year-to-date collections to 4.6 percent compared with the previous year.… Read the rest
Joe R. Jones Construction was granted a $2,465,955 commercial permit for Jerry Durant, topping the list of January permits. The 23,618 square-foot building is listed at 5110 Highway 377 East.
Durant could not be reached for comment on the new construction that is listed at the same address as Jerry Durant Toyota.
The city of Granbury approved more than $6.3 million in building permits in January.… Read the rest
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
WaterSmart, an interactive program to help consumers conserve water and learn about water treatment, has been launched by Aqua America, Inc.
The new program is available at AquaAmerica.com. Aqua America is one of the largest U.S.-based, publicly traded water utilities. Aqua has customers in Hood County, as well as nearly three million people in eight states.
“The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates the U.S.… Read the rest
Lake Granbury Master Gardeners (LGMG) will offer a program on tree care Thursday, March 6, at 6 p.m. in the Annex I meeting room, 1410 W. Pearl St.
Arborist and Master Gardener Steve Houser will present “Caring For Our Trees During Drought.”
The fee for participating is $10 per person or $15 per couple. For reservations, contact the Texas AgriLife Extension in Hood County by phone: 817-579-3280, fax: 817-408-2533 or e-mail: email@example.com.… Read the rest