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Tolar’s new elementary school

August 16, 2014
Tolar’s new elementary school

A growing student population combined with an aging building highlighted the need of a new elementary school in Tolar. Voters the gave Tolar ISD the green light in a 2012 bond election for construction of a new elementary school on the site where the old Rattler Stadium once stood. Crews and volunteers are busy with the finishing touches as the first day of school (Aug.

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Grand Jury Indictments

August 16, 2014

The Hood County grand jury returned 22 indictments on Wednesday.

They were:

Roy Lee Bartley, 46, Sycamore Court, Granbury, theft of property less than $1,500 with two or more previous convictions.

William Barry Blanton, 52, Sunflower Lane, Granbury, possession of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1, less than 1 gram.

Brandon Lee Brown, 35, Fort Worth, theft of property, more than $1,500/less than $2,000.

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Felony Arrests

August 16, 2014

Twelve felony arrests were made between Aug. 6 and Aug. 12.

They are:

Joshua Ryan Barger, 20, White Settlement, assault family/house member impede breathing.

Tawn Elizabeth Carlson, 54, Jackson Heights, Granbury, possession of controlled substance, Penalty Group 1, less than 1 gram.

Tereasa Faye Cook, 51, Burleson, driving while intoxicated, third offense or more.

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July Health Inspection Scores

August 16, 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.

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No injuries

August 9, 2014
No injuries

Three people involved in a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Highway 144 and Mambrino Highway Wednesday afternoon escaped injuries, according to Jeff Young, assistant chief of Indian Harbor Volunteer Fire Department. Pictured are firefighter Nicholas Mains and the owner of the PT Cruiser involved in the accident. Mains disconnected the battery so additional air bags would not deploy.

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Biker Bash: Event returns Labor Day weekend

August 9, 2014
Biker Bash: Event returns Labor Day weekend

DASH TO THE BASH: The Labor Day weekend Biker Bash returns this year, under the leadership of Decatur’s Doc Dennis, founder and pastor of Full Armor Biker Church. Dennis is pictured here on the Granbury square with his wife, Cheryl. He has been making a number of trips to Granbury to get everything lined up for the three-day event, which will feature vendors, games, inspirational speakers and faith-based bands.

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Sheriff’s Office: Suspect tried to steal church air conditioner

August 9, 2014

Jessie Frank Diaz, 27, of Lake View Drive in Granbury, was pulled over by Department of Public Safety troopers at Highway 4 and Loop 567 Wednesday around midnight.

He was arrested for an outstanding warrant from the Hood County Sheriff’s Office, according to Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose.

The charge, felony criminal mischief, stems from Diaz trying to steal an outside air conditioning unit from a church at the 2800 block of Lipan Highway on July 28, Rose said.

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City Council seeks to fill board seats

August 9, 2014

The Granbury City Council needs qualified citizens to serve on several city boards that have vacancies.

Committees that are in need of additional members are the TV, Cemetery, Parks and Zoning Board of Adjustment boards.

Details about the boards can be found on the city’s website, www.granbury.org.

Applications can be downloaded from that website.

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Under control

August 9, 2014
Under control

Sheriff Roger Deeds communicates via radio at the scene of a standoff Tuesday evening near Lake Granbury Medical Center. The Region IV Special Operations Group – a SWAT team involving law enforcement from Hood, Somervell and Erath counties – provided assistance to the Granbury Police Department. Deeds is pictured near Somervell County’s Bearcat – an armored personnel carrier.

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Felony Arrests

August 9, 2014

Nine felony arrests were made between July 31 and Aug. 6.

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

They have not been convicted of the charges listed.

Those arrested are:

  • Joshua Ryan Barger, 19, White Settlement, assault on a family/house member impeding breathing.
  • Mathew Woodrow Conner, 29, Morgan, possession of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1, less than 1 gram.
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