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Man with knife threatens girlfriend, authorities say

April 19, 2014

A 35-year-old Sky Harbour resident was arrested Friday, April 11, after threatening his girlfriend during an argument, Hood County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose said.

Thomas William Scott Murphy used a hunting knife while threatening his 33-year-old girlfriend, Rose said, at his residence in the 3000 block of Libra Drive.

“The victim was not injured during the incident,” Rose stated. “Murphy was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.”

His bond was set at $50,000 on the felony count, and he remained in the Hood County Jail as of press time.Read the rest

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Town Hall meeting Tuesday

April 19, 2014

Law enforcement officials, local youths and others will participate Tuesday in a Town Hall meeting on underage drinking, sponsored by the Hood County Substance Abuse Council (HCSAC).

Students will hold a pep rally on the back porch at Granbury City Hall, starting at 4:30 p.m. The meeting will begin at 5 in the council chambers. Granbury City Hall is located at 116 W.Read the rest

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Church members may never recoup money paid to travel agent

April 19, 2014

Jeanne Holderman had bought new luggage and other things in preparation for her exciting upcoming trip to Rome.

“I’ve mentally packed and unpacked,” she said.

Witnessing the historic canonization of Pope John Paul II was going to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Jeanne had actually met the pontiff back in 1996.

“I saw him, he saw me, we spoke and I touched him,” she recounted with pride.Read the rest

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Missing woman found?

April 19, 2014
Missing woman found?

Skeletal remains found in the cab of a pickup that had been in Lake Granbury are believed to be those of Helen Holladay, who has been missing since September 1979, Sheriff Roger Deeds confirmed Friday morning.

Helen Holladay was 45 when she left the Whippoorwill Bay weekend home she shared with her husband, Herman Holladay, after they had reportedly been arguing.Read the rest

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City Secretary Arcos to retire May 31

April 19, 2014
City Secretary Arcos to retire May 31

Granbury city officials are looking for a replacement for City Secretary Dee Arcos, who will retire on May 31.

Arcos has worked for the city for 28 years. She has been city secretary for 22 of those years.

Applications are currently being accepted.

The city secretary reports to the mayor and City Council and provides assistance to the city manager in administrative areas.Read the rest

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Outcry follows notice seeking water discharge

April 19, 2014

It started as a public notice to discharge water into Lake Granbury.

The notice was published March 29 with other public notices in the classified section of the Hood County News.

Since then, public comments on the Save Lake Granbury Facebook page have blasted deCordova Power Company and Luminant Generation for “seeking additional water” from Lake Granbury. Ironically, the permit referenced is about putting water in the lake – not taking it out.Read the rest

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Wife helps husband out of burning home

April 19, 2014
Wife helps husband out of burning home

Carolyn Ives could only think of one explanation for how she was able to pull her husband out of their bedroom window to escape a fire early Wednesday.

“I had adrenaline, I guess,” she said Thursday morning of her heroic act.

It was made even more difficult because her 200-pound husband Dub Ives is recovering from a broken leg.

He has been using a walker and a wheelchair to get around.Read the rest

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City Council to ask TCEQ for hearing

April 19, 2014
City Council to ask TCEQ for hearing

The heat is on for the TCEQ to do a Q&A ASAP.

Translation: Officials with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality will be asked to hold a public hearing to answer questions about a permit renewal that some fear could further cripple Lake Granbury.

The Granbury City Council passed a resolution at its regular meeting Tuesday night encouraging the state agency to give specifics about the permit renewal application for the deCordova Power Company and Luminant Generation Co.Read the rest

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Church members reportedly lost thousands

April 16, 2014

About 30 members of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church reportedly have lost about $70,000 paid to a Cleburne travel agency for a trip later this month to the Vatican.

The group was going to witness the canonization of Pope John Paul II.

The Cleburne Police Department is working “a felony theft case” tied to the incident, according to Public Information Officer Kelly Summey.Read the rest

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Man convicted of forging appeal affidavits

April 16, 2014
Man convicted of forging appeal affidavits

A Hood County man was found guilty April 4 of forging two affidavits in an attempt to get a new trial.

The man was convicted in 2004 of indecency with a child, District Attorney Rob Christian said.

Raul Villegas Garza, 53, was sentenced to 20 years in prison on two counts of tampering with a governmental record, Christian said.

The two affidavits attached to his appeal included one that was represented as being signed by Garza’s wife, stating that Christian “pressured her and told her what to say in her testimony during the 2004 trial,” Christian explained.Read the rest

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