As the level of Lake Granbury sinks ever lower, some homeowners are finding it harder to keep their heads above water.
County officials, meanwhile, are worried about wildfires that could occur because of acres of dead brush where the lake used to be.
Seawalls at lakefront homes are collapsing due to pressure changes caused by the sinking water line. Homeowners are watching their investments crumble along with their retaining walls – and their dreams.… Read the rest
Granbury is moving up, but staying put.
Tolar is staying put, but moving down.
Beginning in the 2014-15 school year, the University Interscholastic League will add a 6A classification for schools with an enrollment of 2,100 and above. These are schools that are currently in 5A.
In essence, all classifications will move up one notch.
Granbury, with an enrollment of 1,911, will be in 5A – which, of course, is 4A this year.… Read the rest
The head of Hood County Juvenile Probation is facing a charge of Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), with a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) equal to or greater than .15.
The legal limit for those of legal drinking age is .08.
Beth Ann Pate, 36, was arrested by Granbury police at 3:35 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16, in the 5400 block of Highway 377 near Fall Creek Highway.… Read the rest
A mattress for Christmas?
It’s not typically found on a list for Santa. But, that’s what a number of children are requesting through the Christmas for Children charity.
“A lot of kids would like a bed to sleep in,” said Toni Brown Belew, executive director of United Way. “About 80 percent of the kids are asking for blankets, and some want heaters.”
Last year, Christmas for Children provided gifts for about 2,700 children in need, according to Director Susan Frost.… Read the rest
You can make a difference for hungry children in Hood County. Donations are sought to continue funding the Weekend Food for Kids program. Organizers hope to reach a goal of $25,000 by year’s end.
The weekend food program is now at every campus in the Granbury school system. Food is provided for some 494 students weekly.
Schools and sponsors include the following:
Baccus Elementary School, Granbury Middle School and Granbury High School: Christian Service Center.… Read the rest
Holly Palmer’s family and friends aren’t the only ones who can’t forget about her nightmarish death 25 years ago.
Granbury Police Chief Mitch Galvan and Detective Russell Grizzard said though it’s a cold case, they haven’t given up on making an arrest.
In fact, they both indicated that one specific suspect has always been the focus of investigators. They seem to think that person is out there somewhere – and it’s likely that someone else also knows about the brutal murder that Holly’s mother recently described as “overkill” against “a woman of God.”
“There has been a suspect in this case since early in the investigation,” said Grizzard, who has been with the Granbury Police Department since 1995 and became an investigator in June 2000.… Read the rest
The horrible news of Holly Palmer’s death reached her sister Dolly in a pay phone conversation with their parents.
“They said Holly’s been killed. I fell on the ground, just screaming. I was in this crazy mode. The phone was dangling,” said Dolly, who had just moved to Waxahachie and didn’t have her home phone hooked up.
When she arrived at her parents’ home in Granbury, Dolly said, “Dad was sitting at the table wringing his hands.… Read the rest
Electricity to about 1,000 customers in the city of Granbury was out several hours early Saturday morning, and some rural areas were also without power over the weekend after a winter storm struck.
Tim Spraggins, electric distribution operations manager for the city, said a problem with a substation transformer was the key issue.
“It wasn’t overloaded,” Spraggins said. “It was just something wrong with the transformer.… Read the rest
Studies show that 26 percent of children in Hood County do not know if they will get enough food to eat on any given day.
Children who are eligible for the free or reduced meal program are fed at school during the week. But some of these kids may not have food over the weekend.
You can make a difference for hungry children in Hood County.… Read the rest