Question: What could be more exciting than construction finally getting started on Phase I of the long-awaited skatepark?
Answer: The possibility that Phase II might be constructed at the same time.
The city’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Board is hoping to raise funds to make that happen.
Doing so would save about $45,000.
Work began more than a month ago on the long-awaited attraction, which will feature an encapsulated pool and terrain for all skill levels.… Read the rest
A driver claimed he was speeding so he could get to Cleburne where his wife was about to have a baby.
But he said he had to complete a construction job first.
The man was arrested Tuesday after his truck crashed through the traffic control arm at the back gate entrance to deCordova.
That’s according to Lieutenant Johnny Rose, who said that Cleburne resident Israel Bocanegra, 27, led sheriff’s deputies and a DPS trooper on a chase that reached up to 90 mph.… Read the rest
Few have been immune to the annoying spinning ball on a computer monitor, and those who work in the district judge’s office are no exception.
They’re going to have to live with it a little longer, though, until the county auditor and county commissioners have a better feel for how much money is left in “Fund 55.”
The catch-all fund that provides money for capital purchases is low, and there are more than five months to go until a new budget cycle begins.… Read the rest
A woman with a knife took a few swings at her husband Tuesday and was arrested, Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose said.
Carolyn Cleon Pack, 56, was booked on a count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, Rose said.
“During the argument Pack, who had been drinking, allegedly struck the victim with a small board on the ankle and then grabbed a kitchen knife and took several swings at the victim,” Rose stated.… Read the rest
The Hood County Commissioners Court has received the YMCA Community Partnership Award.
The award was presented to members of the court last week during the annual meeting of the YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth.
Hood County received the award because of elected officials who helped establish the Hood County YMCA seven years ago and went to considerable effort to put the question of a Y-operated recreation facility before voters.… Read the rest
The road to you-know-where is paved with good intentions, so sometimes it’s best to not pave it at all.
At their regular meeting Tuesday, county commissioners did not act on a request to pave the parking lot at the new offices of Mission Granbury.
The rejection had nothing to do with not wanting to help the nonprofit, which offers a variety of assistance to local residents in need.… Read the rest
A small plane with radio problems and heading to Granbury Regional Airport Wednesday night landed safely at the Pecan Airport in Pecan Plantation.
A police dispatcher said they had telephone contact with someone in the plane, and that person reported having radio problems. … Read the rest
Steven Schmidt of Eastland is expected to be the next coach of the Granbury Lady Pirates basketball team.
He will be presented to the Granbury School Board for hiring Monday evening, sources have confirmed.
If hired, Schmidt will be replacing Leta Andrews, who is retiring at the end of the school year as the winningest basketball coach in history (1,416 wins).… Read the rest
The rainfall Sunday was more than welcome, but totals were spotty across Hood County.
The Stroud Creek Estates area was hit with pea-size hail early Monday evening, with hard rain lasting about 30 minutes.
On Sunday, Cresson topped the list with 1.03 inches of rainfall, while both deCordova and Acton had about an inch.
A residence in Lipan recorded .9 inches.… Read the rest