Perspectives on the U.S. 377 Cresson Relief Route project are strikingly different depending on which side of the tracks you’re on.
Issues with long delays caused by train switching at the Fort Worth & Western railroad crossing at the intersection of U.S. 377 and State Highway 171 have been cussed and discussed for years. In May 2012, TxDOT announced it was upgrading the traffic and railroad signals there.… Read the rest
After last May’s EF-4 tornado that killed six people and wreaked havoc particularly in the Rancho Brazos subdivision, officials aren’t expecting a shortage of storm spotters this year.
On the other hand, it might never be possible to have too many spotters once the tornado season arrives this spring.
Danny Cavanaugh, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Fort Worth, was in Granbury recently for a slide presentation for storm spotters – those who have years of experience and others who may be on the verge of filling that volunteer community service for the first time ever.… Read the rest
Several Hood County Sheriff’s Office deputies, along with two DPS troopers and a K-9 unit searched for several hours Sunday for a man wanted on a felony warrant, Lieutenant Johnny Rose said.
Alfonso Moncibais IV, 28, who lists a home address in Del Rio, drove away from a residence in the River Country Acres subdivision in a vehicle before authorities had a chance to serve him with a felony warrant at about 9:15 a.m.… Read the rest
Eight people, including seven under the legal drinking age of 21, were arrested on various misdemeanor drug and alcohol counts early Saturday morning after Hood County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a call in the 1500 block of Corona Drive in the Comanche Cove subdivision reporting an underage drinking party.
A 21-year-old man and a 20-year-old man were charged with furnishing alcohol to a minor.… Read the rest
It’s not illegal for an adult to have Skoal, Copenhagen – or any other type of snuff tobacco – unless that person happens to be in jail.
A Fort Worth man who was on a work release program found that out recently when jailers discovered snuff on him, and he stands accused of smuggling it into the Hood County Jail.
Joe David Daume, 57, was on work release because of a Hood County DWI charge, according to Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose.… Read the rest
TYLER – Following the Class A Division II Region III Girls Basketball Tournament at Tyler Junior College, one fan had the following compliment for Lipan coach Amber Branson.
“Your girls go after that ball like piranhas on a water buffalo.”
That’s how it must have felt for Yantis and Strawn (along with all other Lipan opponents this season). The Lady Indians forced 49 turnovers in two games and collected 37 steals on their way to dominating victories of 75-40 and 80-40.… Read the rest
A DNA sample from a glove left behind by a suspect helped lead to a third conviction in the theft of an ATM containing more than $40,000, according to District Attorney Rob Christian.
Benjamin James Patterson, who was 39 at the time of the incident (Dec. 2, 2010) at the First National Bank of Granbury branch on Highway 377 West, was convicted Wednesday by a jury in 355th Judicial District Court on a count of theft over $20,000/under $100,000.… Read the rest
TOLAR – As the memorable song, “The Ballad of the Green Berets” and other stirring classics were played to a backdrop of patriotism, friends of Sgt. 1st Class Riley Stephens of Tolar shared their own personal stories of the Army Special Forces soldier.
The candlelight ceremony was held Wednesday evening on the old Tolar football field where Riley made his mark as a standout football player.… Read the rest