The remains of his daughter, Lynne Friend, likely will never be found.
But at least 82-year-old former deCordova resident Bennie Allen no longer has to wonder who’s responsible for her death.
A Miami jury found that Lynne’s former husband, Clifford Friend, 58, of Florida, was guilty of second-degree murder.
A key witness, Alan Gold, testified that Friend had become enraged with Lynne Friend, “choked her out” and stuffed her and an anchor in a bag, which the two dumped into the Atlantic Ocean.…
Madison Jones takes the lead in Heat 3 of the Girls 9-10 25-yard freestyle Saturday morning at the Dana Vollmer Municipal Swim Center at Granbury City Pool. The Granbury SEALS celebrated their 25th anniversary and also won the meet over Weatherford, Grapevine and Bridgeport. SEALS pups (6 and under) got to scramble for candy after taking a turn to swing at a palm tree pinata.…
At its annual budget workshop today and tomorrow, city leaders will discuss major projects that are on the horizon.
Among them is the long anticipated airport expansion, as well as a new water treatment plant, the voter approved sale of the city’s electric company and the building of a free-standing police station.…
Officials with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) are trying to get Hood County to pay 10 percent of a court judgment against the state agency.
TxDOT claims the county owes another $137,000 on its portion of the Loop 567 project – $110,000 of which is to help with a $1.1 million court judgment.…
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) is looking for more photos of three men from Hood County who were killed in action during the Vietnam War.
William L. Brooks
Date of casualty: April 22, 1970
Date of birth: April 24, 1933
Date of casualty: Dec. 1, 1969
Date of birth: Aug.…
The Granbury High School transformation will combine a fresh look and technology that thrills English teacher Jana Reid.
Classrooms will become like those in colleges, she said.
“In each classroom we’ll have projectors, Smart Boards and stand-alone computers,” Reid said. “The technology will be accessible to students and teachers. That’s 21st century.”
The campus transformation features a collegiate look, according to Huckabee architect Tim McClure.…
The cancer-stricken man behind whom the community rallied has died.
VonSteffen “Shadow” Gartman died at 3:58 p.m. Tuesday as his wife held his hand.
“He went hard. He suffered a lot,” Amy Gartman told the Hood County News on Wednesday. “Cancer is very, very cruel. And it didn’t matter how much morphine I gave him; I couldn’t stop the pain.…