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Man, 76, sexually abused boys

April 5, 2014
Man, 76, sexually abused boys

A 76-year-old Granbury Sunday school teacher who pleaded guilty to sexually molesting underage boys was sentenced Tuesday to four 10-year prison sentences by District Judge Ralph Walton.

District Attorney Rob Christian said that three male victims, who were about 14 years old when the sexual abuse occurred about six years ago, testified about the offenses.

The victims met Bobby Thomas Thompson as a result of attending the same church.Read the rest

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Two in custody after shot fired at officers

January 23, 2013
Two in custody after shot fired at officers

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DNA helps convict final ATM theft suspect

January 19, 2013
DNA helps convict final ATM theft suspect

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

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Tolar honors fallen hero with candlelight vigil

October 6, 2012
Tolar honors fallen hero with candlelight vigil

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

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Woman, 80, dies after accident Wednesday on Hwy 377 East

October 6, 2012

An 80-year-old Granbury woman died Wednesday night, several hours after sustaining what had appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries in a two-vehicle accident.

The accident occurred at about 7:45 p.m. in the 3800 block of Highway 377 East, near H-E-B.

Granbury Police Deputy Chief Alan Hines said late Thursday that it is not yet known whether Virginia Blade Martin died from injuries sustained in the accident, or whether there was some other cause.Read the rest

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