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Birdwell files border bill

March 3, 2015

State Sen. Brian Birdwell (R-Granbury) on Tuesday (March 3) filed Senate Bill 3, the “Stronger Border, Safer Texas” Act, aimed at bolstering law enforcement resources along the Texas-Mexico border. Major functions of the bill include increasing checkpoints, creating a DPS Officer Reserve Corps of retired officers who can assist police statewide and imposing tougher penalties for smugglers.…

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Lang resigns constable seat, plans state rep run

March 3, 2015

Precinct 3 Constable Mike Lang has resigned, and intends to run for state representative, according to Precinct 3 Commissioner Jeff Tout. County Judge Darrell Cockerham said Lang’s letter of resignation will be presented to the Commissioners Court at its next regular meeting, which is scheduled for Tuesday, March 10. Commissioners will appoint a replacement to fill Lang’s unexpired term.…

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McKethan: County now has signed PIA

March 2, 2015

City Manager Wayne McKethan said the county now has a signed Public Improvement Agreement (PIA) for the water and sewer lines for the new recreation center to be built on James Road. The PIA has been long delayed, with both sides blaming the other. Now that the county has the signed PIA, vertical construction should begin soon, after the weather improves.…

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Join others for senior lunch in Lipan

March 2, 2015

Senior citizens are invited to enjoy lunch provided by the Senior Center on Thursdays at the Lipan Community Center.  Call Sue Langley, 817-253-4495, by Tuesday so that she can order enough meals. Come early and play bingo, then stay later for card games and dominoes. Meals are served at noon.…

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Arrowhead Shores man faces tampering with evidence charge

March 2, 2015

Randy Lee Jones, of the 5900 block of Arrowhead Shores, Granbury, was arrested on Feb. 20 and charged with felony tampering/fabricating physical evidence with intent to impair, according to Hood County Jail booking records.…

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Chick-fil-A fund raiser set for family in need

March 1, 2015

A fundraiser will be held at Chick-fil-A from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday (March 3) for the Davis family. Melissa Davis was incapacitated last July after suffering a brain aneurism while at work. Her husband, Lonnie, who once worked in law enforcement, also has health issues and is on disability. The couple is trying to move to Utah with their 13-year-old daughter, Brianna, so that they can live with Melissa’s parents.…

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Old Granbury Estates man faces felony DWI

March 1, 2015

John Michael Browning, 35, of the 200 block of Dean Court in Old Granbury Estates, Granbury, was arrested on Feb. 24 and charged with felony driving while intoxicated, third or more, according to Hood County Jail booking records.…

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Free-standing DMO on Tuesday night’s Council agenda

February 28, 2015

At the request of council member Rose Myers, the Granbury City Council, at its regular meeting Tuesday (March 3), will consider converting the city’s Tourism Department to a separate, independent destination marketing organization – a move that the city manager has warned could be financially unwise. As part of the same agenda item, the council will consider creating a four-member committee to lead the transition.…

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Big parade with riding groups for Texas celebration moving to March 21

February 28, 2015

Don’t rain on my parade! With a forecast of cold, wet weather, the Texas Independence celebration parade is moving to March 21. Riding groups, historic actors, children’s groups and others will be featured in the parade at 11 a.m. on the square. Activities on the square spill over to Langdon Center and City Beach March 21-22, in conjunction with General Granbury’s birthday party.…

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Bulls on the Beach planned March 21

February 28, 2015

Bull riding on the beach returns for a second year during the Texas Independence festival. The festival has been changed to March 21-22 due to bad weather forecasts for this weekend. Bull riding takes place at the temporary riding arena at City Beach from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 21.…

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