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Service for motorcyclist set for Saturday in Crowley

February 4, 2016

A funeral service is set for 11 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 6) at Baumgardner Funeral Home Chapel in Crowley for David Kevin West, a 53-year-old Crowley man who died as a result of a motorcycle crash involving a pickup Sunday on Lipan Highway just north of Granbury’s Loop 567.…

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Woman transported after crash no longer in LGMC

February 4, 2016

Maria Raquel Tienda, a 23-year-old Granbury woman tranported to Lake Granbury Medical Center after being involved in a four-vehicle chain-reaction accident Wednesday on Highway 377 in Granbury was no longer listed as a patient there as of this afternoon. That’s according to a hospital spokesperson. Jackson Burfield, 67, a Benbrook man who was in a separate vehicle, and was treated at the scene by EMS personnel.…

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GHS students to debate at state

February 4, 2016

Granbury High School debate students Leslie Price and Kendall Carroll will compete at the state tournament in March. They qualified after taking high honors in the district tourney. Fellow students Jamie Escarcega and Halee Vaughan are second alternates.…

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Tax help through AARP begins Feb. 9 at Hood County Senior Center

February 4, 2016

Free federal tax preparation and e-filing is once again available from AARP Tax-Aide teams.
The service begins Feb. 9 at the Hood County Senior Center and Feb. 13 at the Hood County Library. Appointments are required. Contact one of the following locations to schedule your tax preparation at the times listed: Hood County Senior Center on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m.…

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Sheriff: Mail asking for Sheriff’s Association of Texas donations is legit

February 3, 2016

Residents may soon receive mail from the Sheriff’s Association of Texas, seeking tax-deductible donations. Sheriff Roger Deeds wants everyone to know it’s a legitimate, nonprofit organization based that provides numerous benefits to sheriffs around the state including training, technical resources and legislative support. Deeds emphasized that the SAT will not be making phone calls seeking donations.…

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Former area coach indicted in child indecency case

February 3, 2016

The grand jury Wednesday indicted a former volleyball club coach, 48-year-old Damian Merrick of Grapevine, on felony counts of indecency with a child and delivery of a controlled substance to a minor. The charges involve girls he brought to Granbury from the Metroplex, Police Deputy Chief Alan Hines said. He has been charged in other cities with offenses including sexual assault of a child and indecency with a child.…

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New driver license office coming

February 3, 2016

A new driver license office is expected to open in Hood County in mid-April, according to a statement released by the Texas Department of Public Safety. Once the lease agreement has been negotiated, DPS will provide details on the location, the statement said. However, it is likely that the location is the old Tolar City Hall, which Tolar officials offered up as a potential site.…

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Support group can help with grief

February 3, 2016

Starting a New Life begins a 10-week session at 7 p.m. Feb. 9. at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church education building. For more than 19 years this ministry has helped people who have lost a loved one to death. For more information please call Phillis or Bill Brewer at 817-573-8915.…

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Council votes to keep city manager

February 2, 2016

After a closed session, the Granbury City Council voted to draw up a three-year, renewable contract for City Manager Chris Coffman. Coffman accepted the city manager position last spring after Wayne McKethan retired, but at that time he requested a one-year contract.…

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Police, first responders find three lost boys

February 2, 2016

Three boys who got lost in a brushy area south of the Eastwood Village were found, safe, at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday as Granbury Police and first responders combed through the area starting shortly after 4:30. One of the boys was in contact with a 911 dispatcher via a cell phone trying to describe their location.…

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