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Friends recall Vana Tidwell’s love of family

May 16, 2015

Vana Tidwell is remembered this week for her love of family, her love of laughter and the fun times she shared with friends.

Vana, wife of Hood County News Publisher Jerry Tidwell, passed away at her Granbury home Thursday morning at the age of 66. She was born Sept. 10, 1948 in Dodge City, Kansas.

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Vana Tidwell

May 16, 2015

Vana Rhea Lawson Tidwell of Granbury, 66, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2015 in Granbury.

Visitation: 2 – 4 p.m. Sunday, May 17, 2015, Wiley Funeral Home.

Celebration of Life: Monday, May 18, 2015, 2 p.m. at Granbury First United Methodist Church.

Private burial will precede service.

Memorials: Neighbors Feeding Neighbors of Granbury, P.O.

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Babysitter arrested multiple times

May 15, 2015
Babysitter arrested multiple times

Briana Delbridge, the babysitter arrested in connection with the death of Granbury toddler Aaryn Jay Thacker, has been arrested multiple times in the past year. She is currently charged with child endangerment, which is a state jail felony.

Delbridge was last arrested in January for Class C assault and a warrant for failure to appear in court on a public intoxication charge.…

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Funds being raised for family of 9-year-old Granbury boy declared brain dead

May 15, 2015
Funds being raised for family of 9-year-old Granbury boy declared brain dead

Friends of the family of Josh Holmes, 9, of Granbury have set up a GoFundMe account to assist his family in the funeral expenses. Holmes, a student at Austin Elementary in Weatherford, was declared brain dead Friday morning after collapsing a week ago. Doctors determined he had an undiagnosed leak in his heart valve that led to a shortage of oxygen in his brain.…

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Boy, 2, dies after being found in lake; babysitter in custody

May 15, 2015

The teenage babysitter in custody Friday in connection with the apparent drowning death of a 2-year-old boy has a history of being in trouble with the law and was already wanted on other warrants.
Hood County Sheriff Roger Deeds declined to elaborate on the nature of those warrants but said the sheriff’s office has dealt with her on and off for a couple of years.…

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Southland Swing Band performing Saturday

May 15, 2015

Saturday, May 16, the Southland Swing Band will be performing as part of the monthly Summer Concerts on the Square series. Due to the rain risk the event will take place at the Granbury Square Plaza stage at 7 p.m. This concert is also free and open to the public so bring a chair and enjoy sounds from the swing era.…

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Healthy Woman luncheon is Tuesday

May 15, 2015

A Fresh New You is the topic for the Healthy Woman luncheon program Tuesday, May 19. Dr. Caleb Sawyer, ophthalmologist; and Dr. Shelly Sexton, internal medicine and pediatrics, will be speaking. The program is from noon to 1 p.m. at Granbury Resort Conference Center. It’s $5 for members and $7 for non-members.…

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Services Monday for Vana Tidwell

May 14, 2015

Former Hood County News bookkeeper Vana Tidwell died unexpectedly early Thursday morning at her Granbury home. Vana, wife of Hood County News Publisher Jerry Tidwell, was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Services are Monday at 2 p.m. at Granbury First United Methodist Church. Visitation is Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at Wiley Funeral Home.…

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Alzheimer’s Association presentation on May 15

May 14, 2015

The Alzheimer’s Association – North Central Texas Chapter presents Planning Ahead: Legal Strategies for the Future, a talk by Granbury attorney Paul Hyde, on Friday, May 15, from 10 a.m. to noon at the First Christian Church, 2109 W. Highway 377.The event is free and open to the public.…

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Report: Woman clings to car in raging Strouds Creek water, pulls self to safety

May 13, 2015

Witnesses told Sheriff’s Office deputies that a woman who tried to drive a Kia through fast-flowing floodwater from Strouds Creek Wednesday afternoon at the low water crossing on Vegas Road in the Stroud Creek Estates during the deluge from a heavy rainstorm was clinging to the top of the car after it got swept away.…

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