- Bidistrict series begins
- RV trailer believed total loss after fire
Fire virtually gutted an RV trailer shortly after 8 p.m. Thursday on Cedarwood Trail in the Comanche Cove subdivision. The trailer was empty at the time and no one was injured, Fire Marshal Ray Wilson said, adding that it appeared to be a total loss. Neighbors at the scene said the owner lives in Arlington.
- Lady Elks take series lead
Class 4A bidistrict
Game 1: Burleson 9, Granbury 0
In a pair of yeoman efforts, Ashley Edes has two of Lady Pirates’ four hits and Lily Thornton has a pair of defensive highlight catches in right field. Game 2 is Friday at 5:30 p.m. in Granbury. Game 3, if necessary, is Saturday at 11 a.m. in Granbury.
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- Parker County officials warn of horse with rabies
A horse that recently participated in a team roping event at the Mineral Wells indoor arena has tested positive for rabies, according to Parker County Animal Control officers. Officials said that any person who may have come in contact with the horse, an 8-year-old gelding owned by Carson Pilgrim of Whitt, between March 27 and April 18 is urged to see a physician and call the Parker County Sheriff’s Office at 817-594-8845.
- Local woman charged with two drug felonies
Tracy Marie Jobe, 43, of the 3500 block of Utah Trail in the Lake Granbury Harbor subdivision, was arrested April 16 by a Granbury police officer and charged with two separate felony counts of possession of methamphetamine, one of which was on a warrant, according to Hood County Jail booking records.
- Commissioners join city in asking TCEQ for public meeting
Just as the Granbury City Council did last week, the Commissioners Court has approved a resolution requesting that officials with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) come to town for a public meeting. The purpose of the meeting would be to provide information about a permit renewal application for the deCordova Power Company and Luminant Generation Co.
- Crack SWAT team to do training, raise funds
The Hood County Commissioners Court is allowing Sheriff Roger Deeds to grant a request by the State Fire Marshal’s office, allowing members of the Region VI Special Operations Group (SWAT team) to teach a patrol rifle class in May or June. “My SWAT team has gotten pretty well known across the Metroplex and across the state,” Deeds said. “These guys are highly qualified.” The number of class participants will be 10 to 15, and the State Fire Marshal’s office will pay $300 for each one, Deeds said. The money will go into a fund to purchase additional equipment for the Region VI SWAT team, which includes members of the Granbury Police Department, the Stephenville Police Department and the Somervell County Sheriff’s Office.
- Pickup cab found in lake off Weatherford Highway
The record-low level of Lake Granbury has once again turned up an old, corroded pickup – part of one, anyway. Early this afternoon (April 23) an empty pickup cab – minus the engine and storage bed, was towed from the water near the northwest side of the lake bridge on Weatherford Highway north of Granbury, Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose said. “There was nothing in it,” said Rose, less than a week after a pickup was found in the lake just off East Pearl Street near the old Brazos Motel. That pickup contained the skeletal remains of Helen Holladay, missing since 1979. Rose said investigators will search for a VIN to determine the owner of the latest find.
- Sheriff: Holladay identified with dental records
Family members of Helen Holladay won’t have to wait several months for DNA results after all to learn if the skeletal remains found in a pickup in Lake Granbury last Thursday (April 17) are those of the Tarrant County woman who disappeared in 1979. An anthropologist from the University of North Texas Health Science Center notified the Sheriff’s this afternoon (April 23) that a positive match with Holladay was made through dental records. That’s according to Lieutenant Johnny Rose. He added that investigators found a VIN on the pickup that confirms it is her vehicle. The investigation into her death is continuing.