• Fugitive in custody

    Kristun Madewell, 40, wanted in connection with a murder on Dec. 12 in south Fort Worth has been apprehended. On Wednesday Madewell fled after abandoning this pickup near Cresson. Following a manhunt, authorities caught up with Madewell Friday west of Crowley. Mary Vinson/Hood County News


  • Gifts for community service organizations December 22, 2014

    Lake Granbury Medical Center Auxiliary recently had its Christmas party at the Senior Circle facility. Following a presentation of Christmas music by the Melody Belles, six $1,000 donations were presented for local service organizations including Joseph’s Locker, Mission Granbury, Project 44, Rainbow Room, Hood County Senior Center and Wet Veterans.


  • Quail Ridge man faces felony DWI charge December 22, 2014

    Mark Stephen Riley, 58, of the 900 block of Meadowlark Circle, Quail Ridge, was arrested on Dec. 10 and charged with felony driving while intoxicated, third or more, according to Hood County Jail booking records.

  • Speech students earn state bid December 21, 2014

    Three Granbury High School students earned bids to the Texas Forensic Association state tournament during the Abilene Swing speech and debate tournament. Lauren Berry, Jaci Cavitt and Daniel Shelton earned points to qualify for the TFA state tournament this spring.

  • Whippoorwill Bay man faces felony drug charge December 21, 2014

    Clint Daniels Dunlap, 32, of the 400 block of Blue Jay Court, Whippoorwill Bay, was arrested on Dec. 16 and charge with felony possession of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1, less than 1 gram, according to Hood County Jail booking records.

  • Keffer optimistic for future December 21, 2014

    Even with gas prices dropping, Rep. Jim Keffer (R-Eastland) told members of the Granbury Chamber of Commerce that Texas is in good shape. Keffer spoke Thursday at the chamber’s recent monthly luncheon at Granbury Resort Conference Center. Of the decreasing price for oil, Keffer said “The Saudis are making sure everyone knows they are the big dog.” He added that the lower price for gasoline could lead people to spend more on retail.

  • Lakeside Hills woman charged with felony drug offense December 21, 2014

    Vickie Elaine Cooper, 46, of the 6000 block of Collins Court in Lakeside Hills, was arrested on Dec. 16 and charged with felony fraudulent possession of a controlled substance/prescription, schedule I/II, according to Hood County Jail booking records.

  • Birdwell now in different office at the Capitol December 20, 2014

    The 84th Legislative session will soon begin, and state Sen. Brian Birdwell (R-Granbury) and his staff will be in a different office – E1.706. The office better meets the needs of his staff, he said in a “Pre-Session Capitol Update” sent via email. The office in the same part of the Capitol as his former office – in fact, it’s even in the same hallway, he noted. According to the newsletter, the mailing addresses and phone numbers for Birdwell and his staff will remain the same.

  • Granbury man charged with felony theft December 20, 2014

    Brandon Neil Cobbs, 23, of the 1400 block of Lauren Lane, Granbury, was arrested on Dec. 16 and charged with felony theft of property less than $1,500, two or more previous convictions, enhanced, according to Hood County Jail booking records.

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