- Blaze destroys Purple K Ct. residence
- Lipan woman charged in felony meth case
Shana Lynnette Thormann, 39, of Lipan, was arrested March 1 at a boat ramp in Thorp Spring by a Sheriff’s Office deputy and charged with a felony count of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), Penalty Group 1, more than 2 grams, according to Lieutenant Johnny Rose.
- DPS may move to EOC
At its regular meeting Tuesday (March 11), the Hood County Commissioners Court may decide to move the offices of the Department of Public Safety (DPS) to the newly opened Emergency Operations Center (EOC), which is located near the Law Enforcement Center. A grand opening for the EOC, which was built largely through grant funds, will be from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 22.
- Three flown to Dallas after fire in Blue Water Shores
A 7-year-old boy, a 15-year-old girl and a 42-year-old man were flown in separate air ambulances to Parkland Hospital in Dallas because of burns suffered early Thursday morning when the single-wide mobile home they were in caught fire, Hood County Fire Marshal Ray Wilson said. Wilson said their extent of their injuries is not yet known. An adult female, the mother of the two children, was home but uninjured, Wilson said. The cause of the fire, which was called in just before 1 a.m., is under investigation. The home was a total loss, Wilson noted.
- Saltillo man in custody on felony burglary charge
Adam Cole Ford, 18, of Saltillo, was transported from the Rains County Jail to the Hood County Jail on Feb. 28 to be booked in on a felony count of burglary of a habitation in connection with an incident that occurred last July, according to Lieutenant Johnny Rose. Ford had been in the custody of Rains County law enforcement on unrelated charges, Rose noted.
- Coaches praised for life-saving actions
An Acton Middle School student and his family credit four coaches for saving the student’s life. Eighth-grader Tyler Torres collapsed and had a seizure in the locker room on Feb. 20. Other boys notified the coaches, who responded quickly to assist the young man. As the situation turned worse and Tyler stopped breathing and began turning blue, coach Jon Allen started CPR and chest compressions. Coaches Brandon Duncan, Carl Hollums and Logan McGill stepped in to assist.
- Hood County woman charged in felony drug count
Amy Sue Lackey, 39, of the 3700 block of Contrary Creek Road south of Granbury, was arrested March 3 by a Hood County Sheriff’s Office deputy during a traffic stop and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), Penalty Group 1, less than 1 gram, Lieutenant Johnny Rose said.
- Save the date for Party on the Peak
Preserve Granbury’s 2014 Party on the Peak will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27, beginning at 5 p.m. Ken Hill Sr., the Hill family, and Comanche Peak Ranch, LLC, host the party atop their 1,229-feet tall historic mesa, Comanche Peak, to help Preserve Granbury raise funds for its historic preservation projects. For more information about Party on the Peak or sponsorships, contact Cindy Peters at 817-291-0382 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Keffer keeps House seat; Grober, Gwinn set for JP runoff
Incumbent Jim Keffer (R-Eastland) gets to keep the District 60 house seat he first won in 1996. Keffer garnered 56 percent of the vote, winning every county in the district except for Hood, where challenger Cullen Crisp won a solid 67 percent of the vote in his home territory. Other counties in the district include Coleman, Eastland, Brown, Callahan, Palo Pinto, Shackelford and Stephens.
“I’ve very pleased, obviously, with the outcome of the race,” Keffer said at about 10:45 p.m. Tuesday from his home, where he held an election night party with a number of Hood County supporters in attendance. He added: “I just appreciate so much those in Hood County who stood with me.”
Crisp, whose supporters gathered at Harbor Lakes Golf Club, said that the number of votes he received indicates that many people in the district are ready for a change.
Some who gathered at American Town Hall to watch election returns were surprised at the upset in the county clerk race. Newcomer Katie Lang bested incumbent Mary Burnett. County treasurer Kathy Davis, however, won election to another term, besting challenger Rhonda Naylor.
The three-contestant race for the Precinct 3 justice of the peace office being vacated by Judy Watson ended in a runoff between Darell Grober and Kathy Gwinn. Each expressed a feeling of confidence as they prepare for a Tuesday, May 27, runoff. Continue reading →