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  • Oh what a relief it is

    As viewed Wednesday afternoon, residents in Hood County can enjoy relief from the high price of gas with signs advertising prices below the 2.00 mark now appearing around Granbury. Mary Vinson/Hood County News

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  • EDC director leaving December 18, 2014

    Warren Ketteman, executive director of the Lake Granbury Economic Development Corporation, is leaving to head up the EDC in Forney. Ketteman, who came to Granbury in February, will start his new job on Feb. 2. He said his last day on the job here will likely be Jan. 23.

  • Murder suspect still at large December 17, 2014

    Police were searching a Crowley neighborhood Wednesday night for a murder suspect after he crashed a vehicle between Cresson and Godley and apparently stealing a vehicle later in Cresson, according to law enforcement and media reports. Kristun Madewell, 40, 6-2 and 270 pounds, is wanted in the shooting death of a man in south Fort Worth last Friday. Fort Worth police chased Madewell into Johnson County and lost him when he left his vehicle and took off toward a field on a rural ranch in Cresson, according to CBSDFW. He later stole a gold pickup at a nearby gas station and later abandoned that vehicle, the station reported. It was reported the suspect stole a vehicle at Henson’s in Cresson, but a Henson spokesman said he was unaware of any vehicle stolen there.

  • Authorities hunt for murder suspect December 17, 2014

    Manhunt continues for Kristun S Madewell, 40, in connection with a murder at Willow Park Drive in Fort Worth last Friday. Authorities said the man fled after his vehicle crashed this afternoon between Cresson and Godley. A white truck was reported stolen from Henson’s in Cresson later this afternoon. The suspect may be in the vehicle. Madewell is 6-2, 270. He may no longer have a mustache.MADEWELL 2010 mug shot

  • Heavily armed murder suspect on loose December 17, 2014

    A heavily armed murder suspect crashed his vehicle this afternoon on Highway 171 between Cresson and Godley, Hood County Sheriff Roger Deeds said. The man, wearing camo clothing, fled on foot, and multiple law enforcement agencies are assisting in the search, Deeds said. A female in the vehicle is in custody. Their vehicle was headed toward Cresson when they crashed. Johnson County authorities are leading the investigation. Other details were not available.

  • Macon honored at City Council meeting December 17, 2014

    Longtime Municipal Judge Ben Macon received special recognition and applause at Tuesday night’s (Dec. 16) regular meeting of the Granbury City Council. Mayor Nin Hulett presented Macon with a framed clock in honor of his 30 years of service to the city.

  • Vehicle crashes into ravine December 17, 2014

    A vehicle crashed into a ravine shortly after 11 a.m. Wednesday on Lipan Highway, according to scanner traffic. The one-vehicle accident happened about halfway between Granbury and Lipan near Hill Country Court. A young woman was transported to Lake Granbury Medical Center.

  • Cops raise $20,000 for Kids Armor of Hope December 17, 2014

    Granbury Police Chief Mitch Galvan and several of the city’s police officers presented a check for $20,039 to a representative of Kids Armor of Hope at Tuesday night’s (Dec. 16) regular meeting of the Granbury City Council. Kids Armor of Hope, a United Way partner agency, sends children who have been abused, abandoned or neglected to summer camp. The organization also provides Christmas gifts that are given out at a party for the kids and their families. As part of the Santa Cops program, some officers grew beards to raise awareness and to boost donations for the Police Department’s campaign to help the organization.

  • Council schedules tourism-related workshop December 17, 2014

    The Granbury City Council agreed at its regular meeting Tuesday night (Dec. 16) to schedule a workshop with Hilton Garden Inn officials to discuss marketing and promotion of the adjacent Granbury Resort Conference Center. A lack of partnership with the Hilton Garden Inn and alleged poor management of the city-owned Conference Center were among criticisms detailed in the report by Zeitgeist Consulting, a destination marketing firm. A consultant with that company recently spent several days in Granbury, meeting with city officials and tourism stakeholders to hear their views about the handling of tourism.


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