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- Man in critical condition, boy listed as ‘good’ from Thursday’s fire
Following a fire that destroyed a mobile home early Thursday morning on Purple K Court in Blue Water Shores, two injured people are still hospitalized in the Parkland Hospital Burn Center in Dallas, a hospital spokesman said Friday morning. The most severely injured is 42-year-old Jay Upham, who was visiting the home at the time. He is listed in critical condition. It was the home of his girlfriend, 37-year-old Regina Slone, who was not injured. Her 7-yea-old son Joseph remains in Parkland, listed in good condition. Slone’s 15-year-old daughter, Alyssia, was treated and released at Parkland Thursday. The cause of the fire has not been determined, according to Hood County Fire Marshal Ray Wilson.
- Classes dismisss this afternoon for spring break
Schools dismiss today for the start of spring break. Lipan gets out early at 12:30 p.m. Granbury and Tolar classes let out the regular time. Spring break is all next week.
- 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.
- 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 email@example.com.