- Great day for district play
- High winds, low humidity may spark grass fires
High winds and low humidity Wednesday afternoon will elevate the danger of grass fires. North winds may gust above 45 mph.
- Animal Control facility progressing
County Judge Darrell Cockerham has scheduled a meeting to consider and take appropriate action on all matters related to the new Animal Control facility, which will be located off of Highway 51. Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. Monday (March 17) at the new Emergency Operations Center on Deputy Larry Miller Drive.
- Tolar man arrested, charged in felony drug case
Jason Brian Dunlap, 34, of Tolar, was arrested Saturday by a Hood County Sheriff’s Office deputy during a traffic stop on Highway 377 in Cresson and charged with felony possession of more than 3 ounces of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), according to Lieutenant Johnny Rose.
- Hurst police: Granbury woman charged with intoxication manslaughter
Beth Branum, 29, of Granbury, was arrested Sunday morning by Hurst police and charged with intoxication manslaughter in connection with the death of 20-year-old Brandon Bennett of Hurst, Eric Starnes, a lieutenant with the HPD, said. At about 5 a.m. Sunday, Branum’s vehicle struck a car that was being driven by Bennett, who was pronounced dead at a Bedford hospital two hours later, according to Starnes.
- Dallas man facing felony in ID theft case
Louis Daniel Tatum Jr., 47, of Dallas, was served with a Hood County arrest warrant and taken into custody on March 4, charged with felony ID theft, according to Hood County Jail booking desk information.
- Middle school choirs sing to sweepstakes
Choirs from Acton Middle School and Granbury Middle School received sweepstakes honors at the UIL concert and sightreading contest March 4-5 at Burleson High School. The choirs of seventh and eighth graders earned sweepstakes recognition by receiving Division I superior ratings in both concert and sightreading performances.
- Courthouse conversation piece
County Commissioners likely will okay the placement of an 1890 desk that is on loan to the Hood County Historical Commission in the main hallway of the Hood County courthouse so that it can be viewed by the public. The Commissioners Court will consider that idea at its regular meeting Tuesday (March 11).
- Fireplace blaze spreads to attic in home in Nassau Bay II
A home on Birdsong Court in Nassau Bay II shortly before 1 a.m. Thursday sustained damage when flames from the fireplace spread to the attic, according to Hood County Fire Marshal Ray Wilson. There were no injuries reported, Wilson said. Firefighters were sent out again at 5:12 a.m. because of a rekindle.