• New and improved

    IMG_9925Executive director April Mitchell leads a tour after Wednesday’s ribbon-cutting ceremony for Mission Granbury’s new, larger facility at 3611 Plaza East Court. Mary Vinson/Hood County News


  • Local woman charged with two drug felonies

    Tracy Marie Jobe, 43, of the 3500 block of Utah Trail in the Lake Granbury Harbor subdivision, was arrested April 16 by a Granbury police officer and charged with two separate felony counts of possession of methamphetamine, one of which was on a warrant, according to Hood County Jail booking records.

  • Commissioners join city in asking TCEQ for public meeting

    Just as the Granbury City Council did last week, the Commissioners Court has approved a resolution requesting that officials with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) come to town for a public meeting. The purpose of the meeting would be to provide information about a permit renewal application for the deCordova Power Company and Luminant Generation Co. Though the permit involves taking water out of Lake Granbury, much of the water would be put back in. However, local officials and citizens have questions and concerns, due to the current state of the diminishing lake. State Sen. Brian Birdwell and state Rep. Jim Keffer have sent a joint letter to the TCEQ supporting the call for a public meeting.

  • Crack SWAT team to do training, raise funds

    The Hood County Commissioners Court is allowing Sheriff Roger Deeds to grant a request by the State Fire Marshal’s office, allowing members of the Region VI Special Operations Group (SWAT team) to teach a patrol rifle class in May or June. “My SWAT team has gotten pretty well known across the Metroplex and across the state,” Deeds said. “These guys are highly qualified.” The number of class participants will be 10 to 15, and the State Fire Marshal’s office will pay $300 for each one, Deeds said. The money will go into a fund to purchase additional equipment for the Region VI SWAT team, which includes members of the Granbury Police Department, the Stephenville Police Department and the Somervell County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Pickup cab found in lake off Weatherford Highway

    The record-low level of Lake Granbury has once again turned up an old, corroded pickup – part of one, anyway. Early this afternoon (April 23) an empty pickup cab – minus the engine and storage bed, was towed from the water near the northwest side of the lake bridge on Weatherford Highway north of Granbury, Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose said. “There was nothing in it,” said Rose, less than a week after a pickup was found in the lake  just off East Pearl Street near the old Brazos Motel. That pickup contained the skeletal remains of Helen Holladay, missing since 1979. Rose said investigators will search for a VIN to determine the owner of the latest find.

  • Sheriff: Holladay identified with dental records

    Family members of Helen Holladay won’t have to wait several months for DNA results after all to learn if the skeletal remains found in a pickup in Lake Granbury last Thursday (April 17) are those of the Tarrant County woman who disappeared in 1979. An anthropologist from the University of North Texas Health Science Center notified the Sheriff’s this afternoon (April 23) that a positive match with Holladay was made through dental records. That’s according to Lieutenant Johnny Rose. He added that  investigators found a VIN on the pickup that confirms it is her vehicle. The investigation into her death is continuing.

  • Local man charged with felony in DWI case

    William Simon Reeves, 30, of the 600 block of Branding Iron Trail in the Western Hills Harbor subdivision, was arrested April 14 by a Granbury police officer and charged with DWI third or more – which qualifies as a felony count – Hood County Jail records show.

  • Hood County man arrested on felony drug count

    Stephen Wayne Watkins II, 22, of the 2200 block of Fall Creek Highway, was arrested recently on Paluxy Road by a Granbury police officer and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 2,  more than 1 gram/less than 4 grams, Hood County Jail booking records show.

  • Fort Worth woman charged with two drug felonies

    Angela Dawn Farquer, 41, of Fort Worth, was arrested April 15 by a Granbury police officer and charged with two separate felony counts of possession of less than 1 gram of methamphetamine, according to Hood County Jail records.

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