• In there for a long time

    IMG_1860Authorities investigate 1970s Chevy pickup pulled from lake Thursday afternoon near Brazos Motel on Pearl Street. Mark Wilson/Hood County News

  • Remains found believed to be woman missing since 1979

    Skeletal remains found in the cab of a heavily corroded Chevrolet pickup that had been immersed in Lake Granbury near the old Brazos Motel on East Pearl Street in Granbury are believed to be those of Helen Holladay, Sheriff Roger Deeds said. Hollday was 45 when she went missing in September 1979 from the Whippoorwill Bay weekend home she shared with her husband Herman Holladay. The Tarrant County woman was declared legally dead in 1986. Herman Holladay was a suspect in her disappearance, but was never charged in connection with the case and died in 1987. The sheriff said their two daughters, who live in the Metroplex, have been notified that identifying information belonging to their mother was found in a purse in the pickup. Deeds said that DNA evidence from the remains will be compared with samples obtained in 2008 from the couple’s two daughters. Results of the DNA testing could take months, Deeds noted.

  • Pirate Band wins fourth straight sweepstakes

    The Granbury High School Pirate Band won sweepstakes for the fourth straight year after receiving Division I superior ratings at the UIL Region 7 concert and sightreading contest April 16-17 at Burleson High School. The varsity wind ensemble received top ratings from the judges in the concert and sightreading performances. Combined with the regional marching contest in October 2013, the band won the top prize with Division I ratings in all three parts of music competition.

  • Former Granbury man cited for work as IRS investigator

    Former Granbury resident Blake T. Bowen, a special agent with IRS Criminal Investigation, was recently recognized for his work that led to the conviction of a major drug trafficker and members of his organization late last year, according to an IRS news release. Bowen “spearheaded the investigation into money laundering, asset forfeiture and financial components.”

  • Pickup found in lake near old Brazos Motel

    A heavily deteriorated Chevrolet pickup – likely a 1970s model – was found in Lake Granbury near the old Brazos Motel on East Pearl Street in Granbury shortly before 2 p.m. today (April 17). Sheriff’s office investigators at the scene indicated that it would be examined once it was taken to the county impound area, but no other information about the pickup or its owner was immediately available.

  • Public meeting set regarding sale of city electric company

    A public meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 28, regarding the possible sale of the city’s electric company. On Saturday, May 10, voters in the city of Granbury will determine whether to sell the electric service. Mayor Nin Hulett, City Manager Wayne McKethan and City Attorney Stuart Neal will give a presentation at the public meeting and will answer questions, but will not state opinions on how citizens should vote.

  • Wind ensemble wins fourth straight sweepstakes

    The Granbury High School Pirate Band wind ensemble won sweepstakes honors for the fourth straight year at UIL contests Thursday in Burleson.

  • Arcos retiring as city secretary

    The city of Granbury will soon need a new city secretary. Dee Arcos, who has been the city secretary for 22 of the 28 years she has worked for the city, will retire on May 31. The city is currently accepting applications for the position. Details of qualifications will be in Saturday’s issue of the Hood County News.

  • Student qualifies for state bus safety speech

    Granbury High School senior Cassandra Trevino qualified for the state Bus Safety Speech Contest Monday in Waco. Trevino won first place in her grade level. Contestants had to compose and present an original speech based on the theme, “What Makes My School Bus 7 Times Safer than Other Passenger Vehicles?”

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