- Myers wins over Mobly
Pictured Tuesday evening as election results roll in at American Town Hall, Rose B. Myers won over Tony Mobly in the Place 4 race, winning 53.01 percent of the vote to Mobly’s 46.99. Mary Vinson/Hood County News
- Brazos River Authority to be audited
The Brazos River Authority (BRA) will be audited in fiscal year 2014, according to the offices of state Sen. Brian Birdwell (R-Granbury) and state Rep. Jim Keffer (R-Eastland). A joint press release issued by the lawmakers states that the Texas State Auditor’s Office has confirmed that the audit will be done and that the move is in response to a “direct request” made by the pair last summer. Keffer and Birdwell are asking for a review of the BRA’s operational processes “in order to ensure their efficiency and effectiveness.” They also want information related to the controversial decision to suspend hydroelectric operations at the Morris Sheppard Dam at Possum Kingdom Lake.
- Hood County man arrested in felony DWI case
Leon Cantu, 35, of the 4600 block of Matthew Court in the Blue Water Shores subdivision southeast of Granbury, was arrested Dec. 3 by a Hood County Sheriff’s Office deputy and charged with driving while intoxicated, third or more (felony), according to Hood County Jail booking records.
- Tolar man charged in felony drug arrest
Ryan Scott Walker, 25, of Tolar, was arrested Nov. 29 by a DPS trooper on Highway 377 and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 2 (synthetic), less than 1 gram, Hood County Jail booking desk records show.
- Dickey’s Barbecue Pit opens Thursday
Get in line! The first 50 dine-in customers will receive a gift card for up to $50 when Dickey’s Barbecue Pit opens at 11 a.m. Thursday in Granbury. “I’m so proud to offer pit-smoked barbecue to the Granbury community,” said local owner Chung Yam. Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Granbury is located at 3906 Highway 377 E. in Luton Ranch next to Michael’s.
- Breakfast with an angel Saturday
Breakfast with an Angel on Saturday, Dec. 14 will be hosted by Fairwiew Baptist Church. Free breakfast for children 3 years old to sixth grade, their parents, grandparents and siblings is available from 10 a.m. to noon. Fairview Baptist Church is at 5041 Weatherford Highway. Call 817-573-5326 for more information.
- Tolar classes start 10 a.m. today
Tolar classes will start at 10 a.m. Wednesday because of lingering ice on some roads in the school district.
- Granbury City Council no longer all male
It’s official: Nin Hulett gets to stay in the center seat, and the Granbury City Council will get in touch with its feminine side. Rose B. Myers bested Tony Mobly in the Place 4 race, winning 53.01 percent of the vote to Mobly’s 46.99. Hulett won the mayor’s seat handily over former longtime Mayor David Southern, netting 61.34 of the ballots cast to Southern’s 38.66 percent. Hulett said that, between early voting and Election Day, roughly 1,000 voters turned out at the polls.
- Hulett leads Southern for mayor
Nin Hulett has taken a commanding lead over David Southern in Tuesday’s runoff race for Granbury mayor. Hulett drew 424 of the early votes to Southern’s 239. It’s a tight race for Place 4 council between Rose B. Myers and Tony Mobly. Myers has 334 of the early vote to Mobly’s 329, a difference of only 5 votes.