- Pistol packing entertainment
Green Light Pistol delivered a fun filled performance at Saturday’s Sounds on the Square free concert on the Granbury square. Mary Vinson/Hood County News
- Probation, ignition interlock part of plea deal for Juvenile Probation director August 20, 2014
As part of a plea bargain on a DWI charge, Beth Pate, head of Hood County Juvenile Probation, will herself be on probation for 18 months. For at least half of that time, she will have an ignition interlock in her car. Pate – whose Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) was well over twice the legal limit when was arrested last November according to the county attorney – will also attend a DWI class and take a Victim Impact Panel course. The hearing Wednesday (Aug. 20) was not held in a courtroom, but in judge’s chambers with a visiting judge presiding.
- Jewel theft suspect arrested August 20, 2014
Justin Lee Hankins, 23, of the 900 block of Meadowlark Circle, was arrested by sheriff’s deputies Aug. 12 on a warrant for felony burglary of a habitation, said Rose.
The charge stems from Hankins allegedly entering a home in the 900 block of Meadowlark Circle without the owner’s permission and removing jewelry valued at about $200. Bond was set at $10,000. Hankins was out of jail at press time.
- Juvenile Probation director’s DWI case heard in closed chambers August 20, 2014
The DWI case of Juvenile Probation Director Beth Pate was not heard in a public courtroom Wednesday morning (Aug. 20), but in judge’s chambers. Pate was arrested by Granbury police last November and charged with DWI with a BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration) of .15 or greater. The legal limit is .08. Lindsey Stoudenmire, administrative assistant for the county Court-at-Law said Don Chrestman, a retired district judge from Parker County, agreed to let the case be heard in chambers. Court-at-Law Judge Vincent Messina recused himself.
- Fort Worth woman arrested August 20, 2014
A Fort Worth woman was arrested on a Hood County warrant for felony manufacturing/delivery of a controlled substance, according to Rose.
Kristol Nichole Rodriguez, 25, was arrested in Fort Worth on the charge stemming from her allegedly selling methamphetamine to undercover officers during a drug investigation conducted by the Hood County Narcotics Unit, Rose said. Bond was set at $5,000. Rodriguez was out of jail.
- Police: Help put “unity” in “community” August 20, 2014
The public is invited to join the Granbury Police Department and various businesses, organizations and agencies for Community Appreciation Day on Saturday, Sept. 6. Festivities will take place at Hewlett Park on East Pearl Street, across from the City Beach. The goal, according to the Police Department, is to “put the unity in community” by celebrating Granbury as a great place to live. There will be bounce houses, food, drinks and fun activities. For more information, call 817-573-2648.
- Strategies for improving health August 20, 2014
A free Alzheimer’s workshop in planned from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Aug. 22 at Stonewall Title Company, 1840 Acton Highway. Brielle Soltic, a physician assistant serving older adults through mobile health clinics will share strategies for improving health at any age. She will also cover the link between a healthy heart and healthy brain. Registration is requested by calling 800-272-3900.
- Man, 76, charged with threatening workers August 19, 2014
A 76-year-old man used a pistol to allegedly threaten two utility workers while they were on his property Thursday, according to Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose.
Clarence Fisher of the 3800 block of Aquilla Trail was arrested for felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, according to Rose.
Bond was set at $5,000. He was out of jail.
- Information breach reported by hospital August 19, 2014
Personal information has been compromised for some patients with the Lakeside Physicians group, which is affiliated with Lake Granbury Medical Center (LGMC). Lakeside Physicians and LGMC have set up a separate telephone line at 817-579-2888 to handle questions and concerns regarding the possibility of local patients being affected by the data breach. The hacked information includes names, addresses, birthdates, telephone numbers and social security numbers. It does not include any medical information or credit card information.