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- Officials searching for runaway in Whippoorwill Bay
First responders, deputies and other officials are searching for a 12-year-old caucasion boy who reportedly is a runaway last seen on Skylark Drive near Lake Granbury in the Whippoorwill Bay subdivision north of Granbury, Sheriff Roger Deeds said shortly after 7 p.m. Friday. The boy has a stocky build, short hair and glasses and is believed to be wearing a red and black shirt, black pants and white tennis shoes. In addition to deputies and firefighters, officials are utilizing a search dog plus a thermal imager.
- 2014 Pirate football schedule announced
The Granbury Pirates will open the 2014 football regular season on the road at Azle on Aug. 29. The first home game will be the following week, Sept. 5, against Denton. They also have a nondistrict game Sept. 12 in Corsicana. Following a bye week, District 8-5A play begins Sept. 26 at Burleson. Other district road games are Oct. 17 at Joshua and Oct. 31 at Aledo. District home games are against Everman Oct. 3, Cleburne Oct. 10 (homecoming), Burleson Centennial Oct. 24 and Crowley Oct. 31. The Pirates will also host Stephenville in a scrimmage Aug. 22. All games begin at 7:30 p.m.
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- Largent announces GISD administration reorganization
Granbury School Superintendent James Largent has announced a reorganization of district administration. The district will hire a new assistant superintendent for finance and operations. The administrator will be the district’s chief financial officer and will also oversee departments for athletics/community education, facilities/maintenance, support services and transportation. “This is not a new position since this person will replace our outgoing executive director of finance (Sharay Boynton),” Largent said. “Given the importance of our bond program over the next few years and ongoing school finance issues, I feel it is essential to elevate this position to the assistant superintendent level. This will help our departments to operate more efficiently on behalf of students, parents and the community.” Current Assistant Superintendent Carol Howard will become the assistant superintendent for administrative services and will continue to oversee instructional departments.
- Police seeking information on stolen fur coat
On Feb. 14, a full-length, previously owned size 14 ranch mink fur coat with a silver fox collar was reported stolen from New2U Consignment Store at 1835 Acton Highway and Granbury police are seeking clues from anyone who may have information on the theft. The asking price at the store was $3,500, according to store owner Holly Robinson. If you have information on the felony theft, call the Granbury Police Department’s non-emergency number at 817-573-2648.
- Commissioners to continue budgetary talks
Commissioners will hold another workshop at 1 p.m. Monday (March 10) in the Justice of the Peace courtroom at the Justice Center to continue discussions about budgetary needs for various departments. It will be a continuation of the 2 1/2-hour meeting they had Wednesday (March 5). The discussions are to take stock of needs before work begins this summer on the 2014-2015 fiscal year budget.
- Man in critical condition, boy listed as ‘good’ from Thursday’s fire
Following a fire that destroyed a mobile home early Thursday morning on Purple K Court in Blue Water Shores, two injured people are still hospitalized in the Parkland Hospital Burn Center in Dallas, a hospital spokesman said Friday morning. The most severely injured is 42-year-old Jay Upham, who was visiting the home at the time. He is listed in critical condition. It was the home of his friend, 37-year-old Regina Slone, who was not injured. Her 7-year-old son Joseph remains in Parkland, listed in good condition. Slone’s 15-year-old daughter, Alyssia, was treated and released at Parkland Thursday. The cause of the fire has not been determined, according to Hood County Fire Marshal Ray Wilson.
- Lipan woman charged in felony meth case
Shana Lynnette Thormann, 39, of Lipan, was arrested March 1 at a boat ramp in Thorp Spring by a Sheriff’s Office deputy and charged with a felony count of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), Penalty Group 1, more than 2 grams, according to Lieutenant Johnny Rose.
- Three flown to Dallas after fire in Blue Water Shores
A 7-year-old boy, a 15-year-old girl and a 42-year-old man were flown in separate air ambulances to Parkland Hospital in Dallas because of burns suffered early Thursday morning when the single-wide mobile home they were in caught fire, Hood County Fire Marshal Ray Wilson said. Wilson said their extent of their injuries is not yet known. An adult female, the mother of the two children, was home but uninjured, Wilson said. The cause of the fire, which was called in just before 1 a.m., is under investigation. The home was a total loss, Wilson noted.