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  • Solitude at the Sand bars

    IMG_9814A lone boater was up early Saturday morning to try his luck fishing around the sand bars  near the Granbury City Beach. Mary Vinson/Hood County News

  • Holladay’s daughters view pickup, lake location

    On Saturday, two days after what were believed to be the remains of Tarrant County resident Helen Holladay were found in a corroded pickup in Lake Granbury, her two daughters, Karen and Carlene, arrived in Granbury and Sheriff Roger Deeds showed them what is left of the pickup as well as the site where it was found near the old Brazos Motel on East Pearl Street. Holladay went missing in 1979 from a weekend home in Whippoorwill Bay she shared with husband Herman Holladay, who had been a suspect in her disappearance. He died in 1987, a year after she was legally declared dead.

  • Not-so-good gravy: Man charged pair of felonies

    Bryan Lance Sisson, 43, of the 500 block of Reed Road, was arrested April 10 by a Sheriff’s Office deputy during a traffic stop and charged with felony possession of approximately 3 grams of methamphetamine, according to Lieutenant Johnny Rose. He racked up another felony charge - tampering with evidence - by trying to hide it in a container of gravy, Rose noted.

  • Medical issue temporarily halts show at opera

    “Godspell” was halted about 30 minutes Friday night at the Granbury Opera House after a patron suffered a seizure. EMS arrived and took the man to the hospital. Witnesses said the man was answering questions when he was loaded into the ambulance.

  • Aggie Muster Monday, April 21

    Former students of Texas A&M University will meet Monday, April 21 for the annual Texas Aggie Muster. Social hour and dinner begin at 6 p.m. at the Harbor Lakes Golf Club. For more information contact Lindy Smith at 979-450-1923 or by email at [email protected].

  • Local man arrested, accused of knife threat against girlfriend

    Thomas William Scott Murphy, 35, of the 3000 block of Libra Drive in the Sky Harbour subdivision, is accused of threatening his girlfriend with a hunting knife during an April 11 argument. He was arrested by a Hood County deputy and faces a felony count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose said.

  • Weatherford man charged in felony drug case

    Michael Waylon Works, 30, of Weatherford, was arrested recently by a DPS trooper and charged with felony possession of less than 1 gram of methamphetamine during a traffic stop, according to Hood County Jail booking desk records.

  • 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.

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