- Skies of blue
As viewed Tuesday on the Granbury square, folks in Hood County enjoyed sunny skies with highs in the low 80s. The forecast calls for more of the same to wind up the work week. Mary Vinsom/Hood County News
- Pickup cab found in lake off Weatherford Highway
The record-low level of Lake Granbury has once again turned up an old, corroded pickup – part of one, anyway. Early this afternoon (April 23) an empty pickup cab – minus the engine and storage bed, was towed from the water near the northwest side of the lake bridge on Weatherford Highway north of Granbury, Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose said. “There was nothing in it,” said Rose, less than a week after a pickup was found in the lake just off East Pearl Street near the old Brazos Motel. That pickup contained the skeletal remains of Helen Holladay, missing since 1979. Rose said investigators will search for a VIN to determine the owner of the latest find.
- Sheriff: Holladay identified with dental records
Family members of Helen Holladay won’t have to wait several months for DNA results after all to learn if the skeletal remains found in a pickup in Lake Granbury last Thursday (April 17) are those of the Tarrant County woman who disappeared in 1979. An anthropologist from the University of North Texas Health Science Center notified the Sheriff’s this afternoon (April 23) that a positive match with Holladay was made through dental records. That’s according to Lieutenant Johnny Rose. He added that investigators found a VIN on the pickup that confirms it is her vehicle. The investigation into her death is continuing.
- Local man charged with felony in DWI case
William Simon Reeves, 30, of the 600 block of Branding Iron Trail in the Western Hills Harbor subdivision, was arrested April 14 by a Granbury police officer and charged with DWI third or more – which qualifies as a felony count – Hood County Jail records show.
- Hood County man arrested on felony drug count
Stephen Wayne Watkins II, 22, of the 2200 block of Fall Creek Highway, was arrested recently on Paluxy Road by a Granbury police officer and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 2, more than 1 gram/less than 4 grams, Hood County Jail booking records show.
- Fort Worth woman charged with two drug felonies
Angela Dawn Farquer, 41, of Fort Worth, was arrested April 15 by a Granbury police officer and charged with two separate felony counts of possession of less than 1 gram of methamphetamine, according to Hood County Jail records.
- Mission Granbury ribbon-cutting Wednesday
A ribbon-cutting ceremony at Mission Granbury’s new digs at 3611 Plaza East Court will take place at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday (April 23). Tours of the larger facility will be given every 15 minutes before and after the ribbon cutting. The new location is behind Goodyear. Mission Granbury provides several types of assistance for Hood County residents in need.
- Bible readers begin Friday, April 25
The Bible Reading Marathon will start at 7 a.m. Friday, April 25 at the Hood County Courthouse Gazebo. By the time it’s over at noon on May 1, the entire Bible will have been read outloud from beginning to end, in several languages and from any number of English translations. If you would like to be a part of this event please contact the coordinator in your local church or call Pastor Mike and his wife Sandee at 817-894-0370 or 817-992-4026.
- Sky Harbour man faces felony marijuana count
Cecil William Bason, 52, of the 600 block of Venus Drive in the Sky Harbour subdivision, was arrested April 14 by a members of the Hood County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit. He is charged with felony possession of approximately 112 grams of marijuana, Lieutenant Johnny Rose said.