- Pickup problems
- Man charged with felony in machete incident
Sterling Gene Eakin, 64, of the 4200 block of Sherwood Drive in the Oak Hills subdivision, was arrested on a count of felony family aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after threatening family members with a machete, Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose stated. Rose said the incident report noted Eakin became upset over a light being turned on in the home.
- Copper stolen from two businesses on Highway 377
Thieves stole copper pipe from air-conditioning systems at both Bealls and Staples in the 300 block of Highway 377 East sometime late last week, Granbury Police Department Deputy Chief Alan Hines said. Both of the businesses had their air-conditioning back in working order by Thursday. The theft was called in to 911 on July 19.
- P&Z votes in favor of Mike Brown – without council stipulations
After passing muster with the Planning and Zoning Commission, auto dealer Mike Brown went before the Granbury City Council three times attempting to move forward with a Special Use Permit (SUP) for a new Dodge dealership. All three times, the council wanted Brown to make changes. This week, the P&Z again voted in favor of the SUP - and even removed strict limitations the council wanted regarding entrances to the dealership off Sardius Boulevard. The SUP will now go before the City Council a fourth time.
- Author Craig Fisher to discuss ‘Sacred Ground’
Author Craig Fisher will talk about his book “Sacred Ground” as well as his publishing journey at the Writer’s Bloc monthly meeting on Monday, July 28 at Lakestone Terrace library, 916 E. Highway 377. A critique session will be held 5 to 7 p.m. and the meeting will held be from 7 to 9 p.m.
- McCoy to address Lions Club Tuesday, July 29
Hood County Tax Assessor Teresa McCoy will be the guest speaker at the Granbury Lions Club meeting on Tuesday, July 29 at noon. The meeting will be held at Spring Creek Barbeque at 317 E. Highway 377. The community is invited to attend. For more information call 817-279-0658.
- Fundraiser for Cresson fire victims set Saturday
A car show and auction are set Saturday in Granbury to raise funds for the six-member family of James and Christina Pearce of Cresson, whose home was destroyed by fire. A car show will be 2-5 p.m. at the Brazos Drive-in on West Pearl Street. Admission is $5, and kids 10 and under get in free. At about 5 p.m. at the VFW post at 3670 Highway 377 West there will be a $5 brisket dinner and an auction, according to an organizer.
- Four transported to area hospitals from crash
Four people, including one flown by air ambulance, were transported to area hospitals after a collision Thursday morning on Highway 377, a few miles east of Tolar. Alonzo Contreras, a passenger in a Chevrolet pickup, was flown to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth for precautionary reasons, according to DPS Senior Trooper Dub Gillum. The driver of that pickup, 19-year-old Michael Petty of Duncanville, was taken via ambulance to Lake Granbury Medical Center, as was Darwin Areas and Dalton Keeper. The driver of the other pickup, a Dodge, 36-year-old Manuel Fernandez of Stephenville, was not transported.
- Birdwell tapped for senate committees
State Sen.Brian Birdwell (R-Granbury) is one of two new appointments to the Joint Interim Committee to Study Education for a Skilled Workforce. The other appointee is Kirk Watson of Austin. In Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst’s recently released list of senate appointments for the upcoming legislative session, Birdwell is listed as vice chair of the Veterans Affairs & Military Installations committee. He will also be on the Legislative Council and on the Economic Development, Government Organization and Higher Education committees.