- Deep Thought
- Wind gusts could reach 45 mph Wednesday
Windy and dry conditions could fuel grass fires today and especially Wednesday. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph this afternoon, increasing to 45 mph gusts Wednesday. It be much cooler Wednesday with highs in the 50s.
- Hurst police: Granbury woman charged with intoxication manslaughter
Beth Branum, 29, of Granbury, was arrested Sunday morning by Hurst police and charged with intoxication manslaughter in connection with the death of 20-year-old Brandon Bennett of Hurst, Eric Starnes, a lieutenant with the HPD, said. At about 5 a.m. Sunday, Branum’s vehicle struck a car that was being driven by Bennett, who was pronounced dead at a Bedford hospital two hours later, according to Starnes.
- Dallas man facing felony in ID theft case
Louis Daniel Tatum Jr., 47, of Dallas, was served with a Hood County arrest warrant and taken into custody on March 4, charged with felony ID theft, according to Hood County Jail booking desk information.
- Middle school choirs sing to sweepstakes
Choirs from Acton Middle School and Granbury Middle School received sweepstakes honors at the UIL concert and sightreading contest March 4-5 at Burleson High School. The choirs of seventh and eighth graders earned sweepstakes recognition by receiving Division I superior ratings in both concert and sightreading performances.
- Courthouse conversation piece
County Commissioners likely will okay the placement of an 1890 desk that is on loan to the Hood County Historical Commission in the main hallway of the Hood County courthouse so that it can be viewed by the public. The Commissioners Court will consider that idea at its regular meeting Tuesday (March 11).
- Fireplace blaze spreads to attic in home in Nassau Bay II
A home on Birdsong Court in Nassau Bay II shortly before 1 a.m. Thursday sustained damage when flames from the fireplace spread to the attic, according to Hood County Fire Marshal Ray Wilson. There were no injuries reported, Wilson said. Firefighters were sent out again at 5:12 a.m. because of a rekindle.
- OTS man turns misdemeanor stop into felony episode
George Edward Reed III, 33, of the 3811 block of Greenbrook Street in Oak Trail Shores, was pulled over by a Sheriff’s Office deputy for reckless driving Tuesday, Lieutenant Johnny Rose said. The deputy found less than 2 ounces of marijuana, which would brings a Class B misdemeanor charge. But Reed tried to hide some of the marijuana, according to Rose, which qualifies as a third-degree felony count of tampering with physical evidence.
- Secret lies in the dirt
Students, teachers and parents gathered at Oak Woods School March 1 to work in the campus garden. The group worked all morning transplanting plants, weeding, tilling and making a gravel path. Students are planning to plant onions and potatoes in the spring. The outdoor learning center was dedicated last May in memory of Kyra Olson, a second-grader who passed away in January 2013 after fighting cancer. The garden and center will be used to enhance science instruction for students, according to principal Donnie Cody.