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  • Fugitive in custody

    Kristun Madewell, 40, wanted in connection with a murder on Dec. 12 in south Fort Worth has been apprehended. On Wednesday Madewell fled after abandoning this pickup near Cresson. Following a manhunt, authorities caught up with Madewell Friday west of Crowley. Mary Vinson/Hood County News


  • Possible robbery behind Opera House December 19, 2014

    A robbery at the restrooms behind Granbury Opera House around 4:30 p.m.on Wednesday was listed on an incident report from the Hood County Sheriff’s Office. The case is being investigated by the Granbury Police Department. “Apparently they know each other, and we are trying to determine exactly what we have; it might not be a robbery situation,” Granbury police Deputy Chief Alan Hines said.

  • Traffic stop turns into foot chase December 19, 2014

    A man took off running after he was pulled over by a Hood County Sheriff’s Office deputy for a traffic stop on Tree Drive in Comanche Cove Friday morning, according to Lieutenant Johnny Rose. The man was arrested after a foot chase through a wooded area and charged with misdemeanor evading arrest and driving with license invalid, Rose said. Two children were in the vehicle and turned over to Child Protective Services, Rose added.

  • Bethlehem Live at Tolar Baptist Church Friday and Saturday December 19, 2014

    Bethlehem Live will be open to the pubic at Tolar Baptist Church Friday and Saturday, Dec. 19-20.The event features a hayride through scenes with actors and animals, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. both nights.

  • Will county stop funding EDC? December 19, 2014

    With the upcoming departure of EDC Executive Director Warren Ketteman, an item has been placed on the agenda for Monday’s (Dec. 22) regular meeting of the Commissioners Court to “discuss and re-evaluate Hood County’s involvement” with the EDC. County Judge Darrell Cockerham said it is possible the Court will vote to no longer contribute funding to that office and instead use the money for other things. Every year, the county and city each contribute $100,000 to the EDC.

  • Fugitive captured near Crowley December 19, 2014

    Kristun Madewell, 40, wanted in connection with a murder in south Fort Worth on Friday, Dec. 12, was caught Friday morning west of Crowley, according to published reports. The suspect is believed to have stolen a pickup west of Cresson during the manhunt.

  • EDC director leaving December 18, 2014

    Warren Ketteman, executive director of the Lake Granbury Economic Development Corporation, is leaving to head up the EDC in Forney. Ketteman, who came to Granbury in February, will start his new job on Feb. 2. He said his last day on the job here will likely be Jan. 23.

  • Macon honored at City Council meeting December 17, 2014

    Longtime Municipal Judge Ben Macon received special recognition and applause at Tuesday night’s (Dec. 16) regular meeting of the Granbury City Council. Mayor Nin Hulett presented Macon with a framed clock in honor of his 30 years of service to the city.

  • Vehicle crashes into ravine December 17, 2014

    A vehicle crashed into a ravine shortly after 11 a.m. Wednesday on Lipan Highway, according to scanner traffic. The one-vehicle accident happened about halfway between Granbury and Lipan near Hill Country Court. A young woman was transported to Lake Granbury Medical Center.

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