Updates

  • 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

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  • State troopers step up patrols December 22, 2014

    The Texas Department of Public Safety has stepped up DWI patrols for the holidays. The increased patrols will continue until Jan. 2. During the Christmas/New Year holiday last year, state troopers made 1,505 DWI arrests throughout the state, officials said. They also issued almost 25,000 speeding tickets, arrested 1,078 fugitives and made almost 800 felony arrests.

  • Arlington man charged with felony drug offense December 22, 2014

    Ryan Austin Zdenek, 20, of Arlington, was arrested and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 2, less than 1 gram, according to Hood County Jail booking records.

  • Gifts for community service organizations December 22, 2014

    Lake Granbury Medical Center Auxiliary recently had its Christmas party at the Senior Circle facility. Following a presentation of Christmas music by the Melody Belles, six $1,000 donations were presented for local service organizations including Joseph’s Locker, Mission Granbury, Project 44, Rainbow Room, Hood County Senior Center and Wet Veterans.

     

  • Quail Ridge man faces felony DWI charge December 22, 2014

    Mark Stephen Riley, 58, of the 900 block of Meadowlark Circle, Quail Ridge, was arrested on Dec. 10 and charged with felony driving while intoxicated, third or more, according to Hood County Jail booking records.

  • Speech students earn state bid December 21, 2014

    Three Granbury High School students earned bids to the Texas Forensic Association state tournament during the Abilene Swing speech and debate tournament. Lauren Berry, Jaci Cavitt and Daniel Shelton earned points to qualify for the TFA state tournament this spring.

  • Whippoorwill Bay man faces felony drug charge December 21, 2014

    Clint Daniels Dunlap, 32, of the 400 block of Blue Jay Court, Whippoorwill Bay, was arrested on Dec. 16 and charge with felony possession of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1, less than 1 gram, according to Hood County Jail booking records.

  • Keffer optimistic for future December 21, 2014

    Even with gas prices dropping, Rep. Jim Keffer (R-Eastland) told members of the Granbury Chamber of Commerce that Texas is in good shape. Keffer spoke Thursday at the chamber’s recent monthly luncheon at Granbury Resort Conference Center. Of the decreasing price for oil, Keffer said “The Saudis are making sure everyone knows they are the big dog.” He added that the lower price for gasoline could lead people to spend more on retail.

  • Lakeside Hills woman charged with felony drug offense December 21, 2014

    Vickie Elaine Cooper, 46, of the 6000 block of Collins Court in Lakeside Hills, was arrested on Dec. 16 and charged with felony fraudulent possession of a controlled substance/prescription, schedule I/II, according to Hood County Jail booking records.


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