Updates

Band preparing for season with camp

August 1, 2015
The Granbury High School Pirate Band is preparing for fall marching season during its annual summer band camp. All band students will report daily 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. through the beginning of school, which starts Aug. 24.

Comanche Harbor woman facing felony meth charge

August 1, 2015
Mica Renee Ray, 38, of the 1300 block of Keechi Trail in Comanche Harbor, was arrested Monday (July 27) by a Granbury Police officer during a traffic stop on West Pearl Street and charged with possession of a controlled substance (believed to be methamphetamine), Penalty Group 1, more than 1 gram/less than 4 grams, Deputy Chief Alan Hines said.
Deputies confiscate marijuana plant from residence

Deputies confiscate marijuana plant from residence

August 1, 2015
A marijuana plant that stood approximately 8 feet tall was seized by members of the Hood County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit Friday after receiving a call from a concerned landlord at about 1:30 p.m., Lieutenant Johnny Rose said. The plant was found in the backyard of a vacant house in the 4000 block of Gloria Drive in the Sandy Beach subdivision, Rose said. The case is under investigation, Rose noted, with possible charges pending. Sheriff Roger Deeds is pictured with the plant.

Mallard Pointe man dies from apparent drowning

July 31, 2015
Robert VanOsteen, 64, of the 1900 block of Green Wing Drive in the Mallard Pointe subdivision northeast of Granbury, died Friday of an apparent drowning in his backyard pool, Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose and Justice of the Peach Cotton Howell confirmed. VanOsteen was pronounced dead at 4:55 p.m. in the emergency room at Lake Granbury Medical Center. VanOsteen’s wife told authorities he was in the pool using a floatation device but sank to the bottom, possibly because of a seizure from a medical condition, Rose said. An autopsy will be done by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner.

Tip received in Palo Pinto armed robbery, but no arrests

July 31, 2015
Palo Pinto County Sheriff’s Office investigators received an anonymous phone tip Thursday in connection with Wednesday night’s armed robbery of B&B Food Mart, at the intersection of highways 281 and 4, west of Lipan. Chief Deputy Craig Goen said Friday the tip is being investigated, but no arrests have been made. The armed robber, who pulled a silver revolver on the clerk and demanded money, got away in a U-Haul passenger van driven by a second person with an undetermined amount of money taken from the cash register, Goen said.

In Saturday’s Hood County News

July 31, 2015
–Rare Brazos watersnakes have been found in driftwood on the shore of Lake Granbury.
–A family still warns of a brain-eating amoeba living in warm, stagnant water that killed their 7-year-old son almost five years ago.
–An armed robber holds up a convenience store near the intersection of highways 4 and 281, west of Lipan.
–Hood County property values increase almost $17 million.
–A grieving mother wants justice and is considering taking legal action against Weatherford police. She’s upset the way police handled the situation the night her 25-year-old son was taken into custody after a reported fight at an apartment. He died later at a hospital.

County personnel office saves six figures in insurance costs

July 31, 2015
County Commissioners are praising the county personnel office for saving the county more than $100,000 by driving a hard bargain during insurance negotiations with the Texas Association of Counties (TAC) and Blue Cross Blue Shield. Personnel Director Richard Aguirre, with assistance from his two staffers, negotiated the new Employee Benefits Package, saving about 2 percent for the county’s 300 employees.

Boat construction requires patience

July 31, 2015
It’s a tedious craft. One that Bill Reardon enjoys. So much so that at 83 years old, the retired architect continues constructing wooden boats at his Lake Granbury home. He started building toy boats as a child and later funded his college education with the sale of his full size boats.

Sports Updates

Flyers sending three to TAAF State

July 28, 2015
Three members of the Hood County Flyers track team will be making the trip to Bryan/College Station for the annual Texas Amateur Athletic Federation Games of Texas Thursday through Sunday. Competing will be Macie Blohowiak in the Girls 14-Under high jump for a third straight year, Caleb Lawrence in the Boys 16-Under 100-meter dash for a second straight year, and newcomer Noah Russell in the Boys 12-Under 100 and 200.

SEALS ready for state

July 28, 2015
The Granbury SEALS swim team will once again be well-represented at the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation Games of Texas in Bryan/College Station. They will have 88 swimmers competing in the event, which starts Thursday and runs through Sunday.

Time for athletes to get paperwork/physicals

July 24, 2015
Students in grades 7-12 planning to participate in athletics in the Granbury School District are asked to have all paperwork and a physical exam in order before they can be allowed to take part in any practice or competition.
The necessary forms can be found by going to this link on the GISD web site: http://www.granburyisd.org/Page/9993.
For more information, contact 817-408-4080.

Area fishing report

July 24, 2015
Lake Granbury is currently close to pool level, and water temperatures are hot (mid to upper 80s in the morning, and many areas will be in the low 90s in the afternoon. Fish are congregated above the thermocline near feeding flats. Stripers are good on live bait fished in 15 to 20 feet of water on the lower ends. Sand bass action has been hit or miss. Best action has been reported near mid-lake on slabs. Black bass fishing continues to be good to 6 pounds on spinner baits worked around flooded brush on many areas of the lake. Squaw Creek water temperatures are in the upper 90s due to the heat and the power plant. Surprisingly black bass are good near 15-to-20-feet deep structure on the upper ends. Best baits continue to be deep diving crank baits and texas rigged worms.