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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
–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 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.
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.