The annual emergency drills coordinating Hood County Emergency Management authorities with officials from the Comanche Peak Nuclear Plant are set for Wednesday (April 1). The event, required and scheduled by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is a “dress rehearsal” for a graded drill to be staged June 10. The graded drill will include local, state and federal agencies. Emergency Management Coordinator Ray Wilson noted that no sirens will be used during the drills. Among the other local officials participating from Wilson’s office will include deputy fire marshals Jeff Young and Mike Stafford. Sheriff Deeds and personnel from his office will also be involved in staging the drills.
The theft of a tractor and a front-end loader between March 14 and March 16 from a residence in the 1600 block of Goodnight Court, northeast of Granbury, is the Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week. The stolen items include a Kioti CK 30 tractor (serial No. D70400150, and a Kioti KL 130 front-end loader (serial No. 41222107), and have an estimated combined value of $15,000. To submit an anonymous tip, call 817-573-TIPS (8477) or text “Tip129″ plus your message to 274637. Upon arrest and indictment, you could receive a cash reward of up to $1,000.
The second meeting of the Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) Transition Committee, formed by the City Council, will hold its second meeting this week. The meeting will be at 4 p.m. Thursday (April 2) at the Inn on Lake Granbury, 205 W. Doyle St. The purpose of the committee is to research the feasibility of eliminating the city’s Convention and Visitors Bureau and creating an independent DMO that would receive funding from the city.
The Texas Water Development Board has approved $16,430,000 in financing for the city of Granbury’s planned desalination water treatment plant. According to Public Works Director Alva Cox, the financing will be at 2.16 percent interest for up to 30 years, and payment on the principal will not start until a year after the water treatment plant is completed. The first phase of the project is scheduled for 2017.
Asa Maddox, American Legion Post 491, is the sole contact for bus transportation to the VA Medical Facility in Fort Worth and Dallas. Call him at 817-964-7761. The bus will run Monday through Friday by appointment only. Veterans must contact him at least 24 hours in advance to ensure a driver is available. The bus cannot provide transport to medical appointments for procedures which require sedation.
Charles Wayne Remington, 36, of the 300 block of Cockatoo Road in the Whippoorwill Bay subdivision, was arrested March 23 by a Sheriff’s Office deputy at a boat ramp in the Oak Trail Shores subdivision, authorities said. He was found with about 4.4 ounces of marijuana, according to Lieutenant Johnny Rose. Remington was charged with felony possession of marijuana, more than 4 ounces/less than 5 pounds, Rose said.
A non-denominational Easter church service will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday (April 5) at the historic Rock Church Chapel south of Tolar. Rev. Kenneth Burgess will give the message, and Dianne and Dub Martin will provide special music. Once-a-month church services began at the old church back in December. The services are held on the first Sunday of each month.
A family of six was displaced by a fire in a double-wide mobile home Monday morning in the Blue Water Shores subdivision, according to Fire Marshal Ray Wilson, but fortunately an alert neighbor on his way to work woke them in plenty of time and they got out unharmed. About half of the structure was damaged, primarily in the attic, Wilson said. Red Cross contacted the family to provide them with a place to stay.