It took much longer than anticipated, but the Gartman House Project has been completed, according to Claude Clanton, one of the volunteers who helped turn a storage building into a home for newly widowed Amy Gartman and her daughter. Amy’s husband, “Shadow,” died last summer of cancer. As foreclosure loomed, Amy purchased a small storage building that was nothing but a shell and moved it to a lot in Oak Trail Shores. Thanks to volunteers and sponsors, an addition was added to the building and it was turned into a livable home with a kitchen, bathroom, living room, two bedrooms – and even a patio with a fire pit.
TJ Reid, a nationally recognized retail consultant and editor of Fashion Advantage magazine, will be making Granbury the focus of her 2015 Retail Retreat in June. The Retreat draws specialty fashion retailers from all over the United States and Canada. Reid’s “fashion research excursion” will be a day in Granbury. It will include lunch, sightseeing and shopping on the square.
Pecan’s Fire Chief Dave Raffa said 2014 was a busy year with more than 170 calls for service and 1,500 man hours on scenes of emergency runs. In addition, volunteers completed thousands of hours of training and vehicle inspection and maintenance. Raffa says there is room for more volunteers to join the squad, and age is no barrier; there is a job for every willing worker.
Christopher Dean Snyder, 29, of Aurora, located in Wise County, was arrested on Jan. 17 and charged with unlawful possession of firearm by felon; violation of bond/protective order, enhanced, according to Hood County Jail booking records.
At its meeting at Granbury City Hall Tuesday afternoon, the Tourism Advisory Board voted for Diane Hedges to be its new chairperson. Hedges replaces Warren Ketteman, who resigned as director of the Economic Development Corporation to take a similar job in another town.
County Commissioners have given permission for the parking lot at the courthouse on the square to be closed for the Texas Independence Day Celebration event on Saturday, Feb. 28, and Sunday, March 1. The parking lot will close for set-up at 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 27. On Feb. 17, county maintenance workers will provide help posting Texas flags around the square in preparation for the celebration.
Jeffrey Clayton Nelson, 44, of the 100 block of West Rucker Street, Granbury, was arrested on Jan. 15 and charged with felony manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1, more than 1 gram/less than 4 grams, according to Hood County Jail booking records.
Coming in at $1 million, Dunkin Donuts tops the list of building permits issued in Granbury during the month of December. With 18 permits, the total value was $3,059,877.