The record-low level of Lake Granbury has once again turned up an old, corroded pickup – part of one, anyway. Early this afternoon (April 23) an empty pickup cab – minus the engine and storage bed, was towed from the water near the northwest side of the lake bridge on Weatherford Highway north of Granbury, Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose said. “There was nothing in it,” said Rose, less than a week after a pickup was found in the lake just off East Pearl Street near the old Brazos Motel. That pickup contained the skeletal remains of Helen Holladay, missing since 1979. Rose said investigators will search for a VIN to determine the owner of the latest find.
Family members of Helen Holladay won’t have to wait several months for DNA results after all to learn if the skeletal remains found in a pickup in Lake Granbury last Thursday (April 17) are those of the Tarrant County woman who disappeared in 1979. An anthropologist from the University of North Texas Health Science Center notified the Sheriff’s this afternoon (April 23) that a positive match with Holladay was made through dental records. That’s according to Lieutenant Johnny Rose. He added that investigators found a VIN on the pickup that confirms it is her vehicle. The investigation into her death is continuing.
William Simon Reeves, 30, of the 600 block of Branding Iron Trail in the Western Hills Harbor subdivision, was arrested April 14 by a Granbury police officer and charged with DWI third or more – which qualifies as a felony count – Hood County Jail records show.
Stephen Wayne Watkins II, 22, of the 2200 block of Fall Creek Highway, was arrested recently on Paluxy Road by a Granbury police officer and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 2, more than 1 gram/less than 4 grams, Hood County Jail booking records show.
Angela Dawn Farquer, 41, of Fort Worth, was arrested April 15 by a Granbury police officer and charged with two separate felony counts of possession of less than 1 gram of methamphetamine, according to Hood County Jail records.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony at Mission Granbury’s new digs at 3611 Plaza East Court will take place at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday (April 23). Tours of the larger facility will be given every 15 minutes before and after the ribbon cutting. The new location is behind Goodyear. Mission Granbury provides several types of assistance for Hood County residents in need.
The Bible Reading Marathon will start at 7 a.m. Friday, April 25 at the Hood County Courthouse Gazebo. By the time it’s over at noon on May 1, the entire Bible will have been read outloud from beginning to end, in several languages and from any number of English translations. If you would like to be a part of this event please contact the coordinator in your local church or call Pastor Mike and his wife Sandee at 817-894-0370 or 817-992-4026.
Cecil William Bason, 52, of the 600 block of Venus Drive in the Sky Harbour subdivision, was arrested April 14 by a members of the Hood County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit. He is charged with felony possession of approximately 112 grams of marijuana, Lieutenant Johnny Rose said.
Tuesday, April 22
Lipan (8-5, all 10-A games) 7, Gordon 2
Indians hold on to playoff hopes.
Rio Vista at Tolar (9-10, 1-8 in District 10-2A), 7 p.m.
Rattlers can finish with .500 record with victory.
Baseball Tuesday, April 22 Aledo (22-4, 10-3 in District 7-4A) 2, Granbury (17-8, 11-2 in 7-4A) 0
Pirates’ Nathan Hickey and Bearcats’ Chris Reed each throw 2-hit pitching gems. Even with loss, if Granbury wins Friday night at Arlington Heights, Pirates will be district champs.
Tuesday, April 22
District 7-4A second-place playoff
Granbury (17-7) 11, Western Hills 3
Lady Pirates will face Burleson in best-of-three bidistrict series. Game 1 is Thursday in Burleson at 7 p.m. Game 2 is Friday in Granbury at 5:30 p.m. A third game, if necessary, will be Saturday morning at 11 in Granbury.