Category Archive: Local News

Erath County Inmate Dies

A 57-year-old Erath County inmate died over the weekend while getting dialysis treatment. Officials said the actual cause of death of John Ingle is still under investigation, but they said it followed medical complications during a dialysis treatment in Granbury. Ingle had been awaiting trial after his was indicted back in February of 2016 for …

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Crash Sends Five People to Hospital

Five people were injured, including three North Hood County firefighters, in a four-vehicle accident Saturday afternoon at the entrance to Laguna Vista. One of the firefighters was airlifted to a hospital as a precaution, but she and the other firefighters were not seriously injured, according to officials. The woman who was turning into Laguna Vista …

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Burglary Investigation Leads to Arrests

The Stephenville Police Department is investigating a series of burglaries that has resulted in two teenage suspects being arrested. Michael Damion Sanders, 17, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and burglary of a habitation. Dallas Russell Johnson, 19, was arrested for burglary of a vehicle and burglary of a habitation. Early Friday evening, …

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Parker County: Sheriff Fowler Recovering

Story in the Weatherford Democrat…Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler is recovering after after a double lung transplant last week. Fowler, 79, spoke with the newspaper by phone earlier this week. He said he’ll be out of work for two or three weeks and then he’ll be ready to get back in the saddle. Fowler, who …

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AMR Chosen for Ambulance Service

The Johnson County Commissioners Court has taken initial steps toward choosing American Medical Response — better known as AMR — to become the county’s new ambulance provider, effective Oct. 1. They will replace the county’s current provider, CareFlite, whose contract with the county expires on Sept. 30. Although commissioners have yet to approve a final …

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Four Teens Arrested in Burglary Ring

Four teenagers were arrested by Hood County officials for stealing two vehicles and other items from three homes on June 27. Two of the suspects were from Granbury – Dyllan Pierce Elliott and Justin Cody Rhea Neuman. The other two teenagers were from the Metroplex. The four teens were arrested in connection with three home …

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Fireworks Ordinance Receives Push Back

Controversial story out of Glen Rose has been developing as the Fourth of July holiday approaches. The City Council recently  passed a city ordinance that makes it illegal to possess fireworks within the Glen Rose city limits.  In a long narrative posted on the Somervell County Breaking News Page on Facebook, fire marshall Mark Crawford …

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Ranger College Could Expand Erath Footprint

It’s almost certain that Erath County will be annexed into the Ranger College District, but there will be a state-required public meeting Wednesday to discuss any issues relating to the annexation election. Ranger College came to Stephenville in 2010, but has spent the last seven years working separately, Ranger College would now like to work …

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Mom Put Kids in Hot Car on Purpose

A Weatherford mother whose two toddlers were found dead in a vehicle due to heat exposure on May 26 has been arrested. On Friday, 25-year-old Cynthia Marie Randolph told investigators that she intentionally shut the vehicle door and left the children inside to teach the 2-year-old a lesson after the girl did not obey her. …

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Report: Water Shortage for Johnson County

According to a recent report from the Prairielands Groundwater Conservation District, rapid population growth in Johnson County could cause future groundwater shortages. The district’s general manager presented this information to Johnson County Commissioners this week. He said, “groundwater is declining much too rapidly for the current population, much less the projected population.” The two aquifers …

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