Category Archive: Local News

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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Former Security Guard Convicted in Shooting

A former security guard at a gated community in Hood County has been convicted of two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and one count of deadly conduct – discharge of a firearm. Thomas Milford Willis, 39, was a supervisor for Huron Security, providing security services to Indian Harbor. In May of 2015, …

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Sheriff: Inmate Escaped Through Fence

Update on the escape from the Erath County Jail earlier this month… Sheriff Matt Coates says a structural problem in the chainlink enclosure that surrounds the jail’s recreation yard allowed inmate Josh Daniel to escape on June 9. Other details release yesterday…. Coates said on the morning of the incident, Daniel’s girlfriend, Tiffany Cehand, visited …

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Two Dozen People Charged in Hazing Case

Two dozen people have been charged in the alleged hazing incidents at Tarleton State University, which happened at two parties in April. Five Tarleton students were hospitalized in those incidents. Stephenville police believe the alleged hazing incidents were “initiation proceedings” held by two intramural softball teams. One report says that 12 of the 24 people …

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Warning: Atmos Energy Scam

The Granbury Police Department is warning residents not to trust utility calls demanding payment. Two scam calls have been reported to the police department. The scammer claims to be from Atmos Energy and claim that the natural gas provider was unable to process payments. Residents are instructed to go to a local pharmacy and wire …

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Erath County: Escaped Inmate Captured

An inmate in the Erath County Jail escaped late Friday afternoon, but quick action by a handful of law enforcement agencies led to the man’s arrest. At approximately 4 p.m., 29-year-old Joshua Allen Daniel was able to escape custody while he was in the recreation yard. Authorities quickly learned that Daniel received assistance from his …

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Forgery Stash Found During Traffic Stop

Granbury police stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation last Saturday, and found some disturbing evidence. According of authorities, the patrol officer found a list with personal identifying information belonging to over 5,700 people, 14 credit cards, two checks, a card embossing machine used to create fictitious credit cards and a set of stolen license …

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Granbury Man Killed in Weekend Crash

A 21-year-old Granbury man died in a single-car accident Saturday morning. At about 8:30 a.m., Payton Durant was killed when he lost control of his pickup and struck a tree. The accident occurred on Highway 51. According to authorities, Durant was traveling at an unsafe speed and a rain-slick road played a role in the deadly …

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Reported Indecent Exposure Leads to Arrest

The Stephenville Police Department has arrested registered sex offender Jason Lynn Hogan, 33 — who was arrested and charged back in October 2016 — for the repeated crime of indecent exposure. On Sunday, police were called after a white male driving a maroon Ford Explorer approached at least two females in the parking lot of …

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Report: Cause of Fires Electrical

Authorities in Cleburne have determined that two house fires at the same home on May 30th were caused by electrical malfunctions. The blazes occurred in the 1600 block of North Wilhite Street. Firefighters responded to the first fire at 1 p.m. to find a kitchen ceiling light on fire. They returned a little after 4 …

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