Granbury mayor hospitalized after 'severe stroke'

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Granbury Mayor Rickie Pratt suffered a severe stroke on Thursday and is being treated at a Fort Worth hospital, according to a news release provided by the city.

Pratt, who took office in 2010, was airlifted to Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth from Lake Granbury Medical Center, according to a news release from Shanna Smith Snyder, a Granbury spokeswoman.

Pratt, 56, was in the hospital's neuro intensive care unit, according to Ken Gray, the mayor's brother-in-law, who was quoted in the news release. Gray is acting as a family spokesman.

City officials will release updated reports on the mayor's condition as details are available, the release said

Plaza Medical Center spokeswoman Kathie Russell said in an email to the Star-Telegram that no information was available on Pratt's condition.

City manager Wayne McKethan informed the City Council about Pratt's condition after speaking with Pratt's wife, Janet Pratt, the news release said.

Pratt graduated from Dublin High School and attended Tarleton State University, studying drama and speech. He moved to Granbury in 1975, according to the city's website. After working for the Granbury Opera House for two years, he opened his own stereo repair business.

Jessamy Brown, 817-390-7326

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