Northwood University is honoring 10 automobile dealers from across the United States and The Netherlands with its annual Dealer Education Awards.
Jerry V. Durant, owner/principal of Jerry Durant Auto Group, is among those honored.
The dealers are recognized for their individual contributions and efforts to improve education at all levels.
Since 1972, Northwood has recognized individuals in the automotive marketing field who have made noteworthy contributions to public or private education inside or outside of the industry.… Read the rest
United Cooperative Services recently had a ceremonial ground breaking for expansion at its Hood County Office located on Fall Creek Highway.
The expanded building, to be LEED-certified (Leadership in Energy Efficient Design), will have an education area to help members and the general public understand how to manage their energy use better – thus helping them control their bills.
“The expanded Hood County office will be a resource for the community, the membership and the public in many interest areas and will make everyone’s experience more pleasant and convenient,” said United CEO Ray Beavers.… Read the rest
Food service health inspection scores are posted monthly by the city of Granbury.
Inspections occur about twice a year, not all businesses are inspected each month. Each violation has a demerit value, and this is subtracted from 100 to give the inspection score.
Restaurants with a failing score of 59 or below are closed immediately and must be re-inspected before opening.… Read the rest
Granbury Chamber of Commerce members nominate businesses and individuals that have set the standard for excellence and exceptional community service. Winners are recognized at the annual Best of Business Awards Banquet for the Chamber.
“Casablanca” is the theme for this year’s banquet on Friday, Feb. 14, at Granbury Resort Conference Center, 621 E. Pearl St. The banquet begins with a social hour at 6 p.m.… Read the rest
Lake Granbury Medical Center (LGMC) will celebrate its second topping-out ceremony in the past five years on Tuesday, Jan. 28. The community is invited to witness the last beam placed on the third floor of the new Medical Office Building.
“We celebrated our groundbreaking late in the spring of 2013. The city of Granbury, our construction partners, and our local LGMC team have been diligently adhering to the project timelines,” said CEO Derrick Cuenca.… Read the rest
Officials at the comptroller’s office report that a large sale and money collected from an audit brought a large increase in the Cresson sales tax revenue this period. The $65,000 payment is some 253 percent more than last year at this time.
Sales tax revenue in December was $2.25 billion, up 3.9 percent compared to December 2012, according to Texas Comptroller Susan Combs.… Read the rest
The city of Granbury issued nearly $1.5 million in building permits in December. Texas Health and Human Services was granted a $522,050 permit to begin construction of the first commercial building on the new loop.
Couto Homes Inc., 3216 Ferry Boat Lane, new residential, $204,596.
Wilson Development Comp., 2001 Highway 377 East, addition-commercial, $175,000.
Couto Homes Inc., 1505 Harbor Lakes Drive, new residential, $259,063.… Read the rest
Texas Comptroller Susan Combs is reporting $2.41 billion in state sales tax revenue for the month of November. That’s up 2.8 percent compared to November 2012.
So far this year, Hood County is running about 16 percent behind last year.
For the year, Granbury is about 2 percent ahead of last year. For the month, however, Granbury is down about 2 percent from last year.… Read the rest
Numerous banquets and celebrations are planned at the Granbury Resort Conference Center and other city properties in January. Reservations and the number of people expected to attend are listed here.
Jan. 10: United Cooperative Awards Banquet (350).
Jan. 17-19: TAHPERD Leadership Conference (100).
Jan. 21: Healthy Woman.
Jan. 23: Tarleton ESP Conference (350).
Jan. 24: Chamber Luncheon (125).… Read the rest