The Texas Historical Commission, Sen. Brian Birdwell (R-Granbury) and Rep. Jim Keffer (R-Eastland) have recognized three Hood County businesses with Texas Treasure Business Awards from the Texas Historical Commission (THC)
Classic Chevrolet (formerly Durant Chevrolet), the First National Bank of Lipan, and the Lipan Telephone Company were honored at a recent meeting of the Hood County Commissioners Court.
The Texas Treasure Business Award program pays tribute to businesses that have provided employment opportunities and support to the state’s economy for 50 years or more.… Read the rest
Texas Comptroller Susan Combs will send October sales tax allocations totaling $579.8 million to cities, counties and special tax districts. This is up 5.2 percent compared to October 2012.
Granbury was up one percent compared to the same month last year.
Hood Count was down 17 percent for the same period.
The sales tax figures represent monthly sales made in August.… Read the rest
It’s free and open to the public. The Granbury Home Expo is set this weekend at the Granbury Resort Conference Center, 621 E. Pearl St.
Booths will showcase everything you need for the home, from lawn care to interior decorating. Many new “green” products will also be showcased.
The 35 vendor booths feature builders, framers, realtors, plumbers,electricians, counter tops, cabinets, irrigation systems, A/C and more.… Read the rest
The city issued $2,218,089 in building permits during August, including a permit for a new Burger King at Walmart.
There were eight projects carrying a value in the six digits. The list was led by a $403,000 permit for a new residence at 1229 Prestwick Court. Blake Freeman is the contractor.
Other permissions granted:
Best Homes, 1449 Abe’s Landing Drive, new residential, $317,600.… Read the rest
Gym-Kat Sports Center
The new Gym-Kat Sports Center will be located at 545 Holly Hills Cemetery Road, not far off the new loop north of Granbury. The groundbreaking was last month.
Gym-Kats offers recreational and competitive tumbling, trampoline and cheerleading.
In addition, the center will have preschool classes starting at the age of 18 months.
Classes and activities at the center are offered for toddlers through adults, according to the center spokeswoman.… Read the rest
Camp El Tesoro named
‘Most Awesome’ Camp
Camp Fire Camp El Tesoro was recently named as “The Most Awesome Family Camping Site” by the readers of Red Tricycle.
Red Tricycle in an internet newsletter founded to help busy parents have more fun with their kids and features both local city guides and a National edition.
“Each year it is our goal to provide a quality program that allows families to reconnect, discover the beauty of the outdoors and have a great time,” said Susan Merrill, director of programs at Camp Fire Camp El Tesoro.… Read the rest
school supplies drive
At EDWARD JONES BRANCHES
Local residents and businesses may help Granbury ISD students by bringing school supply donations to the Edward Jones branch offices during regular business hours through Aug. 23.
Contact Lyn Baker at 817-573-0793 for more information.
Edward Jones provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and, through its affiliate, in Canada.
FIRST FINANCIAL BANK
HIRES SVP AND LOAN OFFICER
Doug Dobbins has been named senior vice president and loan officer by the board of directors at First Financial Bank, N.A.… 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
The Realtor Redo changed its focus from Granbury’s historic district to the tornado-ravaged Rancho Brazos area this year.
A group of volunteers from the Granbury Association of Realtors (GAR) gathered last weekend for the second annual Realtor Redo.
Last year’s efforts revitalized a home in the Granbury historic area. This year, the group decided to switch gears and help restore a home affected by May’s disastrous tornado in Rancho Brazos.… Read the rest