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$2.4 million permit tops January list

February 26, 2014

Joe R. Jones Construction was granted a $2,465,955 commercial permit for Jerry Durant, topping the list of January permits. The 23,618 square-foot building is listed at 5110 Highway 377 East.

Durant could not be reached for comment on the new construction that is listed at the same address as Jerry Durant Toyota.

The city of Granbury approved more than $6.3 million in building permits in January.Read the rest

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Health Inspection Scores

February 26, 2014

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

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Aqua introduces WaterSmart program

February 26, 2014

WaterSmart, an interactive program to help consumers conserve water and learn about water treatment, has been launched by Aqua America, Inc.

The new program is available at AquaAmerica.com. Aqua America is one of the largest U.S.-based, publicly traded water utilities. Aqua has customers in Hood County, as well as nearly three million people in eight states.

“The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates the U.S.Read the rest

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Super donation

February 26, 2014
Super donation

A food drive sponsored by Kroger through Super Bowl Sunday brought in 650 bags of food for Mission Granbury. Board president Lance Terry has expressed gratitude for the donation valued at $3,500 to Mission Granbury.Read the rest

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Granbury sales tax up 2 percent

February 26, 2014
Granbury sales tax up 2 percent

Christmas shoppers must have spent a little more last year, pushing Granbury’s sales tax receipts up 2 percent from the year before.

Statewide sales tax revenue in January was $2.3 billion, up 8.3 percent compared to January 2013, according to Texas Comptroller Susan Combs.

“Increases were seen across all major sectors of the Texas economy,” Combs said. “This indicates continued expansion in both consumer and business spending, and brings the growth in fiscal year-to-date collections to 4.6 percent compared with the previous year.Read the rest

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Campbell, Inges recognized for community service

February 19, 2014

With the voting too close to call, the Howard Clemmons Distinguished Service Award was presented to J.C. Campbell, as well as Charles and Dominique Inge, at the Granbury Chamber of Commerce annual awards banquet Friday night at the Granbury Resort Conference Center.

Campbell was cited for his involvement in numerous activities. He’s served as a board member with the Hood County Committee on Aging, the Transit System and North Texas Council of Governments, as well as being a volunteer firefighter for over 36 years.Read the rest

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Brookshire Brothers to buy David’s

February 8, 2014

Brookshire Brothers has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of David’s Supermarkets. Officials are not announcing details until the transaction is complete.

David’s is a 25-store chain located in North Central Texas and owned by the Waldrip family with Hood County locations in Thorp Spring, Acton and Pecan Plantation.

“We feel like these family-owned stores align with our core value that we are a celebration of family and community,” said Jerry Johnson, president and CEO of Brookshire Brothers.Read the rest

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Jerry Durant honored

January 29, 2014
Jerry Durant honored

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

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United breaks ground on building expansion

January 29, 2014
United breaks ground on building expansion

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

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Leadership Granbury

January 29, 2014
Leadership Granbury

The Leadership Granbury class took a recent tour of the Hood County News. Pictured are (from left) class members Jane Adams, Kelly Dias, Krista Streeter and Holly Robinson. Leadership Granbury draws people interested in learning more about Granbury businesses, governments, schools and other organizations. Participants form new friendships and contacts that enhance their professional and personal life, according to Granbury Leadership officials.Read the rest

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