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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.

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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.

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Topping-out ceremony at hospital set Jan. 28

January 18, 2014
Topping-out ceremony at hospital set Jan. 28

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.

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Large sale a boost in Cresson

January 18, 2014
Large sale a boost in Cresson

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.

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Building Permits

January 18, 2014

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.

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Monthly sales tax revenue distributed

December 21, 2013

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.

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Conference center

December 21, 2013

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.

GRANBURY RESORT

CONFERENCE CENTER

Jan. 10: United Cooperative Awards Banquet (350).

Jan. 17-19: TAHPERD Leadership Conference (100).

Jan. 21: Healthy Woman.

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Business Briefs

December 21, 2013

Granbury chamber

has five new directors

Five new directors have been added to the 2014 Granbury Chamber of Commerce board of directors.

The new directors selected are Danny Hill (Classic Chevrolet – Buick – GMC), Dr. James Largent (Granbury Independent School District), Mike Loter (Christian Brothers Automotive), Trish Reiner (Integra Care Home Health and Hospice) and Bart Rodgers (First Financial Bank).

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Building Permits

December 21, 2013

The City of Granbury issued 18 building permits in November worth $3.15 million.

Richard Fuller, 723 N. Crockett St., fence, $1,100.

Chris Thomas Custom Homes, 305 Paddle Boat Drive, new residential, $203,035.

Chris Thomas Custom Homes, 307 Paddle Boat Drive, new residential, $207,111.

Couto Homes Inc., 403 River Bank Rd., new residential, $204,162.

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German restaurant coming to square

December 14, 2013
German restaurant coming to square

Ready for some authentic German food? Angelika Wright is eager to meet your request.

Angelika, born and raised in Germany, plans to open Ketzler’s Schnitzel Haus and Biergarten on the square in mid-January. The German restaurant will be in the building formerly occupied by Brazos Smokehouse.

“I want people to taste traditional German food,” Angelika said.

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