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State sales tax revenue up

July 26, 2014
State sales tax revenue up

| sales tax payments from state to cities in july

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said state sales tax revenue in June was $2.24 billion, up 3.7 percent compared to June 2013.

“Sales tax revenues continue to grow at a moderate pace,” Combs said. “Fiscal year-to-date collections have now grown by 5.2 percent.”

The sales tax figures represent monthly sales made in May, remitted to the state in June and reimbursed to the governmental entities in July.

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Building Permits

July 26, 2014

The city of Granbury issued 33 building permits in June with a total value of more than $4.3 million. A permit was issued to Cook Children’s Clinic for $136,000 at Luton Ranch. The Granbury location is moving in late September to a new 20,658 square foot facility.

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    May/June health inspection scores

    July 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.

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    Standing firm: ‘Flamingo’ ladies brave the night in eerie hotel

    July 26, 2014
    Standing firm: ‘Flamingo’ ladies brave the night in eerie hotel

    VIVI, THE PROTECTOR: Suzanne Collier recently brought Vivi as a good luck charm when she and a group of ladies called the Pink Flamingos rented the entire Nutt House Hotel. She thought Vivi would bring her luck as the group played Keno, a game of chance, into the night. She also thought Vivi would fend off the ghosts in Room No.

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    Copper stolen from two businesses

    July 26, 2014

    Depriving someone of air-conditioning in this sweltering summer heat surely qualifies as a capital offense.

    Granbury police are investigating the rooftop theft of copper pipe that was part of the air-conditioning for Bealls and Staples in the 300 block of Highway 377 East.

    Both businesses had their air-conditioning systems back in working order by Thursday.

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    Opening this fall

    July 26, 2014
    Opening this fall

    Construction crews are wrapping up exterior work at the new Aldi supermarket on Highway 377. The store is expected to open the second week in September.

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    Good for Thought: Dominique Inge

    July 26, 2014
    Good for Thought: Dominique Inge

    A GOOD FOUNDATION: For philanthropist Dominique Inge, the foundation of a good Mexican food lunch is spinach enchiladas from Mi Familia.

    The Inge name is well known locally because The Inge Foundation makes 50 grants a year to tax-exempt entities in the areas of culture, education, the environment, health care, religion and social services.

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    Authorities: Man with machete threatens family members

    July 26, 2014

    A man who made threats while holding a machete Tuesday was arrested.

    The man allegedly became upset over a light being turned on at his home in the Oak Hills subdivision, Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose said.

    Sterling Gene Eakin, 64, “was brandishing a machete and threatening family members,” Rose stated.

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    Leading the way

    July 26, 2014
    Leading the way

    New officers have been named to lead the Hood County Retired School Personnel Association for the 2014-2015 club year. From left, officers include President Gail Hill, First Vice President Marge King, Second Vice President Janie Bramlett, Treasurer Betty Kirkhart and Secretary Marolyn McVey. The organization meets on the second Tuesday of the month at the Granbury ISD board room.

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    Community Pantry here Aug. 1

    July 26, 2014

    The Monthly Community Pantry will be at the Granbury First United Methodist Church (FUMC) distribution site Friday, Aug. 1, from 9-11 a.m.

    Fresh food distribution through the Tarrant Area Food Bank takes place on the first Friday each month at Granbury FUMC, 301 Loop 567.

    The Monthly Community Pantry provides fresh produce and dairy products that often are not available weekly at the community food pantries.

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