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Granbury sales tax slips, county is up

April 16, 2014
Granbury sales tax slips, county is up

February was not kind to Granbury sales tax receipts. But sales tax in Hood County saw a big boost.

Granbury sales tax revenue was down for the month, while Hood County saw an increase of 33 percent.

Sales tax collected by governmental entities in February was turned over the state in March.

Taxing entities will see the local sales tax portions returned in April.Read the rest

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Fewer making use of Conference Center

April 16, 2014

After hosting more than 30 events at the Granbury Resort Conference Center in April 2011, activity has slowed in 2014.

For the month of April 2011, the Granbury Resort Conference Center hosted more than 2,400 visitors at events. This included the State Master Gardeners four-day conference, Model T three-day conference, Texas Press Association two-day conference and a two-day conference for the Red Hat Ladies.Read the rest

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Building Permits

April 16, 2014

The City of Granbury approved 22 building permits in March valued at $5,866,739. $4 million of that total went to United Cooperative Services for commercial renovations and expansion of its service building on Fall Creek Highway.

City of Granbury, Spa Skateparks, 400 N. Park St., new commercial, $0.

Sharon Mills, Mark Fritz Concrete, 1519 Clover Lane, driveway approach, $65.

Kroger, RPM xConstruction LLC, 3811 Highway 377 E., commercial, $188,492.Read the rest

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Unemployment rate in Texas is at its lowest since 2008

March 19, 2014
Unemployment rate in Texas is at its lowest since 2008

Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 5.7 percent in January, the lowest since November 2008. It was down from 6 percent in December 2013, and remained below the nation’s January unemployment rate of 6.6 percent.

Texas employers expanded their payrolls in January with the addition of 33,900 seasonally adjusted total nonfarm jobs for a total of 322,400 jobs added over the year.Read the rest

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State sales tax revenue is up

March 19, 2014
State sales tax revenue is up

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said today that state sales tax revenue in February was $2.2 billion, up 5.8 percent compared to February 2013.

The sales tax figures represent January sales reported by monthly tax filers.

Combs will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts their March local sales tax allocations totaling $553 million, up 4.1 percent compared to March 2013.Read the rest

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Building Permits

March 19, 2014

The City of Granbury approved 18 building permits in February valued at $1,784,926. Nearly $1.7 million of that total was for nine new residential and new townhouse construction permits.

Dawn Hawk, 411 E. Bridge St., accessory building, $800.

Al Johnson, Hopper Custom Homes, 2534 Vineyard Drive, new townhouse, $162,920.

Al Johnson, Hopper Custom Homes, 2536 Vineyard Drive, new townhouse, $140,930.

Al Johnson, Hopper Custom Homes, 2538 Vineyard Drive, new townhouse, $134,590.Read the rest

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Februrary Restaurant Scores

March 19, 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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