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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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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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Moving dirt at Luton Ranch West

July 26, 2014
Moving dirt at Luton Ranch West

There’s a dirt relocation program taking place at the construction site for Ross Dress for Less and Marshalls retail stores. Preliminary work is going full speed ahead for the shopping center across Meander Road from H-E-B, on property known as Luton Ranch West. Lake Granbury Economic Development Director Warren Ketteman said he does not know when the stores will be completed, but likely within eight months or so.

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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.

  • Big Reds Equipment, Downtown Church of Christ, 310 W.
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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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    Business Briefs

    July 12, 2014

    SCREENING MAMMOGRAPHY

    FOR UNINSURED WOMEN

    The Women’s Imaging department at Lake Granbury Medical Center, in conjunction with Moncrief Cancer Institute, will have screening mammographies Tuesday, July 15, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    The screenings are fully funded for women without insurance.

    Call 800-405-7739 for location information and to make an appointment.

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    Business Briefs

    July 5, 2014

    ‘H-E-B Challenge’

    blood drive Sunday

    For more than a decade, H-E-B grocery chain has made blood donation a priority in their communities.

    In 2013, 17 stores hosted blood drives and together they collected 623 units of blood with Carter BloodCare. This summer, H-E-B stores will again challenge each other to collect the most blood in a series of blood drives called the “H-E-B Challenge.”

    H-E-B Granbury is hosting a blood drive from 1 to 5 p.m.

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    State sales tax revenue sees growth

    June 18, 2014

    State sales tax revenue in May was up 8.5 percent compared to last May, Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said. “Sales tax growth was evident across all major economic sectors,” Combs said. Growth was led by the retail and wholesale trade sectors. Sales tax figures represent monthly sales made in April, sent to the state in May, and distributed to the taxing entities in June.

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    State sales tax revenue sees growth

    June 18, 2014
    State sales tax revenue sees growth

    State sales tax revenue in May was up 8.5 percent compared to last May, Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said. “Sales tax growth was evident across all major economic sectors,” Combs said. Growth was led by the retail and wholesale trade sectors. Sales tax figures represent monthly sales made in April, sent to the state in May, and distributed to the taxing entities in June.

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