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Sales tax revenue up 5.2 percent across state

June 24, 2015
Sales tax revenue up 5.2 percent across state

State sales tax revenue in May was $2.6 billion, up 5.2 percent compared to May 2014, according to Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar.

Across taxing entities in Hood County, sales tax revenue is also up about 5 percent.

The city of Granbury is up 8 percent for the year.

Hood County is up 15 percent for the year.

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Directing activities

June 20, 2015
Directing activities

Linda Kimbrell, center, is the new activities director at Granbury Care Center. Those interested in volunteering can reach Kimbrell at 817-573-3726. Pictured with Kimbrell are William York and Activity Assistant Jessica Odom.

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Business Briefs

June 20, 2015

CARTER BLOODCARE CELEBRATES ANNUAL ‘H-E-B CHALLENGE’

H-E-B hosted blood drives at 23 stores last year and together collected 577 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 onsite blood drives called the “H-E-B Challenge.”

H-E-B Granbury will host its Challenge Blood Drive from noon to 4 p.m.

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Business Briefs

June 17, 2015

AQUA TEXAS COMPLETES

WATER IMPROVEMENTS IN HOOD COUNTY

Aqua Texas recently completed $408,000 of improvements to several community water systems in Hood County, according to Darryl Waldock, area manager for Aqua.

Aqua installed a new 83,000 gallon ground storage tank in the Blue Water Shores subdivision to provide additional reserve capacity during peak-usage months.

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Get it fixed

June 17, 2015
Get it fixed

Jerry Durant Collision Center at 5110 E. Highway 377 had its grand opening last week. Pictured at the opening (from left) are Jerry Durant, owner of Jerry Durant Toyota; Monty Mayfield, Collision Center director; Kevin Reeves, general manager; and Andrew Scearcy, general sales manager. The collision center is next to Jerry Durant Toyota and can be reached at 817-279-6910.

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Advancement in care is topic for luncheon

June 13, 2015

Emergency Department Director Ann Quinlan, of Lake Granbury Medical Center, will speak about stroke accreditation during the June luncheon meeting for Healthy Woman.

Quilan will also present details on the new 12-bed ICU at LGMC.

The luncheon is from noon to 1 p.m. at Granbury Resort Conference Center Tuesday, June 16.

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Building Permits

June 13, 2015
Building Permits

The Hood County YMCA tops the list of building permits issued by the city of Granbury April at $9.2 million for new commercial.

The YMCA will be located at 1475 James Road across from Acton Middle School.

Granbury had 13 building permits for March totalling $1,493,946.

There were 31 permits for April with a total of $12,530,852.

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Chamber Affinity F1 team gets funding

June 13, 2015
Chamber Affinity F1 team gets funding

The Granbury Chamber of Commerce recently presented the Affinity F1 Team with a $5,000 donation. Chamber board chairman Jeff McKenzie and president Mike Scott represented the chamber as the Title Sponsor for the F1 team, which recently won the F1 in Schools National Championship in May. The team will be advancing to the 2015 World Finals in September that will be held in Singapore.

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Three companies at one location

June 6, 2015
Three companies at one location

The grand opening for three financial companies housed in one location recently took place in Granbury.

First Bank Texas, Blanton Financial Services, LLC and Addington & Associates, PLLC are now open at 800 Autumn Ridge Drive.

First Bank Texas is a Loan Production Office for First National Bank of Weatherford. Angie Dusuk is senior vice president/director at the Granbury bank.

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Builders present new homes ‘Showcase’

June 6, 2015

A variety of home styles, sizes and price ranges will be featured in the spring “Showcase of New Homes” presented by the Hood County Builders Association.

The self-guided tour runs June 6, 7, 13 and 14. The homes will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and from noon to 5 p.m.

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