Bealls is helping to kick off prom season with a donation to the Granbury High School Project Graduation. Representatives from Bealls recently presented a $500 check at the Project Graduation Fashion Show and Prom Expo. The Expo included information on the upcoming prom, a prom fashion show and dinner.
The donation came from an effort put forth by the Project Graduation team to help Bealls have the most Facebook check-ins on Thanksgiving night.… Read the rest
Christmas shoppers must have spent a little more last year, pushing Granbury’s sales tax receipts up 2 percent from the year before.
Statewide sales tax revenue in January was $2.3 billion, up 8.3 percent compared to January 2013, according to Texas Comptroller Susan Combs.
“Increases were seen across all major sectors of the Texas economy,” Combs said. “This indicates continued expansion in both consumer and business spending, and brings the growth in fiscal year-to-date collections to 4.6 percent compared with the previous year.… Read the rest
Joe R. Jones Construction was granted a $2,465,955 commercial permit for Jerry Durant, topping the list of January permits. The 23,618 square-foot building is listed at 5110 Highway 377 East.
Durant could not be reached for comment on the new construction that is listed at the same address as Jerry Durant Toyota.
The city of Granbury approved more than $6.3 million in building permits in January.… Read the rest
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
WaterSmart, an interactive program to help consumers conserve water and learn about water treatment, has been launched by Aqua America, Inc.
The new program is available at AquaAmerica.com. Aqua America is one of the largest U.S.-based, publicly traded water utilities. Aqua has customers in Hood County, as well as nearly three million people in eight states.
“The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates the U.S.… Read the rest