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Granbury veteran vies for store

March 21, 2015

A Granbury man is competing with other military veterans for the opportunity to own a 7-Eleven franchise – without the expense of a franchise fee.

Voting on Facebook runs through March 29.

Navy veteran Mark Anthony Page is the Granbury finalist in the store’s Operation: Take Command promotion.

As part of 7-Eleven’s contest to win a franchise, nine men and one woman have posted their “Why I Should Win Operation: Take Command” videos on 7-Eleven’s Facebook page.

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New United Cooperative building is energy efficient

March 21, 2015
New United Cooperative building is energy efficient

Staffers were working out of a mobile home for about a year, but the expanded facility was worth the wait.

Tuesday’s open house and dedication at the Hood County office for United Cooperative Services on Fall Creek Highway at Highway 377 drew a crowd of customers, employees and Granbury Chamber of Commerce members.

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Services come truckin’ to Granbury

March 21, 2015
Services come truckin’ to Granbury

Everything’s bigger in Texas, and that includes mobile clinics.

The Moncrief Cancer Institute’s Mobile Cancer Survivor Clinic was featured in conjunction with the Healthy Woman luncheon Tuesday at Granbury Resort Conference Center.

Starting in May, Moncrief’s 18-wheeler mobile clinic will be coming to Lake Granbury Medical Center twice a month.

“I like the idea of the truck,” Linda ElSaleh said when viewing the mobile facility Tuesday morning.

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Business Briefs

March 18, 2015

Here’s some happiness for shoe lovers. Another shoe shop is coming to town.

A new commercial permit was issued by the city of Granbury to R.J. Lander for a Famous Footwear shoe store to be located at 3736 Highway 377 E., $175,000.

Granbury issued 13 building permits in the month of February with a total value of $1,594,879.

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Business Briefs

March 18, 2015
Business Briefs

Hubnik

DR. HUBNIK OPENS PEARL DENTURES AND DENTAL CARE

Katherine E. Hubnik, D.D.S. recently opened her practice, Pearl Dentures and Dental Care at 915 W. Pearl St.

Although Dr. Hubnik has called Granbury home for the last 14 years, Odessa is her birth place. Following graduation from Baylor College of Dentistry in 1991, she put up her shingle in Big Lake for 12 years.

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February Health Inspection Scores

March 7, 2015

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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Mud Soup

March 7, 2015
Mud Soup

Snow, rain and sleet make mushy conditions at the construction site for the new Mike Brown Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealership on Highway 377 next to Mike Brown Ford. Mike Brown is reporting that most of the slab has been poured and the dealership should be complete for a July opening.

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Building Permits

March 7, 2015

A $9.7 million project tops the list of building permits issued by the city of Granbury in January. The permit was granted to Speed Fab-Crete for construction of the new Mike Brown Chryslar Dodge Jeep Ram dealership at 4970 Highway 377.

Granbury had 17 building permits for the month with a total value of $13,389,907.

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Sales tax revenue continues upward in Granbury, across state

February 21, 2015
Sales tax revenue continues upward in Granbury, across state

The February sales tax allocation of $635,219 for Granbury is up 1 percent compared to the same month last year.

The city of Fredericksburg, in Gillespie County to the south, received a sales tax allocation of $501,375 for February.

Some consider both Granbury and Fredericksburg to be desirable tourist destinations.

Granbury leads in the dollar amount of sales tax collected.

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More than 100 participate in bus trip to legislative session in Austin

February 21, 2015
More than 100 participate in bus trip to legislative session in Austin

Speaking to Hood County residents gathered in Austin, Chairman Carlos Rubenstein of the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) said an additional $82 billion will be needed for water over the next 50 years.

Rubenstein talked about the growth in the state and the projected need for water in the next 50 years, according to Granbury Chamber of Commerce spokeswoman Tammy Hines.

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