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September 6, 2014

DR. SADIQ ACCEPTING PATIENTS AT NEW SLEEP CENTER

Rubia Sadiq, MD, recently opened her new clinic, Benbrook Medical and Sleep Center.

The clinic is located at 320 Mercedes St. in Benbrook.

Dr. Sadiq, formerly of Lake Granbury Medical Center, is accepting existing and new patients at Benbrook Medical and Sleep Center.

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Patients will be contacted regarding data breach

August 23, 2014

A special telephone line has been established by (LGMC) and Lakeside Physicians group to handle questions regarding the criminal cyber attack reported earlier this week. The local contact number is 817-579-2888 for those with concerns.

“Though we have no reason to believe that this data would ever be used, all affected patients are being notified by letter and offered free identity theft protection,” said spokeswoman Dixie Lee Hedgecock of Lake Granbury Medical Center.

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In support of Happy Hill

August 23, 2014
In support of Happy Hill

Brookshire Grocery Co. (BGC) recently presented a $5,000 donation to Happy Hill Farm south of Granbury. The donation represents funds raised through the 26th annual BGC benefit golf tournament in Tyler. Some 600 golfers participated and funds are being distributed to 50 children’s programs and charities. From left: Greg Robinson, vice president – district manager for Corsicana-area Brookshire’s stores; Ed Shipman, founder of Happy Hill Farm; Kris Garrison, store director at Brookshire’s in Granbury; and Rebecca Sanders, director – public relations for Brookshire Grocery Co.

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Another strong month for Texas

August 23, 2014
Another strong month for Texas

State sales tax revenue in July was $2.34 billion, according to Texas Comptroller Susan Combs. That’s up 6.3 percent compared to July 2013.

The sales tax figures represent monthly sales made in June, as well as April, May and June sales by businesses that report tax quarterly.

“The growth in sales tax revenues reflected strength in both business and consumer spending,” Combs said.

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State program pays tribute

August 23, 2014
State program pays tribute

First National Bank of Granbury, established in 1887, has been declared a “Texas Treasure” by the Texas Historical Commission. The Texas Treasure Business Award Program recognizes the accomplishments of Texas businesses that have provided employment opportunities and support to the state’s economy for at least 50 years. At left, State Senator Brian Birdwell (R-Granbury) presents the award to (center) First National Bank President John Henry Luton and Vice-President Jake Caraway.

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That’s a lot of concrete

August 9, 2014
That’s a lot of concrete

Concrete parking lots are going in at the Kroger shopping center under construction at Highway 377 and Highway 4. Entry drives have been formed up and soon will be poured. Kroger officials expect the store to open next spring. Richard Bates, of Bellaire North Investments, reports that Auto Zone is going in next to Christian Brothers in the same area.

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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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