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Kroger fuel construction begins

November 1, 2014
Kroger fuel construction begins

September building permits were topped with a $600,000 permit for the Kroger Fuel Station at the new store location under construction on Highway 377 at Highway 4.

Granbury permits issued in September:

nFlippin Construction, 1601 Harbor Lakes Drive, new residential, $238,247.

nBoggs & Whitecotton Inc., 1301 Prestwick Court, new residential, $262,444.

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Pink power at Classic

October 25, 2014
Pink power at Classic

The folks at Classic Chevrolet are focused on a pink out for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Those test driving a vehicle may validate their experience online and a $10 contribution will be made to the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer program. Classic is located at 1901 E. Highway 377.

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Charis Hospice is locally owned

October 25, 2014
Charis Hospice is locally owned

Charis Hospice, 2001 Fall Creek Highway, was recently licensed through the nonprofit Department of Aging and Disabilities Services. Dale Pierce (front), Natalie Jefferson and Gina Forrest are owners of Charis Hospice LLC. “The company is working for a role in the ever-growing senior market in Hood and surrounding counties by providing loving care for families in a time of need,” said Jefferson.

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Making homes in Hood County

October 25, 2014
Making homes in Hood County

A crew from Home Depot participated in the construction of a Habitat Home for Robert and Celina Canales on Saturday, Oct. 18. Habitat for Humanity of Hood County is grateful to Home Depot for its support, said Habitat spokesman John Quilty. Home Depot provided some partial financial assistance for five homes in Hood County.

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Annual job growth sets record for Texas

October 25, 2014
Annual job growth sets record for Texas

The Texas economy added 36,400 seasonally adjusted total nonfarm jobs in September.

Over the year, Texas added 413,700 total non-farm jobs, the largest gain over a 12-month period ever recorded in the Lone Star State.

“The Texas economy, from our employers across all major industries to our skilled and dedicated workers, continues to perform at a record pace,” said Andres Alcantar, who is chairman of the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).

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Business Briefs

October 18, 2014

BRAZOS BARBER SHOP GIVEN TEXAS TREASURE DESIGNATION

The Brazos Barber Shop has been named a Texas Treasure Business by the Texas Historical Commission. The award was announced by the Hood County Historical Commission.

The Texas Treasure award pays tribute to businesses that have provided employment opportunities and support to the state’s economy for 50 years or more.

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September Health Inspection Scores

October 18, 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

October 11, 2014

ONE SLICE AT A TIME

COMPETING FOR BBQ TITLE

A professional barbecue team from Granbury will compete in the 26th Annual Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue Saturday, Oct. 25.

Gene and Angie Pruett, whose team is known as One Slice At A Time, will be in Lynchburg, Tennessee for the competition.

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Top Partner

September 27, 2014
Top Partner

H-E-B recently named 26 exceptional partners (employees) from its stores and warehouse teams throughout Central Texas at the 15th Annual Partner of the Year luncheon in Temple. Ann Simmons (right) was named the Granbury H-E-B Partner She is pictured with Granbury Unit Director Pat Wilson.

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Longtime director retires

September 27, 2014
Longtime director retires

Nelda Robertson holds a city proclamation declaring Nelda Robertson Day at a dinner to honor her service. She was praised for her devotion and excellent service to the Granbury Housing Authority for 29 years. Mayor Nin Hulett is on her left and Carey Gentry, chairman of the Granbury Housing Authority, is on her right.

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