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August Health inspection scores

September 6, 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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About town

September 6, 2014
About town

The Rotary Club recently welcomed City Manager Wayne McKethan and City Finance Director Eva Gregory as guest speakers. The presentation included an update on Granbury’s record-high sales tax collections over the past three years and the continued lowering of city tax rates. The Rotary Club meets each Thursday at noon at Harbor Lakes Golf Club.

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Taylor Bennett takes the prize

September 6, 2014
Taylor Bennett takes the prize

Executive Director Valerie White (left) and Community Relations Director Kathy Martin of Quail Park Retirement Village of Granbury present a check to Taylor Bennett. Bennett won two airline tickets and a two-night stay at any hotel in the United States. Taylor won the prize in a raffle held at Quail Park’s open house.

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Pecan Foods donates $1,650 to Pecan VFD/EMS

September 6, 2014
Pecan Foods donates $1,650 to Pecan VFD/EMS

Pecan Foods salutes the Pecan Plantation Volunteer Fire Department and EMS. Pecan Foods and its parent company, Brookshire Brothers, presented the PPVFD/EMS with a check for $1,650. Pictured from left to right are: Rene Garrett; Sandra Winfield, RN; Pecan Foods Store Director Chuck Naughton; Assistant Store Directors Shirley Sanders and Larry Cook; and Pecan Plantation Fire Chief Dave Raffa.

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Business Briefs

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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