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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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Retail construction takes off

September 27, 2014

A permit for $6.5 million leads the Granbury building permits from the months of July and August. The permit to Collins and Arnold Construction Co. is for the new Kroger store at 3915 Highway 377 E.

According to the Collins and Arnold website, Kroger is a “valued national client.” The site further states that the company has been building Kroger stores throughout the Southeast since 1994.

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Angela Ables named store director at Granbury Brookshire’s

September 27, 2014
Angela Ables named store director at Granbury Brookshire’s

Ables

Angela Ables, most recently store director at Brookshire’s in Ennis, has been named store director at the Brookshire’s in Granbury, located at 1301 S. Morgan St.

Ables joined Brookshire Grocery Co. in 2002 as a store manager trainee.

She later served as an assistant store manager in Clifton and and in Whitney before being promoted in 2010 to store director in Hillsboro.

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We help by working together

September 20, 2014
We help by working together

The VFW and area Home Depot Stores have partnered to help provide a place to live for a local veteran’s family. Both Shadow and Amy Gartman were fully employed until Shadow developed brain cancer. Prior to his passing, Air Force veteran Gartman was hoping to provide a home for his wife.

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Check wells for bacteria

September 20, 2014

Bacteria and nitrate are widespread in the environment, so every household water well owner should regularly test the water to make sure no health risks exist, according to the National Ground Water Association.

While most bacteria found in water do not cause disease, disease-causing bacteria called pathogens can exist in well water given the right circumstances, officials with NGWA report.

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Business Briefs

September 20, 2014

REALTOR BETH SHEARON

EARNS GRI DESIGNATION

Beth Shearon of Winston Properties, LLC recently received the nationally recognized Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) designation.

The GRI program is offered through the Nationl Association of Realtors and administered by the Texas Association of Realtors. Graduates complete 30-hour courses in specialized subjects such as contracts, finance, professional standards, agency marketing and implementing technology to improve their business.

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Ice bucket challenge

September 13, 2014
Ice bucket challenge

The staff of Granbury Villa Nursing and Rehab recently fulfilled its obligation in supporting the ALS Challenge raising $243. Granbury Villa is challenging all nursing homes in Hood County to participate in ALS fundraiser.

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Energy future keynote topic

September 13, 2014

As director of the TCU Energy Institute, Ken Morgan knows a thing or two about energy.

He will share some of his knowledge at the 10th Annual Economic Outlook Conference on Wednesday. Morgan will speak on “Our Energy Future: Buyer or Seller?”

Morgan has lectured extensively throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia and the Middle East about resource mapping, energy technology and emerging natural gas markets.

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$4,646 IN SCHOOL SUPPLIES

September 13, 2014

$4,646 IN SCHOOL SUPPLIES

COLLECTED AT KROGER

Hundreds of students received free school supplies to start the year off right thanks to the efforts of Kroger and its customers. The program kicked off July 31 and ended Aug. 18. During Kroger’s Stuff the School Bus drive, school supplies valued at $4,646 were collected for Granbury students.

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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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