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November 22, 2014

DR. HEIZER AWARDED FELLOWSHIP IN DENTISTRY

Dr. Jonathan Heizer was recently recognized during convocation ceremonies at the annual meeting of the Academy of Dentistry International.

He was awarded Fellowship in The Academy of Dentistry International. Fellowship in the Academy is an honor bestowed upon dentists who have distinguished themselves in their profession and who were nominated for the award by an active Fellow of the Academy.

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Home sales showing good signs

November 19, 2014
Home sales showing good signs

The data on real estate for Hood County is in, and things are looking good.

In the past three years, Hood County residential property sales have seen a major increase, from 36 in January of 2011 to 75 in October of 2014. That’s a 48 percent increase.

Another good sign is the decrease in median days on market: 94 in January 2011 down to 80 in October 2014, a 15 percent drop.

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October Health Inspection Scores

November 19, 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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State’s monthly sales tax revenue up

November 15, 2014
State’s monthly sales tax revenue up

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said state sales tax revenue in October was $2.41 billion, up 12.9 percent compared to October 2013.

“Strong growth in sales tax receipts was apparent across all major economic sectors,” Combs said.

“Notable increases from retail trade and the oil and natural gas-related sectors led the growth, indicating increased spending by both consumers and businesses,” she added.

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LGMC nationally recognized as top performer

November 15, 2014

Lake Granbury Medical Center (LGMC) has been named a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the nation’s leading accreditor of health care organizations.

The honor recognizes hospitals that excel at meeting the Commission’s stringent measurements for exemplary patient care.

Only 1,224 – or approximately one-third – of eligible United States hospitals achieved this distinction for attaining and sustaining excellence in certain clinical measures.

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NRS opening Saturday

November 15, 2014
NRS opening Saturday

The building didn’t sit empty for long.

Fun-N-Sun boat dealership closed its Granbury location in June, blaming low levels at Lake Granbury for a decline in business.

A new NRS (National Roper’s Supply) opens at the former boat dealership today. The store is promoted as “all things western,” and will encompass the apparel and soft goods from David’s Western Store.

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Business nominations due soon for chamber awards

November 15, 2014

The Best of Business awards will be presented at the Granbury Chamber of Commerce annual banquet Friday, Feb. 6, at the Granbury Resort Conference Center.

The chamber is now taking nominations for businesses and individuals that have set the standard for business excellence and exceptional community service. Nominations for 2014 awards will be accepted until Nov.

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Survivors share their stories

November 15, 2014
Survivors share their stories

Stuff ‘N’ Nonsense Boutique and Red on the Square recently hosted the 10th Annual Pink Ribbon Fashion Show and Third Annual Bras for a Cause. These events raised $1,803 for Cancer Care Services for Hood County.

Breast cancer survivors were models for the fashion show. “They were given the opportunity to tell their stories,” said Becky Barton.

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Business Briefs

November 1, 2014

DR. JONATHAN HEIZER GETS FELLOWSHIP IN DENTISTRY

Dr. Jonathan Heizer was recognized earlier this month during convocation ceremonies at the annual meeting of the Academy of Dentistry International. He was awarded Fellowship in The Academy of Dentistry International. Fellowship in the Academy is an honor bestowed upon dentists who have distinguished themselves in their profession and who were nominated for the award by an active Fellow of the Academy.

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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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