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Saturday, May 02 2015
The much anticipated and publicly heralded grand opening of the new Kroger Marketplace located at 1420 East Highway 377 occurred on May 1, 2015. This date represents 28 years of membership in the Granbury Chamber of Commerce and an economic anchor of Hood County. Presided over by Gary Huddleston, Director of Consumer Affairs, and Mike Scott, President and CEO of the Chamber, the events kicked off ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release
Friday, May 01 2015
May is Mental Health Month: Addressing Mental Health " May is Mental Health Month" was started 66 years ago by Mental Health America (MHA), to raise awareness about mental health conditions and the importance of good mental health for everyone. "Addressing mental health before Stage 4"—this year’s theme for May is Mental Health Month—calls attention to the ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Press Release
Thursday, April 30 2015
Hayle Carlile, a senior cadet in the Granbury Marine Corps JROTC, has been selected to attend the United States Air Force Academy Preparatory School through the Falcon Foundation. The Falcon Foundation provides a limited number of highly-motivated people the opportunity to sharpen their skills for admission to the academy by providing scholarships at a college or preparatory school especially ...read more
Categories: Education
Wednesday, April 29 2015
A ribbon cutting and grand opening event was held on April 28th for the new ICU at Lake Granbury Medical Center. The new ICU has 12 beds on the second floor to replace the pre-existing 6-bed unit on the first floor. The new layout, equipment, and technology allow the nursing and medical staff to more closely monitor those patients located within the ICU. For further information on this new and ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Tuesday, April 28 2015
Granbury ISD held the annual Employee Recognition Banquet on April 23, 2015, to honor top teachers and departmental employees. In addition, the district recognized employees who are retiring and celebrating service milestones. The dinner was sponsored by the Granbury ISD Education Foundation. School board president Mark Jackson and member Nancy Alana made presentations to the groups of employees ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Education
Saturday, April 25 2015
Tarleton State University anticipates awarding 1,205 degrees during spring commencement exercises at Wisdom Gymnasium on May 9 and 10, including an honorary doctorate to alumnus Lance Crosby, founder of the SoftLayer Technologies cloud services company. Six ceremonies, one for each of the university’s academic colleges, are scheduled, with the first set to begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May ...read more
Categories: Education
Friday, April 24 2015
Granbury ISD superintendent Dr. James Largent testified before a committee of the Texas House of Representatives at the state capitol in Austin on April 21, 2015. The Committee on Public Education was holding a hearing on House Bill 3970, which was filed by state representative Jim Keffer to give Texas school districts more flexibility regarding calendars and bad weather days. Districts are ...read more
Categories: Education
Friday, April 24 2015
The Granbury Chamber of Commerce has picked the winning artwork for the 2015 Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration. And the winner is......Nicole Kallemeyn of Granbury High School! Congratulations, Miss Kallemeyn, on your beautiful rendition of what this national celebration truly means. As the artist of the winning design, Nicole was presented with a gift certificate by the Chamber on April ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Wednesday, April 22 2015
A ribbon cutting event was held on April 17th for Rawhide Rustic, the newest business to move into the old Kroger shopping center on Highway 377. Rawhide Rustic is a Western furniture and decor retailer with everything you need for the Southwest look...paintings, knick knacks, handcrafted wooden furniture, and lots of leather trimmed pieces! In addition to the Chamber Ambassadors, on hand were ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Tuesday, April 21 2015
The Granbury High School Lady Pirate softball team honored teachers prior to a match versus District 8-5A rival Joshua on April 15, 2015. Player Teacher Alyssia Allen Jerren Oredson, GHS teacher and asst. boys soccer coach Taelyn Beadle Cindy Leatherman, GHS social studies teacher Everly Carey Kelly Been, Crossland math teacher Madison Everage Kellyn Reid, Crossland art teacher Destini Lopez ...read more
Categories: Education
Tuesday, April 21 2015
“Your School Library – Where Learning Never Ends” is the 2015 theme of School Library Month, which is observed annually each April. First held in 1985, School Library Month is the American Association of School Librarians' celebration of school librarians and their programs. Every April, school librarians hold activities to help their school and local community celebrate ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Education
Tuesday, April 21 2015
Tarleton State University’s College of Liberal and Fine Arts, along with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion will host the inaugural “State of American Society” event, Thursday, April 23, featuring guest scholar Dr. Andrew Hartman, associate professor of history, at Illinois State University. Free and open to the public, The State of American Society event serves to address ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release
Monday, April 20 2015
The monthly Chamber Luncheon was held on April 17th at the Pecan Plantation Country Club. A catered meal of meatloaf, country potatoes, dry rub baby back ribs, and apple turnovers were served to a full house. This month's sponsors were The Miracle League of Granbury (premier), Cornerstone Christian Academy (table), and Delaine's Place Bookkeeping (table). Local and state dignitaries were ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Friday, April 17 2015
Granbury ISD career and technical education director Judy Gentry is the new president of a regional CTE educators association. The Career and Technical Educators of North Texas serves the Dallas-Fort Worth area covered by the Regions 10 and 11 education service centers. The regional group is a division of the Career and Technology Association of Texas, which serves as the educators’ primary ...read more
Categories: Education
Tuesday, April 14 2015
A ribbon cutting event was held on April 9th for Glenn-Aire Company's 40th Anniversary and Customer Appreciation Day. On hand to celebrate the momentous occasion were Mike Scott, President & CEO of the Granbury Chamber; Mayor Nin Hulett and his wife, Jan; and numerous Chamber Ambassadors and Board of Directors. Representing Glenn-Aire was owner Jeff McKenzie; his wife and the ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Tuesday, April 14 2015
Weatherford College will celebrate Earth Day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22, at the Kramer Flag Plaza. There will be several community and college groups present at the event promoting individual responsibility to sustaining our planet. Groups scheduled to be present include the City of Weatherford Recycling, Parker County 4H, Parker County Master Gardeners, Natural Resource ...read more
Categories: Education
Monday, April 13 2015
The Chamber's Business After Hours event for April was held at Glenn-Aire Company on the 9th, in conjunction with the company's own 40th Anniversary event. Attendees were welcomed with hors d'oeuvres, wine, and festivities which included door prizes and a grand prize drawing for a full Trane WiFi thermostat and security system. Congratulations to Glenn-Aire for their new addition to ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Monday, April 13 2015
Granbury ISD school campuses have named their Teachers of the Year for the 2014-15 school year. Selected for the campus honors were: Acton Elementary School: Shanna McPherson Acton Middle School: Chris Elrod Baccus Elementary School: Lori Williams Brawner Intermediate School: Dray Duncan Crossland Ninth Grade Center: Becky Evart Granbury High School: Jacqui Bradshaw Granbury Middle School: Jeff ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release
Friday, April 10 2015
Schools in Granbury ISD will dismiss classes early on Friday, April 10, 2015, which is the last day of the fifth six weeks grading period. Elementary and intermediate campuses will dismiss at 11:45 A.M. The middle schools, Crossland Ninth Grade Center, and Granbury High School will dismiss at 1:00 P.M. Buses will transport students home early based on this schedule. The Extended School Day ...read more
Categories: Education
Thursday, April 09 2015
Granbury HS Marine Corps Jr. ROTC Cadet Captain Hayle Carlile and Cadet Major Jacob Fleshman will be awarded American Legion Bronze Medals for Military Excellence and Scholastic Excellence respectively. The awards ceremony will take place at GHS James Wann Sports Center on Apr. 23, 2015 at 6PM. Cadet Captain Carlile demonstrates the highest qualities of leadership, discipline, character, and ...read more
Categories: Education
Thursday, April 09 2015
The Granbury Chamber of Commerce coordinated a presentation by the U.S. Chamber on Wednesday, April 8 th at the Pecan Plantation Breakfast Club meeting. Following is an excerpt from “ The Business Case for Immigration Reform” presented by John Gonzales, Senior Regional Manager, Congressional & Public Affairs for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce: The U.S. Chamber’s goal is ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic
Tuesday, April 07 2015
The Chamber's semi-monthly MemberLink Breakfast was held on April 2nd at the Hilton Garden Inn. The event was sponsored by Delaine's Place Bookkeeping & Tax Service. Among the topics presented by Mike Scott, President & CEO, was the unveiling of the new Chamber website. This new website offers members the ability to log directly into their account to make changes, submit events ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Monday, April 06 2015
Stars will shine big and bright, day and night, deep in the heart of the Tarleton State University campus this spring, when the university planetarium reopens with digital high-definition technology. Two projectors will cover the planetarium’s interior dome, which is 40 feet in diameter, with full-motion video of the night sky. Tarleton professors will transport students around the galaxy, ...read more
Categories: Education
Monday, April 06 2015
Granbury High School and Crossland Ninth Grade Center theater students will present the musical “Footloose” on May 1-3, 2015, at the GHS Bagby-McMahan Performing Arts Center. Based on the 1984 movie starring Kevin Bacon, the production features classic 80’s music including the title song, “Holding Out for a Hero,” “I’m Free,” “Let’s Hear ...read more
Categories: Education
Monday, April 06 2015
Attendance for our ribbon cuttings, grand openings, and Chamber member visits for the first quarter 2015 have far exceeded expectations! Thank you to all our ambassadors for their hard work. The award for Ambassador of the Quarter (1st Quarter 2015) was a tie!!! And the winners are (drumroll please)... DEBBIE TEMPLE (BAYLOR SURGICARE AT GRANBURY) and STAN WASIELEWSKI (INDIVIDUAL) Kudos for all ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Monday, April 06 2015
A ribbon cutting event was held on March 31st for the new Granbury Business Development Network. The event, held in the Great Room of Quail Ridge, included Chamber ambassadors, GBDN developers, and members of the general public. The GBDN is a networking group whose purpose is to bring businesses together to develop and grow partnerships in the area. The group offers yearly memberships and takes ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Tuesday, March 31 2015
The Chamber held a Women In Business Luncheon on March 24th at the Granbury Association of Realtors location on James Road. It was a full house present for guest speaker, Susana Guerra Privett from the U.S. Census Bureau. Susana presented information on how businesses can excel by "Using Census Data for Community and Economic Development." The Bureau offers many free tools to businesses ...read more
Categories: Chamber

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