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Tuesday, May 19 2015
Granbury High School and Crossland Ninth Grade Center are among the top high schools in the country and state, according to a new report from U.S. News & World Report. The ranking also puts GHS and Crossland in the top 10% of high schools in the nation. GHS received the distinction for the second year in a row. “Encouraging students to excel in college preparation, complete dual credit ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release
Monday, May 18 2015
Niche has released their 2015 rankings for Top Ten Best Towns in Texas…and our very own hometown is ranked #8! The rankings are based on livability standards such as weather, safety, schools, activities, jobs, housing, and transportation. The higher the ranking, the more the town has to offer in the way of quality of life to its residents. Niche’s mission is to provide reviews and ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release
Monday, May 18 2015
Tarleton State University professor of social sciences Dr. Janet Schmelzer was a recent guest on Texas Public Radio to discuss her latest book, Our Fighting Governor – The Life of Thomas M. Campbell and the Politics of Progressive Reform in Texas . Schmelzer joined Texas Public Radio’s David Martin Davies, host of the weekly half-hour radio news magazine Texas Matters, on May 8, when ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Education
Tuesday, May 12 2015
The Granbury ISD Board of Trustees met for its regular monthly meeting on May 11, 2015. The board adopted a resolution nominating superintendent Dr. James Largent for Superintendent of the Year in recognition of “his exemplary and visionary leadership toward improving student performance in our schools.” The nomination will be forwarded the Region 11 Education Service Center for ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Education
Monday, May 11 2015
Granbury, Texas will kick off summer this Memorial Day Weekend in style, 50s style that is! The Historic Granbury Merchants Association presents Cruisin’ Granbury, a festival dedicated to the era of cool cars and rock and roll. On May 23-25, visitors will enjoy dancing, lots of vendors, hot rods, and yes, even an Elvis or two! “We are so excited to take our Memorial Day Weekend in ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Monday, May 11 2015
I, GREG ABBOTT, Governor of the State of Texas, issued an Emergency Disaster Proclamation on March 9, 2015, certifying that exceptional drought conditions posed a threat of imminent disaster in specified counties in Texas. WHEREAS, significantly low rainfall across Texas beginning in late 2010 and continuing has resulted in declining reservoir and aquifer levels, threatening water supplies and ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Education, Press Release, Community
Sunday, May 10 2015
Danny Hill and his leadership team from Classic Chevrolet, Buick and GMC, enjoyed a relaxing Sunday afternoon recently at True Grit Ranch northwest of Granbury. Hill purchased the package for the second year in a row at the 2015 Chamber Awards Banquet. The venue was provided by the Ike Thomas family, Chuck Wagon cooking by Homer Robertson, and entertainment by Granbury’s own award winning ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release
Friday, May 08 2015
The InterGovernmental Coalition (IGC) met on May 6th for breakfast to discuss ongoing projects and programs in the following areas: *Economic Development *Transportation/Public Safety *Water/Environment *Education The IGC, started by the Granbury Chamber in the mid-90’s, provides a neutral forum for issue discussion and clarification. The meeting brings together 35-40 key players from ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release
Wednesday, May 06 2015
The 1st Annual Riding for The Pointe benefit trail ride was held on May 2, 2015. There were over 25 riders that participated and camped overnight as a sign of support for Lake Pointe Resource Center. Many of the Lake Pointe Academy students were able to intersect with the riders midway at the Reunion Grounds and try their hand at "Riding for The Pointe." For more information about what ...read more
Categories: Community, Education
Wednesday, May 06 2015
The Granbury Marine Corps JROTC will host Summer Air Rifle Camps on June 15-18, 2015, at Granbury High School. This camp is open to students entering grades 7-9 for the 2015-16 school year, and the registration fee is $100. There will be three sessions each day for students to choose from: 8:00-10:00 A.M., 10:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M., and 1:30-3:30 P.M. The mission of the camp is to promote air rifle ...read more
Categories: Education
Wednesday, May 06 2015
Broaddus Planning, the firm engaged to prepare Tarleton State University’s Campus Development Plan, has completed the conceptual guide, which will assist the university in its efforts to meet the demands of a growing student population and physical plant. “Last September, I let you know about the university’s effort with Broaddus Planning to update the Campus Development Plan. I ...read more
Categories: Education
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
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
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
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

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