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Tuesday, September 20, 2016
The Granbury ISD Board of Trustees approved moving forward with a District of Innovation designation at its regular monthly meeting on September 19, 2016. Following a public hearing, the board approved the step following a preliminary resolution adopted in August to begin the process to permit the district flexibility in some areas of the Texas Education Code similar to what are available to ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
The Granbury Marine Corps JROTC rifle team opened the 2016-17 season finishing second and third at a Lubbock High School competition on September 10, 2016. Kayla Hitshew led the way in the precision competition with a season high score of 582, which was good for second place out of 25 shooters. Freeman Hawker (571, eighth) and Brittney Pinckard (569, ninth) also landed in the top ten. Also ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release
Monday, September 12, 2016
Official enrollment numbers for Weatherford College are in for the fall 2016 semester, and the figures show growth for the college. The college-wide count for the semester is 5,629 students, a 2.4 percent increase year-over-year. Both the Weatherford and Wise County campuses saw an increase in overall enrollment. The largest enrollment increases occurred among dual credit students, up 8 percent, ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release
Monday, September 12, 2016
Tarleton State University’s Career Services Center will host its annual Fall Job Fair Wednesday, Oct. 5. This event will allow students, alumni and the community an opportunity to meet businesses in various industries currently hiring. The event will begin at 10 a.m. and continue until 2 p.m. in the Barry B. Thompson Student Center (TSC) Ballrooms. It is a come-and-go event with appropriate ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release
Friday, September 02, 2016
Tarleton State University Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction Dr. James “Jim” Gentry delivers the third talk in The Last Lecture Series on the Stephenville campus at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15. The free, public event takes place in the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center Auditorium. The auditorium opens at 6 p.m. with music provided by pianist Cade Schmutz. A reception ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release
Friday, September 02, 2016
The Granbury Chamber of Commerce announced Thursday, September 1st, that it strongly supports the runway expansion project at the Granbury Municipal Airport.
Categories: Economic, Chamber, Press Release
Thursday, September 01, 2016
The Granbury ISD Education Foundation is hosting the fourth annual 50 Fellas Foodfest on Saturday, October 15, 2016, from 6:00-8:30 P.M. at the Granbury Reunion Grounds’ Courts Cleveland Showbarn. The adult event will feature fifty teams of two men who will prepare and serve an appetizer, entrée, or dessert of their choice in small one-bite samples. Adult beverages, tea, and water ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Education
Monday, August 29, 2016
The Marine Corps JROTC unit at Granbury High School has been named a Naval Honor School for the third year in a row. The announcement was made on August 24, 2016. Of the approximately 266 schools throughout the nation, only ten percent of Marine Corps JROTC programs received this recognition. The Granbury unit was one of only a few in the 55-school region selected for the honor. “We are ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
The Weatherford College Foundation has announced a $255,000 estate gift establishing a new endowed scholarship fund for WC students. The Harold M. Jacklin, Jr. and Cumile Pope Jacklin Trust was established in 1978 by the Jacklin family in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The gift to the WC Foundation will create the Nannie McCall Pope and Florence Hayes Jacklin Scholarship, named in honor of the Jacklins’ ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
From poetry to fiction to photography to music, Tarleton State University’s Langdon Review Weekend—always scheduled just after Labor Day in historic downtown Granbury—beckons authors and artists from across Texas and beyond. Started 13 years ago, the weekend begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, with a special session featuring four former Texas State Poet Laureates—Jim ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
The Granbury ISD Board of Trustees adopted a lower tax rate following a public hearing on the 2016-17 budget on August 22, 2016. The general operating budget is $60.4 million. Of this, $2.9 million is needed for “recapture,” as GISD will send local property tax dollars to the state for distribution to other school districts. This is required because the district is classified as a ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
The Granbury Optimist Club recently presented $5,000 to Operation School Supplies, a local charitable organization that provides free school supplies to Hood County schoolchildren from families with economic need. Operation School Supplies board president Micky Shearon updated Optimists about the program during the club’s weekly breakfast meeting on August 16, 2016, at the Granbury Church ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Take a break from back-to-school preparations Saturday, Aug. 20, when Tarleton State University’s W.K. Gordon Center for Industrial History of Texas hosts Night at the Opera House, featuring Treasure Island. The 1934 classic—based on the work of Robert Louis Stevenson—stars Jackie Cooper and Lionel Barrymore. The free swashbuckling adventure starts at 6:30 p.m., with free snacks ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Education
Tuesday, August 09, 2016
A ribbon cutting ceremony and grand opening was held on August 8th for the newest business in Granbury, Mr. Speedy Car Wash, located at 3601 East Highway 377 . Mr. Speedy offers four different wash packages with monthly fees and unlimited washes. All of the water is contained and recycled (reclaimed) making Mr. Speedy environmentally friendly. With wash prices ranging from $5 up and free vacuum ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Chamber
Tuesday, August 09, 2016
Three Granbury High School students recently participated in the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards program on June 16-19, 2016, on the campus of Texas Woman’s University in Denton. Selected by the Rotary Club of Granbury for the District 5790 event were Cash McKay, Brittanie Phillips, and Mackenzie Reiner. All three are now GHS juniors. Founded in 1971 by Rotary International, RYLA aims to ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release
Monday, August 08, 2016
FBI and U.S. Secret Service officials join Tarleton State University’s School of Criminology, Criminal Justice and Strategic Studies Sept. 13 for a cybersecurity summit designed to help North Texas entrepreneurs protect their brand from the inevitable data breach. The event takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the George W. Bush Institute, 2943 SMU Blvd., in Dallas. Cost is $149 and ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release
Friday, August 05, 2016
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on August 5th for the new location of Maurice's. The women's clothing store has moved to the Luton Ranch West development, next door to Rue 21. Maurice's offers a wide selection of women's clothing, including jeans, tops, and dresses. In addition, the retailer offers a wide variety of latest fashion accessories and handbags. Their motto is, ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release
Wednesday, August 03, 2016
A ground breaking ceremony was held on August 2nd for the new Operating Room Expansion Project at Lake Granbury Medical Center. LGMC is located at 1310 Paluxy Road in Granbury and provides cardiac services, ER services, labor and delivery, and many more emergency and in-patient services to Granbury and Hood County. The new operating room expansion is a $7.5 million project as part of the ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release
Monday, August 01, 2016
Weatherford College will host its first Weatherford STEMania event in November, thanks to underwriting announced this summer from Schulman Theatres and Imperial Construction. Organizers Dr. Lisa Welch and Dr. Allison Stamatis are preparing for approximately 600 Weatherford ISD fourth graders who will experience fun, interactive learning activities in the fields of science, technology, engineering ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release
Friday, July 29, 2016
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on July 28th for the newest facility of Visiting Angels Living Assistance . This new location is directly across the street from the main building, located at 805 Paluxy Road in Granbury. Visiting Angels is a non-medical home care company that strives to offer the best service possible. They hire skilled individuals with a passion for taking care of other ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Chamber

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