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Granite Shoals eyes property tax hike; public hearing Aug. 25

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — Citing a cost-of-living increase for employees, bringing up the city’s reserve fund and an increase in stray animal services, Granite Shoals officials are eyeing a property tax hike for the coming year, but not before residents can have a say in the matter. City manager Ken Nickel […]

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Facebook helps Granite Shoals police catch burglary suspect

FROM STAFF REPORTS GRANITE SHOALS — Granite Shoals police turned to a popular social media site to help identify a suspect in a car burglary. (more…)

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Granite Shoals outlines priorities, continues studying deer issue

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — Council members learned about changes in the sales tax law, outlined priorities for the year and continued their conversation about the deer population during a special meeting July 21. (more…)

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Granite Shoals discusses boat ramps, water and wildlife

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — Texas Parks and Wildlife Department officials spoke about some recreational opportunities during the Granite Shoals City Council’s regular meeting July 14. At the top of the list are improving boat ramps at city parks and grants that are available to help with costs. (more…)

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Granite Shoals to replace water meters with ‘smart’ models

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF GRANITE SHOALS — After a two-year study, the Granite Shoals City Council approved purchasing 2,300 smart water meters to replace current meters. Installation will begin July 9. The total cost is $560,000, though City Manager Ken Nickel said residents won’t be burdened with paying extra for the change. Instead, the city […]

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Granite Shoals interviews three candidates for municipal judge

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — Granite Shoals City Council members interviewed municipal judge applicants during a special meeting June 17 but took no action. Instead, City Manager Ken Nickel advised members to take the next seven days to study and think carefully about which candidate will best serve the city. The council is […]

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Granite Shoals seeks money to repave Phillips Ranch Road, finish Quarry Park

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — The Granite Shoals City Council is examining ways to raise money to pay for road improvements without raising taxes. One idea staff explored was selling a couple of city parks. But parks committee chairman Seth Smith told the council during its regular meeting June 9 that’s not […]

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New Granite Shoals Mayor Carl Brugger took the oath of office May 26 at the city council's regular meeting. Photo from graniteshoals.org

Granite Shoals discusses road repairs, welcomes elected officials

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF GRANITE SHOALS — On a night when new and old council members were honored and welcomed, the Granite Shoals City Council also accomplished plenty during its regular meeting May 26. (more…)

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Storms flood creeks, close roads and open floodgates

Storms flood creeks, close roads and open floodgates

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Several days of soaking rain prompted floodgate operations May 26, temporarily closed city streets, county roadways and a golf course as well as resulted in one swiftwater rescue, officials say. (more…)

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Boaters enjoy Lake LBJ on a holiday weekend. Photo courtesy of Keith Bedard/Down to Earth Aerial Photography

Residents brace for Memorial Day weekend boaters, possible storms

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS —  As the recent rains feed area lake levels, officials anticipate a busy Memorial Day weekend May 22-25 and warn about the potential for severe weather. (more…)

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Granite Shoals adds non-resident launch fee for boat ramp

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF GRANITE SHOALS — The Granite Shoals city council approved a $10 non-resident boat ramp launch fee during its May 12 regular meeting. The reason is to raise money to help repair and maintain the Park 6 boat ramp, launch pad and road with a turn-about. (more…)

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A town hall meeting to discuss deer management is 9-11 a.m. May 2 at the Granite Shoals Fire Department, 8410 RR 1431 West in Granite Shoals. File photo

Granite Shoals seeks harmonious solution to deer population in city

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF GRANITE SHOALS — Living in harmony with deer is the reason for a town meeting May 2 hosted by the city of Granite Shoals and its wildlife advisory committee. (more…)

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Granite Shoals police nab suspect in sexual assault of a child case

FROM STAFF REPORTS GRANITE SHOALS — After a suspect in a sexual assault of a child case didn’t come to the door when officers knocked, Granite Shoals police used a spotlight and a public address system to help get the man. (more…)

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Granite Shoals traffic stop leads to end of South by Southwest fun

FROM STAFF REPORTS GRANITE SHOALS — Three Midland residents apparently looking to extend their South by Southwest fun probably wish they had chosen somewhere other than Granite Shoals on March 22 after a Granite Shoals police officer pulled them over on a traffic stop. (more…)

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