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Video catches suspect stealing from Granite Shoals food pantry

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — Joseph’s Food Pantry founder Roy Guerrero offered prayers as well as a message of hope after hearing Granite Shoals police tracked down a suspect accused of burglarizing his facility. (more…)

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Granite Shoals approves tax increase and sets budget

FROM STAFF REPORTS GRANITE SHOALS — The Granite Shoals City Council approved a tax increase of 2.65 cents and set the budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year during a special meeting Sept. 16. The overall tax rate is 54.72 cents per $100 valuation, which supports a budget of $6,784,677. (more…)

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Eric Tanner

Granite Shoals councilman resigns to advocate for $3M road bond

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — Council member Eric Tanner is stepping down because he feels he can better serve the city as an advocate for a proposed $3 million road bond. (more…)

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The city of Granite Shoals purchased this 1999 Spartan fire engine from the Travis County ESD No. 5 for $50,000. Courtesy photo

Granite Shoals purchases fire engine for $50,000

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — In an effort to better serve, the city of Granite Shoals purchased a fire response vehicle, which arrived Sept. 6. (more…)

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Gary Boshears

Granite Shoals names Boshears police chief; deer petition on ballot

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — After three months as the interim Granite Shoals police chief, Gary Boshears can put that behind him. At least, the “interim” part. (more…)

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Granite Shoals group submits petition against deer-feeding ban

Granite Shoals group submits petition against deer-feeding ban

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — The Granite Shoals Citizens Advisory Group submitted its petition calling for a referendum of the No Deer Feeding Ordinance to the city council during the Aug. 9 meeting. (more…)

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The Granite Shoals Citizens’ Advisory Group is collecting signatures on a petition calling for a referendum by voters on the deer-feeding ban in Granite Shoals.

Group petitioning against deer-feeding ban in Granite Shoals

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — A Granite Shoals group wants residents to have the final say in whether they can feed deer after the city council recently adopted a “no deer feeding” ordinance. (more…)

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The Granite Shoals City Council on July 12 passed an ordinance banning the feeding of deer within city limits. After Sept. 12, residents will receive fines for feeding the animal.

Granite Shoals bans feeding deer within city limits; fines start Sept. 12

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — Granite Shoals residents are no longer allowed to feed deer after the city council adopted an ordinance prohibiting such activity during its meeting July 12. (more…)

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Granite Shoals OKs pay raise for city manager, home exemption

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — The Granite Shoals City Council approved a two-year contract extension and a 6 percent pay raise for City Manager Ken Nickel on June 28 to bump up his salary to $101,500 a year. The increase was the result of an annual review. (more…)

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A town hall meeting from 9-11 a.m. June 18 will address the Granite Shoals Deer Management pilot program, which would allow hunters chosen by the city to bowhunt deer within the city limits.

Town hall meeting to cover planned bowhunting of deer in Granite Shoals

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — A town hall meeting to address deer overpopulation in Granite Shoals is June 18. On the agenda is the Granite Shoals Deer Management pilot program, which would allow bowhunters chosen by the city to hunt deer within the city limits. (more…)

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Marble Falls unveils plans for city growth and development

Marble Falls unveils plans for city growth and development

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — City leaders have launched steps to implement a blueprint for growth and development in Marble Falls with a hotel and conference center project just off Main Street at the core of the plans. (more…)

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Granite Shoals Police Chief J.P. Wilson

Granite Shoals names Boshears interim police chief as Wilson leaves

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — After more than 13 years under Chief J.P. Wilson, the Granite Shoals Police Department is going in a different direction as of May 6, according to City Manager Ken Nickel. Nickel said he felt there was a need for a change in leadership but wouldn’t comment further […]

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Granite Shoals Police Chief J.P. Wilson

Granite Shoals police chief on paid administrative leave

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — Granite Shoals Police Chief J.P. Wilson is on paid administrative leave, City Manager Ken Nickel said April 29 but declined to say why. “I will not comment on personnel,” he said. “He is still a full-time employee. He is being paid with benefits.” (more…)

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Cases of counterfeiting turn victims into unwitting suspects

FROM STAFF REPORTS BERTRAM — Authorities have arrested a suspect and turned over a number of cases to federal investigators as they unravel a possible counterfeit money operation spanning several cities across the Highland Lakes. (more…)

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Phillips Ranch Road in Granite Shoals. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Granite Shoals eyes $5M for road improvements

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — Roads and the city airport dominated the Granite Shoals City Council’s regular meeting March 8. The council authorized City Manager Ken Nickel to spend up to $5 million on Phillips Ranch Road and Prairie Creek Road for improvements, right-of-way purchases, relocation of utilities and water line utility […]

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Authorities to visit homes, workplaces for Great Texas Warrant Roundup

MARBLE FALLS — Authorities are dispatching area law enforcement to homes and even places of work starting March 5 to track down those with outstanding warrants during the 2016 Great Texas Warrant Roundup.

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Granite Shoals man among 15 indicted on federal drug charges

FROM STAFF REPORTS GRANITE SHOALS — A federal grand jury indicted a Granite Shoals man along with 14 other people from across Texas for his alleged role in participating in a methamphetamine distribution scheme. Aaron Bravo, 39, faces between five and 40 years in federal prison if convicted of the charge. Authorities arrested Bravo on […]

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Granite Shoals approves bowhunting of female deer in city

Granite Shoals approves bowhunting of female deer in city

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER UPDATED STORY GRANITE SHOALS — A select group of bowhunters will be aiming for deer in Granite Shoals this fall after the city council adopted the wildlife management harvesting program for the deer population during its regular meeting Feb. 23. The measure, which begins in October, passed 7-0. (more…)

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Prairie Creek work could cost Granite Shoals up to $2 million

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER EDITOR’S NOTE: The article has been updated to correct the estimated overall costs of the road project. The editor incorrectly added the two projected costs together instead of keeping them separate as two different options. GRANITE SHOALS — The city of Granite Shoals took another step toward street improvements when […]

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Granite Shoals residents to vote on sales tax increase for roads

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — Looking for ways to raise money for road improvements, Granite Shoals leaders will ask residents to consider increasing the city sales tax to 2 percent when they go to the polls during a special election May 7. Council members approved the special election during their regular meeting […]

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Granite Shoals studies bowhunting as deer population control within city

Granite Shoals studies bowhunting as deer population control within city

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — A select group of bowhunters might have another hunting spot this fall, but it’s not on a Highland Lakes ranch; it’s within the city of Granite Shoals. (more…)

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A man and a female family member were displaced Dec. 21 after a fire, believed to have started on a kitchen stove, destroyed their home in the 200 block of north Forest Drive in Granite Shoals.

Family loses home and pets in Granite Shoals blaze

FROM STAFF REPORTS GRANITE SHOALS — Grease on a stove top might have ignited a fire that destroyed a manufactured home and killed several pets Dec. 21, according to Granite Shoals fire officials. The incident happened at 6:27 p.m. that day at a home in the 200 block of north Forest Drive. (more…)

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El Salvadorian man charged with child sex abuse in Granite Shoals

El Salvadorian man charged with child sex abuse in Granite Shoals

FROM STAFF REPORTS GRANITE SHOALS — An El Salvadorian national remains behind bars after the family of an alleged victim under the age of 14 accused the suspect of molesting the girl over a period of time, according to the Granite Shoals Police Department. (more…)

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Burnet, Granite Shoals and Horseshoe Bay are tackling what city council members have determined is an overpopulation of white-tailed deer causing health and safety problems in their communities, officials say. Courtesy photo

Communities battle deer populations blamed for crashes, health hazards

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Motorist safety, property damage and the potential for diseased herds have prompted several cities in the Highland Lakes to take steps to rid their communities of an overabundance of white-tailed deer, officials say. Burnet, Granite Shoals and Horseshoe Bay are three communities in various stages of deer-control efforts […]

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QUENTIN NAYLOR-SMARRITO

Speeding lands two men in Burnet County Jail on felony drug charges

FROM STAFF REPORTS GRANITE SHOALS — Speeding through the Granite Shoals area didn’t get two men to their destination any faster — unless they were headed to the Burnet County Jail. (more…)

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Granite Shoals town hall to focus on repairs to main streets

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — The city of Granite Shoals is hosting a town hall meeting Nov. 14 to get feedback from residents regarding street repairs. “We’re looking for input from our citizens on what we’re going to do about infrastructure in our city,” City Manager Ken Nickel said. The meeting is […]

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