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This wooden platform at Robin Hood Park in Granite Shoals will get a ladder so people can climb on top to sunbathe. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Granite Shoals holding workdays to clean up parks while lake is down

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — With days remaining until the Lower Colorado River Authority begins raising Lake LBJ to its normal level, the city of Granite Shoals parks committee is calling for two work days on Feb. 4 and 11, both Saturdays. (more…)

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Give feedback on Granite Shoals police in online survey

FROM STAFF REPORTS GRANITE SHOALS — The Granite Shoals Police Department wants residents to share their thoughts on how the department is doing through an online survey. (more…)

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Granite Shoals OKs partnership with MFISD for playing fields

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — With no public soccer and ballfields within its boundaries, Granite Shoals took a step closer to rectifying that issue at a recent city council meeting. (more…)

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Collisions on RR 1431 kill two in Burnet, Travis counties

FROM STAFF REPORTS  BURNET COUNTY — Two collisions on the same day on RR 1431 have resulted in the deaths of two men, one from Marble Falls and another from Burnet, according to reports by the Texas Department of Public Safety. One of the collisions occurred at 11:35 p.m. Jan. 20 on that roadway two […]

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Granite Shoals man in meth ring receives federal sentence

FROM STAFF REPORTS AUSTIN — A Granite Shoals man along with several others at the center of a methamphetamine operation received a sentence in federal court for dealing the illicit drug, keeping a cache of weapons, and illegally distributing cash across the state, officials say. On Nov. 22, U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel in Austin […]

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The Federal Correctional Facility in Bastrop, where Larry Dewayne Hill is currently serving his sentence. Photo from BOP.gov.

Convicted drug dealer seeks new life in Granite Shoals after commuted sentence

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BASTROP — Convicted drug dealer Larry Dwayne Hill said he has a plan to live a different life when he gets out of federal prison. Hill is among more than two dozen people in Central Texas who were either pardoned or had their sentences commuted by outgoing President Barack Obama. […]

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Top 10 most-viewed Highland Lakes stories of 2016

Top 10 most-viewed Highland Lakes stories of 2016

We’ve seen a wide range of stories in the Highland Lakes in 2016. New businesses and developments were a popular topic this year. With that, transportation issues also were addressed. Stories about crime and law enforcement are always widely read, too. We took a look back at stories posted to DailyTrib.com this year and ranked […]

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Granite Shoals man faces child sex assault charge, criticizes investigation

Granite Shoals man faces child sex assault charge, criticizes investigation

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — A young child’s description of an inappropriate sleeping arrangement prompted authorities to charge a Granite Shoals man with aggravated sexual assault of a child, according to arrest documents. However, the suspect, 44-year-old Bryant Edward Dulin, claimed the allegation against him is false and criticized “the process they […]

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Hunters in the Granite Shoals deer management program only harvested 11 does in the second month of the program.

Number of harvested deer drops in second month of Granite Shoals program

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — Volunteer bowhunters only harvested 11 more white-tailed does from Nov. 8 to Dec. 12 during the Granite Shoals deer management program, a significant drop from the previous one-month period number of 44. That brings the two-month total to 55. (more…)

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

Granite Shoals eyes more extensive road work, USDA grant

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — Granite Shoals leaders recently learned that if they want additional work done on the city’s three main road arteries, it will cost an extra $2 million. But City Manager Ken Nickel told the Granite Shoals City Council on Dec. 13 he knows a place he might be […]

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Granite Shoals offers use of dumpsters for lakeside residents clearing debris

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — After the Lower Colorado River Authority lowers Lake LBJ starting Jan. 2 for maintenance to docks and retaining walls, homeowners along the shoreline in Granite Shoals might have their hands full of debris. The city of Granite Shoals has a solution. (more…)

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Lori Ann Barton and Deborah Lynn Rodgers

Granite Shoals police foil suspected ‘mobile forgery operation’

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — Authorities arrested two female suspects connected to a check fraud operation after a traffic stop where investigators uncovered counterfeiting devices along with several types of illegal drugs, according to a Granite Shoals Police Department report. (more…)

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Authorities are investigating a ‘suspicious’ fire that destroyed an unoccupied RV on Nov. 14 in Granite Shoals. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

Authorities investigate ‘suspicious’ RV fire in Granite Shoals

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — Authorities are investigating the “suspicious” circumstances surrounding a fire that destroyed an unoccupied recreational vehicle Nov. 14. Granite Shoals Fire Department crews responded to the blaze, which had engulfed the 300-square-foot RV at about 2:30 a.m. that day in the 1200 block of Kingswood Street. (more…)

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

With voters’ OK on bond, Granite Shoals looks to improve roads

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — Granite Shoals voters on Nov. 8 approved a street bond for $3 million to improve the three main arteries of the city — Prairie View, Phillips Ranch Road, and Valley View — but voted against a deer-feeding ban on the Election Day ballot. (more…)

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Former Granite Shoals Police Chief J.P. Wilson.

Granite Shoals takes ex-police chief to court to surrender city records

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — Former Granite Shoals Police Chief J.P. Wilson has returned confidential information belonging to the city after a court hearing, but he’s still challenging the city manager’s rating of his “discharge” from employment. Wilson left the Granite Shoals Police Department in May after city leaders placed him on […]

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Granite Shoals hiring part-time firefighters for overnight shifts

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — The city of Granite Shoals is looking to hire three part-time firefighters to augment its department’s nighttime coverage after a July structure fire forced officials to take a serious look at overnight protection. During the city council’s regular Oct. 25 meeting, City Manager Ken Nickel outlined the […]

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Three cities receive state money for infrastructure in low-income neighborhoods

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The cities of Blanco, Granite Shoals and Marble Falls will receive hundreds of thousands of dollars in grant money from the Texas Department of Agricluture towards water and wastewater treatment system upgrades in low-income neighborhoods. For Central Texas, state officials awarded as much as $2 million to […]

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Granite Shoals council appoints Jim Davant to vacant seat

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — The Granite Shoals City Council unanimously approved appointing Jim Davant to fill Eric Tanner’s unexpired Place 3 seat during the Oct. 11 meeting. Tanner stepped down earlier this year to advocate for the passage of a $3 million road-improvement bond for the city. (more…)

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Elderly woman dies after two-vehicle wreck in Granite Shoals

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — A woman in her 80s died Oct. 7 after a collision on RR 1431 adjacent to the entryway of Highland Lakes Elementary School, authorities say. The collision happened at about 2:30 p.m. at the intersection 1431 and H.A. Barnett Drive. (more…)

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Four apply for vacant Granite Shoals City Council seat

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — Four people applied for the vacant Granite Shoals City Council seat left open after Eric Tanner resigned Sept. 17. They are Jim Davant and Arturo Rubio, both of the city’s Street and Water Advisory Committee; Will Skinner of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee; and Terry Scott […]

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Team flexes hunting bows for Granite Shoals deer-control pilot program

Team flexes hunting bows for Granite Shoals deer-control pilot program

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — After a rigorous series of written and field tests, Granite Shoals City Councilman Mark Morren has added “deer harvest team specialist” to his repertoire of skills, which have included everything from utility designer to wildlife management guide. (more…)

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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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