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Ex-Marble Falls hotel worker gets 18 years for stealing from guests

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A Burnet County Jury sentenced a Granite Shoals woman, who admitted selling methamphetamines, to 18 years in prison on charges she stole from guests at a Marble Falls hotel where she worked, according to a statement by the 33rd/424th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.

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Video nabs suspect in Granite Shoals credit card abuse

FROM STAFF REPORTS GRANITE SHOALS — Authorities charged a woman with credit card abuse against an elderly person after a couple identified the suspect on surveillance video making several purchases with their card, according to a report from Granite Shoals police.

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Granite Shoals program removes unsafe buildings, saves money

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF GRANITE SHOALS — Granite Shoals leaders have launched a program to work with property owners to rid the community of dilapidated buildings considered unsafe while sidestepping more costly condemnation proceedings, officials say.

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Granite Shoals woman charged with embezzling from Marble Falls dentist office

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A Granite Shoals woman allegedly admitted to Marble Falls police that she took several thousand dollars from the dentist office at which she had once worked.

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Marble Falls ISD’s mobile lunch program reaches Granite Shoals kids

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR GRANITE SHOALS — A line of six kids waits outside the bright yellow school bus parked in a lot on RR 1431 in Granite Shoals. It’s the middle of June, and the kids are out of school, so the bus seems a bit out of place — as do the [...]

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Elections results from across Burnet County: old and new faces and one tie

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Voters across Burnet County chose new faces and picked a few familiar ones for local councils and school boards. One of the most recognizable faces on the Granite Shoals city council is on the way back. Last year, Shirley King had to step down from the council due to term [...]

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Election Day is May 10 for Highland Lakes contests

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The Highland Lakes municipal, emergency service district and school districts elections are May 10. There are a bevy of elections across the Highland Lakes for selecting school board members, city council members and even deciding major school bonds. The list of elections cuts across almost every municipality and school district. Below is a [...]

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Man allegedly takes shot at officers during hit-and-run investigation

FROM STAFF REPORTS GRANITE SHOALS — A Granite Shoals man is behind bars on attempted capital murder charges after allegedly firing a gun in the direction of law enforcement officers and others following a hit-and-run incident late April 12. Burnet County Sheriff’s Office Captain Dwight Hardin said deputies and Texas Department of Public Safety troopers [...]

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Burnet County judge sentences habitual offender to 99 years

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — A man who tried to get away from Granite Shoals police during a chase April 21, 2013, couldn’t elude a long prison term after a Burnet County jury assessed a 99-year sentence April 1. The jury found Kevin Todd Hardin, 51, guilty of evading arrest with a motor [...]

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Judge stacks 2 life sentences against sexual predator

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A Burnet County jury convicted a 37-year-old man on two counts of indecency with a child March 18, but the district judge virtually ensured the molester would never walk the streets again by leveling two life sentences and then “stacking” them.

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Highland Lakes schools delaying classes two hours

From Staff Reports MARBLE FALLS — Area school districts are holding off on the first bell March 4 due to the inclement weather. Burnet Consolidated Independent School District, Llano Independent School District, Faith Academy and Marble Falls Independent School District officials announced just after 5 a.m. that they are delaying classes by two hours.

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After fire destroys home, Granite Shoals woman sifts through memories

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR GRANITE SHOALS — As Jennifer Hart sifted through the remains of her Granite Shoals home Jan. 30, a few days after a fire ravaged it, she picked up a charred toy. It was a top. “Hey, look. I found Mom’s top,” she said, holding it up for several friends and [...]

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Highland Lakes doctors report more flu cases this year; shot is the best prevention

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — This year’s flu season is poised to top the previous two years with the number of cases physicians are treating, but doctors said there are ways people can protect themselves. Get the flu shot, said Dr. Charles Michael Franz, the medical director at Seton Highland Lakes and a family practitioner. [...]

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Stovetop fire destroys Granite Shoals mobile home; three residents escape blaze

FROM STAFF REPORTS GRANITE SHOALS — Fire investigators have blamed “unattended cooking” for a blaze that destroyed a mobile home on Dec. 7 on East Castleshoals Street. Granite Shoals Fire Rescue crews received the call about 9:30 a.m. in the 200 block of East Castleshoals, Assistant Fire Chief Tim Campbell said. “‘It burned the home [...]

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