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Granite Shoals Wildlife Advisory Committee hosting town hall

Granite Shoals Wildlife Advisory Committee hosting town hall

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — The Granite Shoals Wildlife Advisory Committee is hosting a town hall meeting Saturday, June 24. The event is 9-11 a.m. at the Granite Shoals Fire Hall, 8410 RR 1431 West. (more…)

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Granite Shoals man accused of sexually abusing teen girl

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY GRANITE SHOALS — A Granite Shoals man faces several charges related to allegations he molested a teenage girl over a four-month period, according to a Granite Shoals Police Department report. (more…)

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Bob Sylvester lit the way for Granite Shoals airport

Bob Sylvester lit the way for Granite Shoals airport

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — For many years, if a pilot wanted to land just after sunset at the Granite Shoals airport, they had to let Bob Sylvester know so he could flip a switch in his house and turn on the 32 “Christmas” lights. (more…)

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Residents invited to comment at Granite Shoals budget retreat

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — City of Granite Shoals officials are preparing for the annual budget retreat, but they’re adding a new element to this year’s agenda. (more…)

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ELECTIONS: Llano votes ‘yes’ to liquor-by-the-drink; Brugger wins in Granite Shoals

ELECTIONS: Llano votes ‘yes’ to liquor-by-the-drink; Brugger wins in Granite Shoals

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — Despite the impact it might have on their city property taxes, Llano residents gave a thumbs-up to major road spending, and in Granite Shoals, voters decided to stick with the mayor they know instead of taking a chance on a new face. (more…)

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Granite Shoals installing rainwater tanks for City Hall landscape

Granite Shoals installing rainwater tanks for City Hall landscape

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — Granite Shoals officials are turning to Mother Nature to help keep the landscape around City Hall and Quarry Park alive and thriving. With a $23,063 grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority, the city purchased two rainwater collection tanks. The overall price tag was $30,000. The difference will […]

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Granite Shoals fire destroys home, kills show rabbits

Granite Shoals fire destroys home, kills show rabbits

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY GRANITE SHOALS — Authorities believe an “electrical short” could be to blame in a May 3 fire that destroyed a manufactured home and killed about a dozen show rabbits on an adjacent property, according to fire officials and witnesses at the scene. (more…)

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Granite Shoals unveils wildlife viewing station at Quarry Park on April 30

Granite Shoals unveils wildlife viewing station at Quarry Park on April 30

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — The city of Granite Shoals will officially unveil its newest addition to Quarry Park: a wildlife viewing station A ribbon cutting for the station is 3 p.m. Sunday, April 30, at the facility off the Manzano Hike, Bike, and Run Trail. When driving toward city hall, 2221 N. […]

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Granite Shoals man faces charges of child sexual assault and abuse

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — A Granite Shoals man faces charges of sexual assault of a child after Child Protective Services alerted authorities about an accusation made by a youth under the age of 14, according to a Granite Shoals Police Department report. (more…)

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Granite Shoals police seize pit bulls after pets attacked, 1 killed

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — Authorities have seized two of four pit bulls after residents who live in a Granite Shoals neighborhood reported the loose dogs attacked their pets, according to a Granite Shoals police report. (more…)

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Process behind Granite Shoals’ $500k sports complex grant explained

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — With a number of parks dotting the city, why did Granite Shoals apply for a $500,00 Texas Parks and Wildlife Department grant that would only be used to build sports fields and on other improvements to land around the City Hall area? (more…)

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Granite Shoals deer management program OK'd for second year

Granite Shoals deer management program OK’d for second year

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — City leaders is continuing a wildlife management pilot program that has caught the attention of municipalities across the state. During its regular March 28 meeting, the Granite Shoals City Council approved a second year of the program that uses a small number of qualified bowhunters to kill […]

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Highland Lakes cities offer spring cleaning drop-off events

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — Nothing helps usher in spring like clearing property, cleaning out the garage, and getting rid of old household junk. “Spring is a bonus. It’s always a renewed optimism for me,” Granite Shoals City Manager Ken Nickel said. “My wife has a list of chores for me to […]

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The future home of the Granite Shoals Multipurpose Sports Facility. The building is located next to the Roddick Tennis Center in Granite Shoals. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Texas Parks and Wildlife grant to fund Granite Shoals sports facility

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF REPORTER AUSTIN — The city of Granite Shoals received an unexpected lunchtime treat March 23. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission, through its point system, awarded the city $500,000 to build a multipurpose sports facility on Phillips Ranch Road next to the Roddick Tennis Center, which houses full-length covered tennis courts […]

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Granite Shoals leaders holding informal meeting for residents to share concerns and ideas

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — Aware that not everyone can attend regular meetings of the Granite Shoals City Council, and that it’s a rather formal setting, city leaders are hosting a more relaxed gathering to give residents a chance to learn what’s going on as well as share their ideas and concerns. […]

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

Granite Shoals looks at another funding source for street repairs

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — Despite learning that $50,000 is the most the U.S. Department of Agriculture could award the city of Granite Shoals for major street repairs instead of the $3.6 million the city was originally told, city leaders haven’t thrown in the towel on those projects. (more…)

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Granite Shoals man arrested for violating protective order in child sexual assault case

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls police arrested a Granite Shoals man March 13 after he allegedly violated a protective order filed against him following an aggravated sexual assault of a child investigation. (more…)

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Granite Shoals man facing more child sexual assault charges

Granite Shoals man facing more child sexual assault charges

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A Granite Shoals man who says a December charge against him for child molestation was false now faces two more similar counts from two other alleged victims. (more…)

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$300,000 donation to Granite Shoals Fire Department could go toward training facility

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — An anonymous $300,000 donation to the Granite Shoals Fire Department Auxiliary might be the needed spark to help other area fire departments. Granite Shoals Fire Chief Austin Stanphill said he and auxiliary members will examine in-depth the best way to use the donation. (more…)

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

Without matching grant, Granite Shoals voters to reconsider $3M roads bond

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — In November 2016, Granite Shoals voters approved issuing $3 million in bonds for road improvements with an eye toward a $3.6 million matching grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. (more…)

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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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