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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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In plea agreement, Granite Shoals boy accepts 13-year sentence in sibling’s death

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A 12-year-old boy pleaded guilty to a capital murder and arson charges Nov. 8 as part of a plea agreement reached with the Burnet County Attorney’s Office. On July 10, Granite Shoals firefighters responded to a blaze at a home in the 1300 block of Kings Valley Drive. Inside the [...]

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Farm House owner stresses value of service at Granite Shoals restaurant

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR GRANITE SHOALS — Pat Heinecke still remembers the lessons she learned when she first began waiting tables years ago. “It was always about service,” she said. “That’s what people appreciated, and still do. It’s not about giving something to somebody for free. No, they want good service.”

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First Baptist Church of Granite Shoals: ‘Brush arbor’ to golden anniversary

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF GRANITE SHOALS — The members of First Baptist Church of Granite Shoals used little more than cedar poles, persimmon leaves and dried brush to erect their first worship center, known as a “brush arbor,” nearly 50 years ago in a pasture just off Bel Aire Street.

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Granite Shoals woman crashes into granite marker, suffers minor injuries

A 72-year-old Granite Shoals woman was sent to Seton Highland Lakes with minor injuries after the car she was driving blew a tire and crashed into a granite marker at a roadside park on RR 1431 just west of the city, according to Marble Falls police. The accident happened about 3:40 p.m. Sept. 15  in [...]

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Granite Shoals man found guilty of indecency with a child, gets probation

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — A Burnet County jury gave a 62-year-old Granite Shoals man probation after finding him guilty of exposing himself to an infant, but he’ll spend the first 180 days of it behind bars after State District Judge Dan Mills made the stay part of the defendant’s probation requirements.

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Man convicted of shooting another at child’s birthday party in Granite Shoals

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — A Burnet County jury needed less than 10 minutes of deliberation before returning a guilty verdict against a 35-year-old man who shot a individual last year while the two were at a 6-year-old boy’s birthday party in Granite Shoals.

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Community grieves for boy killed in Granite Shoals fire; donations being accepted

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF GRANITE SHOALS — Neighbors and community members are coping with a tragic July 10 house fire that killed an 8-year-old boy and injured his grandmother. “It’s going to take a while, a long time, to heal,” said neighbor Robert Lemaster, who helped pull the grandmother to safety. “Through time, hopefully, [...]

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