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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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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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Granite Shoals OKs small tax increase, discusses road repairs

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — The Granite Shoals City Council approved an ad valorem tax rate of 52.07 cents per $100 during its regular meeting Sept. 8. That’s up from a previous rate of 51.98 cents. Of that amount, 29.2 cents is for maintenance and operations, while 22.87 cents goes to interest […]

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Granite Shoals eyes property tax hike; public hearing Aug. 25

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — Citing a cost-of-living increase for employees, bringing up the city’s reserve fund and an increase in stray animal services, Granite Shoals officials are eyeing a property tax hike for the coming year, but not before residents can have a say in the matter. City manager Ken Nickel […]

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Facebook helps Granite Shoals police catch burglary suspect

FROM STAFF REPORTS GRANITE SHOALS — Granite Shoals police turned to a popular social media site to help identify a suspect in a car burglary. (more…)

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Granite Shoals outlines priorities, continues studying deer issue

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — Council members learned about changes in the sales tax law, outlined priorities for the year and continued their conversation about the deer population during a special meeting July 21. (more…)

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Granite Shoals discusses boat ramps, water and wildlife

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — Texas Parks and Wildlife Department officials spoke about some recreational opportunities during the Granite Shoals City Council’s regular meeting July 14. At the top of the list are improving boat ramps at city parks and grants that are available to help with costs. (more…)

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Granite Shoals to replace water meters with ‘smart’ models

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF GRANITE SHOALS — After a two-year study, the Granite Shoals City Council approved purchasing 2,300 smart water meters to replace current meters. Installation will begin July 9. The total cost is $560,000, though City Manager Ken Nickel said residents won’t be burdened with paying extra for the change. Instead, the city […]

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Granite Shoals interviews three candidates for municipal judge

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — Granite Shoals City Council members interviewed municipal judge applicants during a special meeting June 17 but took no action. Instead, City Manager Ken Nickel advised members to take the next seven days to study and think carefully about which candidate will best serve the city. The council is […]

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Granite Shoals seeks money to repave Phillips Ranch Road, finish Quarry Park

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — The Granite Shoals City Council is examining ways to raise money to pay for road improvements without raising taxes. One idea staff explored was selling a couple of city parks. But parks committee chairman Seth Smith told the council during its regular meeting June 9 that’s not […]

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New Granite Shoals Mayor Carl Brugger took the oath of office May 26 at the city council's regular meeting. Photo from graniteshoals.org

Granite Shoals discusses road repairs, welcomes elected officials

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF GRANITE SHOALS — On a night when new and old council members were honored and welcomed, the Granite Shoals City Council also accomplished plenty during its regular meeting May 26. (more…)

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Storms flood creeks, close roads and open floodgates

Storms flood creeks, close roads and open floodgates

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Several days of soaking rain prompted floodgate operations May 26, temporarily closed city streets, county roadways and a golf course as well as resulted in one swiftwater rescue, officials say. (more…)

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Boaters enjoy Lake LBJ on a holiday weekend. Photo courtesy of Keith Bedard/Down to Earth Aerial Photography

Residents brace for Memorial Day weekend boaters, possible storms

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS —  As the recent rains feed area lake levels, officials anticipate a busy Memorial Day weekend May 22-25 and warn about the potential for severe weather. (more…)

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