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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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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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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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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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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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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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