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Granite Shoals looks to sports facility’s future as Roddick foundation partnership ends

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO As its partnership with the Roddick Youth Tennis Foundation comes to an end, the city of Granite Shoals can now move forward with plans to build a more diverse athletic complex. During the Granite Shoals City Council meeting July 9, city officials announced the end of the partnership. The decision came […]

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Driftwood Drive is one road the city of Granite Shoals wants to repair to get rid of the potholes and uneven shoulders that make it difficult for vehicles. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Granite Shoals focuses on $11M water projects and potholes

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO With three major road projects behind it, the city of Granite Shoals now turns its attention to water issues, particular lines and a tower. (more…)

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Granite Shoals hosting town hall on deer management program

Granite Shoals hosting town hall on deer management program

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Granite Shoals is holding a town hall June 1 over its deer management program. Officials will answer technical and legal questions as well as provide a general overview of the program, which is coming up on its fourth year. (more…)

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Granite Shoals sports complex at Quarry Park

Granite Shoals rethinks more tennis courts at sports complex

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Granite Shoals city leaders are re-evaluating the Roddick Youth Tennis Foundation’s plans to build four more tennis courts at Quarry Park. (more…)

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Volunteer Brenda Davis (right) helps Jordyn Dilisle put the finishing touches on her pet rock. The youngster was participating in the pet rock contest at the first-ever GraniteFest, which was hosted by the city of Granite Shoals on April 27. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Granite Shoals eyes stretch of Phillips Ranch Road for business

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The city of Granite Shoals is looking for ways to encourage business development along one of its main thoroughfares. (more…)

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Granite Shoals selects construction company for Phase 1 of $500,000 sports complex

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The city of Granite Shoals took another step toward creating its multipurpose sports complex. City Manager Jeff Looney told council members during their regular meeting April 9 that the city has contracted H.D. Irvin Steel Construction to refurbish the inside of the metal building that currently houses two regulation-sized tennis courts. […]

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Granite Shoals man charged with attempted capital murder of peace officer

FROM STAFF REPORTS A Granite Shoals police officer knocked on the door of a travel trailer at 9:13 a.m. April 10 after responding to a shots fired call then stepped to the side of the door to watch it. Moments later, a suspect inside fired a shot in the area where the officer had been […]

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Two people and their dog escaped injury during a fire early March 24 in Granite Shoals. The blaze destroyed the home, and the cause remains under investigation. Photo courtesy of Granite Shoals Police Department Facebook page

Dog wakes couple to early morning fire; Granite Shoals home destroyed

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Two people were awakened by their dog early March 24 as their Granite Shoals home was ablaze. (more…)

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This 1966 Cessna 150 aircraft crashed at the corner of Baker and Hilldale drives in Granite Shoals at noon March 5 due to mechanical issues, according to city officials. All three passengers were uninjured. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Small plane crash lands in Granite Shoals; no injuries

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Three passengers in a small aircraft walked away from a crash landing in Granite Shoals on March 5. (more…)

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Jackie Lett, 48, of Granite Shoals was given two 15-year sentences in prison after being found guilty of sexually assaulting a teen girl in 2017.

Granite Shoals man guilty in sexual assault of child case

FROM STAFF REPORTS A  Granite Shoals man’s text messages played a big role in his conviction on 17 counts of sexual assault of a child during his February trial. (more…)

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A large debris pile in Granite Shoals should be removed beginning next week after Burnet County Commissioners voted March 1 to contract with companies for the debris removal and monitoring. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Disposal of Granite Shoals flood debris pile to begin soon

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS A 15,000-cubic-yard debris pile near Granite Shoals City Hall should begin disappearing next week. (more…)

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Phillips Ranch Road near Granite Shoals City Hall. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Granite Shoals to improve drainage on three main roads

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO After saving money on a recent major road project, Granite Shoals city staff proposed improving drainage on the city’s three main arteries. (more…)

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Quarry Park, located 2221 N. Phillips Ranch Road near City Hall in Granite Shoals, could soon have a public restroom. City Council discussed construction and costs during its regular meeting Feb. 12. Staff photo by Jennifer Greenwell

Granite Shoals considering public restroom at Quarry Park

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Granite Shoals City Council reopened talks about placing a public restroom at Quarry Park near City Hall during its regular meeting Feb. 12. Months earlier, former City Manager Ken Nickel began researching costs and options. (more…)

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Candidates need to file now for Granite Shoals city election

Candidates need to file now for Granite Shoals city election

FROM STAFF REPORTS Residents of Granite Shoals interested in serving on the City Council have until Friday, Feb. 15, to submit paperwork to get their name on the ballot. (more…)

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The U.S. Post Office Contract Unit on Phillips Ranch Road in Granite Shoals will close at the end of the business day Jan. 31. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Granite Shoals postal unit closes; residents must go to Marble Falls for some services

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Granite Shoals contract postal unit will be closed as of Jan. 31, and residents will be forced to head to Marble Falls for “full retail services.” (more…)

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Phillips Ranch Road near Granite Shoals City Hall. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Smoother Phillips Ranch Road headed for consistent 35 mph

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO About the only drawback to Phillips Ranch Road since recent improvements is it is so smooth now that motorists have a hard time driving the speed limit, especially when it shifts from 35 mph down to 30 mph. (more…)

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Granite Shoals deer management program brings in 2 tons of venison, keeps roads safer

Granite Shoals deer management program brings in 2 tons of venison, keeps roads safer

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO   The city of Granite Shoals’s wildlife committee and its deer management program have provided more than 2 tons of venison so far this year for residents as well as organizations that help those in need. The program also helps reduce the number of vehicle-deer collisions. (more…)

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Granite Shoals Police Officer Christie Carter was awarded the John F. Ortis Community Service Award while Officer Tim Edwards earned the 2018 Granite Shoals Police Department Officer of the Year Award. Courtesy photo

Granite Shoals police officers honored for community service, life-saving actions

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Granite Shoals Police Department honored several of their own Dec. 12 as Chief Gary Boshears presented officers and staff with awards, including Officer of the Year and the John F. Ortis Community Service Award. (more…)

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Phillips Ranch Road in Granite Shoals is on track to reopen by Monday, Dec. 3. The city closed the road from RR 1431 to Newcastle Drive on Nov. 5 as crews did a major overhaul of that stretch Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Stretch of Phillips Ranch Road in Granite Shoals should reopen Dec. 3 after major work

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Road construction crews will reopen Phillips Ranch Road in Granite Shoals by Monday, Dec. 3. (more…)

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The intersection of RR 1431 and Phillips Ranch Road is currently closed to drivers as road work is completed. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Granite Shoals adding safety striping to help with visibility during road work

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Drivers approaching stop signs on the three Granite Shoals main arteries will get a little “help” in where to stop before moving on. (more…)

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Granite Shoals closes portion of North Phillips Ranch Road through Nov. 20 for work

FROM STAFF REPORTS Granite Shoals residents and those visiting the community need to take a different route for the next several weeks if their usual one involves North Phillips Ranch Road from RR 1431 to Newcastle Drive. (more…)

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Beaver Island residents had to evacuate Oct. 16 due to rising water. File photo

Officials: Preparation saves Granite Shoals from severe damage; water safe to drink

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Granite Shoals City Manager Jeff Looney and Assistant City Manager Peggy Smith drove through their city Oct. 17 to see the damage done from floodwaters and rain Oct. 16. The two said they hardly saw any. (more…)

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Granite Shoals raises water rates, approves bigger contract with animal shelter

Granite Shoals raises water rates, approves bigger contract with animal shelter

UPDATE: This article as of Oct. 1 reflects the increase to the city’s water tier rates as well as minimum monthly rate. STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Granite Shoals residents will be paying a little more for their water beginning Oct. 1. (more…)

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Granite Shoals City Council passes property tax rate

Granite Shoals City Council passes property tax rate

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — During a special meeting Sept. 18, the Granite Shoals City Council passed an ad-valorem property tax rate for the 2018-19 fiscal year. The new tax rate is 59.6 cents per $100 valuation, up from 56.313 cents for the 2017-18 fiscal year. (more…)

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New Granite Shoals City Manager Jeffery Looney. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

New Granite Shoals City Manager Jeffery Looney believes in ‘service above self-interest’

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — Jeffery Looney, the new Granite Shoals city manager, knows the economic growth of the city depends on addressing the lack of a wastewater system, something that’s gone before voters in the past but was shot down. (more…)

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Granite Shoals OKs hire of city manager and votes on 'not to exceed' tax rate

Granite Shoals OKs hire of city manager and votes on ‘not to exceed’ tax rate

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — Granite Shoals City Council approved the hire of a new city manager and voted on a “not to exceed” tax rate during recent meetings. (more…)

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