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Granite Shoals fire officials believe a smoke detector saved the life of a man by alerting him to a fire that destroyed a house on Lake LBJ. Courtesy photo

Man survives fire that destroyed Granite Shoals house on Lake LBJ

FROM STAFF REPORTS GRANITE SHOALS — A fire that destroyed a home on Lake LBJ and injured a man might have been an accident, according to a preliminary assessment by fire officials April 17. The blaze happened at about 4 p.m. April 14 at the two-story home in the 500 block of North Shorewood. (more…)

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People must now pay a $50 deposit fee along with a $50 rental fee to use Crockett (pictured here), Blue Briar, and Veterans parks in Granite Shoals for events such as reunions and parties. The deposit fee is refundable as long as the renter cleans up after their event. Staff photo by Jennifer Greenwell

Granite Shoals park rental fees go up due to left-behind trash and alcohol rule-breakers

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — Those wishing to rent parks in the city of Granite Shoals are going to need to dig deeper into their pockets. Granite Shoals City Council approved raising the deposit fee for the city’s community center, located at 1208 N. Phillips Ranch Road, from $200 to $300 for residents […]

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Bryant Edward Dulin, 45, of Granite Shoals

Granite Shoals man accused by fourth girl in child sex abuse investigation

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET COUNTY —  A fourth alleged child victim has come forward to accuse a Granite Shoals man of sexual abuse, according to a Burnet County Sheriff’s Office report. Bryant Edward Dulin, 45, turned himself into authorities March 27. He was charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child, according to jail records. […]

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Granite Shoals picks past interim city manager for current job opening

Granite Shoals picks past interim city manager for current job opening

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — The Granite Shoals City Council picked an interim city manager, and it’s a familiar face. The council named Marvin Townsend to the post after interviewing him during its regular meeting March 13. (more…)

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Fire departments train together at old Marble Falls H-E-B

Fire departments train together at old Marble Falls H-E-B

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — Give firefighters and EMS personnel a vacant 76,000-square-foot building, and you’ve created a training mecca. That’s what H-E-B presented to area first responders March 12 when it opened the former Marble Falls grocery store to crews from several departments. (more…)

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Granite Shoals hires company to find interim city manager

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — The Granite Shoals City Council is tapping an outside firm to help identify an interim city manager after former City Manager Ken Nickel abruptly resigned in February. The council is bringing in Texas First Group, the same company that helped connect the city with three previous interim city […]

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Granite Shoals City Manager Ken Nickel resigns at City Council meeting

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — In an unexpected move, Granite Shoals City Manager Ken Nickel resigned from the position during City Council meeting Feb. 27. He turned in his resignation during the executive session of the meeting. The Granite Shoals City Council voted 5-1 to accept the resignation after Nickel and council members reconvened […]

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Several new peace officers join Burnet County law enforcement agencies

Several new peace officers join Burnet County law enforcement agencies

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY GRANITE SHOALS — When Chief Gary Boshears selected his most recent recruit to the Granite Shoals Police Department, he had a clear philosophy in mind. “We’re looking for someone who is in line with our vision and core values,” he said. “We’re continuing to put together a very professional staff that […]

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Pit bull killed by Granite Shoals police deemed ‘aggressive'

Pit bull killed by Granite Shoals police deemed ‘aggressive’

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY GRANITE SHOALS —A Granite Shoals police officer shot and killed an at-large pit bull that had been deemed aggressive after complaints from neighbors, but at least one resident disputed the dog was a threat and thought the penalty too harsh. (more…)

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Fire officials believe a cigarette smoldering in a tree stump adjacent to a house might have ignited a fire Jan. 31 in the 1400 block of Kings Hill Drive in Granite Shoals. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

Crews save pets in Granite Shoals house fire caused by smoldering cigarette

FROM STAFF REPORTS GRANITE SHOALS — Fire crews snuffed an apparent accidental fire Jan. 31 that displaced a resident and resulted in a pet rescue, according to Granite Shoals Fire Rescue officials. The incident happened at about 5:30 p.m. in the 1400 block of Kingshill Drive. (more…)

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

Granite Shoals picks engineering firm for road work

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — Granite Shoals City Council on Jan. 29 took another step toward upgrading the city’s three main road arteries by picking an engineering firm to get things rolling. (more…)

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UPDATE: Missing elderly Granite Shoals woman found safe

UPDATE: Missing elderly Granite Shoals woman found safe

UPDATE: Granite Shoals officials announced that Elaine Banta has been found in Granite Shoals and that she is safe. More information is pending. FROM STAFF REPORTS GRANITE SHOALS — The search continues for a 68-year-old Granite Shoals woman suffering from dementia who wandered off her family’s property on Jan. 23. (more…)

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Granite Shoals child bitten by rattlesnake on hike recovering at hospital

Granite Shoals child bitten by rattlesnake on hike recovering at hospital

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY AUSTIN — On Jan. 22, three days after surviving a rattlesnake bite, 5-year-old Emily Oehler has started showing signs of a recovery. “This morning, she has a sense of humor,” said her mother, Alicia Oehler. “Her spirit is excellent. She is so strong.” (more…)

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A one-vehicle rollover on RR 1431 in Granite Shoals sent one person to the emergency room Jan. 10 and caused traffic delays. Staff photo by Cade Rice

Rollover on RR 1431 in Granite Shoals sends one to ER

GRANITE SHOALS — A one-vehicle rollover on Jan. 10 in Granite Shoals sent one person to the emergency room and caused traffic delays, according to the Granite Shoals Police Department. The accident was called in at 3:02 p.m. in the 5900 block of RR 1431 between Valley View and Honey Moon Camp on the east side […]

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Granite Shoals redefines ‘active fishing’ in city parks

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — Tying a fishing line to the end of a pole and leaving it unattended is no longer considered “active fishing” in Granite Shoals city parks. City Council approved changing the ordinance Nov. 14 after the Granite Shoals Police Department asked for a stronger definition. (more…)

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Granite Shoals City Manager Ken Nickel said the city will now go out for bids after voters reaffirmed a $3 million road bond Nov. 7. File photo

With bond reaffirmed, Granite Shoals aims to finish roads by September

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — Hours after Granite Shoals residents reaffirmed the $3 million road bond Nov. 7, City Manager Ken Nickel said he was pleased with the number of voters who spoke their minds. But, he pointed out, it’s still months away before crews can tackle the road upgrades. (more…)

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

Granite Shoals voters reaffirm road bonds for improvements

FROM STAFF REPORTS GRANITE SHOALS — On Election Day, Nov. 7, Granite Shoals voters gave the go-ahead for city leaders to issue $3 million in bonds for road improvements. (more…)

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Renderings for the layout of a toddler area, covered playing fields, and youth softball field of the Granite Shoals multipurpose sports facility located near the Granite Shoals City Hall at 2221 N. Phillips Ranch Road. Drawings courtesy of city of Granite Shoals

Granite Shoals approves ‘once-in-a-lifetime opportunity’ grant from TPWD

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — The Granite Shoals City Council brought up two concerns during a recent meeting related to a $500,000 grant from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department last spring to build a multipurpose sports facility. (more…)

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Granite Shoals police cite stolen car, alcohol in report following fatal crash

Granite Shoals police cite stolen car, alcohol in report following fatal crash

FROM STAFF REPORTS GRANITE SHOALS — An 18-year-old Granite Shoals man who died following a police pursuit Oct. 19 might have stolen the car he was driving at the time of his death, according to Granite Shoals Police Department officials. (more…)

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Granite Shoals man dies in crash during police pursuit

Granite Shoals man dies in crash during police pursuit

FROM STAFF REPORTS GRANITE SHOALS — An 18-year-old Granite Shoals man died Oct. 19 in a crash while being pursued by police, according to a Texas Department of Public Safety report. (more…)

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Short stretch of Phillips Ranch Road to get biggest portion of funding

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — The shortest segment of road on the proposed $3 million bond “reconfirm” vote in Granite Shoals will get the biggest dose of funding, but officials say they have a good reason for the expenditure: patchwork. (more…)

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

Granite Shoals voters to ‘reconfirm’ $3 million in road bonds in November

FROM STAFF REPORTS GRANITE SHOALS — Although already approved, Granite Shoals city leaders want to make sure they still have residents’ support for a $3 million bond issue for a scaled-down version of upgrades to the city’s main roadways. (more…)

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The Granite Shoals Police Department purchased new firearms for each officer after receiving a grant from the Burnet County Friends of NRA. Courtesy Photo

Granite Shoals officers upgrade firearms, get training

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY GRANITE SHOALS — The Granite Shoals Police Department upgraded the firearms for each one of its officers to help put the lawmen at an advantage in critical, life-and-death situations, officials said. GSPD officers recently completed training with nine Glock 9mm handguns, purchased with a grant from the Burnet County Friends of […]

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

Granite Shoals town hall meeting on road bond Oct. 14

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — When Granite Shoals residents sit in on a town hall meeting Oct. 14 on the road bond, they should leave with some solid answers on how it affects their property taxes. (more…)

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Register to vote by Oct. 10 to decide on city elections, state amendments, more

Register to vote by Oct. 10 to decide on city elections, state amendments, more

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY HORSESHOE BAY — During a non-presidential election year, voters go to the polls Nov. 7 to decide on bond issues, some city and school elections, and a few state constitutional amendments. (more…)

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The entrance to Beaver Island, which will be re-annexed by Granite Shoals. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Granite Shoals expands fire protection, OKs annexation

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — The Granite Shoals Fire Department will provide a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week crew starting Oct. 1, thanks to recent fire protection agreements. (more…)

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