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Bryant Edward Dulin, 46, of Granite Shoals was found guilty June 18 on several charges of child sexual abuse.

UPDATE: Granite Shoals Man gets 225 years in prison in child sexual abuse case

  UPDATE: At 2:30 p.m. June 19, a Burnet County jury recommended Bryant Dulin get 20 years for the indecency charge; 60 years on each count of aggravated sexual assault of a child; 50 years for continuous sexual abuse; and 35 years for the super aggravated charge. State District Judge Evan Stubbs then “stacked” several […]

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Bryant Edward Dulin

Child sexual assault trial of Granite Shoals man underway; Bryant Dulin accused of molesting four girls

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Opening statements got underway June 12 in State District Judge Evan Stubbs’s courtroom in the trial of a Granite Shoals man accused of molesting four girls, some of whom alleged repeated sexually inappropriate behavior dating back 15 years. (more…)

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Maribel Nikole Enriquez (left), 17, of Granite Shoals was killed in a collision on Texas 71 in Travis County on June 9. A passenger in the car she was driving, Jose Angel Ornelas, 31, of Marble Falls, was 'critically injured' and transported to an Austin hospital.

Three killed, including Marble Falls High School student, in two-vehicle crash on Texas 71

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BEE CAVE — An outpouring of community support has followed the death of a 17-year-old Marble Falls High School student killed in a two-vehicle crash on a rain-slicked Texas 71 on June 9 in Travis County. (more…)

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Marble Falls man gets 12 years in indecency with a child case involving 11-year-old girl

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A Marble Falls man told the mother of an 11-year-old girl he was only trying to wake her for school when he touched the child inappropriately, but the mother, law enforcement, and now a Burnet County jury didn’t buy his explanation. (more…)

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A fire on June 5 destroyed an RV used as a dwelling on Little Elm Road in Granite Shoals. The cause is undetermined pending an investigation. Courtesy photo

Fire chief investigates blaze that destroyed RV in Granite Shoals

FROM STAFF REPORTS GRANITE SHOALS — Investigators are trying to determine what ignited a blaze June 5 in an unoccupied RV. A renter had moved out days prior to the incident. (more…)

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Ex-Granite Shoals chief charged with perjury surrenders to authorities

FROM STAFF REPORTS BEEVILLE — A former Granite Shoals police chief turned himself into the Bee County Jail on May 9 in response to a Burnet County grand jury indictment alleging he lied under oath about recordings and documents he took from the agency after he parted ways with the city, according to court and […]

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Granite Shoals shooting sends man to ER; no danger to public, police say

Granite Shoals shooting sends man to ER; no danger to public, police say

FROM STAFF REPORTS GRANITE SHOALS — Police said the public has nothing to worry about regarding a shooting last weekend that authorities are still investigating. The incident was reported at about 7 a.m. April 28 in the 100 block of Oakwood. (more…)

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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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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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