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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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Clutching her new Bunny, Victoria Tamez is joined by her mom, Debra, and Granite Shoals Police Capt. Chris Decker. Victoria’s original Bunny went missing Jan. 21 at Robin Hood Park in Granite Shoals. Courtesy photo

‘Hoppy’ ending in case of the missing Bunny in Granite Shoals

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON When Debra Tamez and her 6½-year-old daughter, Victoria, arrived at the family’s Granite Shoals lakehouse Jan. 21 after spending time at Robin Hood Park, someone was missing. Bunny. (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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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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TPWD bow hunter certification class May 19 in Granite Shoals

TPWD bow hunter certification class May 19 in Granite Shoals

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — Jason Brady still remembers the long day of traveling and learning he and three others experienced when they decided to become certified bow hunters in the state of Texas. (more…)

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Process behind Granite Shoals’ $500k sports complex grant explained

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — With a number of parks dotting the city, why did Granite Shoals apply for a $500,00 Texas Parks and Wildlife Department grant that would only be used to build sports fields and on other improvements to land around the City Hall area? (more…)

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Granite Shoals OKs partnership with MFISD for playing fields

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — With no public soccer and ballfields within its boundaries, Granite Shoals took a step closer to rectifying that issue at a recent city council meeting. (more…)

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Three cities receive state money for infrastructure in low-income neighborhoods

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The cities of Blanco, Granite Shoals and Marble Falls will receive hundreds of thousands of dollars in grant money from the Texas Department of Agricluture towards water and wastewater treatment system upgrades in low-income neighborhoods. For Central Texas, state officials awarded as much as $2 million to […]

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Granite Shoals councilman resigns to advocate for $3M road bond

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — Council member Eric Tanner is stepping down because he feels he can better serve the city as an advocate for a proposed $3 million road bond. (more…)

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The Granite Shoals City Council on July 12 passed an ordinance banning the feeding of deer within city limits. After Sept. 12, residents will receive fines for feeding the animal.

Granite Shoals bans feeding deer within city limits; fines start Sept. 12

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — Granite Shoals residents are no longer allowed to feed deer after the city council adopted an ordinance prohibiting such activity during its meeting July 12. (more…)

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Granite Shoals OKs pay raise for city manager, home exemption

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — The Granite Shoals City Council approved a two-year contract extension and a 6 percent pay raise for City Manager Ken Nickel on June 28 to bump up his salary to $101,500 a year. The increase was the result of an annual review. (more…)

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A town hall meeting from 9-11 a.m. June 18 will address the Granite Shoals Deer Management pilot program, which would allow hunters chosen by the city to bowhunt deer within the city limits.

Town hall meeting to cover planned bowhunting of deer in Granite Shoals

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — A town hall meeting to address deer overpopulation in Granite Shoals is June 18. On the agenda is the Granite Shoals Deer Management pilot program, which would allow bowhunters chosen by the city to hunt deer within the city limits. (more…)

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Granite Shoals resident Michael Tupper competes in the final round of the Texas Junior High Rodeo Finals in May. He scored a 69 to win the steer riding competition. Courtesy photo

Granite Shoals 14-year-old headed to national rodeo

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — One year after failing to advance to the National Junior High Rodeo finals of steer riding, Michael Tupper of Granite Shoals is returning. (more…)

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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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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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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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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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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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Granite Shoals wants citizen input on 50th anniversary celebration

Granite Shoals wants citizen input on 50th anniversary celebration

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — Even though the event is still almost a year away, the Granite Shoals City Council and city administrators have begun talking about festivities to celebrate the city’s Golden Anniversary. Staff and council members talked during a special meeting July 21 about forming a committee of residents to […]

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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 Frank Reilly

Granite Shoals picks former mayor for municipal court judge position

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — The Granite Shoals City Council unanimously approved hiring attorney and former mayor Frank Reilly as the new municipal court judge during its regular meeting June 23. (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 adds non-resident launch fee for boat ramp

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF GRANITE SHOALS — The Granite Shoals city council approved a $10 non-resident boat ramp launch fee during its May 12 regular meeting. The reason is to raise money to help repair and maintain the Park 6 boat ramp, launch pad and road with a turn-about. (more…)

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