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Granite Shoals interviews top candidates for city manager

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — The Granite Shoals City Council took its first step toward hiring a permanent city manager July 5 by interviewing three of the top four candidates during an executive session. (more…)

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HIGHLAND LAKES ELECTIONS: Longtime council member unseated

HIGHLAND LAKES ELECTIONS: Longtime council member unseated

FROM STAFF REPORTS GRANITE SHOALS — The Granite Shoals City Council will get three new members after the May 5 election that saw voters unseat a longtime councilwoman. (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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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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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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Granite Shoals residents invited to informal Coffee with the Council

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — Granite Shoals residents have a chance to ask questions to members of the City Council in an informal setting Saturday, Feb. 3. (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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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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Granite Shoals proposes property tax rate bump to increase fire protection

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — The Granite Shoals City Council is proposing to nudge up the property tax rate by about 1.6 cents, but residents still have time to put in their two cents about the change. (more…)

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The Granite Shoals City Council is holding a special meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, in its chambers at City Hall, 2221 N. Phillips Ranch Road. Staff photo by Jennifer Greenwell

Granite Shoals City Council special meeting on tax rate, road bond

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — The Granite Shoals City Council will hold a special meeting Thursday, Aug. 10, to consider the proposed tax rate for the 2017-18 fiscal year and how to word a road bond proposal on the November ballot. (more…)

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Granite Shoals moving ahead with re-annexation of Beaver Island and Web Isle

Granite Shoals moving ahead with re-annexation of Beaver Island and Web Isle

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — The Granite Shoals City Council gave its approval to begin the process of re-annexing Beaver Island and Web Isle during its regular meeting July 25. This follows an agreement between the city and residents of the island and the isle that, after seven years, the two would be […]

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Granite Shoals council appoints Jim Davant to vacant seat

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — The Granite Shoals City Council unanimously approved appointing Jim Davant to fill Eric Tanner’s unexpired Place 3 seat during the Oct. 11 meeting. Tanner stepped down earlier this year to advocate for the passage of a $3 million road-improvement bond for the city. (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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Granite Shoals outlines priorities, continues studying deer issue

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — Council members learned about changes in the sales tax law, outlined priorities for the year and continued their conversation about the deer population during a special meeting July 21. (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 seeks money to repave Phillips Ranch Road, finish Quarry Park

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — The Granite Shoals City Council is examining ways to raise money to pay for road improvements without raising taxes. One idea staff explored was selling a couple of city parks. But parks committee chairman Seth Smith told the council during its regular meeting June 9 that’s not […]

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New Granite Shoals Mayor Carl Brugger took the oath of office May 26 at the city council's regular meeting. Photo from graniteshoals.org

Granite Shoals discusses road repairs, welcomes elected officials

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF GRANITE SHOALS — On a night when new and old council members were honored and welcomed, the Granite Shoals City Council also accomplished plenty during its regular meeting May 26. (more…)

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Granite Shoals promotes assistant city manager to top spot, hires new city secretary

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR GRANITE SHOALS — The Granite Shoals City Council hired a new city manager May 21 during a special meeting, but this person is actually a familiar face to residents and staff. (more…)

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