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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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Boaters enjoyed a ride around Lake Marble Falls on Dec. 27 for perhaps the final time before the Lower Colorado River Authority begins lowering lakes Marble Falls and LBJ on Dec. 30. The LCRA will begin refilling the lakes on Feb. 19. Staff photo by Jared Fields

As Walkway of Lights comes down, LCRA prepares to lower lakes Marble Falls and LBJ

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Not long after lunchtime on Dec. 27, the final sculptures from Walkway of Lights at Lakeside Park in Marble Falls were loaded onto trailers to close the 29th annual event. (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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Willie DeLancey enjoyed time outdoors weeks after suffering a heart attack while working at Lowe’s Home Improvement. His co-workers quickly sprang into action to save his life. Courtesy photo

Co-workers’ knowledge and quick thinking save Granite Shoals man’s life

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Willie DeLancey punched into his night job at Lowe’s Home Improvement in Marble Falls like he had done countless times before. (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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Dennis Maier, who was the mayor of Granite Shoals from 2011-15, passed away Aug. 7. Courtesy photo

Former Granite Shoals Mayor Dennis Maier was a ‘true servant’

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — Dennis Maier was such a dedicated servant and leader of the city of Granite Shoals, he would spend hours at the water plant with Assistant City Manager Peggy Smith when the facility wasn’t working. (more…)

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Granite Shoals City Council members unanimous in choice for city manager

Granite Shoals City Council members unanimous in choice for city manager

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — Granite Shoals City Council members unanimously voted during an Aug. 7 special meeting to offer the postion of city manager to Jeffery Looney, the former city administrator of Fairfield. (more…)

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‘Father of Texas 911 System,’ Granite Shoals resident Bill Carter dies at 89

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — Growing up in Garland, Austin Stanphill didn’t have the option of dialing 911 in an emergency because that number didn’t exist in the state of Texas. “You heard about 911 in other parts of the country,” said Stanphill, the Granite Shoals fire chief, “but we’d call zero for […]

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Granite Shoals terminates finance director; city manager spot possible meeting topic

Granite Shoals terminates finance director; city manager spot possible meeting topic

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — The city of Granite Shoals has made a change in its finance department after letting director of finance Wendy Gholson go last week. “Wendy was terminated Friday (Aug. 3),” Assistant City Manager Peggy Smith said. (more…)

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Granite Shoals Police Chief Gary Boshears (right) congratulates the newly promoted Sgt. John Ortis for his advancement. Ortis joined the Granite Shoals Police Department as an officer in 2011. On July 24, Ortis became the department’s latest sergeant. Courtesy photo

Granite Shoals officer, military veteran promoted to sergeant

FROM STAFF REPORTS GRANITE SHOALS — Avery and Ayden Ortis finally got to stick it to their father, John Ortis. It’s not something you often get to do to your dad if he also happens to be a Granite Shoals police officer. (more…)

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Phase 2 of Granite Shoals street project under budget, leading to other improvements

Phase 2 of Granite Shoals street project under budget, leading to other improvements

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — Unexpected extra money could mean better roads feeding onto the three main arteries in the city of Granite Shoals. (more…)

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CORRECTION: Granite Shoals road work July 19; expect delays

CORRECTION: Granite Shoals road work July 19; expect delays

EDITOR’S NOTE: In the initial article, it was stated that this project was tied to the $3 million bond, but it is not. The city is simply seal coating these roads, which is funded through the regular street budget.   FROM STAFF REPORTS GRANITE SHOALS — Residents can expect delays on certain roads beginning 8 […]

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BCSO deputy stops to help woman in overheated SUV then arrests her on drug charge

FROM STAFF REPORTS GRANITE SHOALS — Authorities arrested a Kingsland woman July 11 on a drug charge after a Burnet County Sheriff’s Office deputy attempted to help the motorist with an overheating vehicle, according to a report. (more…)

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