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Granite Shoals voters say ‘yes’ to $7M water bond proposal

Granite Shoals residents gave the go-ahead for water utility improvements after approving a bond proposal November 5. The proposal allows the city to issue up to $7 million in bonds for the improvements. The measure passed 277-183. The city will use the funds to move the current water intake to a deeper part of Lake […]

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Granite Shoals voters to decide on $7M in water bonds, city charter amendments

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON With aging pipes and a water intake that is too close to shore, city of Granite Shoals officials are asking residents to consider $7 million in utility bonds to improve the municipal water system. The bonds along with 29 city charter amendments are on the ballot in the November 5 election. Early […]

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Liens put Granite Shoals at odds with property owners

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Are the fees assessed by the city of Granite Shoals in the 1980s liens or taxes? Did the city “hide” them, and what’s the recourse for property owners stuck paying them? Those questions, as well as some people’s blood pressure, came up during the City Council’s regular meeting October 22. The […]

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Granite Shoals Police Department command center

Like an ‘Amazon store’: Check out GSPD’s new additions

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Granite Shoals Police Department recently unveiled new equipment that will help officers better serve and protect. Among the additions to the department are: • a 36-foot incident command vehicle that’s wireless-equipped and has two offices with a dispatch center, a desktop computer, a full bathroom, a kitchen, 47-inch LCD monitors, […]

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Granite Shoals bicyclist, 66, hit and killed on RR 1431

Granite Shoals bicyclist, 66, hit and killed on RR 1431

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO A 66-year-old Granite Shoals man died October 3 after being struck by a trailer towed by a truck in the 8400 block of RR 1431 West. The victim was on a bicycle and wearing a helmet. The driver of the truck, a 47-year-old Granite Shoals man, was traveling east on RR […]

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Granite Shoals man faces felony over ‘trash’ on property

A Granite Shoals man faces a felony charge for not cleaning up his property after numerous requests by the city’s code enforcement department. His lack of response triggered an investigation on April 10 by Burnet County Precinct 4 Constable Missy Bindseil and then-Burnet County Environmental Crimes Investigator Chris Cowan. According to a media release from […]

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LCRA grant to Granite Shoals

LCRA grant may help Granite Shoals residents save at the tap

With a $6,050 grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority, the city of Granite Shoals can add a customer portal to its smart meter system to help customers more easily monitor their real-time water use. The city matched the grant with a contribution of $6,050. Granite Shoals will add the new portal to its advanced […]

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Granite Shoals considers $7M bond for water system improvements

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Granite Shoals City Council is eyeing a possible $7 million bond for water system improvements to put before voters in November. City Manager Jeff Looney said some of the water lines in the city have been in use for almost five decades. The proposed bond would address surface and ground water […]

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Granite Shoals looks to sports facility’s future as Roddick foundation partnership ends

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO As its partnership with the Roddick Youth Tennis Foundation comes to an end, the city of Granite Shoals can now move forward with plans to build a more diverse athletic complex. During the Granite Shoals City Council meeting July 9, city officials announced the end of the partnership. The decision came […]

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Driftwood Drive is one road the city of Granite Shoals wants to repair to get rid of the potholes and uneven shoulders that make it difficult for vehicles. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Granite Shoals focuses on $11M water projects and potholes

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO With three major road projects behind it, the city of Granite Shoals now turns its attention to water issues, particular lines and a tower. (more…)

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Granite Shoals hosting town hall on deer management program

Granite Shoals hosting town hall on deer management program

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Granite Shoals is holding a town hall June 1 over its deer management program. Officials will answer technical and legal questions as well as provide a general overview of the program, which is coming up on its fourth year. (more…)

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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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