Granite Shoals

Fri
26
Oct

Granite Shoals worships, plays together Sunday

 

 

 

 

The All-City Worship and Family Fun Fest will go on as scheduled beginning at 11 a.m. Sunday at Veterans Park in Granite Shoals.

The Fun Fest, including a free lunch for any who want to attend, will follow the worship service.

The event is organized by the Granite Shoals Faith Alliance and supported by the city’s first responders.

“Activities may be somewhat abbreviated this year due to flooding in the city, but it will be a good chance for neighbors to get together and celebrate,” said the Rev. Jackie English.

“We had between 120 and 150 homes flooded in this disaster,” said the Rev. Randy Taylor. “The important thing is that there was no loss of life. We can celebrate that together.”

The park is located almost at the end of South Phillips Ranch Road at the intersection with Willow Street.

Tue
19
Jun

Dulin convicted of 12 crimes against children

 

 

A Granite Shoals man has been found guilty on 12 of 13 charges against him by a Burnet County jury, which now is expected to deliberate on his punishment.

Bryant Edward Dulin, 45, was convicted on a first-degree felony charge of super aggravated sexual assault of a child under the age of 6 as well as nine counts of aggravated sexual assault, one count of continuous sexual abuse of a young child and one count of indecency with a child.

Sat
05
May

Jones unseats King in Granite Shoals

By Lew K. Cohn

and Alexandria Randolph

The Highlander

Fri
04
May

Polls open 7 a.m. Saturday in Granite Shoals

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

The Highlander

Wed
28
Feb

Nickel resigns as Granite Shoals city manager

Granite Shoals City Manager Ken Nickel resigned during Tuesday night's regular city council meeting, ending a nearly five-year tenure as the city's administrative head.

Nickel's resignation was accepted by the council, effective at the end of business Wednesday, Feb. 28. Mayor Carl Brugger announced the resignation in a press release Wednesday morning.

Nickel joined the city of Granite Shoals in the fall of 2010 as the city's finance director. He was promoted to city manager in July 2013, succeeding Marvin Townsend and guiding the city to several benchmark accomplishments.

Council members will now begin the search for the city's sixth city manager since 2006, when John Gayle first took the position. Others who have served in that position include John Hatchel and Judy Miller.

Mon
07
Aug

Burnet County cities stay strong in sales tax growth

Burnet County continues to see strong gains in sales tax rebates, as almost every city has experienced an increase of more than eight percent above last year's rebate revenue, with one exception.

Marble Falls, Burnet, Granite Shoals, Cottonwood Shores and Horseshoe Bay all have seen a significant jump in sales tax allocations as the percentage exceeds that for cities in the state, as Texas cities received $439.8 million in July 2017, or eight percent more revenue than in July 2016, and are up 3.2 percent overall for the year.

Those allocations are based on sales made in May by businesses that report tax monthly, according to Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar.

Fri
02
Sep

Tax rate unchanged for MFISD, soccoer fields a go in Granite Shoals

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor
The Highlander
Depending on the value of their property, Marble Falls Independent School District taxpayers may see their individual taxes increase for the 2016-2017 school year, but they will be paying the same tax rate they have for the past several years.
MFISD trustees voted 5-0 on Monday, Aug. 29, to set a maintenance and operations tax rate of $1.0533 per $100 valuation and an interest and sinking tax rate of 22.67 cents per $100 valuation for a total tax rate of $1.28. It is the fifth year in a row the district has set its tax rate at $1.28 per $100 valuation.
School board members also approved an additional $1,123,595 in revenue and expenditures for the fiscal 2017 budget after learning that property values for the district had come in higher than expected. This now creates a total budget of $41,373,742 — up from the budget of $40,223,217 adopted by trustees earlier this year.

Fri
29
Jul

Granite Shoals bides time on bond issue

GLYNIS CRAWFORD SMITH/THE HIGHLANDER
Ready for hard work, early arrivals Wednesday, July 27, prepare to spread out around Granite Shoals to give back to the Highland Lakes community. They are part of an effort organized by youth ministers of the First Baptist Churches of Granite Shoals, Kingsland and Marble Falls, Hill Country Fellowship, Church of the Epicenter in Burnet and Lake Shores Church in Marble Falls and others. In two days, about 75 youth took on parks projects and home repair and clean up for eight residents in need.

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

The Granite Shoals City Council chose a conservative path Tuesday, July 26, delaying a citizen vote on a bond issue that could restore major thoroughfares.

The meeting wore on to midnight as the council weighed the possibility of putting a bond issue for around $2.8 million on the November ballot. In the end, Mayor Carl Brugger's vote decided to delay the ballot option to citizens until May.

The bond issue would buy the city another $3.4 million in grant matching funds if the proposed street project were to cost as much as $6.2 million.

Wed
11
May

Stamp out Hunger at your mailbox Saturday, May 14

The Marble Falls Post Office is asking the support of Marble Falls and Granite Shoals on May 14, as it joins America’s letter carriers to conduct the nation’s largest single-day food drive—Stamp Out Hunger.

The annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is hosted each year by the National Association of Letter Carriers in partnership with the U.S. Postal Service to support local food banks and the 48 million Americans who struggle with hunger.

Sat
07
May

Boshears, Satsky, Trinidad, Dillard, Morren winners in local elections; Granite Shoals approves sales tax propositions

May 7 election results are in, but the Texas Party Primary Run-off election is May 24. Early voting takes place May 16-20 and you can visit www.VoteTexas.gov to schedule a text reminder and learn more. Visit www.BurnetCountyTexas.org to review sample ballots, polling place information and more.

By Lew K. Cohn

The Highlander

Managing Editor

Granite Shoals Police Chief Gary Boshears was elected to Place 1 of the Marble Falls Independent School District Board of Trustees, while Tony Satsky and Cheryl Mott Trinidad won seats on the Cottonwood Shores City Council in today's school board and municipal elections.

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