Granite Shoals news

Tue
05
Nov

Here's where you vote in Burnet County for the Nov. 5 election

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Texas voters take to the polls today, Tuesday, Nov. 5, to decide the fate of 10 proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution.

Fri
01
Nov

Voters head to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 5 for municipal elections

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Voters will go to the polls on Nov. 5 to decide the fate of proposed Texas Constitutional amendments. Locally, voters in Horseshoe Bay will pick city council members, and Granite Shoals voters have a water system upgrades bond issue and charter amendments on the ballot.

 

 

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Fri
18
Oct

Ghost Bike memorializes victim in Granite Shoals

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
A Ghost Bike, which serves as a memorial, was recently erected near the site where retired physician and bicyclist Stephen Tibbitts was struck and killed Oct. 3 by a pickup truck trailer on FM 1431 in Granite Shoals.

 

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

For San Antonio physician and Granite Shoals resident Kim Koster, the Highland Lakes is an ideal place for bicycling.

Tue
15
Oct

Burnet County sales tax revenues continue climb

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Sales tax revenue for the city of Marble Falls continued to climb in October as all six taxing municipalities in Burnet County reported growth compared to last year, with four cities (Marble Falls, Burnet, Granite Shoals and Bertram) reporting double digit percentage gains.

Thu
03
Oct

Bicyclist struck and killed on FM 1431 in Granite Shoals

From staff reports

A 66-year-old Granite Shoals man has died after being struck by a commercial trailer being towed by a pickup on Farm-to-market Road 1431.

The accident happened just after 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 3 in the 8400 block of the highway, adjacent to Quarry Park in Granite Shoals.

Tue
01
Oct

Granite Shoals citizens dived on no-wake zone

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Lakeside property owners at Crockett Park in Granite Shoals are split on whether the no-wake zone for Clear Cove created by the city with LCRA support actually solves dangerous boating behavior.

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

The Granite Shoals Police Department is seeking alternative solutions to safety concerns at Clear Cove after some citizens objected to the entire cove remaining a no-wake zone.

At the Sept. 24 regular city council meeting, Granite Shoals Police Chief Gary Boshears presented the department's reasoning for the buoys placed by the Lower Colorado River Authority in June regulating speed on that portion of Lake LBJ after receiving several pages of emails about the decision.

Mon
30
Sep

Trash bid flusters Granite Shoals City Council

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

With the current waste services contract expiration looming, Granite Shoals City Council opted to accept a contract offer with a pricing increase from Waste Management due to the lack of alternative options.

Council Member Todd Holland said the city gambled with their request for proposals (RFP) earlier in the year and is now seeing the results of the gamble.

“We have no leverage,” he said. “[Waste Management is] the only one who came back and said 'we'll haul your trash off.' We don't have the upper hand here.”

Tue
17
Sep

Marble Falls hits record for sales tax

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Sales tax revenue for the city of Marble Falls hit an all-time single-month high as the city received an $838,756.75 allocation from the state of Texas.

Tue
10
Sep

Granite Shoals approves tax note for equipment

By Nathan Hendrix

Staff Writer

The Granite Shoals City Council approved $280,000 in debt in the form of a tax note to purchase heavy equipment needed for street work and other city projects.

At the Aug. 27 regular council meeting, financial advisors presented the lowest bid among the five bids that were returned on specifications sent to approximately 30 private banks throughout Texas.

Tue
10
Sep

Marble Falls High School 2019 Homecoming festivities

Wayne Craig/Clear Memories
Marble Falls High School Starlette junior Lieutenant Alyssa Walden shines brightly during a drill team half-time performance recently. MFHS is celebrating Homecoming 2019 this week with spirited costume days, a parade, crowning of a king and queen and game on Friday night against Navarro.

 

 

 

 

From staff reports

The annual Marble Falls High School Homecoming parade will be held on Thursday, Sept. 12 beginning at 6 p.m on Manzano Mile. The parade will start about halfway between Colt Elementary and the water tower and conclude at the visitors parking lot.

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