Granite Shoals news

 

 

Fri
21
Feb

Loose pit bull shot following attack on pedestrian

From staff reports

Granite Shoals police will not file charges against a man who shot and killed a pit bull that was in the midst of attacking a woman on a walk near her home, according to the report.

The incident was reported at 2:52 p.m. on Feb. 18 in the 3900 block of Valley View Lane in the city limits. …

Wed
19
Feb

Contested races on tap for MFISD, Granite Shoals and Meadowlakes

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Contested races will be on the ballot for Marble Falls ISD and in the cities of Granite Shoals and Meadowlakes after the candidate filing period for the May 2 election concluded Friday, Feb. 14.

Wed
12
Feb

TCEQ approves Buchanan, Travis water management plan

Special to The Highlander

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has approved an updated Water Management Plan that governs how the Lower Colorado River Authority manages lakes Buchanan and Travis.

Fri
07
Feb

Marble Falls sales tax revenue growth shrinks in January

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

The south end of Burnet County (Marble Falls, Granite Shoals, Cottonwood Shores and Horseshoe Bay) saw smaller sales tax revenue growth in January as spending appears to have returned to the level it was prior to the October 2018 flood.

Fri
31
Jan

Granite Shoals hikes trash rates by 8 percent

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

Granite Shoals residents will see an 8.3 percent increase in their garbage collection bill starting on Feb. 1 due to a new contract and fee structure with Waste Management.

To coincide with increased costs to the city, the city council approved changes on Jan. 28 to the city code to increase monthly charges from $20.33 to $22.03 per household. …

Fri
31
Jan

Burnet County deputies take aim at illegal dumping

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Burnet County Sheriff's Office Environmental Crimes deputies target egregious violators who fail to comply after multiple warnings to clean up their property.

 

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Burnet County's two deputy sheriffs dedicated to investigation of environmental crimes told commissioners Tuesday they are looking for residents to clean up their acts — not clean out their pocketbooks.

“What we want from the public is compliance,” said BCSO environmental deputy Paul Kowalik. “That's our goal. …

Kowalik and fellow environmental deputy Jason Jewett appeared before the commissioners at their regular meeting to give an update on the department. …

Fri
24
Jan

Industry lauds The Highlander with 4 awards

 

 

From staff reports

The Texas Press Association recognized The Highlander for outstanding achievement in several areas during its annual trade show and convention Jan. 16-18 at the 140th TPA Convention & Trade Show held at Moody Gardens Hotel, Convention Center & Spa in Galveston.

Tue
21
Jan

The Highlander earns awards from Texas Press Association

Betty Cohn/Special to The Highlander
Highlander managing editor Lew K. Cohn accepts the first-place plaque for Editorial Writing at the 140th annual Texas Press Association convention and trade show on Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Moody Gardens Hotel, Convention Center & Spa in Galveston. The Highlander won four awards overall.

 

 

 

 

From staff reports

The Texas Press Association recognized The Highlander for outstanding achievement in several areas during its annual trade show and convention Jan. 16-18 at the 140th TPA Convention & Trade Show held at Moody Gardens Hotel, Convention Center & Spa in Galveston.

The Highlander won four awards in the 2018-19 TPA Better Newspaper Contest, finishing fifth overall in its circulation classification.

Fri
17
Jan

Granite Shoals ESD ups VFD stipend by 14 percent

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Granite Shoals Fire Rescue (pictured here in August 2019) agreed to move three part-time firefighters into full-time positions, while assisting Granite Shoals Volunteer Fire Department in striking a deal for more funding from the Emergency Services District (ESD) 3.

 

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

Emergency Service District 3 agreed to an increase in money for the Granite Shoals Volunteer Fire Department to fill a funding gap left by a Burnet County Commissioners' decision to reduce payments to local volunteer agencies.

In 2019, commissioners reduced payments, with the intention of eventually eliminating funding, to area volunteer departments, which left the city of Granite Shoals looking for alternatives to maintain the level of service it provides for its citizens. …

Fri
17
Jan

Granite Shoals approves deer feeder ban

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The Granite Shoals City Council passed an ordinance on Tuesday, Jan. 14 that bans automated and unsupervised deer feeders within the city limits. The ordinance is the second of its kind aimed at reducing the urban population.

 

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

The Granite Shoals City Council approved an ordinance Jan. 14 to prohibit automated and unsupervised deer feeders within the city limits in an effort to stem the population of deer in municipal areas.

The ordinance was first discussed in a December 2019 council meeting with suggested changes that were eventually approved in the final version. …

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