Granite Shoals news

Thu
30
May

Environmental crimes officer resigns, re-organization discussed

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

After just eight months on the job, Burnet County environmental crimes deputy Chris Cowan has submitted his resignation in order to join the Granite Shoals Police Department.

Tue
07
May

Post Office to help stamp out hunger May 11 for Helping Center

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Helping Center Board President Paul King volunteered May 6 at the Marble Falls food pantry. Volunteers, the Burnet County Hunger Alliance and the U.S. Postal Service are working together to collect food May 11 for Stamp Out Hunger campaign.

 

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
The Highlander

As Helping Executive Director Sam Pearce has known for years, a dry, hot summer can lead to a food drought without community assistance.

Fri
03
May

MFISD STEAM Academy students build 2900 Bridge models for Kingsland

Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
STEAM Academy student William Eppler prepares his group's presentation board for an ambitious cantilever bridge to replace the 2900 Bridge that washed away in October 2018.

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

When the RM 2900 Bridge in Kingsland washed away on Oct. 16, 2018, teachers at the Marble Falls STEAM Academy found inspiration for a real-world assignment that hit close to home.

Tue
16
Apr

Granite Shoals digs in with sports complex construction timing

By Phil Reynolds
Contributing Writer

Pending the signing of an agreement with the selected contractor, work on the planned Granite Shoals sports complex could start “within a month,” officials said.

Thu
11
Apr

Granite Shoals PD: Gun-wielding suspect shot at officers

From staff reports

Police tased a Granite Shoals man and charged him with attempted capital murder after he allegedly fired gunshots outside and from inside his travel trailer while officers were at his door step, according to a press release from the Granite Shoals Police Department.

Fri
29
Mar

Granite Shoals City Council approves zoning changes

From staff reports

The Granite Shoals City Council approved a zoning change for land it annexed into the city last month and corrected the Zoning Ordinance to reflect the accurate maximum height allowance for boat docks on Lake LBJ at their Tuesday, March 26, meeting.

Tue
26
Mar

Fire destroys $1.3 million home on Lake LBJ

Contributed/Granite Shoals Police Department
Granite Shoals Fire Rescue douse a blaze at lakeside home March 24, which may have originated from a back deck barbecue, according to investigators.

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Granite Shoals Firefighters kept a fire at bay which destroyed a $1.3 million lakeside home and threatened at least two other residences on Lake LBJ, investigators reported.

Wed
06
Mar

Pilot, passenger walk away from Granite Shoals plane crash

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Two men, who were on their way to Llano, survived an emergency landing into an empty lot in Granite Shoals. The incident happened about 1:15 Wednesday, March 6 at the intersection of Hilldale and Baker Street, a few blocks from the community's air strip. Police reported the Granite Shoals men in the single-engine aircraft said shortly after take off they heard what seemed to be engine problems. The refused treatment at the scene. Other than the aircraft, there was no damage to nearby property. The FAA will conduct an investigation.

Tue
05
Feb

Granite Shoals police officers make little girl feel somebunny special

Contributed
Granite Shoals Police Capt. Chris Decker hands a new pink stuffed rabbit to Victoria, who lost her best friend, "Bunny" in Robin Hood Park recently.

 

 

 

Special to The Highlander

Thanks to the Granite Shoals Police Department, a local child missing her best friend — a stuffed rabbit named “Bunny” — has a new stuffed animal and new police officer friends.

On Jan. 21, Granite Shoals Police Capt. Chris Decker was contacted via the Granite Shoals Police Department Facebook page by Debra, the mother of Victoria, the little girl who had last seen Bunny in Robin Hood Park in Granite Shoals that day.

Decker notified on-duty officers of the information and relayed a picture of Bunny. Chief Gary Boshears was in the area and searched without success.

Decker placed a picture of Bunny on all of the Granite Shoals Police Department social media forums. In a matter of days the posts had reached more than 21,000 people with more than 367 shares and 160 reactions, just from Facebook.

Fri
14
Oct

Davant named to Granite Shoals City Council, Nations to Rinehart Award

Glynis Crawford Smith/The Highlander

Granite Shoals City Secretary Elaine Simpson, right, administers the oath of office to Jim Davant, selected to fulfill the unexpired term of Eric Tanner in Place 3 on the Council. That seat was incorrectly identified as Place 6 in the Oct. 14 edition of The Highlander.

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

James D. “Jim” Davant has succeeded Eric Tanner on Place 3 of the Granite Shoals City Council and former council member Merilyn Nations has been chosen for the 2017 John Rinehart Memorial Award for Outstanding Community Service.

Davant was one of four candidates who interviewed in open session of the Council on Oct. 10, to the pleasure of the council, before their choice was made by ballot.

“If we hadn't settled on a procedure, I might recommend we throw a dart at a list,” said Mayor Pro Tem Tom Dillard, referring to the interviews with Davant, Will Skinner, Arturo Rubio and Terry G. Scott.

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