Granite Shoals news

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.

Fri
14
Oct

Officer's act of kindness leads to burglary suspect's arrest

Xavier Haynes

By Alexandria Randolph

Highland Lakes Newspapers

A Granite Shoals man suspected in an aggravated burglary in Louisiana was taken into custody by a Marble Falls Police officer during an act of kindness this week.

Xavier Tyler Haynes, 18, was arrested on Monday, Oct. 10, after a police officer spotted him walking down the road.

“He was walking in a traffic lane down (Ranch to Market Road) 1431,” said Marble Falls Police Capt. Glen Hanson, when the young man was spotted by Marble Falls Police.

“The officer offered to give him a ride, and asked him where he was going. He said he was on his way to Granite Shoals,” Hanson said.

During the trip, the officer checked Haynes' identification and dispatch reported the young man was wanted by the State of Louisiana on felony charge of aggravated burglary.

According to the Burnet County Jail database the charge was issued following an incident in that state on May 22.

Fri
14
Oct

Granite Shoals clean up offers shredding Saturday

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

 

Granite Shoals residents will find a special feature at the Fall Citywide Clean Up Saturday, Oct. 15.

“We will have a Shred Mobile unit to shred old documents for free,” said City Manager Ken Nickel.

“Shredding documents and even old mail can help fight identity theft,” explained City Secretary Elaine Simpson. “Please remove any binders, notebooks or large fasteners from the material you wish to have shredded.”

The clean up event will take place from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, but the shredding will close down at 11 a.m.

Citywide clean up is conducted twice a year in Granite Shoals through a monthly utility fee and a grant from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

Fri
14
Oct

Granite Shoals honors Alyssa Flores as Make-A-Wish recipient takes spotlight

Contributed

Singer/actress Selena Gomez welcomes Alyssa Flores of Granite Shoals to her June concert in Austin. Meeting the star was granted by the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Friends for Wishes in honor of Alyssa's fight against leukemia.

Glynis Crawford Smith

The HIghlander

One of Granite Shoals youngest citizens was honored as “a champion in fighting Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)” by the Granite Shoals City Council Tuesday, Oct. 11.

Seven-year-old Alyssa Flores accepted the fanfare with the poise of any celebrity. After all, she already had spent an evening with Selena Gomez.

Alyssa is the first local child to have been granted a dream come true by the Make-A-Wish Foundation. That wish was to meet the actress and singer, whose hits include “Love You Like A Love Song” and “Come and Get It.”

“She was going to choose a swim with dolphins,” said Kathrin Brewer, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish Austin. “But they were driving past the Long Center in Austin and saw that Selena Gomez was playing. She said she absolutely wanted that more than anything.”

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