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Granite Shoals Fire, Marble Falls Fire, Marble Falls VFD, Marble Falls Area EMS, Granite Shoals Police, Burnet County SO, Granite Shoals Public Works and PEC electric were at the scene of a stru...
Tuesday, February 5th, 2013
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Mutual Aid With Marble Falls VFD
Friday, February 3rd, 2012
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Granite Shoals Fire Department assisted the Lookout Mountin West Subdivison in a safety stand-by while the proberty managers burned several large piles of Cedar brush. Due to the Large Fire sizes and ...
Tuesday, September 6th, 2011
from : Fox News Austin Texas The fire near Spicewood and along the Pedernales River in West Travis County is still burning. Officials say the fire is 80% contained. In total, 6400 acres of land hav...
Friday, July 10th, 2020
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Burn Ban Now in effect in Burnet County. No Outdoor Burning is allowed. All Current Burn Permits have been rescinded. Please be safe.
Thursday, August 25th, 2016
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Granite Shoals Fire Department Has Taken delivery of a 2016 Wildfire Squad Ford F550 Response vehicle. This truck is partially paid for by a Grant from the Texas Forest Service. Squad 5252 will be set...
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There are numerous low water crossing closed thru out Burnet, Travis and Llano Counties. PLEASE, drive careful, DO NOT attempt to drive over a water covered road or Barricaded Roads.
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Burnet County ESD# 3 Approval.
Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Daniel Clifton • Tribune Staff

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GRANITE SHOALS — Voters in the proposed Emergency Services District No. 3 approved the measure Nov. 8, 174-105, creating a new funding source for fire services.

"By its passing, the Burnet County commissioners can now appoint a five-member board that will oversee the district," said Austin Stanphill, chief of the Granite Shoals Fire Department. "They'll have to get some training. But then they'll look at what fire services they want to provide and determine the best way to provide those services."

The measure went before voters during the general election after supporters collected the required number of signatures and presented the petition to the commissioners during the summer.

ESD No. 3 is a taxing entity that can levy up to 10 cents per $100 valuation of a property to support fire protection. The district includes a swath of southwest Burnet County outside the incorporated portions of Granite Shoals and Highland Haven.

Most of the area had previously been served by the Fire Department.

Earlier this fall, the City Council approved a measure that would require subdivisions and property owner associations outside the city limits to contract with the city for fire services.

Officials said the move was needed to recoup costs associated with responding to emergencies outside the city where property owners didn't pay taxes to Granite Shoals.

Stanphill said those contracts will continue until ESD No. 3 is operational.

At that time, the emergency services district board can determine how it wants to offer fire protection to the residents, the chief said.

"We hope they'll look at us (GSFD) to contract with," he said. "But the decision will be theirs. And they'll be the ones setting the tax rate within the district."

ESD No. 3 doesn't include the cities of Granite Shoals or Highland Haven — but it does cover their extraterritorial jurisdictions, officials said.

Voters also approved an ESD for the Marble Falls area, which means Burnet County now has eight such districts.

daniel@thepicayune.com

Burnet County ESD# 3 Approval.
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Friday, July 10th, 2020
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Burn Ban Now in effect in Burnet County. No Outdoor Burning is allowed. All Current Burn Permits have been rescinded. Please be safe.
Thursday, August 25th, 2016
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Granite Shoals Fire Department Has Taken delivery of a 2016 Wildfire Squad Ford F550 Response vehicle. This truck is partially paid for by a Grant from the Texas Forest Service. Squad 5252 will be set up as a First response vehicle for Medical, Light Rescue, Extrication and Brush Firefighting.
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There are numerous low water crossing closed thru out Burnet, Travis and Llano Counties. PLEASE, drive careful, DO NOT attempt to drive over a water covered road or Barricaded Roads.
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The Granite Shoals Fire Department Just Received 2 Grants from the Texas Forest Service for $15,000. The Grant is for Structure Firefighter Gear, Wildland Firefighter Gear, and Personal Wildland Safety Shelters.
Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015
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Granite Shoals Fire Rescue was Dispatched for a House Fire at approx. 6:27 pm on December 21, 2015 in the area of N. Forest Drive in Granite Shoals. Upon FD arrival Heavy Flames and Smoke were reported coming from all sides of the building.
Wednesday, August 5th, 2015
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Granite Shoals Fire Rescue assisted Marble Falls Vol Fire on a House Fire today off of CR 121. No one was at home at the time of the fire. Three dogs unfortunately died to smoke inhalation but one managed to get out of the house and was treated on scene
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It’s an addition to your wardrobe that may not only change your life, but also save the lives of others.The Granite Shoals Fire Department is looking for others interested in joining the ranks of the Granite Shoals firefighters.Granite Shoals Fire Department is on the hunt for upward of 20 new...
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Granite Shoals Fire Department as of October 1, 2012, has implemented Full time Staffing. Granite Shoals Fire Has hired 3 full time Texas Commission Certified Firefighters to work one firefighter per shift per day.
Tuesday, November 8th, 2011
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Daniel Clifton • Tribune Staff GRANITE SHOALS — Voters in the proposed Emergency Services District No. 3 approved the measure Nov. 8, 174-105, creating a new funding source for fire services.
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By Glynis Crawford Smith Rural residents served by Granite Shoals Fire & Rescue may have an opportunity Tuesday night to see anxiously-awaited details of contracting for that service after Oct. 1, the date set by the Granite Shoals City Council to end service outside city limits.
Sunday, March 20th, 2011
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LCRA's Boater Safety Program Gear up for a Great time Note: Gear marked by an asterisk * is required by Texas law. GEAR CHECKLIST Life jackets*. Also called personal flotation devices or PFDs. A sure way to keep from drowning. State law requirements: Children under 13 years of age i...
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