Granite Shoals


Sales tax revenue down for Burnet, Bertram

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

Burnet Bulletin

Sales tax collections in Burnet and Bertram experienced a downward trend this month, though the county's other four cities all reported sales tax growth, and five of six cities in the county have total sales tax distributions above last year's pace.

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced he is sending cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $817 million in local sales tax allocations for November, 5.4 percent more than in November 2017.

These allocations are based on sales made in September by businesses that report tax monthly, and sales made in July, August and September by quarterly filers.


Warden elected mayor in Bertram; 16 of 17 Burnet propositions approved

By Lew K. Cohn

Glynis Crawford Smith

and Alexandria Randolph

Burnet Bulletin

Bertram City Councilman Adam Warden will become the next mayor of Bertram, while Jane Scheidler joins Kim Klose on the City Council in final but unofficial results from the Saturday, May 5, election.

In Burnet, voters approved 16 of 17 proposed City Charter amendments on the ballot, most by a very healthy margin. And in Granite Shoals, newcomers will take all three spots on the Granite Shoals City Council.


Warden, who did not seek re-election to his City Council seat, took a 19-10 lead in absentee and early voting and then coasted to victory on Election Day, winning by a 92-30 margin over Danielle Armknecht.


GSPD nabs men wanted on Burnet hotel burglary charges



Two Granite Shoals men were arrested on charges stemming from an alleged burglary at a Burnet hotel in May.

Joaquin “Quino” Vincente-Juni Ramirez, 26, was arrested June 18 outside his home in Granite Shoals on burglary of a habitation charge, and Leon Aubrey-Herman Small, also 26, was arrested on June 2.

Granite Shoals officers apprehended Ramirez outside his home on Valley View Lane in Granite Shoals after seeing his vehicle in the area.

When officers attempted to execute the arrest on warrant from Burnet County Justice of the Peace Pct. 2, Ramirez fled on foot toward his home. Granite Shoals officers pursued Ramirez into his yard, where Granite Shoals Police Chief Gary Boshears said he resisted arrest and kicked one officer in the groin as they tried to secure him.

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