Archive | Government

US 281 bridge construction winds down as FM 2147 work to begin

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The finishing touches are being put on the U.S. 281 bridge in Marble Falls. Kelli Reyna, spokesperson for the Texas Department of Transportation, said most of the remaining work will be completed over the next month.

Read the full story

Posted in Featured Story - Home Slider, Government, News, TxDOT0 Comments

Outgoing Burnet, Llano county judges reflect on service

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Two county judges who preside on commissioner’s and county court-at-law benches reflected on the successes of their tenures as they prepare to turn over the reigns to their replacements Jan. 1.

Read the full story

Posted in Burnet County, Featured Story - Home Slider, Government, Llano County0 Comments

Phone scam targets Pedernales Electric Cooperative members

FROM STAFF REPORTS JOHNSON CITY — Pedernales Electric Cooperative officials are warning the public regarding a phone scam targeting members in which the caller threatens to cut off the individual’s electricity unless an “immediate payment” is made. The call, PEC officials said, is from a person posing as a PEC employee.

Read the full story

Posted in Crime & Courtrooms, Government, PEC0 Comments

Drought prompts LCRA to seek OK to halt lake releases for fourth year

SPECIAL TO DAILYTRIB.COM AUSTIN — With parts of Texas in the midst of a persistent, severe drought, the Lower Colorado River Authority will seek permission from the state to curtail releases of interruptible stored water from the Highland Lakes for downstream irrigation for the fourth year in a row. LCRA also will ask permission to […]

Read the full story

Posted in Featured Story - Home Slider, Government, LCRA, News0 Comments

ELECTIONS: Yes to BCISD bond; other Burnet County results

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Burnet Consolidated Independent School District voters approved a $26.7 million bond Nov. 4 and Burnet County stayed dominantly Republican as local and state races all went to GOP candidates. The bond passed 3,173 to 2,883. The money will be used to build new facilities, including a multi-purpose career and technology […]

Read the full story

Posted in Burnet County, Government0 Comments

ELECTIONS: Easy going for Republicans in Llano County

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — With no local Democrats in the mix, Llano County Republicans smoothly sailed into office Nov. 4 following elections. Mary Cunningham earned the Llano County judge’s spot by capturing 5,910 votes. She had no opponent, Democrat or other. Rebecca Lange won the Llano County attorney spot with 5,923 votes. And Joyce […]

Read the full story

Posted in Government, Llano County, News0 Comments

Burnet CISD bond, governor’s race on Election Day ballot

BURNET — Highland Lakes residents can head to the polls Nov. 4 to have an impact on local and statewide elections. While national attention is focused on mid-term elections, predominately the U.S. Senate, in Texas, this marks a new page in state leadership as the Lone Star State is destined to get a new governor. […]

Read the full story

Posted in Burnet County, Government, Llano County, News0 Comments

Early voting runs Oct. 20-31 for election on Nov. 4

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Despite a federal judge’s ruling overturning the Texas voter identification law, officials say early voting will go on starting Oct. 20. Early voting runs Oct. 20-31. The regular election day is Nov. 4.

Read the full story

Posted in Burnet County, Government, Llano County, News0 Comments

Texas voter ID law to continue after appellate court ruling Oct. 14

SPECIAL TO DAILYTRIB.COM AUSTIN – The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals on Oct. 14 issued a stay on the injunction of the enforcement of photo identification legislation as it applies to the upcoming election, according to a statement from Texas Secretary of State Nandita Berry.

Read the full story

Posted in Burnet County, Featured Story - Home Slider, Government, Llano County, News0 Comments

Texas voter identification law in limbo after federal judge’s ruling

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF AUSTIN — Despite uncertainty about the fate of maintaining the Texas voter identification law, local election and party officials expect few issues at the polls during the Nov. 4 election. Ever since a ruling Oct. 9 by Corpus Christi-based U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos, a President Obama appointee, officials […]

Read the full story

Posted in Burnet County, Government, Llano County0 Comments

Texas testing poison to battle feral hogs

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET COUNTY — Trenton McNiel has trapped and hunted feral hogs across the area for two years and witnessed their destructiveness first hand.

Read the full story

Posted in Burnet County, Featured Story - Home Slider, Government, Outdoors, Sports0 Comments

Voter registration deadline is Oct. 6 for Nov. 4 election

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — People who would like to make their voices known in the November general election need to register to vote on or by Oct. 6.

Read the full story

Posted in Burnet County, Government, Llano County, News0 Comments

Burnet County to pay inmate’s $280,000 cancer treatment bill

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — County commissioners expect to deplete an emergency fund balance to pay about a third of a nearly $1 million bill for a jail inmate’s cancer treatment cost, officials say.

Read the full story

Posted in Burnet County, Featured Story - Home Slider, Government, News3 Comments

LCRA board OKs water plan changes, new downstream reservoir

FROM STAFF REPORTS AUSTIN — The Lower Colorado River Authority began the process of changing the Water Management Plan in 2012, but on Sept. 17, the board finally approved the amendments, sending the measure to the next level.

Read the full story

Posted in Featured Story - Home Slider, Government, LCRA, News0 Comments

GOT NEWS?

830-693-7152

Call the Tip Line.

getsocialLC

KBEY 103.9 Radio Picayune

This week in The Picayune

Browse The Archives