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Mayor George Russell

Governor appoints former Marble Falls mayor to LCRA board of directors

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Outgoing Mayor George Russell bids farewell to city officials and community leaders as he prepares for service on the Lower Colorado River Authority board of directors after an appointment by the governor pending the Texas Senate’s approval. (more…)

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Guilford 'Gil' Jones

Retired district Judge Gil Jones accepts justice of the peace position

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — County commissioners on May 12 approved appointing retired State District Judge Guilford “Gil” Jones to the position of Precinct 4 justice of the peace, officials said. (more…)

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Pedernales Electric Cooperative

PEC candidates to offer views on competition, elections at forum

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF HORSESHOE BAY — Two candidates for the Pedernales Electric Cooperative board District 1 position have presented opposing views on how members elect candidates and whether customers should have more power in choosing their source of electricity. (more…)

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Highland Lakes voters decided city and school races

Highland Lakes voters decided city and school races

BURNET — With the results in, Highland Lakes voters have made their voices heard in the local elections. (more…)

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Highland Lakes cities and school districts holding elections May 9

Highland Lakes cities and school districts holding elections May 9

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The spring round of elections are May 9 for several cities and school districts around the Highland Lakes. Polls in Burnet and Llano counties are open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. The last day of early voting is May 5. The Highland Lakes has several races on the ballot. (more…)

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Judge Edward Cutchin

Judge Edward Cutchin hanging up robe to stay active with family

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET —  With his recent retirement announcement, Burnet County Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Edward Cutchin said he plans on many more years fishing, hiking and spending time with his wife and family. (more…)

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Early voting for Highland Lakes elections runs through May 5

Early voting for Highland Lakes elections runs through May 5

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — With spring in the air, it means many things, including local school board and municipal elections. Early voting for the May 9 elections began April 27 and runs through May 5. The Highland Lakes has several races on the ballot in Burnet and Llano counties. (more…)

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PEC candidates announce intent to run for board of directors

FROM STAFF REPORTS JOHNSON CITY — Pedernales Electric Cooperative candidates have turned in their petitions to apply to run for three of the seven positions up for election on the board of directors. (more…)

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Burnet County, other agencies track sex offenders in sweep

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Local law enforcement along with federal and state agencies took aim at sex offenders who fail to comply with registration, address and child protection rules in a two-day operation March 31 and April 1. (more…)

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Burnet County commissioners have approved the purchase of the Burnet County Jail, 900 County Lane in Burnet, for about $14 million. File photo

Burnet County to purchase jail from private owners for $14 million

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — County commissioners have approved the purchase of the Burnet County Jail facility for about $14 million, officials say. (more…)

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PEC and state lawmakers wrangle over at-large voting system

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF JOHNSON CITY — Lawmakers are expected to consider legislation that would change the way Pedernales Electric Cooperative members elect their board of directors, and some members and directors are rejecting the proposal citing “autonomy.” (more…)

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The Lower Colorado River Authority has launched an aggressive invasive vegetation eradication program in lakes LBJ and Marble Falls by permitting municipalities and property owners to use copper-based herbicides during scheduled treatment periods. File photo

LCRA, cities take aim at water weeds with chemical treatments

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The Lower Colorado River Authority has launched a nuisance water weed eradication program that involves municipalities and property owners participating in waterway chemical treatments starting this spring. (more…)

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LCRA postpones meeting on nuisance aquatic vegetation

FROM STAFF REPORTS HORSESHOE BAY — The Lower Colorado River Authority is postponing a March 5 open house because of icy weather predicted for the Highland Lakes. (more…)

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After filings, several contested races for school, city elections in Burnet, Llano counties

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — As the filing deadline has passed, a number of school and city elections are now scheduled in Burnet and Llano counties, officials say. “There’s about four or five cities, a couple of school districts and some (Emergency Service Districts), and that’s basically it,” said Burnet County Elections Administrator Doug Ferguson. […]

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