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LCRA: Highland Lakes boaters should be extra cautious July 4

MARBLE FALLS — With fireworks displays illuminating the skies over lakes Marble Falls and LBJ on July 4, plenty of folks plan to get the best seats in the house — on their boats. But this means added boat traffic at night when water travel is more dangerous. (more…)

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Burnet County residents can claim $2.6M in cash, property

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET —  From forgotten bank accounts to mineral royalties, Burnet County residents have left millions of dollars in cash and property on the table, and the Texas State Comptroller’s Office will be in town to help them claim their lost loot. (more…)

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Water interests wrangle over emergency order to halt Highland Lakes releases downstream

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Interests along the upper and lower Colorado River basins are getting ready to go head to head after an emergency order to curtail Highland Lakes water releases to downstream agriculture and recreation industries. (more…)

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Petitioners launch campaign for Burnet County-wide booze option

Petitioners launch campaign for Burnet County-wide booze option

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER KINGSLAND — A group of citizens has launched a county-wide, alcohol-option petition to place a proposition on the ballot that would allow businesses the ability to sell and serve liquor by the drink. Burnet County Committee for Economic Growth must collect about 4,200 signatures for the mixed-beverage option to place the […]

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PEC board of directors

Two new faces chosen, incumbent re-elected to PEC board of directors

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER CEDAR PARK —  A contentious and highly publicized Pedernales Electric Cooperative director election resulted in  higher voter participation as well as two new faces and one incumbent holding onto her position, according to officials. (more…)

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Judge Guilford "Gil" Jones

Retired Judge Gil Jones sworn in as Burnet County justice of the peace

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — After a swearing-in ceremony, a retired district judge will take his place as a “temporary” justice of the peace in Burnet County while continuing his duties as a mediator. (more…)

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Deadline is June 12 for PEC online and mail-in voting

FROM STAFF REPORTS JOHNSON CITY — Pedernales Electric Cooperative members wanting a say in the election for board members in Districts 1, 6 and 7 have until June 12 to participate in the online and mail-in voting. But if members miss that deadline, they’ll have one more opportunity to vote in the co-op’s election. (more…)

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Christ-Yoder Animal Shelter staying open with counties taking active role

Christ-Yoder Animal Shelter staying open with counties taking active role

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BUCHANAN DAM — Officials from Burnet and Llano counties came to the rescue of the Christ-Yoder Animal Shelter, which faced closure because of lack of volunteer and financial support. (more…)

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LCRA: Drought hangs on despite rising Highland Lakes levels

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER SPICEWOOD — The history of dry spells and floods in the Highland Lakes can offer clues about whether recent flooding has eased the grip of the drought, officials say. (more…)

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Longtime State Sen. Troy Fraser to step aside from politics

Longtime State Sen. Troy Fraser to step aside from politics

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER AUSTIN —  State Sen. Troy Fraser, R-Horseshoe Bay, a lawmaker for nearly three decades, has forged a foundation for preserving Texas economic strength in oil, gas and utilities; stood behind landowners on water rights and environmental issues; and helped secure funding for education, military and health care resources. (more…)

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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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