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In the spirit of her family’s involvement in civil service, Megan Klaeger — an attorney and community volunteer — has filed to run for Marble Falls City Council. Courtesy photo

Megan Klaeger files to run for Marble Falls City Council

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS —  Megan Klaeger comes from family familiar with political and legal service, so when she threw her hat into the Marble Falls City Council race, her decision seemed like a natural progression of her activities in the community. (more…)

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Retired city official Crista Bromley has filed to run for mayor of Burnet. Courtesy photo

Crista Bromley hopes to return to city service in bid for Burnet mayor

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Crista Bromley might have retired from city service, but she’s not finished serving the city of Burnet. On Jan. 18, Bromley filed to run for mayor in the upcoming municipal election. (more…)

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Public invited to swearing-ins for elected county officials

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER LLANO — Officials in Llano and Burnet counties will welcome a few new faces, along with some familiar ones, during the ceremonial administration of the oaths of office. The public is invited. For elected officials in Llano County, the event starts at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 30, in the second-floor […]

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Phillips Ranch Road in Granite Shoals. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

With voters’ OK on bond, Granite Shoals looks to improve roads

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — Granite Shoals voters on Nov. 8 approved a street bond for $3 million to improve the three main arteries of the city — Prairie View, Phillips Ranch Road, and Valley View — but voted against a deer-feeding ban on the Election Day ballot. (more…)

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Republicans Mike Conaway (left), Dawn Buckingham, and Roger Williams all won their races Nov. 8 in Texas. Courtesy photos

STATE ELECTIONS: Republicans hold strong in Texas

STAFF REPORTS AUSTIN — In several statewide races of interest during the Nov. 8 general election, Texas Republicans continued to demonstrate their strength. In the District 11 U.S. representative race, which includes Llano County, incumbent Mike Conaway (R) held off Libertarian challenger Nicholas Landholt by a 201,467-to-23,613 margin. (more…)

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LOCAL ELECTIONS Granite Shoals says ‘no’ to deer feeding ban, 'yes' to road bond; and more

LOCAL ELECTIONS Granite Shoals says ‘no’ to deer feeding ban, ‘yes’ to road bond; and more

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR BURNET — After forcing the issue on the Nov. 8 ballot, opponents to the Granite Shoals ban on feeding deer got their way. That city’s voters also passed a $3 million bond for several road improvements. As the numbers started coming in Nov. 8, Highland Lakes residents made their voices clear […]

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Check with DailyTrib.com for Election Day results

Check with DailyTrib.com for Election Day results

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The time has come, the Nov. 8 general election is here. Check with DailyTrib.com after the polls close for Election Day results. (more…)

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Marble Falls charter amendment propositions on Nov. 8 ballot

Marble Falls charter amendment propositions on Nov. 8 ballot

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Voters in Marble Falls will determine the fate of eight city charter amendment propositions that range from potentially expanding who is authorized to write checks for city business to whether the city should use staff resources to track down tax information on political candidates. (more…)

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Highland Lakes early voting times and locations

Highland Lakes early voting times and locations

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — After months of hearing the candidates speak, the time has come to hit the button as early voting in Texas starts Monday, Oct. 24, and runs through Friday, Nov. 4. Election Day is Nov. 8. Across the Highland Lakes, voters will cast their ballots and have their say in local, […]

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With the November general election just around the corner and early voting starting Monday, Oct. 24, now is the time to register to vote. It's a simple procedure that gives you a voice in the democratic process. Go to votetexas.gov to register or check if you're currently registered. You can also check with your local county elections or clerk's offices for more information. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Deadline to register to vote is Oct. 11

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET COUNTY — If you haven’t been paying attention, here’s a quick note: The closely run 2016 presidential election comes down to who votes on Nov. 8 (or before during early voting). But if you aren’t registered, you don’t get a say in who the next president is or even who the […]

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Officials release ballot list of Horseshoe Bay city candidates

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER HORSESHOE BAY — Llano County officials on Sept. 14 released the ballot of candidates for Horseshoe Bay City Council. Horseshoe Bay has opted to conduct its municipal election in November as opposed to May when other area city and school entities typically do so. (more…)

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Elections officials allow more forms of ID for voting

Elections officials allow more forms of ID for voting

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Along with seven forms of photo identification, election officials have recently expanded acceptable forms of ID for voting to include original birth certificates, paychecks, utility bills and bank statements. (more…)

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Pedernales Electric Cooperative members elected incumbent board president James Oakley (left) and former Hays County judge and newcomer Jim Powers to the board during the membership meeting June 18 in Dripping Springs. Courtesy photo

PEC voters return incumbent Oakley to District 5 spot

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER DRIPPING SPRINGS — Pedernales Electric Cooperative members have re-elected an incumbent and added a new face to the board of directors in an election June 18. Officials unveiled results during the annual membership meeting in Dripping Springs. (more…)

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Highland Lakes Democrats head to state convention

Highland Lakes Democrats head to state convention

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR SAN ANTONIO — The Lone Star State has been solidly red for many years, but Highland Lakes Democrats aren’t letting that dampen their spirits as they get to work in San Antonio. The Texas Democratic Convention is June 16-18 at The Alamodome. (more…)

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PEC incumbent board president James Oakley squares off with challenger Carlos Palisciano during a recent candidates forum that featured the District 5 race. Courtesy photo

PEC candidates differ on facility closures and election system

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER JOHNSON CITY — A stark contrast has emerged within the contested race for the Pedernales Electric Cooperative board of directors on how members vote, whether to shutter facilities and the proposed criteria for serving on the board. (more…)

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Voters pick nominees in local, state runoff elections

Voters pick nominees in local, state runoff elections

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — It looks like Llano County Precinct 3 residents will have a new commissioner take the helm in January after a challenger upended the incumbent in the race for the Republican nomination. (more…)

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State and local runoff elections on May 24 ballot

State and local runoff elections on May 24 ballot

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — While much of the election attention has turned to the presidential race at the top of the tickets, Texas and Highland Lakes voters still have some decisions to make for the Democratic and Republican nominations. (more…)

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Early voting begins for PEC board of directors

Early voting begins for PEC board of directors

FROM STAFF REPORTS JOHNSON CITY — The Pedernales Electric Cooperative is launching early voting May 19-June 10 for two director positions in which one spot pits an incumbent board president against a newcomer. (more…)

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Early voting runs May 16-20 for runoff elections

Early voting runs May 16-20 for runoff elections

BURNET — The second round of the Republican and Democratic primaries gets rolling May 16 with early voting for the joint primary runoff election. Early voting runs through May 20 with election day May 24. Several local and state races are on the ballot for Burnet and Llano counties. The winners of the runoffs will […]

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Burnet County Republicans in Dallas for state GOP convention

Burnet County Republicans in Dallas for state GOP convention

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — While many political junkies already have their eyes on the upcoming presidential election in November, there’s still a lot of work to be done, including a major stop in Dallas and San Antonio. (more…)

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Voters in Burnet and Llano counties decide city and school board races

Voters in Burnet and Llano counties decide city and school board races

STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Voters in Burnet and Llano counties cast their ballots in several city and school district board elections. Voter turnout ranged from 6 percent to 15 percent in the various races. In the Marble Falls Independent School Board race for Place 1, Gary Boshears won with 379 votes. He defeated Lenwood Nelson […]

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City and school board races top May 7 elections

City and school board races top May 7 elections

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Highland Lakes residents can help determine the future of their communities and school districts during the May 7 elections. (more…)

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Llano County Sheriff Bill Blackburn (left) and former challenger James Schilling. Courtesy photos

Llano County sheriff’s candidate suspends GOP runoff campaign

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER LLANO — A candidate for sheriff has suspended his campaign in the upcoming May 24 runoff election, while the incumbent opponent says he will remain active in his bid to capture the Republican primary nomination. Challenger James Schilling’s name will still appear on the ballot. However, on April 25, he […]

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Early voting underway for city, school district elections

Early voting underway for city, school district elections

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — While it might not be as “big” as the Republican and Democratic primaries, local school and city elections play a major role in Highland Lakes communities. The May 7 election features several municipalities and school boards on the ballot. (more…)

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Llano elections forum to feature school and city candidates

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO  —  Candidates vying for school and city positions will talk about issues in the Llano community and introduce themselves to the public during an upcoming forum. The event on April 7 will start with a meet-and-greet at 5:30 p.m. followed by a meal at 6 p.m. with the forum at 7 […]

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Terry Wilson greets supporters during the Burnet County Republican watch party March 1 at Riverbend Conference Center in Marble Falls. Wilson defeated state Rep. Marsha Farney for the GOP’s nomination for District 20. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Burnet County’s Terry Wilson upsets incumbent state rep

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A celebratory Terry Wilson thanked supporters and well-wishers March 1 as it became evident he had unseated the incumbent District 20 state representative. (more…)

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