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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.

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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.

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Rocket company to take off in Briggs

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF BRIGGS — California-based Firefly Space Systems has purchased 200acres in far north Burnet County to begin constructing small rockets used to transport satellites into space. Officials believe that once Firefly Space Systems establishes its business on the land just off U.S. 183, near the intersection of CR 210, the industry [...]

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Burnet County Extension agent Wade Hibler retiring after three decades

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — After more than three decades of serving communities as an agriculture extension agent, Wade Hibler is making a change. It’s one he says is good for him and his family as well as for Burnet County.

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Leading ladies blaze trails in Burnet, Llano counties

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — A slow-paced rural setting might evoke images of “The Way Texas Used to Be” — as the motto for the city of Llano might suggest — however, recent election outcomes catapulting women into top leadership roles continue to defy that perception.

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Spicewood VFD, ESD sign emergency services agreement

SPECIAL TO DAILYTRIB.COM SPICEWOOD — Burnet County ESD No. 9 and Spicewood VFD-EMS, Inc. announced July 9 that the two entities have signed the first emergency services provider agreement for the district’s area in southeastern Burnet County.

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Cottonwood Shores VFD votes to change charter to resolve issue with city council

FROM STAFF REPORTS COTTONWOOD SHORES — The Cottonwood Shores Volunteer Fire Department membership voted July 8 to change its dissolution clause in its charter as requested by the city council.

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NRA Foundation grant helps BCSO get new sidearms

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — While Burnet County sheriff’s deputies have always carried a sidearm, it wasn’t until recently and with the help of the NRA Foundation that the officers all got the same make and model of pistols.

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Drought worse than recession for Burnet County taxpayers

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — While the majority of Burnet County residents don’t own lakefront property on lakes Buchanan and Travis, the woes of those who do could spill over to others when it comes to the impending county tax rate. “This drought is worse than what a recession was to Burnet County,” said Burnet [...]

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Oakley defeats Russell in runoff for Burnet County judge

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — In the Republican runoff May 27 for the Burnet County judge position, James Oakley held off Marble Falls Mayor George Russell to head for the November general election.

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Burnet and Llano counties hold run-off elections May 27

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Voters have another round in the Democratic and Republican party primaries with the run-off elections May 27. On the Democratic ticket, the two run-off races are for statewide elections. David M. Alameel and Kesha Rogers are vying for the party’s nomination for U.S. senator. And Richard “Kinky” Friedman and Jim [...]

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Early voting for Burnet County judge runoff set for May 19-23

FROM STAFF REPORTS  BURNET — Early voting gets under way May 19 in the runoff election for Burnet County judge with Marble Falls Mayor George Russell and former county commissioner James Oakley vying for the Republican party nomination. The polls are open during office hours through May 23. The election is May 27.

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Elections results from across Burnet County: old and new faces and one tie

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Voters across Burnet County chose new faces and picked a few familiar ones for local councils and school boards. One of the most recognizable faces on the Granite Shoals city council is on the way back. Last year, Shirley King had to step down from the council due to term [...]

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Donor gives 30 AR-15 rifles to Burnet County deputies

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Burnet County sheriff’s deputies just landed a little more firepower thanks to an anonymous donation of 30 AR-15 semi-automatic rifles. “That will provide every officer and most of our (Criminal Investigation Department) personnel with rifle capabilities,” Burnet County Sheriff W.T. Smith said. Previously, the deputies relied predominantly on their pistols [...]

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