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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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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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New lead assistant DA has experience in capital murder, death penalty cases

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — A prosecutor recently hired by the 33rd/424th Judicial District Attorney will step into a newly created position, bringing years of experience in handling capital murder and death penalty cases as well as white collar crimes those against children, officials say. (more…)

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Evan Stubbs

Burnet and Llano counties swearing in elected officials on Jan. 1

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The new year brings some new — and returning — faces to county offices as officials get ready for the swearing-in ceremonies Jan. 1. In Burnet County, officials are gathering at 9:30 a.m. at the Burnet County Courthouse, 220 S. Pierce St. in Burnet for a reception followed by a […]

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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. (more…)

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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. (more…)

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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. (more…)

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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 […]

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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. (more…)

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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. (more…)

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