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Burnet County taking over jail operations; no taxpayer impact, officials say

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — With its two latest dance partners fleeing the floor, Burnet County is doing a little two-stepping on its own when it comes to operating the county jail starting April 1. But county officials said it shouldn’t impact the budget or taxpayers’ pocketbooks.

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Rules to fight zebra mussels take effect in Burnet and Llano counties

SPECIAL TO THE PICAYUNE AUSTIN — In the state’s continuing effort to combat the spread of invasive zebra mussels, Burnet and Llano counties were among 30 additional counties added March 23 to the recently-implemented rules requiring that all boats operating on public water be drained after use. Under the regulations, persons leaving or approaching public [...]

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Burnet County Jail transitions to new management company

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The Burnet County Jail will have a new operator as of April 1, but county officials said the transition will be smooth and virtually undetectable by county residents and taxpayers. “There will be very little change out there,” said Burnet County Precinct 1 Commissioner Bill Neve. He also chairs the [...]

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Oakley, Russell in runoff for Burnet County judge; other GOP races decided

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A three-way race for the Burnet County judge Republican nomination is now down to two after the March 4 primaries. Former Burnet County Commissioner James Oakley will face current Marble Falls Mayor George Russell in a future runoff after they were the top two vote getters in the race for [...]

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Evan Stubbs takes all counties in 424th District judge race

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — As the final Burnet County election results rolled in at the Riverbend Conference Center just about 10 p.m. March 4, the cheers went up, confirming what was probably known for an hour: Challenger Evan Stubbs beat incumbent Dan Mills in the 424th District judge race in the [...]

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Highland Lakes voters head to polls March 4

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — With early voting wrapping up Feb. 28 for the Republican and Democratic primaries, Highland Lakes residents get one more shot at casting their ballots March 4. Citizens will find many contested races, especially in the Republican primaries, from the national level to the local races. The winners of the March [...]

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Former judge Guilford Jones endorses Evan Stubbs in 424th district race

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Due to alleged “ethics” and “integrity” questions surrounding the incumbent 424th Judicial District judge, a retired member of the bench terminated his visiting judge status Feb. 20 to publicly support a challenger in the race. Former 33rd Judicial District Judge Guilford Jones hosted a news conference at [...]

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Head to the polls for early voting Feb. 18-28 (and don’t forget your photo ID)

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The polls are open for the March primaries as early voting begins Feb. 18 and continues through Feb. 28. Early voting is just that: a chance to vote early in the upcoming March 4 Democratic and Republican party primaries. Voters get to chose which candidates head for the November general [...]

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Highland Lakes voters have a lot of choices on ballot in March primaries

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — When it comes to the ballots during the upcoming Republican and Democratic primaries, voters will find they have a lot of choices up and down the ballots. At the top of the ballot on the Republican side, you’ll find eight people vying for the party’s nomination for U.S. senator. John [...]

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Residency, donations raise questions in 424th District Judge’s race

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — At the height of the Republican primary campaign season, candidates for the 424th District Judge’s race have traded accusations regarding residency requirements and campaign donations.

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GOP primary candidates talk taxes, water and more at Burnet County forum

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET —  Republican candidates vying for their party’s nomination in Burnet County and judicial offices emphasized controlling expenses, keeping taxes low and embracing more technology during a forum Feb. 6 at the Burnet Community Center.

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Burnet County Sheriff’s Office continues holiday effort to curb drunken driving

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Christmas and New Year’s Eve revelers looking to enjoy a “little” drinking and then head home might want to reconsider. The Burnet County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its extra patrol through Jan. 2, 2014, with an eye on nabbing people driving under the influence. The sheriff’s office announced the plan [...]

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Progress made on water plant for drought-stricken Spicewood Beach

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF SPICEWOOD — Heavy equipment rolled into Spicewood Beach Village on Dec. 12 to unload water plant components, launching the installation of a new system to serve communities in eastern Burnet County, officials said. Crews are scheduled to pour the foundation for the facility delivered to the old plant on Linda [...]

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Burnet County GOP chair Linda Rogers announces run for county judge

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — After eight years as the Burnet County Republican chair, Linda Rogers has decided to try another chair, this one at the Burnet County Commissioners Court table. Rogers announced she has filed to run for the Republican nomination for the Burnet County judge position. The primaries are March 4, 2014.

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