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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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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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Llano County sheriff, Precinct 3 commissioner races in runoffs

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — A five-way race for the Republican nomination for the Llano County sheriff is down to two. Sheriff Bill Blackburn will face challenger James Schilling in a May runoff after the two earned the most votes in the Republican primary March 1. Blackburn brought in 2,542 votes, or 46 percent, with […]

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Llano County Commissioners approved on Jan. 11 consolidating the county’s Kingsland annex with the East Llano County annex in Buchanan Dam despite rejection from hundreds of Kingsland residents by petition and opposition by the elected officials housed there. Commissioners who voted for the move cited lack of space, security concerns at the Kingsland annex and cost-savings for their decision. Courtesy photos

Commissioners OK moving Kingsland precinct office to Buchanan Dam

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER LLANO — After a contentious debate Jan. 11 pitting Llano County Precinct 3 elected officials against Llano County commissioners, officials have approved consolidating the Kingsland annex into the East Llano County Annex in Buchanan Dam. (more…)

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Voters sort through crowded field with candidates forums

Voters sort through crowded field with candidates forums

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER LLANO — Candidates are vying for spots in several Republican nomination races in the Highland Lakes, so various political entities have organized a string of events to help voters determine who might be the best nominees for local and statewide elections. (more…)

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ELECTIONS: It’s political season in the Highland Lakes

ELECTIONS: It’s political season in the Highland Lakes

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — While Christmas and the holiday season are upon us, it’s also another season this year: political. And the candidates for the March 1 primaries are lining up for your support. This year marks a big political year as the races feature candidates from the White House down to the county […]

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Burnet County voters pass liquor-by-the-drink measure

Burnet County voters pass liquor-by-the-drink measure

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Burnet County voters approved Nov. 3 a measure that will allow businesses and restaurants in unincorporated portions of the county to sell liquor by the drink. The proposition passed 3,311 to 1,031. It creates a more uniform standard for businesses seeking the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission’s approval for liquor-by-the-drink sales. […]

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Llano, Burnet counties issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples

Llano, Burnet counties issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER LLANO — Llano County Judge Mary Cunningham says she won’t let her personal views about the federal government’s role in the  marriage debate get in the way of the mandated duties of the county in issuing marriage licenses. (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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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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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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Highland Lakes cities and school districts holding elections May 9

Highland Lakes cities and school districts holding elections May 9

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The spring round of elections are May 9 for several cities and school districts around the Highland Lakes. Polls in Burnet and Llano counties are open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. The last day of early voting is May 5. The Highland Lakes has several races on the ballot. (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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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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James Oakley

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: Easy going for Republicans in Llano County

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — With no local Democrats in the mix, Llano County Republicans smoothly sailed into office Nov. 4 following elections. Mary Cunningham earned the Llano County judge’s spot by capturing 5,910 votes. She had no opponent, Democrat or other. Rebecca Lange won the Llano County attorney spot with 5,923 votes. And Joyce […]

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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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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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Llano County resists housing immigrant children

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — Two more commissioners courts in the Hill Country have approved resolutions rejecting the placement of undocumented immigrant children in facilities within their counties citing an “unsupportable burden on local taxpayers,” according to one of the public documents. (more…)

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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. (more…)

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Llano County reinstates burn ban for unincorporated areas

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — The Llano County Commissioners enacted a burn ban July 14 for the unincorporated portions of the county. The commissioners lifted the ban in May. A lack of rainfall, coupled with high temperatures and low humidity, brought about a new ban. (more…)

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LINDA BALLARD

Ballard keeps Llano justice of peace seat after coin toss

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — Incumbent Linda Ballard will retain her seat as the Llano County Precinct 2 justice of the peace after a coin toss at the courthouse gazebo June 12, officials said. After a March primary, a May run-off and a June recount, the race for the Republican nomination between Ballard and challenger […]

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