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Ex-Llano County jailer tied to inmate death sues county for attorney’s fees

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — Attorneys for an ex-jailer who pleaded no contest to misdemeanor charges in connection with an in-custody death at the Llano County Jail have filed a lawsuit to recover legal fees in resolved criminal and civil cases against their client. Private defense attorney Nina Willis represented ex-Llano County jailer Scottie Bryan [...]

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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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Llano County deputies make two drug busts in two days

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — An off-duty Llano County deputy nabbed an alleged drug dealer who was apparently peddling methamphetamine in a youth ball field parking lot March 12. According to a Llano County Sheriff’s Office press release, an off-duty deputy was attending his child’s baseball practice at Barney Lee Field in Llano when somebody [...]

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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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Llano County sees two runoffs and new county attorney

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — Llano County voters aren’t quite done with the Republican primary as two races head for runoffs while a new county attorney will take office after the longtime previous one had stepped down. In the Republican primary race for the Llano County attorney nomination, Rebecca Lange edged Rob Wilson, 2,051-1,820.

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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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Commissioners appoint interim Llano County attorney

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — Llano County commissioners, by a majority vote, declined appointing someone to fill the unexpired term of Llano County attorney Cheryll Mabray and opted instead to appoint first assistant county attorney Linda Bayless in an interim role for the position, officials said. Two applicants applied for the vacated position. They were [...]

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District judge candidate Evan Stubbs stands by his Burnet County residency claim

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — When Evan Stubbs announced his intention earlier this year to file to seek the Republican Party nomination for the 424th District Judge position, it didn’t take long for questions to begin swirling about his residency qualifications. Stubbs, who’s office is in Lampasas, claims Burnet County residency. Under state [...]

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Judge Dan Mills appointed to review, authorize wiretaps, intercepts in Central Texas

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — All requests by law enforcement for wiretaps and similar intercept methods in a 26-county region of Central Texas must go through State District Judge Dan Mills. On Oct. 24, Sharon Keller, the presiding judge of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, appointed Mills as the judge of competent jurisdiction for [...]

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Several Highland Lakes elections are on Nov. 5 ballot

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Voters from Marble Falls to Horseshoe Bay and several rural areas can determine a number of things from a bond for a city pool to the creation of emergency services districts on the Nov. 5 ballots. Because of the number of items on the ballots, voters should always turn [...]

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Voters have say in Texas Constitution on Nov. 5

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Texans have a unique opportunity to directly impact the state constitution through nine propositions on the Nov. 5 ballot. Though not as glamorous or exciting as some measures, constitutional amendments influence the way the state is governed. Some of the propositions simply clear up old laws or affect a limited [...]

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