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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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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Coin flip will decide GOP Llano County justice of peace race

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — After a March primary, a May run-off and a June recount, the race for the Republican nomination for the Llano County Precinct 2 justice of the peace comes down to a coin flip June 12. During the Republican primary in March, Linda Ballard and Steve Lange were the top two […]

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Llano County GOP justice of peace runoff ends in tie

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — In the Republican primary runoff elections for two justice of the peace on May 27, one resulted in a tie vote, while the second ended in defeat by 13 percentage points, according to preliminary numbers from the Llano County elections administrator.

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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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