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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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Incumbents upset in Llano city and school board elections

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — In Llano city and school candidate races, unofficial election results May 10 showed a string of incumbent upsets, including a close race for city alderman positions, according to the elections administrator.

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$33.4M bond for Llano ISD passes by wide margin

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — Voters approved a $33.4 million bond proposition May 10, which improves, expands and upgrades facilities, security resources, maintenance, transportation and technology systems throughout the Llano Independent School District, according to unofficial voting results from the Llano County elections administrator.

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Election Day is May 10 for Highland Lakes contests

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The Highland Lakes municipal, emergency service district and school districts elections are May 10. There are a bevy of elections across the Highland Lakes for selecting school board members, city council members and even deciding major school bonds. The list of elections cuts across almost every municipality and school district. Below is a [...]

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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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