Ex-PEC general manager Bennie Fuelberg

Judge modifies sentence in ex-PEC GM’s money laundering case

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER JOHNSON CITY — A state district judge has modified the terms of a sentence for former PEC general manager Bennie Fuelberg, convicted of a money laundering scheme using utility funds to benefit a family member and a former board member’s son. (more…)

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PEC board of directors

Two new faces chosen, incumbent re-elected to PEC board of directors

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER CEDAR PARK —  A contentious and highly publicized Pedernales Electric Cooperative director election resulted in  higher voter participation as well as two new faces and one incumbent holding onto her position, according to officials. (more…)

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Deadline is June 12 for PEC online and mail-in voting

FROM STAFF REPORTS JOHNSON CITY — Pedernales Electric Cooperative members wanting a say in the election for board members in Districts 1, 6 and 7 have until June 12 to participate in the online and mail-in voting. But if members miss that deadline, they’ll have one more opportunity to vote in the co-op’s election. (more…)

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Pedernales Electric Cooperative

PEC candidates to offer views on competition, elections at forum

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF HORSESHOE BAY — Two candidates for the Pedernales Electric Cooperative board District 1 position have presented opposing views on how members elect candidates and whether customers should have more power in choosing their source of electricity. (more…)

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PEC candidates announce intent to run for board of directors

FROM STAFF REPORTS JOHNSON CITY — Pedernales Electric Cooperative candidates have turned in their petitions to apply to run for three of the seven positions up for election on the board of directors. (more…)

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PEC and state lawmakers wrangle over at-large voting system

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF JOHNSON CITY — Lawmakers are expected to consider legislation that would change the way Pedernales Electric Cooperative members elect their board of directors, and some members and directors are rejecting the proposal citing “autonomy.” (more…)

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Trio accused of PEC credit card abuse receive probation, $56,000 in fines

FROM STAFF REPORTS JOHNSON CITY — Three people, including two ex-utility company employees and a former Johnson City police officer, have accepted plea deals for probation and fines totaling $56,000 in connection to a PEC credit card scheme, officials say. (more…)

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PEC seeking member input on rates, fees with survey, forums

FROM STAFF REPORTS JOHNSON CITY — Pedernales Electric Cooperative officials are asking for co-op members’ input on rates and fees as part of a comprehensive cost-of-service and rate-design study. (more…)

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Phone scam targets Pedernales Electric Cooperative members

FROM STAFF REPORTS JOHNSON CITY — Pedernales Electric Cooperative officials are warning the public regarding a phone scam targeting members in which the caller threatens to cut off the individual’s electricity unless an “immediate payment” is made. The call, PEC officials said, is from a person posing as a PEC employee. (more…)

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Court upholds ex-PEC general manager’s conviction

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR AUSTIN — The Third Court of Appeals denied former Pedernales Electric Cooperative general manager Bennie Fuelberg’s appeal of his December 2010 conviction for misapplication of fiduciary property, theft and money laundering. (more…)

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PEC voters stick with current at-large election system

FROM STAFF REPORTS CEDAR PARK — With a chance to change how they choose their representation, Pedernales Electric Cooperative members opted to stay the course with the current system of electing directors through an at-large system. During the June 21 annual meeting at Cedar Park High School’s performing arts center, the members voted 9,219 to […]

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PEC voters can choose board members and election system, win prizes at annual meeting

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR JOHNSON CITY — The 20,000-plus Pedernales Electric Cooperative are faced with a decision in the current election. Voting started May 22 and runs through the June 21 at PEC’s annual meeting in Cedar Park. Voters not only have choices for the District 2 and District 3 candidates, but they also […]

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Marble Falls power outage April 15 likely caused by fire at substation on 1431

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Power was restored to much of Marble Falls and Meadowlakes about 7:40 a.m. April 15 after an outage. Pedernales Electric Cooperative crews switched to generator power to operate the substation in the 2600 block of RR 1431 West of Marble Falls. (more…)

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Cop, former PEC employees accused of credit card abuse

FROM STAFF REPORTS JOHNSON CITY — A police officer, his wife and her former co-worker face felony organized crime charges after allegations of using a utility company credit card to purchase thousands of dollars in personal items over several months, according to Johnson City police. (more…)

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