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.

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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.

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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.

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PEC offering look at solar options with tour

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR JOHNSON CITY — While solar electricity isn’t anything new, Pedernales Electric Cooperative officials hope people will take new interest in the concept. One way to learn more about solar energy and how to use it is by seeing how other homeowners utilize it.

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Spicewood families launch lawsuit seeking damages in 2011 Labor Day wildfire

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF SPICEWOOD — A group of property owners have launched a lawsuit, alleging Pedernales Electric Cooperative’s lack of power line maintenance caused a wildfire which scorched thousands of acres and damaged dozens of homes in September 2011. Several property owners along County Road 303 in the neighborhoods of Paleface Point and [...]

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Appeals court orders new hearing for former PEC general manager

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR AUSTIN — Former Pedernales Electric Cooperative general manager Bennie Fuelberg and general counsel Walter Demond will get another day in court after the Third Court of Appeals ruled a judge didn’t apply the proper standard in determining whether State District Judge Dan Mills should have been disqualified from hearing the [...]

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PEC members can lease solar panels for their homes

SPECIAL TO THE PICAYUNE JOHNSON CITY — Pedernales Electric Cooperative members looking to supplement their home’s energy supply with solar energy now have the option to lease solar panels from NRG Residential Solar Solutions.

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Head of PEC resigning; chief financial officer named interim CEO

FROM STAFF REPORTS JOHNSON CITY — After nearly two years, Chief Executive Officer R.B. Sloan has resigned his position with Pedernales Electric Cooperative, according to a release from the utility company.

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PEC offering $50,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors

SPECIAL TO THE PICAYUNE JOHNSON CITY — The Pedernales Electric Cooperative is accepting applications from local high school and home-schooled seniors for $50,000 worth of scholarships.

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PEC grant writers find cash for Spicewood volunteer firefighters

JOHNSON CITY – Five nonprofits including Spicewood’s volunteer fire agency — which is still recovering from a Labor Day wildfire — have received $90,000 in grant funding from the Pedernales Electric Cooperative. The announcement came Dec. 19 during a board meeting at the utility’s headquarters. The Spicewood Area Volunteer Fire Department was awarded $9,444 for [...]

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PEC: More strain on power grid could cause rolling blackouts

JOHNSON CITY — The Pedernales Electric Cooperative is urging Highland Lakes residents to voluntarily conserve energy to avoid rolling blackouts. More strain on resources could lead to energy losses, officials warned. The call to conserve power and reduce costs follows an emergency alert by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas after reserve power dipped below [...]

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PEC employees charity gives to 373 area organizations

JOHNSON CITY — Pedernales Electric Cooperative distributed more than $333,000 to 373 civic and charitable organizations in its service area as part of its employee-driven United Charities program. “United Charities is a great program because it allows PEC employees to give back to their neighbors, communities and favorite charitable organizations,” said Bobby Bryant, chairman for [...]

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