Highland Lakes voters decided city and school races

BURNET — With the results in, Highland Lakes voters have made their voices heard in the local elections.

CITY OF BURNET

In the mayoral race, incumbent Gary Wideman won re-election, 296-216, over challenger Milton Phair. In the city council race, voters picked Tres Clinton (276), Paul Farmer (269) and Mary Jane Shanes (223) over Danny Lester (201), Herve Derek Fortin (195) and Craig Lindholm.

In the 18 propositions, all but one passed. Voters gave a split decision to Proposition No. 13 with 200 votes for and 200 votes against. Read more about the propositions here.

Proposition No. 13 was an amendment of the city charter removing the requirements of a comprehensive plan.

CITY OF LLANO

Mike Reagor won the mayor’s seat over Sherry Simpson, 266-204. Paul Hull (347) and Glenn Conner (231) join the city council in a three-way race with Cheryl Crabtree (160).

CITY OF HIGHLAND HAVEN

The proposition allowing for the freezing of property taxes placed on disabled residents or those 65 years of age or older failed with 124 people voting against it and 40 voting for it.

The three alderman candidates (Lonnie C. Ball, Bill Passmore and James Warren) ran unopposed, and the election was declared previously.

CITY OF GRANITE SHOALS

The city elected a new mayor as Carl Brugger beat out Dennis McCoy, 124-39. The previous mayor, Dennis Maier, did not run.

In the city council, Anita Hisey ran unopposed for Place 1, while Eric Tanner held off Michael Lee Steenbergen, 116-48, for Place 3. In Place 5, Todd Holland beat out Bill Cummings, 115-49.

Granite Shoals voters also approved the adoption of an additional sales tax at the rate of one-half of 1 percent to be used to reduce the property tax rate. The vote was, 96-69.

CITY OF BERTRAM

Bertram voters selected Cindy F. Callihan (25), Pat Turner (23) and Mike Konarik (22) as aldermen over Ricky Paz (17) and James Worrell (10).

CITY OF MARBLE FALLS

John Packer assumes the mayor position after running unopposed. Jane Marie Hurst keeps her spot as the Place 2 city council member and Ryan Nash his spot as the Place 6 council member after both also ran unopposed.

The only contested race was for Place 4, which Rachel Austin-Cook (63) won by beating Sharon Pittard (41) and Jennifer McKague (4).

BURNET CONSOLIDATED INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

For Place 2 on the school board, Angela Moore (420) beat out Troy Hocker (126) and John Erskine (173). Jeff Hullum ran unopposed for Place 4 as did Robby Robertson for Place 6.

LLANO INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

Rob Wilson beat out Charles Lee White Jr. by a 510-to-138 margin for Place 1. Ron Cunningham ran unopposed for Place 5.

BURNET COUNTY ESD NO. 4

Voters in Burnet County Emergency Services District No. 4 approved the adoption of a 2 percent local sales tax by the vote of 40 for and 20 against.

BURNET COUNTY ESD NO. 6

Burnet County Emergency Services District No. 6 voters also approved the adoption of a 2 percent local sales tax. The vote was 49 for and 21 against.

Entities that canceled elections due to no contested races were the city of Cottonwood Shores, the city of Meadowlakes, the village of Sunrise Beach and Marble Falls ISD.

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