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Tom Stephens is running for the Republican nomination for Burnet County Precinct 2 commissioner. Courtesy photo

Longtime resident, community servant Tom Stephens seeks Pct. 2 commissioner spot

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — With three times the signatures he needed to get a spot on the March primary ballot, fifth-generation Burnet County resident Tom Stephens officially filed Nov. 11 for the Republican nomination for Burnet County Precinct 2 commissioner. (more…)

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Burnet County Judge James Oakley is seeking re-election. Courtesy photo

Burnet County Judge James Oakley seeking re-election

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Burnet County Judge James Oakley has announced his intention to seek re-election for that spot. He is running for the Republican nomination for the Burnet County judge seat in the March 6, 2018, primary. (more…)

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Lower Colorado River Authority official Ryan Rowney is seeking the Republican nomination for Burnet County Precinct 2 commissioner. Courtesy photo

LCRA official Ryan Rowney seeks Burnet County Precinct 2 commissioner spot

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Ryan Rowney, a longtime local rancher and community leader, has announced he is seeking the Republican nomination for the Burnet County Precinct 2 commissioner seat. (more…)

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Jeff Sellers has announced he is seeking the Republican nomination for the Burnet County Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace position. Courtesy photo

Emergency management expert Jeff Sellers running for Burnet County Precinct 3 JP spot

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — With an extensive background in emergency management and a number of other specialties, Burnet County resident Jeff Sellers has announced his intention to seek the Republican nomination for the Burnet County Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace office. (more…)

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Linda Bayless is seeking re-election as Burnet County Court-at-Law judge. Courtesy photo

Linda Bayless seeks re-election as Burnet County Court-at-Law judge

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — After a busy first term working to streamline Burnet County Court-at-Law procedures and reduce the court’s criminal caseload, Judge Linda Bayless has announced she will seek re-election for the position. (more…)

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Incumbents re-elected in Horseshoe Bay City Council race

Incumbents re-elected in Horseshoe Bay City Council race

FROM STAFF REPORTS HORSESHOE BAY — Voters overwhelmingly re-elected two incumbents to the Horseshoe Bay City Council, according to results of the Nov. 7 election from election officials in Llano and Burnet counties. (more…)

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Texans approve all 7 proposed constitutional amendments

Texans approve all 7 proposed constitutional amendments

FROM STAFF REPORTS AUSTIN — Texas voters approved all seven proposed state constitutional amendments during the Nov. 7 election, according to results from the Texas Secretary of State’s Office. (more…)

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Phillips Ranch Road in Granite Shoals. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Granite Shoals voters reaffirm road bonds for improvements

FROM STAFF REPORTS GRANITE SHOALS — On Election Day, Nov. 7, Granite Shoals voters gave the go-ahead for city leaders to issue $3 million in bonds for road improvements. (more…)

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Damon Beierle is running for the Republican nomination for the Burnet County Precinct 2 commissioner seat. Courtesy photo

Burnet businessman Damon Beierle files for Precinct 2 commissioner seat

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Damon Beierle, a longtime community leader and Burnet businessman, has announced he will seek the Republican nomination for the Burnet County Precinct 2 commissioner seat. (more…)

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Election Day voters have until 7 p.m. to cast their ballots

Election Day voters have until 7 p.m. to cast their ballots

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Election Day voters still have until 7 p.m. today, Nov. 7, to cast their ballots. The ballot features seven proposed statewide amendments for the Texas Constitution as well as local items for Granite Shoals and Horseshoe Bay. Early voting numbers reflected a low turnout compared to the number of registered […]

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Early voting numbers 'anemic’ in Burnet County

Early voting numbers ‘anemic’ in Burnet County

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — Election officials have reported meager voter turnout during the two-week early voting period for seven proposed state constitutional amendments as well as a couple of local options on the ballot. (more…)

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Proposition 4 notification raises questions about separation of powers

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY LLANO — Proposition 4 of the Texas constitutional amendments will ask voters to decide whether court entities should notify the state attorney general of legal challenges to state legislation. (more…)

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Proposition 3 could restrict terms of unsalaried governor appointees

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY LLANO — Among the proposed Texas constitutional amendments, voters will decide Nov. 7 whether to allow state commission and board appointees to remain in office pending selection of their replacements or remove them once their terms expire. (more…)

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Ed Necker of Signs 2 Go puts the finishing touches on the new Burnet County Elections Office on Oct. 26. The office is located at 106 W. Washington St. in Burnet. Courtesy photo

Burnet County Elections Office moves to courthouse square

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY  BURNET — Touting more space and public accessibility, the Burnet County Elections Office will set up shop in Burnet’s downtown square after refurbishment of an older building by the county. (more…)

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Constitutional amendments address home equity refinancing, charity raffles

Constitutional amendments address home equity refinancing, charity raffles

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY AUSTIN — If passed, two state constitutional amendments on the ballot in November would ease the burden on those trying to refinance home equity, while a third proposed amendment would allow more sports-related charitable foundations to conduct fundraising raffles. (more…)

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Early voting starts Oct. 23; state amendments, local items on ballot

Early voting starts Oct. 23; state amendments, local items on ballot

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — While it definitely doesn’t have the glitz and glamor of presidential or gubernatorial elections, the upcoming Nov. 7 election has several items worth heading to the polls. Early voting for the election runs Monday-Friday, Oct. 23-Nov. 4. All Texans have a say in the proposed seven state constitutional amendments on […]

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State amendments offer tax breaks to those who ‘sacrificed for others,’ spouses

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — In the face of concerns about tax contributions, a veterans advocate has defended two proposed state constitutional amendments aimed at providing tax breaks for veterans, fallen emergency workers, and their spouses. (more…)

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Phillips Ranch Road in Granite Shoals. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Granite Shoals voters to ‘reconfirm’ $3 million in road bonds in November

FROM STAFF REPORTS GRANITE SHOALS — Although already approved, Granite Shoals city leaders want to make sure they still have residents’ support for a $3 million bond issue for a scaled-down version of upgrades to the city’s main roadways. (more…)

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Burnet County Pct. 2 Commissioner Russell Graeter not filing for re-election

Burnet County Pct. 2 Commissioner Russell Graeter not filing for re-election

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — As many as three candidates have announced they plan to seek the Republican nomination for the Burnet County Precinct 2 county commissioner seat as the current commissioner, Russell Graeter, announced he will not seek re-election. (more…)

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Register to vote by Oct. 10 to decide on city elections, state amendments, more

Register to vote by Oct. 10 to decide on city elections, state amendments, more

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY HORSESHOE BAY — During a non-presidential election year, voters go to the polls Nov. 7 to decide on bond issues, some city and school elections, and a few state constitutional amendments. (more…)

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New Texas laws: Swords, balloon hunts, and no more texting and driving

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — With the first day of September comes signs of fall and a whole slate of new laws from the Texas Legislature. More than 600 laws went into effect Sept. 1. One will impact how you can use your cellphone while you drive, and another will allow you to openly […]

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Early voting starts April 24 in city and school district races

Early voting starts April 24 in city and school district races

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — While presidential and gubernatorial elections garner a lot of attention, it’s often the local city councils and school boards that have a direct impact on residents’ lives, making the May elections an important part of the civic landscape. (more…)

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In the spirit of her family’s involvement in civil service, Megan Klaeger — an attorney and community volunteer — has filed to run for Marble Falls City Council. Courtesy photo

Megan Klaeger files to run for Marble Falls City Council

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS —  Megan Klaeger comes from family familiar with political and legal service, so when she threw her hat into the Marble Falls City Council race, her decision seemed like a natural progression of her activities in the community. (more…)

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Retired city official Crista Bromley has filed to run for mayor of Burnet. Courtesy photo

Crista Bromley hopes to return to city service in bid for Burnet mayor

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Crista Bromley might have retired from city service, but she’s not finished serving the city of Burnet. On Jan. 18, Bromley filed to run for mayor in the upcoming municipal election. (more…)

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Public invited to swearing-ins for elected county officials

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER LLANO — Officials in Llano and Burnet counties will welcome a few new faces, along with some familiar ones, during the ceremonial administration of the oaths of office. The public is invited. For elected officials in Llano County, the event starts at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 30, in the second-floor […]

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Phillips Ranch Road in Granite Shoals. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

With voters’ OK on bond, Granite Shoals looks to improve roads

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — Granite Shoals voters on Nov. 8 approved a street bond for $3 million to improve the three main arteries of the city — Prairie View, Phillips Ranch Road, and Valley View — but voted against a deer-feeding ban on the Election Day ballot. (more…)

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