Lower Colorado River Authority and Pedernales Electric Cooperative representatives present a $23,050 grant to the Cottonwood Shores Volunteer Fire Department for station renovations. The grant is part of LCRA’s Community Development Partnership Program. Pictured are volunteer Greg Widmer (left), department board members Becky Evans and John Marr, PEC community engagement representative Diana Gonzales, department secretary Janet Taylor-Carusi, LCRA board member George Russell, and LCRA Governmental Affairs representative Steve Dyer. Courtesy photo

LCRA-PEC grants go toward Cottonwood Shores VFD and Spicewood library projects

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Lower Colorado River Authority and Pedernales Electric Cooperative recently provided grants to help remodel a volunteer fire department station and purchase a digital sign for a community library. (more…)

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Local county judges say one of the biggest challenges they face after October flooding has been debris cleanup. Residents affected by the flood, such as on Harris Loop in Kingsland, have had to move almost all of their belongings to the street for removal. The Lower Colorado River Authority announced Oct. 29 it will give $100,000 each to Burnet and Llano counties to ensure public safety. Staff photo by Jennifer Greenwell

County judges to determine how to use $100,000 from LCRA for flood cleanup efforts

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Now that the floodwaters have subsided, Burnet and Llano counties face a new challenge: removing trash and debris. (more…)

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U.S. Rep. Roger Williams (left) toured the Pedernales Electric Cooperative’s new Marble Falls District Office on Aug. 9 before speaking to PEC staff and board members. Next to him is PEC Director of Regional Operations Nathan Burns. Photo courtesy John Larsen, PEC photographer

U.S. Rep. Roger Williams visits PEC’s new Marble Falls office and briefly talks politics

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS MARBLE FALLS — U.S. Rep. Roger Williams stopped by the Pedernales Electric Cooperative’s new Marble Falls District Office on Aug. 9 as the congressman made the rounds in his District 25. (more…)

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The new Marble Falls District Office for the Pedernales Electric Cooperative. It is located at 4302 U.S. 281 North in Marble Falls. Staff photo

PEC board to break in new Marble Falls office with meeting

FROM STAFF REPORTS JOHNSON CITY — The Pedernales Electric Cooperative Board of Directors will get down to business in the co-op’s new Marble Falls district office for its Aug. 20 meeting. PEC board meetings are usually held in the co-op’s Johnson City headquarters, but members will instead convene in the Marble Falls District Office, 4302 […]

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Pedernales Electric Cooperative members elected Milton Rister (District 1), Paul Graf (District 6), and Amy Lea SJ Akers (Distrcit 7) to the cooperative’s board during the June 23 elections. Rister replaces Cristi Clements, who held the District 1 board seat for nine years. She chose not to seek re-election. PEC members re-elected incumbents Graf and Akers. Board members are elected for three-year terms. Courtesy photo

Rister, Graf, and Akers elected to PEC board of directors June 23

FROM STAFF REPORTS JOHNSON CITY — Pedernales Electric Cooperative members stuck with two incumbents and selected a new face for the cooperative’s board during the recent elections. (more…)

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Pedernales Electric Cooperative presented a $3,500 grant to Cottonwood Pride, a Cottonwood Shores organization, which will use the funds to help upgrade the Cottonwood Shores Volunteer Fire Department’s training room. Pictured are Christine Widmer (left), Greg Widmer, Janet Taylor-Carusi, PEC Director of Community Engagement Trista Fugate, PEC Vice President of Safety and Support Services Richard Arellano, Rachelle Backer of PEC, Tommie Engler of PEC, and Tia Owens of PEC. Courtesy photo

PEC grant for $3,500 to fund upgrade to Cottonwood Shores VFD training room

COTTONWOOD SHORES — The Cottonwood Shores Volunteer Fire Department’s training room will get an upgrade thanks to a Pedernales Electric Cooperative grant. (more…)

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PEC's Marble Falls district office opens June 7 with more features

PEC’s Marble Falls district office opens June 7 with more features

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — Pedernales Electric Cooperative members will have plenty of reasons to celebrate the new Marble Falls District Office, including more drive-through payment lines and charging stations for electric vehicles. (more…)

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Burnet High School graduate Trey Foster (second from right) accepts a $15,750 scholarship from Pedernales Electric Cooperative’s Lineman’s Rodeo Team. The graduate is headed to the Northwest Lineman College in Denton, where he’ll follow in the footsteps of late father, Anthony Foster, in becoming a lineman. Pictured with Foster are PEC Regional Operation Supervisor Ken Armstrong (left), PEC Technical Services Supervisor Eric Bitzko, PEC Safety and Technical Training Manager James Vasquez, and PEC Vice President of Operations Wayne McKee. Courtesy photo

PEC awards scholarship to Burnet graduate following in his late father’s footsteps as lineman

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — As Pedernales Electric Cooperative staff were preparing for a move to their new Marble Falls district office, they came across Anthony Foster’s lineman gear. (more…)

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Lower Colorado River Authority and Pedernales Electric Cooperative representatives presented a $44,950 grant to Bertram Volunteer Fire Department on May 23. The department will use the grant for defibrillators and to repair the fire station’s roof. The grant is part of the LCRA’s Community Development Program. Pictured are LCRA Chief of Staff Clint Harp (left), LCRA Governmental Affairs representative Steve Dyer, Bertram VFD Chief Bobby Huffstuttler, PEC CEO Julie Parsley, LCRA board member Lori A. Berger, LCRA General Manager Phil Wilson, Burnet County Emergency Services District No. 4 Commissioner John White, ESD No. 4 Commissioner Carol Ann Young, ESD No. 4 commissioner Kim Dickinson, and Burnet County Precinct 3 Commissioner Billy Wall. Courtesy photo

Bertram Volunteer Fire Department gets new roof thanks to LCRA and PEC grant

FROM STAFF REPORTS BERTRAM — After suffering through many days and nights under a bad roof, Bertram Volunteer Fire Department crews as well as residents seeking refuge in storms, will have a new roof over their heads thanks to a Lower Colorado River Authority and Pedernales Electric Cooperative grant. (more…)

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Pedernales Electric Cooperative board candidates in District 1: Donna Holland Wilcox, Frank Haskell, and Milton Rister.

Online voting begins May 24 for PEC board election candidates in districts 1, 6, and 7

SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE JOHNSON CITY —  Voting gets underway Thursday, May 24, in Pedernales Electric Cooperative’s annual board election. PEC members are choosing from among candidates in districts 1, 6, and 7. (more…)

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Pedernales Electric Cooperative District 1 Incumbent Cristi Clement (left) of Meadowlakes, who has served on the board since 2009, did not file to run for re-election. Candidates Donna Holland Wilcox (center), Milton Rister, and Frank Haskell (not shown) are facing off for the position. Election results will be announced June 23.

PEC District 1 incumbent not running, 3 candidates vying for spot

FROM STAFF REPORTS  JOHNSON CITY — As the candidate nomination process for the Pedernales Electric Cooperative board of directors deadline came to a close, the eligible list revealed that the incumbent from District 1 has chosen not to run for re-election. (more…)

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The Pedernales Electric Cooperative Northwest Operations Center is scheduled to be open the week of June 7. Staff photo

Opening of PEC Marble Falls operations center pushed to June

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Officials rescheduled the grand opening of the new Pedernales Electric Cooperative Northwest Operations Center for summer 2018 due to unforeseen demands on construction materials statewide and a delivery delay in a critical piece of equipment for the facility. (more…)

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PEC accepting director nomination applications for Districts 1, 6, 7

PEC accepting director nomination applications for Districts 1, 6, 7

FROM STAFF REPORTS JOHNSON CITY — Pedernales Electric Cooperative is accepting board of director nominations for three positions, but interested individuals only have until 5 p.m. Friday, March 30, to submit applications. (more…)

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PEC accepting applications for $100,000 in high school scholarships

FROM STAFF REPORTS JOHNSON CITY — The Pedernales Electric Cooperative launched its scholarship program application process to benefit high school seniors with thousands of dollars in funding for higher education. (more…)

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Donna Holland Wilcox is running for the Pedernales Electric Cooperative's Board of Directors District 1 seat. Courtesy photo

Donna Holland Wilcox announces candidacy for PEC District 1 director

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY JOHNSON CITY — In a bid to unseat a longtime incumbent, Burnet County resident Donna Holland Wilcox announced she will run for the Pedernales Electric Cooperative’s Board of Directors District 1 seat. (more…)

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PEC accepting nominations for director candidates in districts 1, 6, 7

PEC accepting nominations for director candidates in districts 1, 6, 7

SPECIAL TO DAILYTRIB.COM JOHNSON CITY — Pedernales Electric Cooperative is accepting nominations from eligible candidates in districts 1, 6, and 7 who are interested in running for the cooperative’s board of directors. (more…)

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Lower Colorado River Authority and Pedernales Electric Cooperative representatives presented a $22,487 grant Jan. 9 to the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office for new portable radios. Pictured are BCSO Chief Deputy Mike Cummings (left), LCRA board member George Russell, BCSO Capt. Chris Jett, BCSO Sgt. Russell Kneese, Burnet County Commissioner Jim Luther, Burnet County Commissioner Russell Graeter, Burnet County Judge James Oakley, BCSO Sheriff Calvin Boyd, PEC Director of Community Engagement Trista Fugate, Burnet County Commissioner Billy Wall, LCRA Governmental and Regional Affairs Rep. Steve Dyer, and Burnet County Commissioner Joe Don Dockery. Courtesy photo

Burnet County Sheriff’s Office to upgrade portable radios with grant

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — A Lower Colorado River Authority grant has opened the door for the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office to begin replacing its obsolete portable radios with state-of-the-art equipment. (more…)

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PEC offering free Christmas tree recycling through Jan. 8

JOHNSON CITY — Pedernales Electric Cooperative is offering free Christmas tree recycling at its local offices. Bring natural, undecorated trees to the locations below for mulching. (more…)

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PEC program: No need to install costly equipment to take advantage of solar power

PEC program: No need to install costly equipment to take advantage of solar power

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY JOHNSON CITY — As many as 350 Pedernales Electric Cooperative members could have their utilities powered, in part, by solar energy as the cooperative prepares to offer a solar rate to applicants who opt into the program in December. (more…)

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PEC to give back $8.6 million in capital credits to members

FROM STAFF REPORTS JOHNSON CITY — As a way to pass along “profits” to customers, Pedernales Electric Cooperative officials will distribute $8.6 million in capital credits to members in their December bills. (more…)

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JULIE PARSLEY

PEC board selects new leadership

FROM STAFF REPORTS JOHNSON CITY — The Pedernales Electric Cooperative’s board of directors named Julie Parsley as the organization’s new chief executive officer on Oct. 26. She replaces John Hewa who resigned in May after about four years in the position. (more…)

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The Oct. 25 deadline is approaching for high school applicants within the Pedernales Electric Cooperative boundary to submit an essay for the Washington, D.C., youth tour. Courtesy photo

PEC seeks high school applicants for Washington youth tour

FROM STAFF REPORTS JOHNSON CITY — Ten local high school students have a chance to win an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., with submission of a persuasive essay about the Pedernales Electric Cooperative. (more…)

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PEC customers can save money through solar energy program without panels

PEC customers can save money through solar energy program without panels

FROM STAFF REPORTS JOHNSON CITY — Pedernales Electric Cooperative launched special rate savings for customers who opt in the cooperative’s diversified utility program connected to solar energy, according to a media release. (more…)

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Pedernales Electric Cooperative linemen will be sporting a new helmet color during October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Other field staff will be donning pink as well. Courtesy photo

Real linemen wear pink: PEC dons color for breast cancer awareness

FROM STAFF REPORTS JOHNSON CITY — The Pedernales Electric Cooperative linemen have turned in their traditional white hard hats for the month of October. Don’t worry: They aren’t working the lines sans protective headgear; instead, they’ve traded the white hats for pink ones. (more…)

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The Pedernales Electric Cooperative Northwest Operations Center is on schedule for completion by January 2018. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

PEC’s Marble Falls center on schedule for January 2018 move-in

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The new Pedernales Electric Cooperative Northwest Operations Center is on schedule for its January 2018 opening, and the co-op is taking steps to sell the old facility, according to officials. (more…)

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Pedernales Electric Cooperative has joined the effort to restore power Florida residents after Hurricane Irma by sending nearly two dozen employees to the state. Courtesy image

PEC sends staff to help restore Florida power in wake of Hurricane Irma

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY JOHNSON CITY — Pedernales Electric Cooperative sent staff and resources to Hurricane Irma-ravaged Florida on Sept. 11 to help restore electricity to homes and businesses. (more…)

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