Cottonwood Pride receives PEC grant

PEC offers grants to nonprofits for energy-efficiency projects

For a nonprofit, $5,000 is a big boost for its programs. And thanks to Pedernales Electric Cooperative, it’s not a pipe dream. The cooperative is accepting applications for community grants of up to $5,000 through 5 p.m. October 1. Nonprofits must prove their tax-exempt status with the proper documentation and be located within PEC’s territory […]

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PEC Board of Directors officers

PEC Board of Directors elects officers at July meeting

During its July meeting, the Pedernales Electric Cooperative Board of Directors elected officers. Those serving on the Board of Directors are elected by PEC members to govern the cooperative. Elected officers are members of the board and serve one-year terms. The board re-elected District 6 Director Paul Graf to serve as the body’s president and […]

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James Oakley and Jim Powers

Oakley and Powers retain PEC Board of Director seats

FROM STAFF REPORTS Incumbents James Oakley and Jim Powers kept their seats on the Pedernales Electric Cooperative Board of Directors during the recent election. (more…)

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Lower Colorado River Authority representatives present a $50,000 check to the city of Burnet for a live-fire training tower. Pictured are Burnet Fire Chief Mark Ingram (left), LCRA board members Michael Allen and Nancy Eckert Yeary, Jayden Foster, EMS coordinator Curtis Murphy, LCRA General Manager Phil Wilson, Burnet City Manager David Vaughn, Mayor Crista Goble Bromley, LCRA board member George Russell, grant writer Leslie Baugh, Community Development Partnership Program review committee member Earl Foster, and LCRA Regional Affairs representatives Susan Patten and Steve Dyer. Courtesy photo

LCRA program awards $111,000 in grants to first responders

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Lower Colorado River Authority handed out more than $111,000 in grants through its Community Development Partnership Program to four Highland Lakes emergency service agencies. The Pedernales Electric Cooperative chipped in on two of the donations. (more…)

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Two out-of-state utility line workers killed at TX 71 job site

FROM STAFF REPORTS Two construction crew workers were killed June 1 in a job site accident when a metal utility pole fell on them during lifting operations. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School junior Kenadee Stewart is one of 10 students selected by Pedernales Electric Cooperative to participate in this year’s summer Youth Tour in Washington, D.C. The program gives students a closer look at how the federal government works. Photo courtesy of Pedernales Electric Cooperative

Marble Falls junior picked for Washington leadership trip

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Pam Parkman, executive director of the Marble Falls Education Foundation, knew the ideal Marble Falls High School student to enter in the Pedernales Electric Cooperative Youth Tour competition: junior Kenadee Stewart. (more…)

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Pedernales Electric Cooperative District 5 Director James Oakley and District 4 Director Jim Powers have both drawn challengers in the upcoming PEC board elections. Photos courtesy of PEC

PEC ballot set; James Oakley draws three challengers

FROM STAFF REPORTS Candidates for the Pedernales Elective Cooperative Board of Directors are set with the two incumbents drawing challengers. The PEC board approved the ballot for the 2019 election during its April meeting. The election is for districts 4 and 5 directors. (more…)

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PEC opens nomination process for Board of Directors election

PEC opens nomination process for Board of Directors election

FROM STAFF REPORTS Pedernales Electric Cooperative is opening its nomination process for election to its Board of Directors. (more…)

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PEC accepting applications for scholarships, nonprofit grants

FROM STAFF REPORTS Scholarship and Community Grant applications may be submitted to Pedernales Electric Cooperative in the coming weeks. (more…)

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PEC to members: Hang up on scammers demanding payment

PEC to members: Hang up on scammers demanding payment

FROM STAFF REPORTS If you receive a phone call from someone claiming to be with Pedernales Electric Cooperative who’s demanding you pay a bill immediately or face disconnection of electric services, co-op officials say to hang up. (more…)

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PEC recycling natural Christmas trees; drop-off locations in Bertram, Marble Falls

FROM STAFF REPORTS Santa has come and gone, and you’ve got weekend plans to take down the Christmas decorations. One thing, however, doesn’t have a place in storage: the Christmas tree. (more…)

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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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