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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Old Christmas tree

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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Hurricane Harvey's path

PEC on standby as Harvey could bring bad weather, outages

FROM STAFF REPORTS JOHNSON CITY — Gulf Coast residents aren’t the only Texans paying attention to Hurricane Harvey. Meteorologists are predicting Harvey will bring severe weather to parts of Central Texas. In response, Pedernales Electric Cooperative crews are prepared to be called in case members lose power. (more…)

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PEC warns customers of survey scam, offers protection tips

FROM STAFF REPORTS JOHNSON CITY — Officials with Pedernales Electric Cooperative are warning members of a “power survey” scam and offering ways to report suspicious activity. On July 17, the cooperative reported that unidentified individuals were approaching customers and claiming to be conducting energy surveys on behalf of the utility. (more…)

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District 2 incumbent Emily Pataki (right) was re-elected to the Pedernales Electric Cooperative board along with newcomer to District 3, board member-elect Randy R. Klaus. Courtesy photo

Pataki, Klaus win PEC board of directors election

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY LEANDER — Pedernales Electric Cooperative members re-elected an incumbent to a second term in District 2 and welcomed a newcomer to District 3 who defeated several challengers. (more…)

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PEC’s John Hewa resigns as CEO, returning to Virginia

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON JOHNSON CITY — The Pedernales Electric Cooperative board of directors and Chief Executive Officer John Hewa officially parted ways May 25. The board called an emergency meeting for 1 p.m. May 25 at the PEC headquarters in Johnson City. Hewa was not present at the meeting. (more…)

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PEC election early and online voting is May 18-June 9

PEC election early and online voting is May 18-June 9

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY  JOHNSON CITY — For the first time, Pedernales Electric Cooperative will allow members to select candidates for Districts 2 and 3 using the single-member district method for the upcoming 2017 election. (more…)

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State judicial board reprimands James Oakley for ‘tree and a rope comment’

State judicial board reprimands James Oakley for ‘tree and a rope comment’

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON AUSTIN — A state judicial board has publicly reprimanded Burnet County Judge James Oakley for the “tree and a rope” Facebook comment he posted in November 2016 in connection with the murder of a San Antonio police officer. (more…)

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PEC makes deal for pilot solar farm in Johnson City

PEC makes deal for pilot solar farm in Johnson City

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER JOHNSON CITY — Pedernales Electric Cooperative has struck a deal with a private energy developer and Johnson City officials to build a 14-acre solar farm to offset utility cost during peak times of the year, officials said. (more…)

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The Pedernales Electric Cooperative board of directors voted Jan. 17 to remove director James Oakley's vice president status and issue him a warning over a November Facebook post that some perceived as racist. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Oakley not happy with PEC punishment, calls it political move

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR JOHNSON CITY — Though two directors wanted James Oakley removed from the Pedernales Electric Cooperative board over a controversial Facebook post made Nov. 21, 2016, the board went with a recommendation from a PEC complaint committee to strip him of his vice president seat and issue him a warning. (more…)

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A Pedernales Electric Cooperative complaint committee released its recommendation for Director James Oakley in regard to a Facebook post he made in November 2016 that some people perceived as racist. The committee voted 2-1 to recommend taking Oakley’s board vice president role from him and issuing him a warning. The full PEC board will take up the matter during its regular meeting at 9 a.m. Jan. 17 at the headquarters, 201 Ave. F South in Johnson City. File photo

PEC committee recommends warning, ending Oakley’s VP role over Facebook post

DANIEL EDITOR • EDITOR JOHNSON CITY — After completing its investigation into Director James Oakley, the Pedernales Electric Cooperative’s three-director complaint committee recommended the full board strip him of his vice president position and issue him a warning for a November social media post he wrote that some people took as being racist. (more…)

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PEC directors file suit over change in bylaws, elections

PEC directors file suit over change in bylaws, elections

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR JOHNSON CITY — Pedernales Electric Cooperative officials say changes to how members elect directors was within the purview of the board’s powers, but a lawsuit contends the co-op violated its bylaws as well as state law by enacting a new election system. (more…)

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