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Series of forums presents Llano County GOP candidates to voters

Series of forums presents Llano County GOP candidates to voters

FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND — A series of community forums and candidate meetings will provide Llano County residents with a chance to get to know who’s running for election in the March 6 Republican primaries. (more…)

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Burnet County ban on commercial landfills to protect water, resources

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — Burnet County commissioners recently approved an order prohibiting commercial landfill operations in unincorporated parts of the county to protect water and ground resources. (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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Burnet County dispatched sand truck crews Jan. 15 to areas where icy roadways could pose a risk to motorists. Courtesy photo

Highland Lakes cities, counties prep for threat of icy conditions

UPDATE: City of Burnet offices closed Jan. 16. UPDATE: Burnet CISD, Marble Falls ISD, Llano ISD, and Faith Academy of Marble Falls cancel classes Jan. 16. UPDATE: As of 4:30 p.m., Burnet County officials opted to close county offices and services on Jan. 16 due to the potential for hazardous travel conditions.   STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY SPICEWOOD —  […]

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Some dog owners have raised concerns about larger dogs being aggressive toward smaller ones at Ruff Park, a half-acre, enclosed dog park at Westside Park in Marble Falls. Staff photo by Jennifer Greenwell

Marble Falls digs into dog park complaints, solutions

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Commission is trying to stay out of the dog house as it addresses concerns of pet owners regarding small dogs vs. big dogs at Ruff Park. (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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Interested in running for local office? Filing period approaching

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — If you’re upset or concerned with the way your local city or school district is going then maybe it’s time to get off the sidelines and into the mix this year. Maybe you like how things are going generally but want a few tweaks. Either way, if you want […]

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Burnet County JP office hooked into phishing scam; police send warning

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — A so-called “phishing” scammer recently used the phone number of a Burnet County justice of the peace office to target a victim, leading authorities to send out a warning about potential fraud. (more…)

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Company pens deal with Llano County for solar power research

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY LLANO COUNTY — An agreement between the Llano County Commissioners Court and an international solar development company could result in considerable dividends for the Llano Independent School District, officials said. (more…)

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Marble Falls to request appeal against Asphalt Inc. air quality permit

Marble Falls to request appeal against Asphalt Inc. air quality permit

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Despite a state agency granting an air quality permit for a planned rock crushing operation, Marble Falls officials have vowed to oppose and potentially stall the pace of the industry within the city limits. (more…)

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Marble Falls city leaders announced Dec. 5 they will expand two existing boat ramps instead of building a new one in another area of Lake Marble Falls. File photo

Marble Falls opts to expand two boat ramps as a third one closes

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — City officials have chosen to expand two existing boat ramp access points instead of building a new one in light of the eventual closure of the Lakeside Park ramp due to redevelopment on Lake Marble Falls. (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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The drawdown of Inks Lake will be from Jan. 2-Feb. 13, 2018. Staff photo by JoAnna Kopp

Inks Lake property owners should pay heed to rules prior to drawdown

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Lower Colorado River Authority officials have asked lakeside property owners to follow a few steps prior to repair and dredging plans during an upcoming Inks Lake drawdown. (more…)

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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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Following community outcry and a state air permit issuance, the city of Marble Falls, developers, and private property owners filed a lawsuit in January in an attempt to halt the planned operation of a quarry in southern Burnet County. File photo

Rock crusher foes petition governor’s office for mining moratorium

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY AUSTIN — Opponents of a proposed rock-crushing operation south of Marble Falls presented Gov. Greg Abbott’s office with a petition asking for a moratorium on new mining permits, citing concerns about air and water quality and roadway safety. A “moratorium” is a temporary halt on a particular activity. (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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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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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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Burnet County Jail raises the bar, but you still don't want to stay there

Burnet County Jail raises the bar, but you still don’t want to stay there

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON BURNET — Standing at one end of a long hallway in the Burnet County Jail, Sheriff Calvin Boyd pointed out the obvious: It’s not a warm and welcoming place. “It’s not supposed to be,” he said. “It’s here for a purpose, and it’s not a place you should want to go.” (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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