Government

Wed
20
Apr

Bertram Council Candidates

Kim Klose

Kim Klose declined the opportunity to answer the Burnet Bulletin Q&A

 

Adam Warden

Q: What is the next step Bertram needs to continue to properly manage growth and development within city limits?

A: I believe we need to take a more in depth look at our zoning practices to insure Bertram remains presentable to road and train traffic.

Q: Do you think the city is doing a good job walking the line between accountability to neighbors and individual rights?

A: Bertram has done a good job walking that line, I believe it could be polished and shined but overall a good job.

Q:  What, if any, programs or facilities would you like to see the city implement in the next five years?

Wed
20
Apr

Get to know your Bertram Mayor candidates

BY CHRISTI BERTELSON/BURNET BULLETIN

 

With election day on May 7, Bertram Mayor Candidates John Mandigo and Cynthia Anderson answer questions from The Burnet Bulletin to help voters decide who they want to be the next Mayor of Bertram.

Dickie Allen, current Bertram City Mayor, will not seek re-election after 3 and a half years in the position.

Early voting starts on April 25 and runs to April 29.

 

Cynthia Anderson

  Q: What prompted you to file for the Mayor position?

I am Mayor pro-tem at this time and when I asked the Mayor if he was going to run again he indicated he was not, so that is when I turned in my application. I want to see this community continue to succeed and I think I am the person that can get the job done.

 

Wed
20
Apr

Get to know your Burnet City Council candidates

BY ALEXANDRIA RANDOLPH/BURNET BULLETIN

 

DANNY LESTER

Q: What is the next step Burnet needs to continue to properly manage growth and development of businesses within city limits?

To start reducing debt, lowering utilities rates and lower taxes. If you have less debt you have more funds for growth and developing businesses. Lower utility rates will bring in businesses, that is major question asked by any new potential business looking to locate in our city. Lower taxes on homes and businesses will bring growth. With these steps new residents will come and along with them more businesses.

 

Q: With the continued success of the MyTown Housing program, what is the next step the city needs to take to encourage medium-income residential development within city limits?

Wed
30
Mar

City approves upgraded egress routes in case of Delaware Springs flooding

BY ALEXANDRIA RANDOLPH/BURNET BULLETIN

 

Completion of a drainage study in Delaware Springs led city staff to recommend bolstering two ingress and egress paths in the community for flood safety.

In mid-November, council authorized a design engineer to complete a drainage study for the community. Burnet City Manager David Vaughn said a city engineer did a similar study for comparison.

“Both engineers were very close. The city engineer was within one or two inches different than the (contracted) design engineer,” he said.

Vaughn said while the study was designed within the 25-year flood plan, he would prefer to be prepared for more severe flood conditions.

“We would like to see a road for egress to a 100-year flood plan,” he said, adding that city staff recommended council approve $55,000 to upgrade two egress roadways.

Wed
30
Mar

Facebook hoax nets arrest in Granite Shoals

BY GLYNIS CRAWFORD SMITH/ HIGHLAND LAKES NEWSPAPERS

A Granite Shoals woman was arrested March 24, for drug possession.

If a defense can be made, it would be that she was a victim of social media and her plight launched her into national notice.

The Granite Shoals Police Department (GSPD) crafted a bogus “Breaking News” alert it had enjoyed on other law enforcement websites for its own Facebook page:

“Meth and Heroin recently brought in to Central Texas as well as the ingredients used to make it could be contaminated with the life threatening disease Ebola,” it read. “If you have recently purchased meth or heroin in Central Texas, please take it to the local police or sheriff department so it can be screened with a special device. DO NOT use it until it has been properly checked for possible Ebola contamination!”

Thu
10
Mar

How we voted!

Thu
10
Mar

Llano election results

In similar fashion to their neighbors in Burnet County, the 5,985 voters casting ballots in Llano County's March 1 Super Tuesday Republican Primary also favored presidential candidate Ted Cruz by 2,161 votes (36.71%) over Donald J. Trump, 1,977 votes (33.59%.)

And, among the 807 total Democratic voters in Llano County, the majority chose presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, 512 votes (64.48%,) over Bernie Sanders, who garnered 267 votes (33.63%.) The remainder of the six Democratic presidential candidates received fewer than 10 votes apiece.

In locally-contested races, there were many clear-cut winners, as well as several expected runoff situations (if the top candidates did not gather at least 50.1% or more of the votes for that position.) In those instances, only the top two vote getters will go head-to-head in the runoff election.

Thu
10
Mar

Burnet County Primary Election results

After all the polling locations closed Super Tuesday evening, March 1, and the votes were tallied, it became apparent that Burnet County voters mirrored the rest of Texas in favoring Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz over Donald J. Trump, 4,026 votes to 3,145.

In locally-contested races, there were many clear-cut winners, as well as expected runoff situations (if the top candidates did not gather at least 50.1% or more of the votes for that position.) It is important to remember that local results may or may not fall in line with those of the state overall. For a comparison, see the chart also included in this edition of The Highlander.

* Indicates anticipated runoffs. (Runoffs are not official until declared by party chairme n.)

 

• Burnet County Sheriff – For the Burnet County Sheriff's seat, Calvin Boyd defeated JP Wilson, 5,968 votes to 3,242 (or 64.8% to 35.2%.)

Mon
15
Feb

Secretary of State shares voting resources

Voting season in Texas starts Tuesday, Feb. 16, and Texas Secretary of State Carlos Cascos wants registered voters to be prepared as they head to the polls. Early voting for the primary election begins Tuesday, Feb. 16, and all registered voters are eligible to vote early. Early voting ends Feb. 26.

This year, Texas could play an important role in nominating presidential candidates on March 1 as a Super Tuesday state. A record 14.2 million voters are registered in Texas.

The Secretary of State’s office has several resources to help prepare voters for the polls, including:

· VoteTexas.gov, a one-stop hub for all voting information, such as when, where and how to vote, and what rights voters have. It also has information on the seven forms of approved photo ID voters must bring to the polls with them.

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