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Early voting figures surpass 2016, 2018 marks

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Nearly half of all registered voters in Burnet County have already cast their ballots either by absentee or by voting in-person during the first 10 days of early voting. “Considering the volatility of the political picture today, I am not really surprised at the turnout, even with everything going on (due to the COVID-19 pandemic),” Burnet County Elections Administrator Doug Ferguson said.

BCISD urges return to campus

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During its October meeting, the Board of Trustees discussed three significant challenges, 1. The state is facing a $4.6 billion deficit as it enters the next Legislative Session in January, which will likely impact future school funding, 2. The district is facing a $300,000 current year deficit due to enrollment decreases caused by COVID, and 3. Significant facility projects identified through the 2020 Bond Program, which was postponed due to COVID, still exist.

Fundraiser racks up $138,000 for children’s advocacy

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The seventh annual Rifles, Racks & Deer Tracks fundraiser looked different from previous years, but attendees came with a familiar giving spirit. The event raised Gra areas $138,000 for the Hill Country envisio Children’s Advocacy athlete, rnet Center athlete from a combination goal to of raffle tickets, auction es pro, gives t items and donations.

Three more virus fatalities reported in Burnet County

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Three more COVID-19 fatalities have been reported in Burnet County in the past two weeks, bringing to 15 the total number of county residents believed to have succumbed to the illness. More information was not available Tuesday on the ages of those individuals or their cities of residence.