Burnet County Judge James Oakley

Wed
18
Mar

Oakley declares COVID-19 'state of emergency'

 

 

Burnet County Judge James Oakley

 

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

Burnet Bulletin

Burnet County Judge James Oakley on Wednesday, March 18, declared a state of disaster for Burnet County due to a public health emergency in an effort to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

The order activates the county's emergency management plan for the next seven days unless the state of disaster is continued by the Burnet County Commissioners Court, who were to meet Thursday, March 18.

Included with the declaration were a set of recommendations by the Burnet County Health Authority and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) the county was advising the public to follow:

Wed
18
Dec

Panel upholds admonishment, County judge stands by action

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

The Highlander

A three-judge panel has rejected Burnet County Judge James Oakley's appeal of a public admonition by the Texas Commission on Judicial Conduct.

“The Special Court of Review has considered the pleadings, the evidence, and the arguments of counsel and finds that the Honorable James Oakley willfully violated Canon 2B of the Code of Judicial Conduct … by lending the prestige of his office to further the private interests of another person. The appropriate sanction for this conduct is a Public Admonition,” wrote Justice Gregory T. Perkes of the Thirteenth Court of Appeals at Corpus Christi-Edinburg in the Oct. 25 opinion. . . .

Wed
27
Nov

Coffee Talk

Savanna Gregg/Burnet Bulletin

 

Members of the community joined the Burnet Chamber of Commerce, City of Burnet Mayor Crista Goble Bromley, and County Judge James Oakley at a Breakfast with the Chamber event held at Unshakeable Grounds Thursday, Nov. 21. During the meet-up, Bromley and Oakley discussed happenings in the City and County with their citizens in a friendly environment, in which they enjoyed complimentary coffee and breakfast items.

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