Damon Beierle


Beierle, Hurst emerge victorious in Burnet County runoff




By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

Burnet Bulletin

Damon Beierle and Jane Marie Hurst will take office in January after winning the Republican primary runoff for their respective races Tuesday night in final but unofficial results.

Beierle defeated Tom Stephens in the race for Precinct 2 Commissioner, 759-705, in a very close race to see who would succeed incumbent Precinct 2 Commissioner Russell Graeter, who chose not to seek re-election. Beierle was endorsed by Graeter while Stephens was endorsed by former Commissioner Carroll McCoy.

With no Democratic opponent on the ballot for the November general election, Beierle, a member of the Burnet Chamber of Commerce board of directors and owner of Double Eagle entertainment, will be sworn into office on Jan. 1 at the Burnet County Courthouse.


Stephens, Beierle in runoff for Precinct 2 commissioner; Hurst, Sellers in JP runoff

There will be May 22 runoffs in the two contested races in the Burnet County Republican County primary after final but unofficial results were announced Tuesday night.

In the Precinct 2 Commissioner race, Tom Stephens and Damon Beierle have advanced to a runoff election. Stephens had a plurality of votes with 703, or 45.21 percent, while Beierle had 616 votes, or 39.61 percent. Ryan Rowney received 236 votes, or 15.18 percent.

In the Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace race, Jane Marie Hurst led the votegetters with 401 votes, or 39.74 percent, while Jeff Sellers had 365, or 36.17 percent. Carey Headrick had 243 votes, or 24.08 percent.

There are still 30 provisional ballots and one overseas ballot which has not been received so far, according to Elections Administrator Doug Ferguson.


Summer Music Series kicks off in May



The 2016 Burnet Summer Music Series will once again feature a list of top entertainers.

To open the series, Tow Tons of Steel will play a free concert on May 7, followed by Kyle Park with special guest Luke Pell May 21.

William Clark Green & JB and the Moonshine Band will showcase on June 18 and closing out the series will be Stoney LaRue with special guest Brandon Jenkins on July 23.

The concerts will all be held at the Haley Nelson Amphitheater, located at 301 Garden Ridge Trails, just off Texas 29 West in Burnet.

“Every year we strive to turn up the knob on talent,” said Damon Beierle, owner of Double Eagle Entertainment and one of the sponsors of the series.

“This year is no different, we are bringing in a few veterans to the series along with artists who have never played this market before,”

Gates open at 6:30 p.m. and the shows begin at 7:30 p.m.

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