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Burnet County early voting totals climb

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When Burnet County resident Kellie Goad prepared to cast her ballot Oct. 21, she double-checked that her information was in order. “I made sure my driver's license was good, not expired. I digged to find my voter card,” she said. “It was all good. Lines were good. “Be prepared to vote,” she added. “We express our rights this way.” Burnet County officials sent the same message to residents during early voting, while releasing a report detailing unprecedented turnout during the first and much of the second week of three weeks of early voting for the Nov. 3 presidential election. “I made sure my driver's license was good, not expired. I digged to find my voter card,” she said. “It was all good. Lines were good. “Be prepared to vote,” she added. “We express our rights this way.” Burnet County officials sent the same message to residents during early voting, while releasing a report detailing unprecedented turnout during the first and much of the second week of three weeks of early voting for the Nov. 3 presidential election.

Peace officers to preserve black cemetery

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By Connie Swinney/Staff Writer - When Burnet County Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Jewett researched the background of a historic gravesite in Oatmeal, he felt compelled to bring it to the attention of the greater Burnet County community. “I was researching other history, saw this, read about it and kind of stumbled upon it while at work,” he said of his personal discovery in June of a historic black cemetery in the county. … Find the rest of this story in the Friday, June 26, 2020 issue of The Highlander. To offer a comment or news tip email editor@highlandernews.com.