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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.

Your 2020 guide to the candidates and issues

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Early voting for the Nov. 3 general election is underway through Friday, Oct. 30 in Burnet County and Llano County. Despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, turnout is expected to be high since this year marks a presidential election year and there is a U.S. Senate race on the ballot as well. Plus, there will be some school district and city elections for voters to decide as well.

Joseph’s Hammer board shows Delineations some appreciation

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Members of the Joseph’s Hammer board of directors thanked Jerome Rugen of Delineations for their help on the Ellen Halbert Unit worship center project. From left are Rugen and Joseph’s Hammer board members Helen Smith, Davey Haberer and Paige Lechler. Contributed

PEC donates 600 masks to Ascension Seton

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Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) recently donated 600 masks to the Ascension Seton Children’s Care-a-Van, serving the Highland Lakes. The masks, many of which are handmade, were donated by PEC members who participated in the cooperative’s Masks for Members program, which launched in September.

November 2020 voting deadlines approaching

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Eligible voters have through Monday, Oct. 5, to register to vote in the Nov. 3, 2020, general election in Texas. Early voting begins Tuesday, Oct. 13, and continues through Friday, Oct. 30. The last day to apply for a ballot by mail is Friday, Oct. 23 (application must be received by that date). Connie Swinney/The Highlander

Children’s Advocacy Center organizes auction for 'big bucks'

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One of the biggest fundraisers of the year for the Hill Country Children’s Advocacy Center (HCCAC) is always Rifles Racks & Deer Tracks. Organizers hope that while this year’s event may be different than those in the past, it still can bring in the “big bucks” needed to continue the agency’s mission — protecting child victims of physical and sexual abuse.