Burnet news

Coronavirus spooks poll site employees

As a Democrat primary runoff election comes to a close in Burnet County, election officials have fielded fears about potential exposure to the coronavirus as citizens exercise their right to vote. "It's been a big, big year especially since the pandemic," Burnet County Elections Administrator Doug Ferguson said.

Burnet County hosting precinct voting hearing

Burnet County voters could cast their ballots at any polling location in the county if a change is approved in time for the November 2020 general election. Elections Administrator Doug Ferguson announced a public meeting on enrolling in the countywide polling location program during the regular commissioners court at 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 14.

Peace officers to preserve black cemetery

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.

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