Llano County news

Early voting June 29 for runoffs

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Early voting for the Republican and Democratic primaries begins Monday, June 29, as Llano County GOP voters will decide on a new justice of the peace for Precinct 3 as well as the Republican nominee for District 5 in the State Board of Education. On the Democratic side, voters in both Llano and Burnet counties will determine nominees for the Senate and Texas Railroad Commissioner races. In Llano County, incumbent appointed Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Debra (Deb) Edwards is running for election to an unexpired term and will face off against Dorothy “Dot” Wooten in the runoff. Edwards was the top votegetter in the March primary, but failed to get a majority of the votes as Wooten forced the runoff. … 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 or call our office at 830-693-4367 for more information.

Llano County Republicans hold county convention

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Special to The Highlander The Llano County Republican Party held its 2020 Republican County Convention this past Saturday, June 20, at the American Legion Hall in Llano. The convention was well-attended with each of the nine Republican County Precincts fielding delegates with a combined voting strength of 332. …

Youngsters volunteer to clean Kingsland Slab

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Billy Scott and his children, David and Sarah, took it upon themselves Monday, June 22, to clean up trash left behind by partiers at the Slab in Kingsland. The cleanup yielded 25 large black bags filled with trash, which Waste Connections in Johnson City agreed to take for free. They even inspired help from a passerby, Daniel, who was in the area and wanted to pitch in to finish up the work.