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Page 12A Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Burnet Bulletin Burnet, Texas I Bnrnet Burnet voters rejected a From Page 1A proposed Charter amendment that would have let the council "The pipe that takes the sldb the step of creating and water from the Felps place 13 maintaining a comprehensive miles tO Bertram is 30 years plan. Vofers rejected the old. Within 10 years, thai line proposal, 59-57, with all but will be outdated. The lines two of those votes against around town are outdated and we're constantly repairing them." Warden said he believes the city's comprehensive master planwhich was the productof work by the council, Economic Development Corporation and others will be key to managing commercial growth ~in Bertram. "We've looked at zoning at where businesses should be. That plan is in effect. I think we need to work on infrastructure before the growth comes. We have a little bit of time, but not much," Warden said. "I would like to see a downtown We're in a building (The Globe Theatre) that's doing fantastic for our community, but if you look around, there are not a lot of other businesses around. Our EDC board is looking at recruiting those people. I think we need more people in our city limits to really get that growth." Scheidler herself asked Warden about how to best get more people involved in the "boards and committees that are running Bertram," especially as there are "some 800 registered voters" in the community. "I think we could educate the community a little better by working with the Chamber of Commerce," Warden replied. "We could put out flyers, talk to people, get the word out a little better. Maybe that's something you and I, the Chamber of Commerce and other interested people could all sit down and figure out how to get that done." It seems as Bertram may have already started getting more people involved. Voter turnout in~Bertra~m was up more than 64.9 pe~rcent above last year. with ~22 people voting compared to just 74 in 2017. Having a mayoral election on the ballot likely contributed to some of the increase, though just 93 people voted in the 2016 election. coming in early and absentee balloting. All the other Charter amendements were approved with at least 65 percent of the voters favoring the changes. Granite Shoals On the same day as the famed Kentucky Derby, Bruce A. Jones parlayed an early 103-67 lead following absentee and early voting into victory, defeating incumbent Place 2 City Council member Shirley King by a total of 207- 143. Jones outpoHed King 104-76 on Election Day as well. "I would like to thank the voters of Granite Shoals for your large election turnout and selecting your newest city council members," Jones said. "If it weren't for everyone getting out to vote, I don't think I could have won. Thanks to each of who that took the time to talk with me about our vision of Granite Shoals which helps me prioritize our concerns." "I am disappointed with the results of the election. During my campaign, I focused on facts instead of inflammatory and patently false accusations, and tried to help people understand how the real world works when it comes to a council-manager form of government," King said. "During my years as a councilperson, I fought a lot of battles on behalf of our citizens: many of them behind the scenes. I guess I didn't win enough of them." King added. Jones will be joined on the council by Terry Scott, who jumped out to a 120- 47 advantage in early and absentee voting and ended up defeating Ryan Wolters, 234- 106, for the Place 4 council could not run again due to term limits. Will Skinnerranunopposed for Place 6 on the council and received 283 votes. Incumbent Mark Morren did not seek re-election. From Page 1A BCRA will host Team Roping and barrel racing events on Wednesday, May 9, and Thursday, May 10, at 7 p.m. These events are free of charge and open to the public. Kids may still sign up for their events at Blairs Western Wear in Marble Falls, and those who are unable to sign up beforehand may do so the day of the event. Space will be limited, but there may be a need for alternates, so those that wish to participate are encouraged to show up and sign up. Blairs Western Wear will supply the vests and helmets for the kids participating in Mutton Bustin'. "We try to make it as safe as we can, but really fun," Nichols said. Admission is $10 for adults, and $5 for children ages 6-11. Children five years and under get in free, Visitors will enjoy a full concession stand including adult beverages. Friday night is Patriot Night; military and first responders will be admitted for half-price with valid ID. Saturday night is Cancer Awareness night; a portion of the proceeds will go towards a local cancer foundation. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the rodeo begins at 7 p.m. "It's a really big deal, and a big fundraiser for the BCRA," Nichols said. "Events like these help keep the lights on at the fairgrounds, so all of the FFA groups and kids like that can keep coming out here and using the facilities." From Page 1A experience the attractive qualities of the historical fixtures of a county so hard- pressed to restore and keep them for years to come. In September 2017, the Burnet County Historical Commission teamed up with the community to raise fimds in order to pay for the application for Texas Historical Markers for the last two remaining iron bridgeS in Bumet County. A fish fry was held at the Joppa Fellowship Hall, and members of the community showed up in support of their county's history. Bryson also contributed to the cause by offering her booklet for sale at the event. "It was overwhelming," said BCHC chair JoAnn Myers. "We planned for 250 plates and ran out of food in an hour. Each marker costs $1,800, From Page 1A Lupe Valdez against Andrew White, son of former Texas Gov. Mark White. Valdez and White were the survivors of a nine-candidate "battle 'royale" for the the place to vote on Election Day for voters in Precincts 6 and 20, while the Courthouse Annex in Marble Falls will be the Election Day voting place for Precincts 3, 4 and 19. Other Election Day polling places include Highland Haven Community Center, I 18 Blackbird Drive, Highland Democratic nod in the March: Haven (Precinct 9), and the primary. Granite Shoals Fire Station, Early voting in Burnet 8410 RM1431, Granite Shoals County will be held from 8 (Precinct 18). 14 through Friday, May 18, at the Llano County Library, 102 E. Haynie. Llano; from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. the same dates at the Kingsland Public Library, 125 W. Polk, Kingsland; and from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. the same dates at Quail Point Lodge, 107 Twilight, Horseshoe Bay. Election Day polls in Llano County have been consolidated into four locations: * Precincts 101 and 410 will vote at the Llano County a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, May Llano County Library; 14, through. Friday, M@ Therearejusttwocontested* Precincts 204 and 205 18, at the Btmaet Countyraces on the Llano County will vote at the Lakeshore Courthouse, 220 S. Pierce, Burnet, and the Marble Falls Courthouse Annex, 810 Steve Hawkins Pkwy Marble Falls. Election Day polling places have been consolidated. Voters in Voting Precincts 1,5, 7, 8 and 11 will cast ballots at First Lutheran Church, 133 Apollo Drive, Burnet. Voters GOP ballot for the May 22 nmoff and just one contested race on the Democrat ballot. The Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace GOP race features Bucky Boswell and Maureen Riggs, the top two votegetters in the March primary. They are squaring off to see who will succeed in Voting Precincts 2, 13, 14 incumbent Linda Ballard, who and 17 will vote at the Burnet County Courthouse. Election Day voters in Voting Precincts 10 and 12 will plus a $100 application fee for be at the Bertram Library, 170 each one. We ended up raising N. Gabriel St Bertram, while close to $8,000." Ele6ti6n Day voters in Voting The outstanding success Precincts 15 and 15 will be at of the fundraiser set the ball rolling for the historical registration process, and this Saturday, the community will be able to witness the outcome of their hard work and respect for historical beauty. "We have a lot of enthusiastic residents," Myers said. "We've got old timers, and kids and grandkids of old timers that have stories of their lives in Joppa; this is long- awaited. We are finally readv to dedicate the bridges." The celebration will begin at 1:30 p.m. with live music by Algerita Hill on the Joppa Bridge, and the first dedication will take place at the Russell Fork Bridge aS 2 p.m. The historical marker will be unveiled by the last remaining members of the Asher family, who owned the land around the bridges when they were, constructed over 100 years ago. : The dedication will then move to the North Fork bridge at Joppa, where the historical marker will be unveiled by Burnet County commissioners. Refreshments and live music at the Joppa Fellowship Hall will follow. the Briggs Community Center, 215 Loop 308, Briggs. The Marble Falls Church of Christ at 711 Broadway is did not seek re-election. There is not a Democratic opponent in the November general election. Like Burnet County, both the GOP race for Third Court of Appeals Place 6 and the Democrat race for Governor are on the ballot as well2 Early voting in Llano County will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, May Branch Library, 7346 RM 261, Buchanan Dam; * Precincts 307, 108 and 203 will vote at the Kingsland Library; and * Precincts 102 and 109 will vote at Horseshoe Bay City Hall, 1 Community Drive, Horseshoe Bay. For additional information, please contact the Llano County Elections Office at 325-247-5425. Hill Country Community Theatre You,I! was this much fun! May 1,3. W~lttem by Students w/valid ID 4003 W FM 2147 Cottonwood Shores Thursdays, Fridays & 7:30 PM Sundays 2:15 PM Buy tickets online www,theHCCT;org I