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Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

PEC to distribute $4.7 million in capital credits to eligible members

PEC will distribute capital credits to eligible members as credits on October electric bills. This distribution is a result of a decision made by Pedernales Electric’s Board of Directors to comply with terms of the pending settlement agreement and distribute capital credits, even though the settlement is currently being appealed. This first distribution will total

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

KACC Success in Business Seminar Series Asks, "Are Your Sales Hot?"

Kyle, TX – September 30, 2008 – The Kyle Area Chamber of Commerce Business Development Committee is asking members, “Are Your Sales Hot?” Even if they are, don’t you want them to be hotter? The next Success...

Friday, September 19th, 2008

PEC adopts conservation goal

Recognizing the role energy conservation must play in the future of the nation, the state and the Hill Country, the Pedernales Electric Board of Directors has embraced the goal of reducing residential and commercial electric use by...

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

Kyle City Council Approves 08-09 Budget

Kyle, TX – At its regular meeting on September 16th, the Kyle City Council approved a $33 million budget for fiscal year 08-09 which will add police officers, improve transportation and utility infrastructure, and enhance services for...

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

Massive gas explosion shakes buildings miles away

Thursday morning, at 8 A.M., a ground-shaking natural gas explosion at Stairtown rocked school buildings in Prairie Lea, 2 miles away, and was felt 11 miles to the southwest in Lockhart. Prairie Lea students had not yet...

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

Motorcyclist killed in I-35 wreck

A 21-year old Austin man was killed late Wednesday, August 27, in a three-vehicle wreck on I-35 involving two motorcycles and an automobile. Zachary Glenn Wilcox (DOB 05-06-1987) was pronounced dead by Justice of the Peace Margie...

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

Explosion in nearby Prairie Lea

CALDWELL COUNTY — Shortly after 8:00 a.m. Thursday morning a gas line at the Oasis Natural Gas Plant exploded.  The explosion occurred roughly two miles from the Prairie Lea school district building and eyewitnesses have claimed to...

Monday, August 4th, 2008

Starlight Symphony Saddles Up for Sixth Season

WIMBERLY, TX – The Starlight Symphony resumes its six-year tradition of providing Central Texas communities with fine orchestral music when it kicks off its 2008-2009 season this month.The SSO takes pride in the continued growth of the...

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

Envision Central Texas's new study shows citizen's concerns

(AUSTIN) Improving the transportation system, water availability and quality, maintaining the affordability of housing, the lack of planning resources and the need for greater coordination on regional issues are among the top concerns of Central Texans, according...

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

In-depth look into the Commuter rail plans

Note: This is the second of a three part series on commuter rail on the 1-35 corridor.  Read the first here. An old proverb tells us that the devil is in the details. So it goes with...

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