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Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Letter: PEC reforms haven’t reined in bloated budgets

Wimberley resident Merle L. Moden writes that reforms that made at Pedernales Electric Cooperative more transparent and accountable to its members have not put a dent in the organization’s ‘excessive spending’

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

PEC’s former GM sentenced to probation, $30,000 fine

A Gillespie County jury convicted former Pedernales Electric Cooperative General Manager Bennie Fuelberg of charges of theft, money laundering and misapplication of fiduciary property on Friday, sentencing the once-powerful leader of the nation’s largest utility cooperative to...

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Former PEC GM Fuelberg to face sentencing in January

Former Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) General Manager Bennie Fuelberg awaits sentencing from a state district judge in January after a jury in Gillespie County found him guilty of third-degree theft, misapplication of fiduciary property and money laundering...

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Commentary: ‘I am not in the firing business’

Addressing Pedernales Electric Cooperative members at the organization's annual meeting in Johnson City, former General Manager JUAN GARZA alludes to the issues that led to his firing. He says he was pressured by a board member to...

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

‘Outrage’ over PEC settlement with its former law firm

STATE REP. PATRICK M. ROSE writes, "This action by the legacy directors is consistent with the tactics used by Bennie Fuelberg, the former general manager, to hide information from the members and employees."

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

PEC settles with former law firm

Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) reached a settlement last week with its former law firm after a partner in that firm was indicted by a Blanco County grand jury.

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

PEC reaches settlement with its former law firm

Austin-based law firm Clark, Thomas & Winters will pay Pedernales Electric Cooperative $4.1 million to settle a law suit over improper payments to relatives of former cooperative officials.

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Grand jury indicts two from PEC

A Blanco County grand jury handed down indictments against two defendants Wednesday in connection with a state Attorney General's investigation of Pedernales Electric Cooperative.

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Two former PEC officials indicted on felonies

A Blanco County Grand Jury today indicted former Pedernales Electric Cooperative general manager Bennie Fuelberg and attorney Walter Demond on three felony charges including theft and money laundering.

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

PEC cuts Burnett pension, awards Garza bonus

The Pedernales Electric Cooperative board of directors paid General Manager Juan Garza a $30,000 bonus Tuesday, but cut $5,000 per month from the retirement plan of former President W.W. Burnett.

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