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Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Two county seats on PEC board up for election

Two seats on the Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) board of directors, each of which accounts for a portion of Hays County, are up for election this spring.

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Freethought San Marcos: Flim-flam over PEC, San Marcos franchise fee

Freethought San Marcos: A column by LAMAR W. HANKINS Occasionally something happens that causes a person to look at the world a bit differently than before. Such was the case when I received a letter from RB...

Sunday, June 24th, 2012

PEC members return two Hays County residents to board

Pedernales Electric members re-elected three incumbent board members whose terms were set to expire, officials announced to a crowd of about 750 people at the cooperative's annual meeting in Kyle.

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Lightning fire destroys Dripping Springs home

A lightning strike Tuesday morning burned a Dripping Springs residence to the ground, according to the Hays County Sheriff's Office.

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

PEC names new CEO

A Virginia utility co-op veteran will take the helm at the Pedernales Electric Cooperative, co-op leaders announced Monday. The board of directors voted unanimously last week to hire R.B. Sloan Jr., formerly a utilities director for two...

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, December 6th, 2010

City studies new regs for residential wind, solar

San Marcos city officials are attempting to encourage the installation of private solar panels and wind turbines with new regulations. People who install such devices could sell surplus power back to the city and other electricity providers.

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Letter to the Editor: Politicians grandstand PEC

In this letter to the editor, Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) member and Johnson City resident Dave Collins says State Senator Troy Fraser and State Representative Patrick Rose are grandstanding about reforming the cooperative.

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Commentary What’s up with Fraser and Rose?

GUEST COMMENTARY by DAVE COLLINS Senator Troy Fraser and Representative Patrick Rose have really been cranking up the volume in their attack on the PEC. At the August PEC Board meeting they denounced the Board – one which,...

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