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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 show 'blood' by firing more managers left over from the cooperative's disgraced former administration.

Monday, April 20th, 2009

Cox unopposed in Pedernales Electric board election

Last year, Patrick Cox bested 19 opponents to represent District 7 -- including Kyle, Buda and parts of rural areas around San Marcos -- on the Pedernales Electric Cooperative board of directors.

Friday, March 20th, 2009

PEC directors decline re-election

Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) Place 1 Director Vi Cloud, and Place 6 Director Val Smith have opted to not seek re-election to PEC's board of directors.

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

Rose to testify before Congress Thursday in PEC matter

Hays County State Representative Patrick Rose will testify before the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Thursday as Congress looks into abuses at Pedernales Electric Cooperative. The committee already has subpoenaed former PEC General Manager...

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

Pedernales candidate roundup

IN THE PEC CHANNEL: A quick-reference guide to District 7 candidates, including 2-minute videos from each contender.

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

From Dick Schneider:
‘A fine company, an unfortunate lack of trust with the membership’

IN THE PEC CHANNEL: As part of our series on Pedernales Electric Cooperative board candidates in the Community Blogs section, The Mercury hears from Buda Chamber of Commerce president and chief executive officer DICK SCHNEIDER

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

From Lila Knight:
‘A keen eye for how boards should operate’

IN THE PEC CHANNEL: As part of our series on Pedernales Electric Cooperative board candidates in the Community Blogs section, The Mercury hears from Kyle architectural historian LILA KNIGHT.

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

From Ron Barrera: ‘Every penny will be accounted for’

IN THE PEC CHANNEL: As part of our series on Pedernales Electric Cooperative board candidates in the Community Blogs section, The Mercury hears from state comptroller employee RON BARRERA.

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

From Pedernales Electric Cooperative: Vote for board director candidates by phone, internet or at meeting

IN THE PEC CHANNEL: June 13 is the deadline for cooperative members to cast ballots for board of directors by mail or or online. The annual membership meeting at PEC's Johnson City headquarters is June 23.

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

Crowded ballot in PEC board election

FROM STAFF REPORTS Pedernales Electric Cooperative announced candidates for its board, including 20 vying for the District 7 seat formerly held by former Hays County Judge Bud Burnett. In all, 59 candidates are competing for three voting...

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