Articles By: Dana Garrett

Your snow photos!

Naturally, we couldn’t fit every photo in the paper, but we thank all who sent a photo. Y’all did a great job commemorating the area’s biggest snowfall since 1985.

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Elf-conscious volunteers get into spirit

By Miles Smith Editor POST-REGISTER For one night, First Lockhart National Bank on Main Street was transformed into Santa’s workshop as adult-sized elves busily wrapped presents for boys and girls. Lockhart Chamber of Commerce members and employees, elected officials, bank employees, teachers and a foreign exchange student worked feverishly on Dec. 7 with ribbons and […]

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Students commended for quick action

By Miles Smith Editor/POST-REGISTER Lockhart Junior High School officials on Monday commended students who swiftly reported a fellow student playing with fire in the school gym, crediting them with potentially preventing a bigger problem. School principal Lori Davis sent a letter home to parents notifying them that at 12:25 p.m. Monday, two students reported witnessing […]

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Hoppy Haden’s departure leads to new face on commission, reshuffling of duties

By Miles Smith Editor/POST-REGISTER The new-look Caldwell County Commissioners Court made its debut Monday morning at its Dec. 11 meeting, welcoming new interim Pct. 1 commissioner Terry Wright and acknowledging the resignation of Hoppy Haden, who stepped down to run for Caldwell County judge. Personnel moves the court made Monday include appointing Commissioner Joe Roland […]

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Lockhart girls go 12-0 in non-district play

By Miles Smith Editor/POST-REGISTER An indecipherable chant began softly in the stands in Lockhart High School’s gym Friday night as the Lockhart girls closed out non-district play with a 49-13 drubbing of Pflugerville Weiss. But over the span of 30 seconds, it was apparent what was being said repeatedly as the muffled din grew into […]

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WINTER IS COMING: Lockhart, South Central Texas see biggest recorded snowfall since 1985

By Miles Smith Editor/POST-REGISTER For at least a little while late last week, Lockhart was a winter wonderland as a cold front that swept through South Central Texas brought more than an inch of snowfall, prompting school closures, snowman construction and myriad photo opportunities on the courthouse lawn. Snow began to fall in the area […]

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Fireworks sales get green light

By Miles Smith Editor/POST-REGISTER Residents ringing in the New Year in unincorporated areas of Caldwell County will be able to shoot off aerial fireworks following a discussion at Monday’s county commissioner’s court meeting. The move marks a departure from last year’s decision to ban firework usage and sales out in the county prior to New […]

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County judge candidate pool swells to six

By Miles Smith Editor/POST-REGISTER Four Republicans and two Democrats vying for Caldwell County judge will be on their parties’ respective ballots in the March 2018 primary election. Republican candidates in the race who filed before the Dec. 11 deadline include Lockhart residents Hoppy Haden, Deward Cummings, incumbent Judge Ken Schawe and Luling resident Johnny Lee […]

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First Legal Distillery in Caldwell County

AFT Distillery enjoyed a Grand Opening Ribbon cutting from the Lockhart Chamber of Commerce on Saturday October 7. Located on Fm 86 halfway between Luling and McMahan, AFT owners Alexandra and K.C. hosted numerous guests to samples of Pear and Apple brandy distilled right here in Caldwell County. More information about the “legal” distillery can […]

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From the Clocktower – We fight the fights that need fighting

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   My boss will probably tell you that one of the most irksome professional habits I have is using either movie quotes or song lyrics for inspiration in much of the work that I do. He might find that annoying because so frequently, I draw from the same handful of movies, […]

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