Category: "Local News"

Bobcat Build, Allandelle partner for the future

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   Promoting and protecting the leadership of the future is a goal that most organizations can get behind. Last week, the administration of Martindale’s Allandelle Girl Camp joined forces with more than a dozen volunteers from Texas State University’s Bobcat Build project for exactly that purpose. In its 15th year, Bobcat […]

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Theft accusations shock Martindale

**UPDATED FROM PRINT VERSION**   By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   An overflow crowd was stunned on Tuesday night when accusations surfaced that members of the Martindale City Council were attempting to cover up accusations that bookkeeper Lynnette Ruiz had embezzled nearly $20,000 from the City of Martindale during her employment. Though the Martindale City Council […]

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Local men killed in Mustang Ridge rollover

 By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   Two Lockhart men were killed on Friday morning in a one-vehicle rollover accident in Southeast Travis County. According to Texas Department of Public Safety spokesperson Robbie Barrera, half-brothers Juan and Erik Salinas were southbound on Highway 183, just inside the northern boundary of the Mustang Ridge city limits, when the […]

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LISD gears up to remodel Cisneros campus

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   As continues on sweeping renovations at Lockhart High School, the LISD Board of Trustees is preparing to take the next steps in the massive $63.9 million bond package approved by voters in 2014. Next on the agenda is a renovation of the ML Cisneros Freshman Campus Bois D’Arc Street, which, […]

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LHS teacher dismissed for sexual misconduct

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   A Lockhart High School teacher turned herself in to local authorities on Monday after allegations surfaced that she was engaged in an “inappropriate relationship” with a student last week. According to a prepared statement by the Lockhart Independent School District, LHS teacher Sarah Fowlkes was placed on administrative leave, with […]

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Two dead in Monday crash

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   Two Caldwell County residents lost their lives as a result of a tragic crash near Fentress on Monday night. According to dispatch records, a call came to Luling EMS and Tri-Community Volunteer Fire Department regarding a two-car collision near the intersection of FM20W and Highway 80, in the Fentress area. […]

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Committee enacted to negotiate Host Agreement

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   The Caldwell County Commissioners’ Court continues to take steps forward toward entering host agreement with Green Group Holdings, the Atlanta-based conglomerate hoping to build a landfill in rural Caldwell County near Lytton Springs. The committee, proposed by Commissioner Hoppy Haden and supported by members of the community who hope for, […]

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Lawsuits filed in Biloxi crash; Hoffmans, other family members target tour company, railroad and driver

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   While the injured continue their journey toward recovery and the families of those killed struggle to find a new normal, the organizers of the tragic bus tour that left four people dead and dozens injured are preparing for a litany of legal battles. Filed in Dallas County District Court, as […]

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Biloxi crash claims Lockhart residents

**UPDATED FROM PRINT** By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   Six days, two casinos and a treasure trove of memories – that was the goal. The end result was something quite different. Setting out on Sunday from Bastrop, the group, comprised largely of retirees, expected a few days of fun on the road, visiting the famed casinos […]

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Judges green-light landfill permit

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   A 250-page opinion released on Friday dealt what appears a devastating blow to opponents of a municipal waste landfill project to be located in rural Caldwell County. After several months of waiting, parties to a Contested Case Hearing before the State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH) learned that the judges […]

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