Category: "Local News"

Council stalemate stalls new retail project

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   Despite the unanimous recommendations of the council-appointed Planning and Zoning Commission, the Lockhart City Council came to a 3-3-1 stalemate on a vote to block a zoning change of two parcels at the corner of San Antonio and Mockingbird Streets, near the entrance to the Windridge subdivision. The property owner […]

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Wildfires increase, threaten life and property

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   While the industry standard calls the danger “moderate,” practical experience says something different. The Keetch Byram Drought Index, a data compilation provided by the Texas A&M University Forest Service, holds Caldwell County at a “moderate” rating, meaning that wildfire activity could begin to intensify; boots on the ground suggest the […]

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Families press White House for balloon oversight

Survivors of 2016 Maxwell tragedy petition for new rules for pilots   By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   While many families continue to struggle to make sense of the nightmare balloon crash that killed 16 in Maxwell last summer, one woman is taking action. Pat Morgan, whose daughter, Lorilee Brabson, and granddaughter, Paige Brabson, were killed […]

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Judge presses to leave landfill suit

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   Caldwell County Judge Kenneth Schawe pushed his peers this week to leave the Contested Case Hearing in opposition to the 130 Environmental Park proposed landfill before the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The case, Schawe said, has cost Caldwell County taxpayers thousands of dollars, but as the results of the […]

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Council deals blow to local family’s business

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   Shadows of a business that shuttered more than two years ago loomed large over the Lockhart City Council on Tuesday evening, as the Council once again pondered the businesses deemed “appropriate” for the Downtown Business District. Despite the burgeoning entertainment hub growing in and around the Central Business District (loosely […]

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Barbecue patriarch grew more than business

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   Texas barbecue has become the “thing of the moment,” largely due to Lockhart’s success in that very field. The community boasts “Oldest in Texas.” It boasts “Oldest in Texas – Same Family.” And it boasts the Congressional recognition of “Barbecue Capitol of Texas.” The notoriety makes for good headlines. But […]

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River bill passes Senate, dies in House

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   Once again this session, San Marcos River stakeholders will see no help at the Legislative level, because a bill that would allow the adjoining counties to create taxing districts has failed in the House of Representatives. The original legislation, introduced at the beginning to of the 85th Legislature by Senator […]

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LISD seeks new logo

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   The Fighting Lion, or the “Double L?” For weeks, a committee assembled by the Lockhart Independent School District has been considering a “rebranding,” updating the look of the Lockhart Lions. This week, the committee announced three versions of a new logo, and is asking the community for their input before […]

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County finances stable, auditors say

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   As Caldwell County Judge Kenneth Schawe and Interim Auditor Liz Mundine gear up to prepare the County’s 2017-18 Fiscal Year budget, an outside auditor reported that the county is in a healthy financial position on Monday morning. The audit report presented by Rutledge Crain and Company reflected that the County […]

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Herrera faces Capital charge in Juarez death

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   The Caldwell County Grand Jury convened last week, and during their regular session, chose to enter indictments against Rudy Herrera, Jr., 32, of Lockhart, in connection with the August 2016 murder of 19-year-old Emilia Marie Juarez. Herrera, who has been in custody since his February arrest, faces a Capital Murder […]

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