Category: "Local News"

Help continues for flood survivors

Several residents of the gated Martindale subdivision approached the Commissioners on Monday morning to ask why debris cleanup in their neighborhood has not yet begun, and to implore the Commissioners to assist them in putting their homes back together.

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Elementary to honor Strawn’s legacy

“One of the things that we were asked to consider was diversity,” said Tom Guyton. “And when we look at the names of the schools, we don’t have a campus that’s named for a woman.”

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FEMA approves flood relief

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   Trucks have begun rolling, and Federal staffers and contractors are on site to help Caldwell County residents begin the grueling task of rebuilding their lives. Following a Federal Declaration of Disaster on Saturday morning, Caldwell County has finally been approved for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to […]

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Cleaning up, coming back

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   Work. Work. And Wait. While search and recovery teams continue with the grueling process of recovering those who are still missing after the historic Memorial Weekend Floods, the residents of Caldwell County have begun the long, slow journey to “the new normal.” More than 200 homes have been confirmed to […]

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Water, water everywhere

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   Forewarned is forearmed. Though, by his own admission, Caldwell County Emergency Management Coordinator Martin Ritchey has “felt like the boy who cried wolf,” in recent weeks as weather forecasts failed to come to fruition in Caldwell County, that preparation and vigilance paid off on Saturday night and the early hours […]

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H-E-B launches flood relief campaign

H-E-B will donate $100,000 to the American Red Cross and will begin accepting customer donations for the families and communities impacted by the recent Texas floods and tornadoes. This week, all H-E-B and Central Market stores across Texas launched a statewide tear pad campaign offering customers an opportunity to support victims by donating in increments […]

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Weekend rains boost flash flood fears

Last week alone, CTFR responded to two swift-water rescues

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Cops seek input on citizens’ committee

“I don’t want people to think that this is an oversight committee, where they can pass judgment or discipline,” Lummus said.

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LISD Superintendent search stalls

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   Despite four hours in executive session on Monday evening, the Lockhart ISD Board of Trustees is no closer to finding a new superintendent. After staring down a broad range of issues behind closed doors, including a Level 3 Grievance and a report on a recent Human Resources Investigation, the Trustees […]

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Crash claims two near Maxwell

 By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   A working crew and a family had a tragic meeting on Highway 142 on Friday afternoon. Traveling the slick highway over what has, in recent years, become the most dangerous stretch of Highway 142, a Ford F450 pulling a trailer and carrying a crew of five lost control, striking a […]

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