Category: "Local News"

SH130 invests millions in improvements

SH 130 Concession Company, the private entity that operates and maintains the 41-mile southern section of State Highway 130, will launch a $60 million reconstruction project next month to fix pavement problems and improve ride quality along the roadway. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? […]

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Council green lights apartment complex

Multi-family development planned near Lion Country Drive

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Martindale pulls plug on ‘can ban’

By Kathi Bliss CALDWELL COUNTY GUARDIAN   In an effort to combat problems with litter on the San Marcos River, the Martindale City Council dipped their toes into the muddy waters of a “can ban” during their regular meeting on Tuesday evening. Only moments before broaching the subject, the Council approved a retainer contract with […]

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Huge raises budgeted for Judge, Sheriff

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER As the clock winds down on the current fiscal year, the Caldwell County Commissioners Court continues to eye the budget proposed by County Judge Kenneth Schawe. In a move that has drawn little attention, the Commissioners suggested last month that the budget be amended to include significant pay raises for the […]

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TCEQ approves amended landfill permit

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   More than four years of battle came down to the decision of three men on Wednesday morning, as the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality took up Type I Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Permit No. 2383, more commonly known in Caldwell County as “The 130 Environmental Park” landfill permit. You need […]

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Commissioners kick the can on Host Agreement

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   Though they were presented with a draft Host Agreement last week, few Commissioners had ample opportunity to study it over the weekend, as Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Coastal Bend and barreled his way to Central Texas. According to Commissioner Hoppy Haden, the citizen committee appointed to review and propose […]

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Hurricane Harvey: Living in the Aftermath

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   Across Caldwell County, residents are picking up the pieces – as well as the limbs and debris, after Hurricane Harvey plowed ashore last Friday, devastating communities across the Coastal Bend and Southeast Texas. Though Caldwell County fared better, in the long term, than other communities, the area suffered significant damage. […]

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School, offices close in wake of Harvey

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   In the wake of the torrential rainfall brought to Lockhart and Caldwell County by Tropical Storm Harvey, the Lockhart Independent School District and Caldwell County have decided to suspend operations on Monday, Aug. 28. Early on Sunday, LISD Public Information Officer Christina Courson announced t You need to login to […]

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Harvey downgrades, stalls over South Central Texas

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   In a 1:30 p.m. conference call, NOAA meteorologist Paul Yura noted the massive storm sweeping across Texas has been downgraded to Tropical Storm Harvey, and has effectively stalled in his march across the state. “It’s going to be staying here for several days, possibly through Wednesday,” he You need to […]

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Sustained rains, wind could last through Tuesday

**UPDATED 208 PM** The National Hurricane Center officially upgraded Harvey to a Category 3 storm just after 2 p.m. By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) delivered an updated on Friday afternoon regarding the impending landfall of Category 2 Hurricane Harvey, currently barrelin You need to login to view the […]

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