Category: "Local News"

Filing for Mayor, Council elections closes Monday

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   Potential candidates for the Lockhart City Council’s upcoming Nov. 7 election are reminded that filing closes at 5 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 21 for a place on the ballot. The Mayor’s seat, along with Single-Member Districts Three and Four are slated on the November ballot, along with nine amendments You […]

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Pipeline construction raises safety concerns

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   In 2014, the San Antonio City Council approved a $3.4 billion, 142-mile pipeline project that will drain water supplies from the Carrizo-Wilcox Aquifer via a pump site in Burleson County. The project, which proposes to tap approximately 50,000 acre-feet, is expected to increase water availability to t You need to […]

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Council eyes tax rate decrease with service increase

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   An unprecedented spike in property values and the addition of more than $18 million in new properties has allowed the Lockhart City Council to make a variety of bold budgeting decisions. During a marathon budget talk on Tuesday evening, the Council considered a number of financing options that will You […]

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Phone scams continue to target locals

Local and statewide law enforcement agencies are reporting recent surges of several scams targeting the elderly and disabled throughout the State. Locally, reports have surfaced of City of Lockhart residents being contacted by someone claiming to be from the Electric Department calling to collect on an outstanding bill. However, according to City officials, the City […]

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Roland replaces Schawe on host committee

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   After robust discussion on Monday morning, Precinct 4 Commissioner Joe Roland was appointed to replace County Judge Kenneth Schawe on a special committee appointed to negotiate with Green Group Holdings for a host agreement. A staunch and vocal opponent of the multi-use landfill project located nea You need to login […]

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Answers, oversight remain in short supply

A year after balloon disaster, families still await FAA action By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   Sometimes, it feels as though it’s been years. At other times, only days. For the families left still reeling after the July 30, 2016 balloon crash that killed 15 passengers, the passing of time is a fluid concept You need […]

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Martindale hosts Cure JM Foundation

By Kaci Taylor POST-REGISTER   The Fifth Annual Cure JM Get Together was held last week at the Martindale United Methodist Church. Returning readers who may recall similar articles about this conference over the years might also remember that our very own Martindale is home to two families with children who have JM — a […]

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LPD to add officer, victim coordinator

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   During their regular business meeting on Tuesday night, the Lockhart City Council began digging into talks regarding the 2017-18 Fiscal Year Budget. High on the list of priorities, according to Lockhart Police Chief Ernesto Pedraza, is the addition of both a School Resource Officer (SRO) and a full You need […]

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Filing opens in City Council election

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   Three seats are up for grabs on the Lockhart City Council this fall. Earlier this year, the Lockhart City Council entered an order calling an election for the Mayor’s seat, as well as City Council Places 3 and 4, on Nov. 7, 2017. Filing opens on July 22 for places […]

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Enforcement increases to match river traffic

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER At the halfway point of the summer tubing season, the San Marcos River remains a prime concern for Caldwell County officials and residents. “The crowds are increasing this year to a level that we haven’t seen before,” Emergency Management Coordinator Martin Ritchey said on Wednesday morning. “But with th You need […]

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