Category: "Local News"

Damage reports sought in Harvey aftermath

This week, as he continues to work with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Texas Department of Emergency Management (TDEM), Ritchey reminds residents that there is still time to register damage to their personal property

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New service allows texts to 9-1-1

Text to 9-1-1 is the ability to send a cellphone text message to a local 9-1-1 call center. It is especially beneficial to those who are hard of hearing, deaf, or speech-impaired, but residents should only text 9-1-1 when calling 9-1-1 is unsafe or not possible.

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Jury awards $1.3M in ‘excessive force’ suit

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   A Federal Jury last week awarded a Caldwell County man more than $1.3 million in damages after home surveillance video supported his claim that Caldwell County deputies used excessive force during his 2015 arrest. Lawrence Faulkenberry filed the civil suit in 2015, alleging that his arrest stemmed from a false […]

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Lockhart lowers tax rate, increases services

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, which they finalized during a brief meeting on Tuesday evening when they unanimously voted to approve the budget and […]

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Commissioners pull plug on Schawe pay raise

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   After hearing pushback from the community, the Caldwell County Commissioners Court decided on Monday to walk back a proposed raise to $75,000 for the County Judge’s salary. Though most of the panel had initially supported the move, believing that increasing the salary would encourage more candidates for office, they chose […]

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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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