Early voting begins on Monday for not only the Lockhart City Council but for several proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution. In general, constitutional elections are held after the Texas Legislature meets in regular session to implement laws specific to only certain parts of the state. However, because of the way the Texas Constitution was [...]
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Absentee voting begins on Oct. 21 for a joint state and local election. In Lockhart, the election may mean big changes to the Lockhart City Council.
By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER Last year, the Lockhart City Council chose to shed an extensive abbreviation as the name of the access road on SH-130, and instead to call the stretch “Cesar Chavez Parkway.” On Monday, representatives from the Caldwell County Appraisal District and 9-1-1 system asked the Caldwell County Commissioners Court to consider doing [...]
In an effort to hammer out those decisions, the Board appointed a citizen task force to analyze the 10 campuses in the District to determine whether upgrades need to be made, construction should be considered or patchwork should be continued.
The proposed 130 Landfill in northern Caldwell County will meet and, in many cases, exceed state and federal requirements to protect groundwater. 130 Landfill will be a state-of-the-art, highly-engineered, and environmentally-friendly waste management facility, planned to provide a steady source of revenue to Caldwell County in the form of host fees and taxes, to create [...]
The request, spurred by a growing need within the City of Lockhart to pave certain streets, requires Lockhart to provide the material, including liquid asphalt and coating materials, and to prepare the roads for paving.
Although a report from the Planning and Zoning Commission suggested that the business, which processes and sells herbs and spices for wholesale distribution for companies such as Sleepytime Teas, would be a “good fit” for Lockhart, the Commission suggested that the Lockhart Industrial Park would be a more appropriate location for the facility.
The adopted tax rate, $0.6907 per $100 of valuation, is technically lower than last year’s rate. However, the County would have only needed a rate of $0.6581 per $100 (the effective rate) to collect the same amount of tax revenue.
“We aren’t going to come in and turn the whole property into a dump,” Green said. “We are going to commit, in writing, to using only 212 acres as landfill, over the entire lifetime of the facility.”