Category: "Local News"

Committee enacted to negotiate Host Agreement

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   The Caldwell County Commissioners’ Court continues to take steps forward toward entering host agreement with Green Group Holdings, the Atlanta-based conglomerate hoping to build a landfill in rural Caldwell County near Lytton Springs. The committee, proposed by Commissioner Hoppy Haden and supported by members of the community who hope for, […]

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Lawsuits filed in Biloxi crash; Hoffmans, other family members target tour company, railroad and driver

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   While the injured continue their journey toward recovery and the families of those killed struggle to find a new normal, the organizers of the tragic bus tour that left four people dead and dozens injured are preparing for a litany of legal battles. Filed in Dallas County District Court, as […]

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Biloxi crash claims Lockhart residents

**UPDATED FROM PRINT** By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   Six days, two casinos and a treasure trove of memories – that was the goal. The end result was something quite different. Setting out on Sunday from Bastrop, the group, comprised largely of retirees, expected a few days of fun on the road, visiting the famed casinos […]

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Judges green-light landfill permit

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   A 250-page opinion released on Friday dealt what appears a devastating blow to opponents of a municipal waste landfill project to be located in rural Caldwell County. After several months of waiting, parties to a Contested Case Hearing before the State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH) learned that the judges […]

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Deputies seize 400 animals in cruelty crackdown

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   A critical case of animal hoarding came to a head on Monday morning, as the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office executed a warrant and eventually seized more than 430 animals from a residence on Misty Drive in Uhland. Responding to complaints of animal cruelty, the Sheriff’s Office worked with the Dallas […]

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Suspect jailed in Juarez murder

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   Caldwell County Sheriff Daniel Law announced on Saturday afternoon that an arrest has been made in connection with the Aug. 11, 2016 death of 19-year-old Emilia Juarez. Rudy Herrera, Jr., 32, was arrested on Saturday and charged with First Degree Murder, as a result of dozens of interviews and investigations […]

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Commissioners press forward with Host Agreement

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER Caldwell County is long since a “house divided” as discussions move ahead regarding a proposed landfill project slated for property near the corner of SH130 and FM 1185. The controversial project has pitted neighbor against neighbor and voter against politician for years. That division was no more clear than on Monday […]

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LISD grapples with weapons on campus

Guns, knife found on campuses in unrelated incidents By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   For the third time in less than a week, Lockhart ISD administrators and local law enforcement responded to and LISD campus for a report of a weapon on campus. The first incident, on Jan. 30, occurred, when a student made a report […]

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Paycheck ‘glitch’ leaves County employees floundering

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   Although it’s being referred to as a “miscommunication,” a glitch in Caldwell County operating procedure amounted to far more than that, as hundreds of County employees failed to receive their paychecks on Tuesday. Dozens of employees assembled during a special-called meeting on Tuesday to show solidarity for one another and […]

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Commissioners return Host Agreement to public eye

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   Over the objections of one commissioner and a host of usual suspects, the Caldwell County Commissioner’s Court chose on Monday morning to bring a controversial contract back into the spotlight. In September 2013, landfill conglomerate Green Group Holdings asked to open negotiations on a host agreement that would put certain […]

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