Category: "Opinions"

Texas needs progress on child abuse prevention

Guest Column By US Representative Lloyd Doggett   As a grandfather to three little girls, who bring such tremendous joy to our family, I find it painful to contemplate a child being subjected to neglect and abuse, especially from a family member. But as we observe “National Child Abuse Prevention” Month, we know that so […]

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Letters – Readers sound off on construction, landfill and school bond

Reader urges neighbors to think about landfill development To the Editor: Friends, I do not support this proposed dump. That does not make me an activist, a dissident or an uniformed citizen. The dump is what it is and always will be… a garbage dump. All of the “PC” adjectives and glad-handed promises are meaningless. Caldwell […]

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Letters – Readers share opinions on growth

Reader calls for responsible growth To the Editor: Caldwell County needs projects that are going to make a significant investment in real property or personal property such as a new facility, or an existing facility expansion and create jobs that enhance the quality of life. Before bringing in new facilities, we should always ask, “Is […]

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Letters – Locals support bond, Host Agreement

Local couple supports Host Agreement To the Editor: It is very clear that some Lockhart area residents and Caldwell County leadership are not on the same page regarding the proposed 130 Environmental Park in Caldwell County. Regardless of how people feel about a landfill, we can work together on negotiating a host agreement that includes […]

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From the Clocktower – Who is speaking for you?

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER In the last 40 years, I have discovered that there are three inevitabilities in life: death, taxes, and politicians that will blow with the wind. Fact: Each one of us will die. Fact: Every governmental entity will put its hand in your pocket. Fact: Elected politicians are not mind readers, and […]

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Letters – The good, the bad and the landfill

Announcer praises LSGP, community To the Editor: My name is Ken Walker and I am an international Kart Race Announcer and Journalist based in England. I recently attended the Lone Star GP at Lockhart and I was one of the three race announcers – the one with the English accent you will not be surprised […]

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From the Clocktower – Spring… The season of growth

As I stood outside and enjoyed a spectacular, crystal-clear evening, I gave a little bit of thought about “the promises of Spring.” Unfortunately, my front-porch daydream was interrupted by the growling of an engine, tearing every bit of 50 MPH down my street, in a residential district in downtown Lockhart. I hate to bring up […]

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Letters – Readers speak out about LISD Bond, landfill and more

Reader questions LISD spending plan To the Editor: I am writing in sincere hopes that you will publish my concerns regarding the upcoming bond election to fund proposed improvements to Lockhart ISD facilities. I do not wish to try to make a case for or against the improvements that school district officials have determined are necessary. […]

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Letters – Landfill dominates local conversation

Reader questions ‘poverty mindset’ To the Editor: The article from the Editor regarding financing the school bond program accuses Lockhart of having a “poverty mindset.” (Lockhart Post-Register, Feb 20, 2014) If the bond election passes, my property taxes will increase over $600 a year based on the estimated increase! Property taxes here are comparable to […]

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Letters – Landfill options and Chamber questions

Resident encourages facts, not rumors To the Editor: As a lifelong resident of Lockhart and Caldwell County I have always been an advocate for any programs that benefit the city or the county. The citizens of this community have an opportunity to receive much needed resources and benefits through a “Host Agreement” with the 130 […]

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