Category: "Opinions"

Letters – Landfill questions and local praise

Reader questions executive sessions To the Editor: I have seen reports in the Post-Register on at least two occasions that the Caldwell County commissioners Court has entered executive session to discuss the 130 Environmental Park. I found this surprising based upon a decade of service on a public board in another state. I checked the Texas […]

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Letters – Reader concerned about growth

To the Editor: This past week the Caldwell County Commissioners grappled with two items that may not seem connected but they are. One is the Walton Development in the northwest part of the county. The other is the 130 Environmental Park. How, you asked, are these connected? Both of these projects, albeit in different ways, […]

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Letters – Fall armyworms are on the march

To the Editor: In the past two weeks have begun seeing Fall Armyworms in pastures in the southern and far eastern parts of Caldwell County. It would be a good idea to take a walk out into your pastures and look for evidence of Fall Armyworms now before they get a chance to develop and […]

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From the Clocktower – It’s time to get back to business

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   They finally did it. I never thought that they would actually do it, but our so-called leadership actually did it. Our leaders got so involved in their own motives and means, they became so dedicated to their own lines in the sand, that they actually triggered a “government shutdown.” I’m […]

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Letters – Landfills and Legislators

Reader stands against landfill proposal To the Editor: I am writing in regards to the proposed SH130 Environmental Park being brought to our community by Green Group Holdings, LLC, and the recent articles published in this paper. As a nearly three-year resident of Lytton Springs I am very disturbed about this proposed development. As a […]

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From the Clocktower – What’s in a name?

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   Street names took center stage this week during the Commissioners Court meeting, as the County grapples with what they should call about 3,300 feet of frontage road on SH-130 west of Lockhart. I started remembering all the brouhaha when the Lockhart City Council chose to name the portion of the […]

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From the Clocktower – The Truth About Taxes

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   I found myself wondering on Monday how it is possible that men who have been sitting on the Commissioners Court for several years do not understand the calculation of the effective tax rate and the actual tax rate. On the one hand, I get that it’s confusing, but on the […]

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Letters – Hicks won’t seek third term as District Attorney

Open Letter to the Citizens of Caldwell County: I have decided not to run for a third term as Caldwell County Criminal District Attorney. After hours of conversations with my family, friends and colleagues, I have decided that it is time to move in a different direction, and I made the announcement to my staff […]

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From the Clocktower – What is transparency, really?

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER I was forced to consult the giant Webster’s Dictionary behind my desk again this week, when I started wondering if I really understood the meaning of a word that I hear bandied about quite a bit. That word is “transparency,” and it appears to be a favorite word among politicians. What […]

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Letters – Parent thanks City staff

To the Editor: I would like to thank two individuals who went out of their way to help my son after a bicycle accident near the soccer fields on Thursday, July 25. Around 4:30 p.m. last Thursday, my son Jordan was out for a bike ride with his sister, a friend and me. He had […]

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