By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER What should have been a simple question became a complex discussion on Monday morning as Caldwell County Commissioners came face-to-face, once again, with the question of employee pay rates in Caldwell County. On the agenda was approval of a maximum salary for Caldwell County elected officials, including the Caldwell County [...]
By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER Information released by Caldwell County this week suggests that as the County Judge and Commissioners begin planning for the upcoming budget, they may be moving toward a pay increase for employees. A notice published by legal requirement in today’s Post-Register shows an increased salary cap for Caldwell County elected officials. [...]
By Miranda Rogers POST-REGISTER Routine discussion about City Manager Vance Rodgers’ contract sparked passionate comments during the regular meeting of the Lockhart City Council on Tuesday evening. It is unclear what sparked the rumors that Councilmember Richard Banks had threatened Rodgers’ employment, or that of any of his department heads, but Banks did say [...]
Gene Raymond New, 73, of Alvin, Texas, passed away Sunday, May 20, 2012 at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center, in Webster, Texas. Gene was born on Nov. 28, 1938, in Luling, Texas and was a resident of Alvin for 50 years. He was employed with the City of Houston for 31 years before he retired. [...]
By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER In what has become a somewhat rare occurrence, the Caldwell County Commissioners Court met on Monday in a brief, relatively unfettered meeting which was tied up in less than an hour. Of late, Commissioners’ meetings have developed a reputation for being lengthy, and occasionally a bit contentious. The most notable [...]
By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER The Caldwell County Commissioners Court decided on Monday morning to approve a short-term tax note to fund the purchase and renovation of the existing WalMart building at 1703 S. Colorado. The building, which will be purchased by the county after the retail giant opens their new location later this year, [...]
Earlier this month, representatives from the Austin consulting firm Broaddus and Associates (Broaddus) came forward to offer their services in vetting and contracting an architect to oversee renovations in the old WalMart building, which the County has purchased with the intent to make it over into a new judicial center.
The Varsity Lions played one of their first games of the season at home on Feb. 24, hosting Cedar Creek and earning a 2-1 home field victory. Lockhart scored early in the first half, with nice play and finish from Victor Ramos as well another from Mario A. Gutierrez. The Lions were also able to [...]
The Caldwell County Commissioners discussed, during a reasonably calm meeting on Monday, the choice to dead end County Road 176, and to install speed controls on Meadow Lane in Martindale.
By Miranda Rogers POST-REGISTER The Lockhart City Council’s last meeting of the calendar year was a brief one, capped by District Four Councilmember Richard Banks taking the oath of office for his second term as Lockhart city council member. Banks defeated former Lockhart mayor James “Jimmy” Bertram in a Dec. 12, 2011, runoff election, after [...]