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County salary survey reveals $2.47M shortfall

Earlier this year, the Commissioners Court asked Human Resources Director Deborah Kortan to prepare a “salary survey,” showing the Commissioners exactly where Caldwell County employees and elected officials stand in relation to other counties in the area.

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Tensions, infighting continue for LISD

By Miranda Rogers POST-REGISTER   Heated conflicts continue to dominate the scene at the dais of the Lockhart Independent School District Board of Trustees. Even routine business during Monday’s meeting became a point of contention as the Board continues to struggle to find common ground and compromise. A portion of the disagreement centered around the […]

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Commissioners struggle with employee pay questions

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 […]

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Commissioners eyeing employee, official pay raise

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. […]

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Supporters rally around City Manager

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 […]

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Gene New

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. […]

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Crime victims ask Commissioners for assistance

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 […]

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County to borrow $4M for WalMart project

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, […]

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Commissioners rethink consultant contract

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.

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Key wins put Lions in playoff hunt

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 […]

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