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Donald Swanson, Jr.

Donald Ray Swanson, Jr. of Harwood, passed away peacefully on Jan. 28, 2017, at his home, surrounded by his family and friends. Don was born on March 4, 1964 to Jenney Lou (McCray) and Donald Ray Swanson, Sr. Don was the oldest of three sons. Don and Kay Michele (Moore) Swanson were married on March […]

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Margaret Lynn

A long, storied, and loving life began its next chapter in the early morning hours of Jan. 30, 2017, when Margaret Edna (nee Hill) Lawson McElrath Lynn crossed the River Jordan, hand-in-hand with her Lord and Savior. For 103 years and 13 days, “Nanny” held fast to very basic life lessons – Love God, Love […]

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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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LISD earmarks $6 million in upgrades

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   In a move that promises to rattle taxpayers and delight students, the Lockhart ISD Board of Trustees voted on Monday evening to earmark upwards of $6 million toward various facilities improvements in the coming fiscal year. Chief among those improvements is a paved practice facility for the Roaring Lion Band, […]

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Owen Riley Marshall

Owen Riley Marshall, 74, of Lockhart, passed away on Jan. 20, 2017 in Lockhart, Texas. Owen was born in Burlington, Vt., to Riley Hill Marshall and Hazel Cutcher on Nov. 10, 1942. He graduated from Sam Houston University in Huntsville, Texas with a degree in Business. He worked as a greeter for WalMart for many years. He […]

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Les Harrison

Leslie David “Les” Harrison of Martindale, Texas, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, passed away suddenly on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, at the age of 72. He was born Jan. 27, 1944, in McAllen, Texas, to Eugene and Ruby (Fairchild) Harrison. A sixth-generation Texan, his great-great-grandfather fought with Sam Houston in the battle of […]

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Adolfo Gonzales, Sr.

Adolfo Gonzales, Sr., 73, of Luling, (formerly of Lockhart), passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. Mr. Gonzales was born on Sept. 27, 1943, in Lockhart, to Juan and Carmela Gonzales. A loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, he was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Emilio Gonzales; and sister, Eufemia Martinez. Mr. Gonzales […]

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Daniel Day

Daniel Lee Day, local artist and entrepreneur passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 19, 2016, at the age of 64. He died at his home workshop in Lytton Springs, Texas. Dan was born April 23, 1953 in San Marcos to Alvin H Day and Mildred (Gomillion) Day. At the youthful age of 21, he started a […]

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Crash claims LHS senior, 2014 grad

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   The Texas Department of Public Safety continues to investigate a Jan. 11 crash that killed a Lockhart High School senior and her boyfriend, a 2014 LHS graduate. Lauren Garcia, 18, was described by friends and family as a “bubbly, vivacious” teen with a “smile that could light up the room.” […]

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Council gives nod to new LPD Chief

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   During a brief business meeting on Tuesday evening, the Lockhart City Council unanimously approved a recommendation from City Manager Vance Rodgers to appoint Ernest Pedraza as Lockhart’s new Chief of Police. Pedraza, a retired commander from the Austin Police Department, honorably discharged from the U.S. Army, and has more than […]

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