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Letters – FSA elections and Martindale grants

FSA County Committee nomination period begins To the Editor: It is that time of year again. The Farm Service Agency (FSA) 2016 County Committee Elections begin soon. Your FSA county committees are a vital and direct link between our farm community and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. I encourage all eligible farmers and ranchers, especially […]

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Joseph Borja

Joseph “Joey” Borja, of Lockhart, passed away on June 7, 2016, in Kyle Texas. He was born on Jan. 6, 1975, in Austin, Texas, to Ronald and Claudia Borja. He graduated from Lockhart High School with the Class of 1993, and went on to earn a degree in History from Southwest Texas State University, and […]

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Troy Frerich

Troy David Frerich, 76, of Lockhart, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 20, 2016.  Troy was born on May 14, 1940 to Andy and Agatha Frerich of String Prairie, Texas.  He was a loving husband, wonderful father, and an awesome grandpa. Troy moved to Austin and started his career in the printing business at Steck […]

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Raul Ruiz

Raul Ruiz, 42, of Lockhart, passed away recently after a lingering illness. He was born on Feb. 19, 1974, to Pioquinto Ruiz and Philipa C. Jaramillo. He leaves to cherish his parents; his wife, Christy Ruiz; his children, Miyah and Ava; his stepson, Alex; a brother, Martin Ruiz; and a sister, Clemensia Martinez. The family […]

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Board of Education seeks input on testing

The State Board of Education (SBOE) is issuing a survey in English and Spanish to seek public input about the state’s current assessment and accountability programs and gather suggestions for future program development. The survey will be open online to all Texans through June 30. From October 2015 to March 2016, SBOE members held nine […]

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Evelyn Mager

Evelyn Faye Mager, 83, of Round Rock, Texas, formerly of Lockhart, died Friday, June 10, 2016, at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Evelyn was born Sept. 9, 1932, in Waelder, Texas to Roy and Rachel Glover.   She lived most of her early life in Gonzales where she graduated from Gonzales High School in […]

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Jake Voigt

Jake Voigt, 79, of Watterson, passed from this life June 13, 2016.  He was born Aug. 27, 1936, to Laura and Virlon Voigt, of Pettytown. He is preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Carl and Royce. Jake is survived by his wife of 60 years, Lillie Belle Voigt; daughter, Linda Allen; sons, […]

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From the Clocktower – The good side of a bad reputation

By Kathi Bliss Editor/POST-REGISTER   One of my oldest and dearest family friends likes to quote Mark Twain every time he sees me. “Never pick a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel,” he says. This particular family friend is a homebuilder, half-a-thumb shy, so I’m not so sure how sage his advice […]

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Rodeo rides for flood recovery

CTR kicks off with events all weekend

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Judge declares emergency, threats continue

The declaration, Ritchey said, positions the County to be in line for State and Federal funding

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