Burn Ban off, but dry spell coming to Caldwell County


LPR staff

Hector Rangel, Caldwell County Chief of Emergency Management, said the fire numbers were down, the ground was “pretty saturated,” and more rain was on its way.

However, Rangel noted at Tuesday’s Caldwell County Commissioners Court meeting that after next week’s rain there is supposed to be no rain afterward for about three weeks. He also said the winds should dry out everything.

For now, the burn ban remains off in Caldwell County.

In other business:

Due to the Texas Independence Day celebration on March 2 and the predicted dry spell Caldwell County will have during that time frame, commissioners agreed there should be no sale of fireworks propelled by sticks or fins from Feb. 25 to midnight on March 2.

Rangel introduced his new Deputy Chief of Emergency Management, Josh Flores.

A proclamation was read designating February as Black History Month.

A proclamation was also read designating February as Dating Violence Awareness Month.

A preliminary plat was approved for Cotton Gateway, which will be 1,280 residential lots on 396.7 acres. The large subdivision will be east of SH 21 and William Potts Road.

Commissioners also approved a development agreement between the county and Entrada Capital Group for the development of State Park RV Park RV Village on 5.3 acres at 10710 State Park Road.

A preliminary plat was approved for Sunset Oaks, Phase 7, which will include three commercial lots on 47.2 acres on Highway 21 and FM 1966.

Commissioners also approved a final plat for Sagada Dos, Phase 2, a subdivision which will have 14 residential lots on 16.7 acres on Homann Road and Homannville Trail.

Commissioner Dyral Thomas said The Progressive Club will meet Saturday at the First Lockhart Baptist Church Connection Center at 6 p.m.


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