County ends outdoor burn ban


By LPR Staff

After several months of drought conditions, heavy rains on Tuesday morning prompted the Caldwell County Commissioners to lift an outdoor burning ban on Tuesday afternoon.
On Monday morning during their regular meeting, the Court had voted to leave the ban in place. However, after nearly an inch of rain fell in Caldwell C

ounty on Tuesday, County Judge H.T. Wright said he would contact other the other Commissioners to discuss lifting the ban. The county announced that the ban had been lifted late Tuesday afternoon.
The last time the Commissioners lifted the ban, some areas of the county were struck by disastrous fires. However, because the forecast calls for rain for much of this week, county fire officials are optimistic.
“We had some good rain and there may be some more on the way,” said Fire Marshal Jeff Wright on Tuesday. “I still think that people need to use common sense when they”re burning, though.”
In other Court news;
The Commissioners heard a presentation from representatives of Cooper Land Development regarding a plan to develop property between Maxwell and Martindale.
Although the subdivision project is in the early planning stages, it could bring as many as 3,000 homes, two golf courses and several acres of commercial development to the county.
The project is slated to begin development next year.
In brief Court news:
The county granted a five-year lease extension to the USDA office space in the Scott Annex building.
The Commissioners issued a resolution recognizing April as “Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month.”
Wright announced that some county residents will soon participate in an election regarding a request from Austin Community College to levy taxes within the Hays Consolidated Independent School District, which is partially located in Caldwell County.
The county paid bills in the amount of $76,731.02, including $9,600 for indigent health care and $4,200 for indigent legal defense.


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