Caldwell County, TX

Caldwell County,

County to apply for state’s polling place program

The Caldwell County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted to proceed with an application that could allow voters to cast ballots at any polling place in the county on Election Day. Commissioners voted 4-0 to authorize Caldwell County Elections Administrator Kimber Daniel to proceed with an application to participate in the...
Bastrop County, TXElgin Courier

Severe wind causes damage in southern Bastrop County

Damage in the Red Rock, Rockne and Rosanky area was likely caused by powerful straightline winds of up to 80 miles per hour on Friday evening, May 28. Throughout the evening of May 28, the National Weather Service issued a series of watches and warnings for severe thunderstorms in Central Texas. At 7:44 p.m., the National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for east central Caldwell County, southeastern Bastrop County and southwestern Fayette County through 8:15 p.m. At that time, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near Rosanky, 13 miles south of Bastrop, moving east. Those in the area ...

Integrated Waste Solutions Group opens environmental park in central Texas

Integrated Waste Solutions Group, a waste management company based in Austin, Texas, has announced the launch of its 130 Environmental Park landfill in Caldwell County, Texas. The municipal solid waste (MSW) landfill is the first to be established in the region for more than 30 years. “Central Texas is one...
San Marcos, TXSan Marcos Daily Record

BIRTHDAY BASH: Family, friends celebrate San Marcos woman's 100th birthday with parade

Aurora Lopez turned 100 years old on May 25, 2021 — born in 1921 in Caldwell County to Alfredo Moreno and Jacinta Moreno. In fact, her beloved mother lived a beautiful life for 103 years. Married to the late Manuel Lopez; together they have 12 children, 50 Grandchildren, 131 great-grandchildren and 59 great-great grandchildren. She has resided in San Marcos almost her whole life in the same house she purchased many decades ago in the Rio Vista Neighborhood.
Caldwell County,

Honoring those who gave their lives

Caldwell County Judge Hoppy Haden remembered the eight soldiers who were killed in the 2009 Battle of Kamdesh as Veteran Services Director Al Dos Santos held up a photo of Stoney Portis, a Lockhart High School graduate who is celebrated locally for his role in helping fight off a deadly ambush in that battle. The Caldwell County judge, the Caldwell County Commissioners and Dos Santos each took the stage to offer a few thoughts in remembrance of people serving in the U.S. armed forces who died while serving their country on Memorial Day at the Caldwell County Courthouse. The judge mentioned that the battle was the focal point of The Outpost, a film that was released in 2020. “Hopefully it will reach some of the generation that needs real heroes to look up to instead of heroes manufactured by the media,” Haden said. “Today, when you go home with family and friends for a barbecue and fellowship, say a prayer for those who paid with their blood for your ability to do so.” Photos by Miles Smith/LPR.
Caldwell County,

Broadband Internet testing gets under way

Texas Rural Funders, St. David’s Foundation, and Connected Nation Texas last week in Lockhart kicked off Caldwell County broadband infrastructure mapping and broadband speed testing. Participants in last week’s kick-off event learned about the overstatement of broadband coverage associated with the Federal Communications Commission’s Form 477 maps and data, why...
Caldwell County,

Memorial Day celebrations return

Traditional, in-person Memorial Day remembrance ceremonies in Lockhart have returned from a yearlong COVID-19-imposed hiatus. A Memorial Day remembrance to honor those who died while serving in the military will be held at the Caldwell County Courthouse at 110 Main Street in Lockhart on Monday, May 31 from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m, with a ceremony held on the south side steps of the courthouse.
Lockhart, TXTexas Monthly

Heirloom Silver Comes Alive in Leslie Lewis Sigler’s Paintings

It’s First Friday in Lockhart, a night when merchants keep their shop doors open late and live music blares from a stage on the town square. The area is dotted with food and vendor booths for the night. As barbecue smoke wafts through the warm early-May air, the crowd is abuzz; we spot two little girls laughing and dancing on the Caldwell County courthouse lawn. My husband and I, newly vaccinated and having just left our son with a sitter for the first time in over a year, feel almost euphoric at the prospect of strolling the square, ducking into art galleries, and then eating dinner at a sidewalk cafe.
Caldwell County,

County gets funding for shelter

Caldwell County is a step closer to building an emergency evacuation shelter that can double as a community event center and recreation center thanks in part to $36 million in grant funding awarded by the state. The Texas General Land Office this week announced the approval of $36 million in...
San Marcos,

No bond for suspects in murder case

The Caldwell County Sheriff’s office said a pair of San Marcos residents are being held without bond in connection with the slaying of two teens last week in Martindale. Michael Morris, 29, and Olivia Oliva, 29, are both being held in the Caldwell County Jail without bond on capital murder charges after being arrested in San Marcos hours after the shooting allegedly took place.

Missing man’s family offers reward

The family of a Texas State University student who disappeared near Luling in December is offering a $10,000 reward for information that helps bring the man home. The Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office said they believed 21-year-old Jason Landry was driving home to the Houston area for Christmas break late at night in mid-December when he wrecked his car on Salt Flat Road near Luling.

Two teenagers killed in Martindale shooting identified

On Monday, May 10, at approximately 9:04 p.m. the Caldwell County Sheriff’s office responded to a report of gunfire near Northwest River Road and Scull Road in Martindale. According to the officials, one victim was pronounced dead at the scene, and the second victim was transported to Ascension Seton Hays in Kyle, where he was later pronounced dead.
Martindale, TXSan Marcos Daily Record

Victims, suspects involved in fatal shooting in Martindale identified

The Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office identified the two victims in Monday’s fatal shooting in Martindale as two teenagers. James Melgar, 18, and Adian Zulaica, 17, were identified as the teenagers killed Monday night in a shooting near Northwest River Road and Scull Road in Martindale. Officials also identified the suspects...