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Lockhart Post Register (Newspaper) - October 16, 1997, Lockhart, Texas Marcia Proctor prestigious Hometown Leadership Award - see page IB of service Caldwell County Volume 125, Number 421 317-200) Lockhart & Caldwell County Since 1872' Published in Texas 16 2 Sections 's Martindale 2A Baker 6A LHS sports 7A Military IB Dale 3B Lockhart 3B Area 4B Up and The regular meeting of the Caldwell County Commissioners Court will be held at 9 a.m. on Oct. 20, in Room 302 of the county The Caldwell County 4-H Horse Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Oct. 21, at the Ag Extension Office on East. M Last the community's highest usage was 1,560,800 million gallons on Oct. 6. The lowest usage was 1,160,900 with the average at 1.4 million The number of complaints about are partially due to less water City officials are asking anyone who still sees brown water in their home or business to call 398-3461, extension 400, to report it. Ml A puppet show presented by the Clark Library staff will air at 8 a.m. and again at 4 p.m. on the following Oct. 20.; Oct. 22.; and Oct. 24. Deborah Watt and Lytle Arche of the Texas A&M Agricultural Extension Service present weekly reports on Wednesdays and Fridays at 1 p.m. Watt presents a weekly home economist and Arche a weekly agricultural The monthly news report of the Lower Colorado River Authority airs at 6:45 p.m. every On Oct. 15, a replay of the football game will air at 7 p.m. Go On Oct. 16, at 7 a replay of the Valle football game will be Go Lions Following is the tentative agenda for the Oct. 21 session of the Lockhart City Consider grant match for Airport Terminal Survey and recommendation on policy for waiving park Resolution supporting grant application and match to for Town Branch Creek Approve city manager's recommendation to restrict vehicle access to Medina in conjunction with safety enhancements at San Antonio and Medina Consider staff recommendation regarding Cable Consider creation of Senior Citizens Building Fund and Board of Approve contract for administration of HOME Grant and First Time Home Buyers Consider chemical treatment program to lessen water fool for young man who has not wept is a and the old man who will not laugh is a - George Santayana IT'S RAINING OUTSIDE - Cute little Estrella 4-year-old granddaughter of Vicki spent some of last Friday out playing in the rain in front of Bryant's house on Center A newspaper photographer was alerted to her activities by a bemused member of the staff at Lockhart Cracking down on Recent indictments latest salvo in war against local drug dealers By Greg Densmore News Editor A half-dozen residents of Lockhart were among the nine people indicted this week by the Caldwell County Grand on charges of of Those indicted were caught in the web of an undercover sting operation conducted by the Travis County Narcotics Task of which the local sheriff's department is a By all but two of the nine had been according to Caldwell County List of grand jury page 4A Deputy Mark have two warrants and we think they had already left The rest are in The nine suspects are alleged to have sold quantities of crack cocaine to undercover narcotics officers posing as drug Hanna said that the indictments put a little bit more of a in the local narcotics trafficking should definitely slow things down for a added definitely got their said the nine indictments are just the latest salvos fired by law enforcement against local drug The chief deputy also had high praise for a recent jury trial that resulted in a 99-year prison sentence for a Lockhart man who was a major dealer in illicit In that Held last month in the 20th District Courtroom of Judge Charles a Caldwell County jury found 42-year-old Saul Roland of Lockhart guilty of delivering 9 of crack cocaine to an undercover narcotics After a short the same jury sentenced Roland to 99 years in prison and fined him should really get them to said is a pretty good They didn't slap him on the that's for Page 4A) Defense shines as Lions slosh past Del 21-7, in important District 28-4A clash By Greg Densmore Playing last Friday night in a steady rain on enemy the Lockhart Lions scored twice during a 3-1/2 minute span in the first half and went on to nail down an important 21-7 win over the Del Valle With the the Lions find themselves in the thick of the hunt in the battle for supremacy in District 28-4A related this Lockhart now stands 2-1 in district 4-2 Except for a brief stretch in the fourth when the Cardinals took advantage of a Lockhart fumble deep in its own the Lions controlled the tempo of the The wet conditions bothered both with each fumbling four It also caused several bobbled snaps and played general havoc with the passing The Lockhart all but abandoning the airway because of the wet ran DIE-HARD FANS - A couple of hundred loyal Lockhart Lion fans turned out in a steady rain last weekend to watch their team down Del Valle by a score of 21 Pictured are some of the faithful who huddled under umbrellas to watch the straight into the teeth of the Cardinal defense and ground out 297 yards Option quarterback Daniel Ramirez and fullback Lex Jennings led the offensive a powerful 170-pound blasted out 140 yards and scored two while Ramirez slashed his way for 84 yards and one Tailback Cory Fennell had a good picking up 58 yards on 10 On the other side of the a stingy Lion defense held Del Valle to 181 total yards and didn't allow a first down until the second As they have for the past four the Lockhart defense was exceptionally tough against the limiting the Cardinals to 108 yards on 35 In 16 quarters of dating back to the Luling the Lions have allowed only one rushing touchdown - and no opponent has scored on the ground in the past 10 Lockhart received the ball to start the and the offense quickly three first downs to the 10-yard-line. A 31-yard burst around the left side by Jennings highlighted the which ended when a Ramirez pass was intercepted at the 3 and returned 18 yards to the 21. The Lion defense began setting the rhythm of the contest on Del Valle's first possession when Cardinal running backs Earnest Carter and Charles Gilden were stopped cold and quarterback Ernesto Gonzales misfired on a pass over the On 4th-and-l 1 from its own 20, Del Valle punted away to Clarence who fielded the pigskin around mid-field and weaved his way down field to the Del Valle 20. An illegal block penalty against the sent the ball back up field to the Cardinal 37. It took Lockhart's offensive crew eight plays to cross the goal line for the first With Fennell and Joey Sabala attacking the Del Valle defense from all Ramirez capped off the short drive with a 5-yard touchdown run off the eluding several tacklers before diving into the end zone with 3:37 remaining in the first John Sanchez's PAT kick gave the Page 4A) Win over Bastrop would help playoff chances The outcome of the Lockhart homecoming tilt this Friday night against Bastrop will definitely shed more light on which teams from District 28-4A have the inside track on Undefeated Smithson Valley is clearly the cream of the crop this No team has scored more than one touchdown against the Ranger and the offense - led by tailback Jeff one of the top rushers in 4A this year - has been on a Lockhart will face-off against Smithson Valley at Lions Field on Nov. 6 in the final game of the regular Though the Rangers are currently sitting Page 4A) Commissioners clear several requests on work tied to courthouse renovation Meeting in regular session Monday the Caldwell County Commissioners Court approved low bids for renovation work at the Slater Building in Luling as well as various other work requests tied to the Courthouse Restoration In the commissioners okayed a permit application for Butler Resources to cross with two gave a nod of the head to a preliminary plat for the Rocky Road Ranchettes Subdivision near Uhland and tabled a request from the City of Mustang Ridge that the county enforce safety and environmental codes and ordinances in that The commissioners approved the following low bids for renovation work at the Slater BOE Electric Triad Mechanical of Bryhan Electric of San Floor Campbell and Termite Angel Pest Other courthouse renovation requests approved by the an agreement between the county and Absolute Demolition to remove a chiller and air handler in the Judicial Center another agreement with Absolute Demolition to remove an Isolation Sleeve in the Judicial a change order to roofing contractor Bruton Gomez to provide new The court also voted to appoint Jeff Wright as the county's new Solid Waste Enforcement Officer skids for future condenser and a second change order to Bruton Gomez to provide unit cost repairs and reroute existing roof drain at the Judicial The decision to table the request from Mustang Ridge came after commissioners were told of pending litigation regarding septic systems installed in the sure don't want to step into these said Precinct 3 Commissioner Ronnie New store in Lockhart opens with much fanfare The folks just don't understand what all the commotion is So a new grocery store opened in they What's the big It happens all the And that's It does indeed happen all the especially when considering a thriving metropolis like an Austin or a San But this is small-town America we're talking about And what the folks don't understand is that the opening of the new store is a momentous occasion for all of who live in Lockhart and the surrounding What the folks don't understand is a major grocery in a smaller town like Lockhart is not just a grocery it is a community where we visit with our neighbors while we're filling our this is a new twice as big as the one that burned with lots of aisle a near mind-boggling array of a pharmacy Sunday lots of aisle a a a seafood shop - did I mention the the aisle - and enough frozen food to feed the whole Last Friday's grand opening of the drew hundreds of invited including kids from one of the elementary local dignitaries and just plain folks - as well as a couple of television news crews from After opening speeches from Lockhart Mayor John County Judge Rebecca Page 4A) WE'RE - John gets some help from his Mayor John Allred and Judge Rebecca in snipping a strand of barbed wire to officially open the
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