59 percent of voters approved the VATRE for Lockhart ISD, generating about $3 million for staff pay and districtwide security upgrades.
A Martindale man who was accused of killing a driver parked in his driveway in October 2021 was found guilty of manslaughter.
Ten Central Texas school districts have called elections for Nov. 7, with five calling for a VATRE, or Voter-Approval Tax Ratification Election.
The trial of a Martindale man accused of murdering a driver who was parked in his driveway has started. Terry Turner was charged two years ago.
A tornado was confirmed in Caldwell County, and damage appears to be concentrated in a small area, including a former schoolhouse.
The $46 million investment is expected to generate more than 100 jobs, increase production capacity and generate economic benefit for the region, says the Ziegenfelder Company.
One suspect has already been arrested and charged and the Austin Police Department is searching for three more.
Melanie Perez was reported found on Sunday, Aug. 27.
The Texas A&M Forest Service is reminding Texans that drones are a serious safety hazard for firefighting resources in the air and on the ground.
In Lockhart, a board of trustees voted for raises for teacher through a voter approval ratification election in November, a move they say will bring in $3 million all while decreasing the school tax rate. Lockhart ISD superintendent Mark Estrada joined FOX 7 Austin's Mike Warren to discuss.
Crews have fully contained a 150-acre grass fire in Lockhart near SH 130. The fire started Friday, with smoke being seen from US 183 nearby.
The city is asking the community to conserve water by strictly following the odd/even outdoor watering schedule, fixing leaks and practicing other water conservation methods.
Lockhart ISD says it and nearly 150 other school districts – mainly in rural areas – are facing unprecedented levels of underfunding from the State of Texas this year.
Officials say an 18-wheeler caught fire, causing a large grass fire on State Highway 130 on August 11.
This month, the Texas Fair Defense Project filed a lawsuit against Caldwell County, saying their clients were denied access to magistrate court proceedings. Texas Fair Defense Project managing attorney Camilla Hsu joined FOX 7 Austin's Mike Warren to discuss.
Investigators say a man made a large purchase with a stolen credit card at a Home Depot in Kyle.
The City of Austin Economic Development Department has launched a new program offering $250,000 in grants to local artists, small organizations and small art businesses.
Investigators say two of the suspects robbed a cashier at gunpoint.
A heads up for folks in Caldwell County. If you see a heavy police presence at Lockhart High School, there's no need to worry.
Lockhart police say the City's animal shelter is ‘Code Red’ which means it's ‘out of space.’