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Early voting begins! Do you know what’s on the ballot? (Oct. 18-29, 2021)

While Lockhart’s municipal election is not until next year, for early voting and Election Day itself (November 2), voters will be deciding on eight proposed state constitutional amendments. They are:

Proposition 1 (HJR 143)

"The constitutional amendment authorizing the professional sports team charitable foundations of organizations sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association or the Women's Professional Rodeo Association to conduct charitable raffles at rodeo venues."

Proposition 2 (HJR 99)

"The constitutional amendment authorizing a county to finance the development or redevelopment of transportation or infrastructure in unproductive, underdeveloped, or blighted areas in the county."

Proposition 3 (SJR 27)

"The constitutional amendment to prohibit this state or a political subdivision of this state from prohibiting or limiting religious services of religious organizations."

Proposition 4 (SJR 47)

"The constitutional amendment changing the eligibility requirements for a justice of the supreme court, a judge of the court of criminal appeals, a justice of a court of appeals, and a district judge."

Proposition 5 (HJR 165)

"The constitutional amendment providing additional powers to the State Commission on Judicial Conduct with respect to candidates for judicial office."

Proposition 6 (SJR 19)

"The constitutional amendment establishing a right for residents of certain facilities to designate an essential caregiver for in-person visitation."

Proposition 7 (HJR 125)

"The constitutional amendment to allow the surviving spouse of a person who is disabled to receive a limitation on the school district ad valorem taxes on the spouse's residence homestead if the spouse is 55 years of age or older at the time of the person's death."

Proposition 8 (SJR 35)

"The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a member of the armed services of the United States who is killed or fatally injured in the line of duty."

You can read more about them in-depth by visiting the Caldwell County Elections Division and/or Texas Secretary of State’s Office.

National Domestic Abuse Awareness Month: Join Lockhart Police for 'Purple Thursday,' October 21

***From the Lockhart Police Department***


October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Join the Lockhart Police Department and fellow Caldwell County law enforcement agencies by wearing purple on Thursday, October 21, 2021 for Purple Thursday.

Wearing purple is a simple, but highly visible way to raise awareness and an avenue for people to show their commitment in promoting healthy relationships. Post a photo of yourself wearing purple and tag the Lockhart Police Department on social media to help raise domestic violence awareness.



On Facebook: @Lockhart Police Department

On Twitter: @LockhartPolice

On Instagram: #LockhartPoliceDepartment

No City Council Meeting: October 5, 2021
This is a reminder that there is no City Council Meeting tonight. The next meeting will be Tuesday, October 19, at 6:30 p.m. in the third floor of the Dr. Eugene Clark Library.

Today, Lockhart's five-siren outdoor warning system will be tested at 1 p.m. to ensure that they are in good working order. These sirens are used to alert Lockhart residents of impending severe weather and/or chemical emergencies. Activation criteria for the City of Lockhart includes;
  • The National Weather Service (NWS) issues a Tornado Warning.
  • The National Weather Service (NWS) issues a Severe Thunderstorm Warning and indicates the potential for destructive winds of 70 mph or greater.
  • Observed hail of 1.5 inches in diameter (ping pong ball) or greater.
  • Any observed weather condition, which is judged to be hazardous to people and early warning would potentially save lives.
We encourage you to sign up for the Warn Central Texas Notification System. This is a Regional Notification System developed for Central Texas and administered by the Capital Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG). The warning system will notify citizens of Lockhart by phone call, text or email for emergencies such as: tornadoes, severe weather, flooding, and local emergency information.
You may register to receive the free emergency alerts or community information via text, e-mail, or phone at warncentraltexas.org



Social Media Outage: Facebook and Instagram

Many Lockhart citizens follow, gather, and rely on communication from their City government through this website, and social media, specifically Facebook. However, earlier today, a global outage, as explained by the social media platform itself, has suspended access and updates to all Facebook and Instagram accounts, including the City of Lockhart's. 


We'd like to remind our community that the City has other means to communicate updates and alerts, including other social media platforms: Twitter, and Nextdoor.


ALSO, the Warn Central Texas Notification System (warncentraltexas.org) is also available for FREE emergency/severe weather notifications via phone, text, and email from your local public safety agencies.


City-wide bulky clean up scheduled for October 16

The City of Lockhart, in partnership with Central Texas Refuse, is helping you do some fall cleaning through its city-wide clean up Saturday, October 16, at 7 a.m.  All loose materials must be in bags or in containers that cannot weigh more than 60 pounds. All trash must be out at the property line by 7 a.m. the day of the cleanup. 


**For the safety of our streets, crew, and residents, please don't bring your bulky items out to your property line sooner than FIVE DAYS before the event.


In this event, bulky item pickup charges will not be applicable on certain eligible items, including:

  • Appliances such as washers, dryers, and stoves
  • Carpeting measuring less than 4-feet long
  • Furniture
  • Scrap metal measuring less than 4-feet long
  • Treated wood (fence materials)
  • Mattresses
  • Tree limbs (must be bundled with rope or twine)
    • Limbs must not exceed 4-inches in diameter.
    • Limbs must not exceed 4-feet in length.
    • No palm tree or cacti limbs accepted.


Non-eligible items include:

  • Freon appliances such as refrigerators, freezers, and air conditioning units.
    • If you need someone to pick up these appliances, call Appliance Collector (512) 650-0528.
  • Televisions and computers
  • Automotive products/fluids
  • Paint
  • Hazardous materials
  • Demolition/construction debris and metal fencing
  • Tires
  • Batteries, ammunition, or explosives
  • Concrete or rocks
  • Railroad tie lumber
  • Pianos, hot tubs, motorcycles, or items larger than a typical appliance.


BRUSH PICKUP: When discarding brush and other items, please make two separate piles: one for brush and another one for everything else. NO TRASH OR TREATED WOOD IN THE BRUSH PILE. Brush piles with bulk trash mixed in will be skipped and will be the resident’s responsibility to remove.




Brush piles must have 5 ft. of clearance on both sides and free from obstructions up to 15 ft. tall. Do not place brush piles within 5 ft. of mailboxes, poles, trees, parked cars, and the bulk trash pile. The brush pile may not exceed 4 ft. in length and 40 pounds in weight.


We also ask you not to put material out on the street, where it could pose a traffic hazard. Call Central Texas Refuse at (512)243-2833 for more information.


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