City Council Honors Everybody’s “Nice Guy”

City Council Honors Everybody’s “Nice Guy”

When Mayor Misti Talbert took her office recently, one of the things she wanted the Council to do was begin a practice of recognizing “Community Champions” - those people who contributed most to make our community great.

Their first choice for recognition really hit the spot. Lee Smith, the service manager at Hoffpauir Chevrolet in Lampasas, was that guy.

Lane/Speed Limit Change Coming to Hwy 281S ?

It’s still in the planning stage, but according to TXDOT District Engineer Elias Rmeili, a plan is in the works to re-stripe Hwy 281S from its intersection with Ohnmeiss Dr. (Hwy190) to just
beyond the new Putters & Gutters Fun Center. The change is to remove one of the northbound traffic lanes along that stretch of highway, changing it into a turn lane. The plan could be carried out simply by re-striping, since the highway space is already there.

The southbound lanes would not change, remaining two lanes for southbound traffic. The speed limit, he believes, should also be lowered so that it is 45mph for that complete distance. The changes are being brought about by the high number of accidents that had already taken place along that stretch of highway, and now the addition of the Putters & Gutters Fun Center. Having traffic coming in at normal 4-lane highway speeds into a business district with so many drives, businesses and distractions seems to create a dangerous situation.

Lampasas City Council

Lampasas City Council

Lampasas City Council got a pleasant surprise when Jason Jones of Jones-Heroy, a Lampasas engineering firm, gave a brief but very understandable explanation of the water problems on the far west side of town.

The basic picture, detailed by his water maps, is that water pressure in the far west part of town and some to the north part is too low because of their elevation above our storage tanks,
and conversely, a few low parts of town would have too much water pressure were it not for pressure reducers.

LAFTA to Paint Basketball Court

LAFTA to Paint Basketball Court

In an interesting proposal to Lampasas City Council last night Tina Matney, head of the
Lampasas Association for the Arts (LAFTA) told of their idea to paint the two-goal basketball
court at Hanna Springs park. They “would pay”, she said, if the Council would allow them to make the BB court a bit more in keeping with their art park which is otherwise filled with interesting sculptures and artsy fixtures.

Today

Today

Lampasas County Commissioners met at 9am in the downstairs county courtroom at the courthouse this morning. County Judge Wayne Boultinghouse was absent from the meeting
and it was presided over by Commissioner Jim Lindeman. They opted to purchase a new Chevy pickup for the Juvenile Probation Department. Derek Keele reported on prices he had received
from both local and state buy board lists, and appeared to favor the purchase of a Chevy truck from local dealer Hoffpauir Chevrolet, as it had the needed features and was at very near the
low price ($33,000)..