Weather and Police Report

Weather and Police Report

The Weather

High yesterday was 96° The low this morning was 78°

  • Today: A 20% chance of a shower this afternoon as some small clouds are expected to quickly pass through the area. It will otherwise be sunny and up to 98° this afternoon with a heat index up to 104°. S-SW wind will be 5-10 mph.
  • Tonight: The slight chance of a shower exists this evening as the clouds pass through, the wind will be generally southerly 5-10 mph, and the temperature will be down to 75°.

School Starts Today!

School began in Lampasas ISD this morning at 7:55am with an expected turnout of something above 3,300 students.  Lampasas ISD consists of our Elementary School campuses of Hanna
Springs and Kline Whitis in Lampasas and Taylor Creek in Copperas Cove, the Middle School in Lampasas and the Lampasas High School.

There will obviously be a lot more morning and mid afternoon traffic on our streets and highways. Three things to keep in mind are: Avoid cell phone use while

Ain’t Life Wonderful!

Ain’t Life Wonderful!

by: Ronnie Witcher
Monarch Butterflies – Where Are they? The Monarch Butterfly may be America’s favorite
insect. Many Texans don’t realize that it is the Texas State Insect. The Texas A&M Extension Service (TAMU) notes that it’s also the state insect for Alabama, Idaho, Illinois, West Virginia and Minnesota. With such popularity it’s easy to see why we’re all so disappointed that we don’t see as many of them lately.

Cattle Market

Cattle Market

On Wednesday, at Lampasas Cattle Auction’s weekly sale there were 541 head on hand, well up from last week’s 319. The market was $3-$5 higher on lightweight feeders but steady to $2 lower on heavyweights. Slaughter cows were steady to $2 lower and Slaughter bulls were steady.

Feeder Steers Feeder Heifers
200-300lbs $1.62-$2.50/lb 200-300lbs No Test
300-400lbs $1.52-$1.96/lb 300-400lbs $1.41-$1.61/lb
400-500lbs $1.45-$1.80/lb 400-500lbs $1.49-$1.80/lb

Weather and Police Report

Weather and Police Report

The Weather

High yesterday was 96° The low this morning was 78°

  • Today: As a few clouds linger around today the temperature will be somewhat controlled, perhaps getting up to 96° at the high point. Heat index values will be up to perhaps 102°. The breezy south wind will be typical at 15 mph and gusting to 25 mph.
  • Tonight: Mostly cloudy skies, a low of 77° and south wind 15 mph gusting to 20.

TxDOT Contractors to Pave in Lampasas Sunday and Monday

TxDOT Contractors to Pave in Lampasas Sunday and Monday

Contractors for the Texas Department of Transportation are scheduled to perform seal coat operations on Key Avenue (US 183/190/281) and portions of E. 4th Street (Loop 257, including the courthouse area) in Lampasas on Sunday and Monday, August 20-21.

During the operation, which should be completed by Monday evening, motorists can expect delays as intermittent lane closures occur. Flagging personnel will be in place to guide traffic through the work areas. Drivers are reminded that traffic fines

Sale Day at Lampasas Cattle Auction

It’s Sale Day at Lampasas Cattle Auction with the sale starting at 12:30pm. At last week’s sale Feeders were $2 to $4 lower and all slaughter cattle were steady. Fewer numbers were on hand last week but this week there are a much larger number of replacement cows and calves on hand for the sale. Those looking for stocker cattle for their land could see this as an opportunity.

Big Tex to Throw Out His Welcome “Howdy” Soon

Big Tex to Throw Out His Welcome “Howdy” Soon

Well, it’s not until Sept. 29th, but if you’re interested in making that road trip to Dallas for the State Fair of Texas, you really out to get out the calendar and begin your plans. The 2017 “best State Fair” runs from Sept. 29 to Oct. 22 this year and it should be good.

The Big Tex Choice Awards finalists for food vendors to be there have been named. They include the 10 that Big Tex has chosen…and I’m not really sure about this but, here they are:
Deep Fried Chicken Noodle Soup on a Stick (Oh mi-gosh) Deep Fried Froot Loops (Really-fried fruit loops and marshmallows!) Fat Smooth