Commissioners Court

Lampasas County Commissioners Court convened yesterday morning, with all commissioners and County Judge Wayne Boultinghouse present.

During the public comments, Skipper Wallace announced that Cody Reed had been chosen to continue his role as District Clerk.

After the public comments, the resignation of Sheriff David Whitis was accepted and approved. In a letter written by Whitis, he said that his time as Sheriff has been an honor, however, he has recently accepted another position which requires him to submit his resignation, effective immediately.

Whitis spoke briefly to commissioners and said that he is comfortable with “where things are” with the Sheriff’s Office and the budget.

He acknowledged his staff, saying that it isn’t just the Sheriff's Office, but the entire staff, that makes it work.

Commissioners then moved to appoint Jess Ramos as Interim Sheriff to fulfill the remainder of this term, which ends December 31 of this year. That swearing in ceremony was to take place at 8:30am this morning in the District Courtroom.

In two more items, concerning possible renaming of private drives by the Central Texas Council of Governments, it was approved unanimously to not accept their renaming of the properties off CR 3300 and CR 4360. It was also approved to rescind a former approval allowing the change of a private road, PR 3407, to a CR 3400 as indicated on the April 25 agenda.