Monday news

High yesterday was 83°   The low this morning was 64°

  • Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 86°. The S-SW wind around 15 mph with gusts up to about 25 mph.  
  • Tonight: Mostly clear with a low around 58° and south wind between10 and 15 mph.
  • Tuesday: Sunny with a high near 85° with south wind between 10 and 15 mph and gusting to 20 mph.
  •  Rest of the week:  The low Tuesday night will dip to 59° and on Wednesday it will be more of the same. The wind will get up a bit more on Thursday, and Thursday night rain chances will get into our forecast.
  • The rain possibility will peak to 50% Friday, possibly causing some problem for the Lometa Rodeo Friday night, but it looks like nice weather for the Diamondback Jubilee festival on Saturday.  At least, that’s the way it looks as of this morning.


  • Lampasas Police blotter for Saturday showed a domestic disturbance in the 1000 block of E. Ave. G, a criminal mischief report in the 100 block of S. Chestnut, a couple of reckless driver reports, another disturbance in the 400 block of N. Ridge and an assault in the 1400 block of W. 4th.
  • One arrest was made at 7:28am Saturday morning when a 33 yr old Killeen female was picked up on a traffic stop in the 700 block of N. Key Ave. for driving with an invalid license and for possession of an illegal PG3 classification drug.
  • On Sunday, the log shows a minor 3 vehicle accident shortly before 5pm in the 1100 block of  N. Hwy 281 and another multi-vehicle accident around 9pm, with injuries, on Hwy 190E at the Sunrise Hills entrance, that sent two, including the Lampasas Fire Chief, to the hospital. There was yet another accident reported at 12:14pm in the 100 block of E. 6th. No injuries were involved there.
  • There was a criminal mischief incident in the 1200 block of E. Ave. G, a civil matter on Standifer St. and a juvenile complaint in the 200 block of N. Ridge.
  • Lampasas Sheriff’s Dept. blotter showed two Tomball teens, 18yr. old male and a 17 yr. old male, were arrested and charged with criminal mischief, and a civil matter out in the county and a disturbance in Copperas Cove. Other weekend incidents included a couple of Lometa civil matters and a couple of disturbances and civil matters out in the county on Saturday.
  • Lampasas Fire Dept.’s report on the accident on Hwy 190E includes these sketchy facts. It seems a vehicle evidently lost a wheel on 190, then another small car ran over it, damaging the undercarriage and motor and spilling oil on the highway.
  • Firemen had been dispatched to the scene at 9:08pm and Fire Chief Reese Oesterich’s SUV was placed in a lane to keep passing vehicles from hitting an oil spot, pending cleanup. Another vehicle, approaching the scene, somehow ran into the fire vehicle at a high enough speed to do considerable damage. That accidents sent one driver to Scott and White Hospital and Fire Chief Reese Oesterich was taken to the local ER where he was treated and released for injury.  
  • Firemen also reported a grass fire that occurred on Sunday afternoon along CR 2215. Firemen got the call at 4:17pm and say the fire was contained to about 2 ½ acres.

The Burn Ban was lifted again.  This lift extends to Sunday, March 26th at 7pm.