Weather and Police Report

The Weather

High yesterday was 83° The low this morning was 62°

  • Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Windy, with a south wind between 15 and 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Skirt alert! - and latch down the trash cans.
  • Tonight: We’ll see clouds and a 20% chance of rain coming in after midnight, that along with very strong winds that can gust to 35 mph. Just typical southerly winds, will be easily 15-25 mph.
  • Friday: A 50% chance of rain. That is down a bit from our previous forecast of 70% chance for the day. That’s all good because now it looks like it will be going away even earlier than we thought and clearing out of here perhaps for the rodeo Friday night at Lometa and for baseball or soccer games. The temperature on Friday will be topping out in the low 80s but it will be cool Friday night. Take a jacket to the ball game or rodeo with you, it will likely be a little bit cool, down to 52° overnight.
  • Rest of the week: Saturday should be sunny and much calmer for the Diamondback Jubilee, with a high temperature of about 80° and a NW wind around 5-10 mph. Sunday will be similar, but it will be warmer, topping out about 85, and the wind will shift back to southerly and stronger at 10-20 mph. A small rain chance comes Sunday night.

The Blotter

  • Lampasas Police Dept. blotter report shows a domestic disturbance in the 20 block of Castleberry St. and a couple of alarms went off on E. 3rd and E. 9th. Someone reported a suspicious vehicle in the 100 block of S. Chestnut, then there was an assault report at the same spot later. There was a fraud report in the 800 block of N. Key and a couple more suspicious things reported, along with a couple of welfare concerns. There were 8 animal complaints and three minor accidents. They occurred in the 1300 block of E. CYE at 2:12am, in the 1900 block of S. Hwy 281 at 9:33am and in the 500 block of N. Key at 3:42pm. No injuries were reported in any of the crashes. One arrest was made as a 40 yr old Lampasas man was arrested in the 30 block of Castleberry St. for public intoxication at 1:28am.
  • Lampasas Sheriff’s Dept. worked a burglary out in the county along, with a fraud and some other miscellaneous calls. Copperas Cove Police report a fatality Wednesday afternoon when a 16 yr old male was hit and killed by a train in the 600 block of W. Ave. D. The BNSF train was traveling westbound and hit the pedestrian walking on the tracks. The boy’s body was taken to the SW Institute of Forensic Science for autopsy. Police there also report that their US Post Office suffered criminal mischief and theft as 21 post office boxes were pried open and contents removed. A large amount of that mail and some checks have been recovered and one has been identified.
  • Lampasas Firemen and other emergency crew were on hand yesterday at the scene of a two car accident at Hwy 183/190 W and CR 1301, the spot commonly called the “gap” about 8 mi. from Lampasas toward Lometa. The call came in to the fire department here at 1:15pm. Sketchy information from the scene seems to indicate the crash happened as a SB car veered into the lane of a NB car and there was a glancing head on. As a result, two people were taken by helicopter to Scott & White’s trauma center in Temple, another person was taken by ground ambulance to the ER. Neither of the vehicles appeared to be local.