Next Week

Monday morning the Lampasas County Commissioners will meet at 9am in the courthouse to update the personnel handbook on employee benefits, hear a request from the new maintenance tech for a cell phone stipend, look at putting a new burn ban in place, consider a request for a tax abatement for Ajinomoto Windsor and go to work on building that new Lampasas County Jail project.

The Lampasas County Democratic Party will meet at 5pm in the Courthouse Annex. For info call 512-540-2670. Monday will see the beginning of the end for the 2017 school year. Baccalaureate Service will be held at First Baptist Church and Graduation will come on Friday.

Lampasas City Council will begin its deliberations with administering the oath of office to new council members in a special session at 5:30pm. There is to be a reorganization of the council with the appointment of a new Mayor Pro Tem, and there must also be an appointment and
oath of office for the Municipal Court Judge.  While in workshop the council will discuss hwy 281 with TXDOT, and in regular session there could be some action taken on the city’s request for some action on safety in the area between the Ohnmeiss/Hwy 281S intersectionand the Lampasas High School intersection on 81S. Perhaps the most interesting thing at Council may be the matter of Mr. Brandin Lea’s request for a permit to hold a fireworks display on his property within the city limits. He has evidently been refused a permit a number of times for a number of reasons and refuses to give up – going to considerable trouble to continue his requests. An executive session is to be held late in the meeting. It is listed as having to do with economic development and we assume it has to do with the Ajinomoto incentives for development here.

The Lometa ISD Board will meet on Monday at 6:30pm in the School Library. They will consider policy updates, a new depository contract, budget amendments, federal funding for next
year and the school calendar. On Tuesday the Kline Whitis campus will have their 5th grade
Wax Museum event and the Taylor Creek 5th graders will be heading for Longhorn Caverns on a field trip. Hanna Springs students will have a “Kindness Rally” at Badger Stadium and Kline Whitis Kindergartners will have an awards program in their gym. And, the Theatre Banquet will be held at 7:30pm in the HS Cafeteria.

Wednesday is Awards Day at both Kline Whitis and Taylor Creek campuses, and it’s WNL night at the Twisted Oak Grill with a really special, Jam, show on tap. WNL will host Clayton Landau’s (Six Market Blvd) jam with he and friends Ryan Turner, Haden Huse, Jake Pyatt and more on
stage. Thursday is the last day of school. Friday is a work day for teachers and getting ready for Commencement which takes place at Badger Stadium at 7:30pm, weather permitting, or at the HS Competition Gym if it rains.