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The Daily Report 8.1.14

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Friday, 01 August 2014
The Weather: 
High yesterday   89°             Low this morning    68° 
 
  • Today will be cooler than this past week, with a high for the day reaching 88°. The skies will be partly cloudy, and we have no chance for precipitation. Winds will blow from the north between 5-10 mph.
  • Tonight will be partly cloudy with lows near 68°. Winds will be blowing from the northeast at 5-10 mph.
  • This weekend will be clear, with no chance for rain. The highs will be in the lower 90’s. 

The Blotter: 
  • The Lampasas Police Department received 34 service calls yesterday. They included 1 motorist assist, 15 animal complaints, and 4 escorts. 
  • There were 4 minor accidents reported. The first was at the intersection of 4th and Summer at 3:28 pm, and the second in the 100 block of Ohnmeiss at 3:30 pm. The third was at the intersection of Skyline and Sue Ann Dr at 6:10 pm, with the last one occurring in the 900 block of East Central Texas Expressway at 8:48 pm.
  • Police made no arrests.
  • The Lampasas Fire Department didn’t have any calls for service.
  • The Lampasas Sheriff’s Department responded to 30 calls; among those include shots fired in Lampasas, criminal mischief in Lometa, assault in Kempner, a traffic stop in Abilene, and a reckless driver in Copperas Cove.
  • The Sheriff’s department made 4 arrests. They arrested a 38 year old Waco man for failure to appear at 12:40 pm. They brought in a 24 year old Lampasas man for failure to appear at 12:14 am. At 1:00 pm, they arrested a 28 year old Killeen man for commitment. They also arrested a 26 year old Copperas Cove man for possession of marijuana at 12:50 am.






 

KidFest over at Metroplex

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Friday, 01 August 2014
August 17th is KidFest at the Killeen Civic Center. KidFest will start at 12:30 and go until 3:30 in the afternoon, and will be loads of fun!
Metroplex will be providing free children immunizations and health screenings. There will also be 
 

Upcoming Events

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Friday, 01 August 2014
Monday, August 4:
HS Football, volleyball, XC workous begin
 
Week of Aug 4: 
Football season ticket renewals 
 
Tuesday, August 5th:
Lampasas Community Lighthouse invites you to join us at the Holiday House 908 E 4th St. For worship, vision, fellowship, and food. Doors open at 6:30. Guest speaker: Cynthia Ritchie
 
Saturday, August 9th:
Lake Victor Homecoming, at the Lake Victor Community Center located halfway between Burnet and Lampasas, 3 miles east of 
 

Farm Shortages

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Friday, 01 August 2014
Labor is hard to come by for the nasty jobs that require a large amount of physical labor. Farming one area suffering due to a lack of labor. Farmers across the nation have asked Congress to do something about this problem but their pleas have fallen on deaf ears.
 

The Daily Report 7.31.14

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Thursday, 31 July 2014

The Weather:

High yesterday 94° Low this morning 75°

Today, we’ll have considerable cloud cover in the morning hours, but some of the clouds will leave by this afternoon. The high is predicted to be around 92°, with a 10% chance of precipitation. The winds will be blowing from the northwest between 10-15 mph.

Tonight will be mostly clear with a low near 68°. Winds will be blowing from the north-northeast at 10-15 mph.

Tomorrow will be clear with no chance of rain, but the high for the day is predicted to be in the lower 90’s.

The Blotter:

  • Lampasas Police received a total of 24 service calls yesterday, including 2 motorist assists, 7 animal complaints, and 3 escorts. There were no accidents reported. Police arrested a 26 year old Copperas Cove man in the 500 block of S Walnut St for possession of marijuana under 2 oz in a drug free zone at 10:48 pm.
  • The Lampasas Fire Department reported no calls.
  • The Lampasas Sheriff’s Department responded to 27 calls yesterday. Among those were a utility problem in Lometa, a disturbance in Lampasas, a suspicious person in Copperas Cove, and 2 assaults in Kempner.

The Sheriff’s department made one arrest; they took in a 49 year old Lampasas man at 5:12 pm for two probation violations.

 

Cattle Market Report 7.31.14

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Thursday, 31 July 2014

Yesterday’s cattle auction saw 621 head of cattle go through the doors, up from last week’s 442 and last year’s 502. Feeder steers and heifers maintained at $8-10 higher, while slaughter cows and bulls remained steady. Feeder cattle accounted for 88% of the sale.

300-400 lb steers went for 3.16-3.46/lb, heifers 2.79-3.18/lb

400-500 lb steers went for 2.62-3.06/lb, heifers 2.46-3.00/lb

 

Football Season 7.31.14

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Thursday, 31 July 2014

It’s just about August, and we here in Central Texas know what that means – football is starting soon! The Lampasas high school and middle school teams have a busy schedule starting as early as next Monday, and a great football season ahead of us.

The week of Monday, August 4th, starts off the high school football, volleyball, and cross country practices. That week also features the start of football season ticket renewals; general ticket sales start the following

 

Cattle Thieves Caught

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Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Friday, the last of three cattle thieves were caught in Washington County. The men were charged with third degree felony of theft of livestock following the stealing of three calves from a local rancher in Burton, Tx. The men in question are Earl W. Mathis, 47, Donnell Patterson, 17, and Arthur G Reliford, 38.

The men stole the calves back in June and sold them to the Giddings Livestock Commission. The auction owner was suspicious of the transaction, and contacted the TSCRA Market Inspector.

After making a positive identification of one of the calves, the little guy was returned to its rightful owner. Unfortunately, the

 

Groundwater in Oklahoma

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Wednesday, 30 July 2014

The EPA has recently given the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (or OCC) $131,843 to continue protecting their groundwater resources.

The OCC currently is delegated with the task of ensuring the treatment of groundwater from injection wells is up to code, as well as shut down any wells found guilty of polluting the underwater systems. The funds will go towards issuing permits for

 


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