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The Weekend Report

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Saturday, 06 February 2016
The Weather
High yesterday was 58°   The low this morning was  41°   
  • Today:  Sunny with a high near 56° and a north-northwest wind 15-20mph decreasing to 10-15mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30mph.
  • Tonight: Mostly clear with a low around 33° and a north wind around 5mph becoming calm.
  • Sunday: Sunny with a high near 68° and a south-southwest wind 5-15mph becoming west in the afternoon.
The Blotter
  • Lampasas Police responded to a total of 42 calls for service yesterday. No arrests were reported, but there were 2 major accidents. One was at 1pm at E. Central Texas Expressway and 4th St. and the other was at 6:58pm at S. Key Ave. and Central Texas Expressway. 
  •  Lampasas Sheriff’s Dept. responded to a total of 34 calls for service yesterday, including a structure fire in Kempner at 3:33am, a fraud in Copperas Cove at 10:48am, a crash in Lampasas at 1:06pm, a theft in Lometa at 4:02pm, another crash in Lampasas at 7:04pm and a number of other miscellaneous calls. 
  • Three arrests were made. A 48 yr old Lampasas woman was taken into custody for a commitment charge, a 28 yr old Copperas Cove woman was arrested for failure to appear and a 48 yr old Lampasas man was taken in for 2 commitment charges. 
The Burn Ban is lifted until further notice. 

 

Meetings Next Week

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Saturday, 06 February 2016
Lampasas County Commissioners will convene for their regular session on Monday at 9am at the Lampasas County Courthouse. On the agenda is a discussion and approval of longevity pay, a citizen request to rename PR 4060 to Richardson Lane, a report and update from the Lampasas County Child Protective Services Board, the 2015 Racial Profiling Report from Sheriff Whitis, the burn ban for Lampasas County, an item concerning preparation of design and budget for a new jail facility, UniFirst Uniform implementation schedule and questions, Lampasas County Chamber of Commerce updates for 2016, a resolution supporting citizens for Scenic Highways, appointments of committee members to a few local organizations and other routine matters. 
At 1:30pm Monday there will be a called department head meeting for Commissioners.
Lampasas City Council will meet for a workshop session at 5:30pm Monday evening in Council Chambers at 405 S. Main
 

Sheep & Goat Market 2.6.16

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Saturday, 06 February 2016
On Friday at the Mills County Commission Company, there were 3,130 head through the ring, up from the previous week’s 2,538. Light kids were steady to $5 higher, slaughter kids, slaughter nannies, replacement nannies and wool lambs were all steady; Dorper lambs were $5 lower for light lambs and steady for heavy lambs; and Barbado lambs were $5 lower.
Wool lambs 50-70lbs. brought $220-$240/cwt, 70-90lbs. brought $180-$230 and 90-110lbs. brought $140-$200/cwt. 
Dorper-Dorper Crosses 
 

Monday Meetings

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Friday, 05 February 2016
Lampasas County Commissioners will convene for their regular session on Monday at 9am at the Lampasas County Courthouse. On the agenda is a discussion and approval of longevity pay, a citizen request to rename PR 4060 to Richardson Lane, a report and update from the Lampasas County Child Protective Services Board, the 2015 Racial Profiling Report from Sheriff Whitis, the burn ban for Lampasas County, an item concerning preparation of design and budget for a 
 

Happenings at Inks Lake State Park

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Friday, 05 February 2016
There are a few things going on this weekend, and every weekend, at Inks Lake State Park. Each Friday of the month at 4pm there is a “Fishing with a Ranger” program. Also this evening, at 6pm, there is a program called “Fireside Chat with a Ranger,” which includes free s’mores. Tomorrow at 10am 
 

Funeral Notice 2.5.16

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Friday, 05 February 2016
Mary Floriece Kirby (Flo) Ladyman of Lometa passed away Wednesday at her home. Visitation for Mrs. Ladyman will be Saturday, February 6 from 2pm to 4pm at Sneed Funeral Chapel. A memorial service will be Sunday, February 7 at 1:30pm at the Lometa Church of Christ.
Mrs. Ladyman was born on May 1, 1928 at Lometa to Arthur Galyian Kirby and Helen Margueritte Todd Kirby. She graduated from Lometa High School and went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics from Abilene Christian College.
Mrs. Ladyman married William Walter Ladyman on August 30, 1949 and they made their home in Abilene until
 

Meetings Held on Monday

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Tuesday, 02 February 2016
Lampasas ISD School Board met, first in closed session to discuss the search for a new superintendent with a headhunter firm known as Horn, Smith, Wood and Preston Educational Consultants, then in its regular monthly open session.
In open session they accepted the letter of resignation from Athletic Director/ Head Football Coach Brian Emerson. It is effective June 30. 
There was acknowledgement of a petition that requests that 348.55 acres of property be detached from the Lampasas ISD and annexed instead to the Copperas Cove ISD. The petition was submitted by Wesley Atkinson of Bellpas Inc., a developer. 
The reasoning was “the educational interests, achievements and benefits of current students residing in, or future students expected to reside in, the affected territory.” 
According to Lampasas ISD Business Manager Shane Jones, there appear to be no current homes in that area, so the petition does not 
 
The headline tells the story. If you have a jury summons you can forget about it.

 

How 'Bout This?

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Tuesday, 02 February 2016
Austin has become the first North American city to fly British Airways’ new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. The airline launched regularly scheduled 787-9 service February 1, 2016 on its Austin-London nonstop.
The Boeing 787-9 is scheduled to arrive daily at Austin-Bergstrom at 4:15pm and depart at 6:20pm. British Airways had started the Austin-London service in 2014 and found a demand because of the quirky, creative cultural connection between Austin and London. Now, with their newest and best plane inserted on the route, they expect to create even more demand.
What do you get with a first-class ticket? For one, the new plane is bigger—another 20 ft. of length and 4 inches taller. Its a dual 
 


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