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The Daily Report 9.23.14

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Tuesday, 23 September 2014
The Weather: 
High yesterday 89°              Low this morning 63° 
Today: Partly sunny and a high of 85° is expected, with a light east wind blowing 5-10 mph. 
Tonight:  Mostly cloudy, a low of 61º and E-SE wind 5-10 mph.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny and a high of 84° with E-SE wind still gentle at 5-10 mph..
Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy and a low of 60°, with east  wind very gentle at 5 mph early and calm after midnight. 
The Blotter:
Lampasas Police reported a quiet day with one accident to report. That was a minor fender bender in the 900 block of S. Broad Street at 5:28 in the afternoon.
Lampasas Sheriff’s Office had a couple of accidents reported in the county and several minor calls. There was a theft report and a fraud report from Kempner, another theft report from inside the Copperas Cove city limits, and a disturbance in Lometa.
Lampasas Firemen were out on two false alarms. 
The Burn Ban has been lifted for Lampasas County!   

 

It’s Officially Fall

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Tuesday, 23 September 2014
The fall equinox occurred at 9:29 pm last night. It is the exact moment that the sun is precisely over the equator, and it marks the official beginning of autumn. As of today the length of day and night is the same, but from this point on days will be shorter and nights longer...until the spring equinox when it all flips. 
Remember Earth Day? Back in 1970 it drew millions of people to the streets—concerned about the condition
 
In a special called meeting at 9 am Monday morning, County Commissioners adopted a budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year. The budget passed with a 4-1 vote, with Precinct 4 Commissioner Jack Cox voting against it. He told us that he disagreed with more than one of the procedures used to come up with numbers in the budget. All of the commissioners went along with the setting of the tax rate for 2014-2015. 
 

City Council

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Tuesday, 23 September 2014
Council members agreed Monday evening to an up-to-$18,000 proposal from Patterson & Associates for investment and compliance services, voted to OK a homecoming parade on city streets on October 22, and they voted, with apparent mutual agreement, to cancel a contract with the Lampasas County Chamber of Commerce that had the Chamber doing outside the area advertising management for local events. 
Council members accepted a review of the investment policy, re-appointed 3 library board members and approved some equipment purchases for the utility departments. They also approved the request from Fire Chief Terry Lindsey to sell the surplus Ford Explorer 
 

NASA's Maven Spacecraft

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Tuesday, 23 September 2014
NASA's Maven Spacecraft is in orbit around Mars, looking for signs of water and for reasons why Mars is a barren planet. Has it always been? The satellite arrived into orbit Sunday after about a year-long trip from earth that went a mere 442 million miles. 

 

Funeral Notice 9.23.14

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Tuesday, 23 September 2014
Laura Lee Lancaster, age 44 of Lometa, TX died September 7, 2014. Laura was born May 21, 1970 in Arlington, TX the daughter of Lee Wayne Sullenger and Lana Claude (Lancaster) Sullenger. She graduated as the salutatorian from Nacogdoches High School in 1988, and then went on to Texas A&M, where she graduated Magna Cum Lade in 1992. Laura earned a juris doctor degree from the University of Texas, where she 
 
The Hoffpauir Group’s 50th Anniversary celebration at the Jim Hoffpauir dealership in Lampasas was a hit on Saturday. Workers and friends served BBQ plates until it was all gone and said they approached 500 people. Afterward, owner Lee Hoffpauir introduced bands that entertained with 
 
A note, in case you haven’t heard, the man who scaled the Whitehouse fence and made it inside before he was tackled and arrested, was originally listed as a Copperas Cove resident. 
Omar Gonzales did live there for some time. He is an army veteran of three tours in Iraq and suffered from PTSD. His wife had divorced him in 2010 because of his deteriorating mental condition and she had left  left Copperas Cove. She said it was because of his deteriorating mental condition. She said he was a nice guy that really needed help. According to the stepson, Gonzales had been traveling around the country for some time, living out of a pickup. The family says he needs help for his mental problems rather than prosecution.  

 

Meetings 9.22.14

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Monday, 22 September 2014
Lampasas County Commissioners met on Monday for their regular 9am session in the County Court Room and set their budget and tax rate for 20014-15 in stone. 
Lampasas City Council will meet at 5:30pm in a workshop session that will deal with the Chamber of Commerce contract and possible hiring of an investment advisor. Those subjects will also be dealt with in regular session with possible votes, along with how surplus vehicles are disposed of.
 


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