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The Daily Report 9.1.15

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Tuesday, 01 September 2015
The Weather
High yesterday was 96°   The low this morning was 69°
  • Today: Mostly sunny with a high about 93° and a south wind of 5-10 mph.
  • Tonight: Partly cloudy skies with a low temperature of 73° and SE wind 5-10 mph.
  • Wednesday: Mostly sunny and another afternoon high of 93° along with that light south wind 5-10 mph. 
  • Rest of the Week: Low 90s afternoon highs and overnight lows in the low 70s with light winds.  
The Blotter
  • Lampasas Police were called to one accident on Monday morning at 7:39am at the intersection of 3rd and Key.  No injuries were involved. There were 10 animal complaints for the Animal Control Officer, and there were two arrests made.
  • Police arrested 55 yr old Joe Louis Vega in the 500 block of N. Spring at 10:35am. He was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance, along with the service of a Frio Co. warrant for failure to appear on a DWI 2nd offense charge.
  • Donnely Frank Richey, 29 of Lampasas, was arrested and charged on a Lampasas Co. warrant for two charges, a bond surrender for tampering with or fabricating physical evidence with intent to impair, and a bond surrender for possession of a controlled substance at 10:16pm.
  • Lampasas Sheriff's Dept. worked a suspicious activity report in Kempner during the early morning hours, a crash in Lampasas at 7:44am, a crash in Kempner at 9:39am, a burglary at 12:22pm, a warrant service call at 3:12pm, an assault in Kempner at 8:35pm and another warrant service call in Lometa at 10:26pm. 
  • No arrests were made by the Sherriff’s Dept. yesterday.
The Burn Ban continues in Lampasas County!

 

Annual Riata Roundup Near

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Tuesday, 01 September 2015
A release from the Lampasas County Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center announces the upcoming Riata Roundup—and the changes to that event.
The event, in its 14th year, is being moved to the Lampasas 580 Sports Complex. It will take place on September 12th, from 9am to midnight. The day hours, from 9am-5pm, will include a Goat Ropin' event, with the Calvin Clary Band playing from 4-6pm. At 6pm there will be opening ceremonies, then from 7-10pm there will be bull riding, mutton' busting, buckin ponies and specialty acts. The day will conclude with a dance from 10pm to midnight with headlining band, Wyatt Ellis and Waterson Road Band.  
 

Paving on CR 2200

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Tuesday, 01 September 2015
Lampasas County Commissioner Lowell Ivey reports that his crews will begin paving on CR 2200 at 8am Wednesday morning. The work area will require a speed limit of only 20 mph. That may cause you to adjust your morning drive. The work will be finished by the end of the day.

 
Texas A&M University Central Texas (TAMUCT) students and hopeful students may be the beneficiaries of scholarships that are funded by the TAMUCT Foundation. The Foundation is having its annual golf tournament at the Hills of Cove Golf Course on Sept. 18th.  Golfers interested in being involved should get information on entering the tournament by calling the golf course at (254)547-2606.

 
The Lampasas County Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center is currently seeking vendors and exhibitors for the 21st Annual Herb & Art Festival on October 10th. The event will go on from 9am to 5pm in Lampasas' Courtyard Square. 
Vendor spaces for arts and crafts are $50 per space for a 10 x 10 area. If electricity is needed, there is an additional fee of $5 per space. Food 
 

Funeral Notice 9.1.15

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Tuesday, 01 September 2015
Lillian (Jones) Thorp, 93 of Lampasas passed away in the early morning hours of Monday, August 31, 2015. Lillian was born on September 27, 1921 at Bend, TX to Hugh Jones and Fannie (Tatum) Jones. She grew up in a large family with six brothers: Aaronn, Shuel, Charles, Nile, Hugh T (Buck), and James Hal (Sonny) and five sisters: Phenie Judkins, Cleo Gossett, Fannie B. Ratliff, Jean Ratliff, and Letha Wright. 
Lillian attended The Little Bend School traveling over 2 miles one way just to get to school. She married L.H. (Bob) Thorp in 1937 and they were 
 

Dove Season Starts Tomorrow

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Monday, 31 August 2015
Dove season starts tomorrow, September 1st. According to Game Warden, Shaun Bayless, the daily limit is 15 birds per day. That is a combination of morning and evening hunts. The daily limit can be a mix of White Wing Dove and Mourning dove or all 15 of one kind. After the third day, the possession limit is 45, unless you have a Wildlife Resource Document, otherwise
 

Quail Coming Back

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Monday, 31 August 2015
From seemingly teetering on the brink of extinction to roaring back with a vengeance, wild quail seem to have made a miraculous comeback across Texas, said one wildlife expert.
The quail hunting forecast looks good, experts say. 
“The 2015-16 quail season is going to be the best we’ve seen since at least 2008 and in some areas even longer than that,” said Dr. Dale Rollins, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service coordinator for the statewide Reversing the Quail Decline Initiative at San Angelo. “It’s shaping up to be a good to great year depending on
 

Notice of Passing

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Friday, 28 August 2015
Mary Jane McBride Sieber, 64, of Lampasas, died Tuesday, August 25th at her home following a struggle with lung cancer. She was born September 27, 1950 in O’Donnell, Texas to O.C. and Ethel McBride. She and her family moved to Littlefield, Texas, where she and her sisters graduated from Littlefield High School. Mary Jane graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in education. Much later she graduated from the University of Houston with a Masters in Social Work. As an LCSW/ACP she worked in child and family therapy
 


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