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The Daily Report 4.17.2014

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Thursday, 17 April 2014

The Weather 

High yesterday 71° Low this morning 55°  

Today: A 20% chance of a rain shower after 1pm this afternoon. Otherwise a cloudy day with a high of 68° and a light E-SE wind.

Tonight: A 20% chance of rain before 1am, cloudy, and a low of 57° and east wind 5-10 mph.

Friday: Partly sunny with a high of 76º and calm wind becoming light NE in the morning.

Easter Weekend: Cloudy Saturday and warm, rain chances of 30% Saturday night and Sunday. Daytime temps upper 70’s.

The Blotter:

  • Lampasas Police had a couple of accidents to work yesterday, one of them on Ohnmeiss Drive at 12:53pm and another out on Hwy 281 S that was reported at 3:33 in the afternoon. There were no arrests made.
  • Lampasas Sheriff’s Dept. had accidents to process thru the dispatcher’s office yesterday. The first of them came at noon and this one was on Hwy 281 N, in front of the Hoffpauir Ranch and Supply store. Two vehicles, a passenger car and a Suburban involved, but no one seriously injured. There was another crash in Kempner at 7pm in the evening.
  • No one was booked into the jail but the blotter shows a civil matter in Kempner, an intoxicated person in Lampasas and a disturbance reported at another location in the county.
  • Lampasas Firemen were called to accidents and medical assists for the EMS but no big deals.

The Burn Ban in Lampasas County has been lifted to 7pm on Sunday, April 20th. You can do safe outdoor burning until then.

 

Planning for Easter Weekend

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Thursday, 17 April 2014

It all starts tomorrow with days off for some.

Friday, April 18th is Good Friday and some organizations will be closed for the day: School is closed, as are all County and City offices.

Not Closed or changed are: Post Office and trash pickup (running as usual). Banks are open normal hours and the FSA office and other federal

 

Wednesday’s Cattle Market

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Thursday, 17 April 2014

At Lampasas Cattle Auction’s sale on Wednesday 263 head came through the ring, up a bit from the 258 head of last week. Feeder cattle were $4-$5/cwt higher on lightweights and $8-$9/cwt higher on heavyweight cattle.

The 300-400lb feeder steer calves brought $1.56-$2.40/lb and the same weight heifers

 

Funeral Notice 4.17.14

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Thursday, 17 April 2014

John Lynn "Country"Roberts 66 of Coleman passed away April 15th at his residence. He grew up in Lometa. Visitation will be Friday from 6-7pm and a celebration of life will be Saturday at 2pm at Walker Funeral Home @ 401 Commercial in COLEMAN, TX

Jean Ryan Withers, 83, of Lampasas, died in her home on Saturday, April 12, 2014.  Jean was born in 1931 in Ranger, Texas.  She was a resident of Lampasas since 1965 and was the owner/operator of Jean's Cafe on Key Ave. from 1974 to 1991. 

She is survived by her daughter Donna Laymon and husband Bobby of Muskogee, OK; son David Withers and wife Sharon of Lampasas; daughter Linda Spurlin of San Antonio; son Charlie Gant and wife Kay of Rio Frio; son Tommy Withers of Adamsville; daughter-in-law Kay Gant of Kyle; daughter Katie Withers of Lampasas; son Ronnie Withers and wife Charmie of Lampasas; son Sam Withers of Lampasas; son Bill

 

The Daily Report 4.16.14

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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

The Weather:

High yesterday 62° Low this morning 40°

Today: Mostly sunny and a high of 71° with a south wind 10-15 mph, increasing to 15-20 this afternoon.

Tonight: Increasing clouds and a low of 52° with S-SE wind 15 mph with gusts of 25 mph.

Thursday: A 20% chance of a shower, cloudy, and a high of 68° with a light SE wind of 10 mph.

The weekend ahead looks to be a slight 20-30% chance of a shower for the Easter weekend.

The Blotter:

  • Lampasas Police report three minor accidents yesterday, at the 1400 block of W. 1st at 9:44am, then another at 2:26 in the afternoon in the 1700 block of CTE and the last one at 5:12pm in the 700 block of S. Key. There were no arrests.
  • Lampasas Sheriff’s Office had no jail bookings on Tuesday. Michael Bradley, the 38 yr old Lampasas man that was booked in on Monday and charged with sexual assault of a child, was still in custody as of this morning at 7am.
  • The dispatcher logs show a civil matter and a threat report in Copperas Cove along with a theft and a cil matter in other parts of the County.
 

Upcoming Meetings

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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Thursday the Lampasas Central Appraisal District’s Appraisal Review Board will meet at 9am to discuss new hearing policies and procedures and “take appropriate action”, according to the agenda. That meeting will be at 109 E. 5th Street. Yesterday, April 15th, was the deadline to get business personal property renditions in, and the District is now getting all of their property appraisals in

 

LCHEC May/June Offerings

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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Lampasas County Higher Education Center (LCHEC) is looking for enrollments for community education classes that start in May and June. Current offerings are Basic Excel computer class, American Sign Language, Beginning Bird Watching, Short Story Writing, Spanish 1 and Private Pilot Ground School.

The class costs and dates vary somewhat. You can find out more by calling the LCHEC office at 512-556-8226.

 
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Tuesday that eligible farmers and ranchers can now sign up for USDA disaster assistance programs.

Depending on the size and type of farm or ranch operation, eligible producers can enroll in one of the programs administered

 

City Council

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Tuesday, 15 April 2014
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At Lampasas City Council meeting last night the most entertaining part was the “citizen input.”

Obvious differences of opinion existed when Brandy Eckermann began to read from a statement which she said was by her husband. The Council, expecting lengthy input, had limited citizen input to 3 minutes. Ms. Eckermann questioned the City’s economic development deal with Lampasas Trucking and Redi-Mix, but it only got part-way (2 ½ minutes through the statement) when she was stopped by Mayor Jerry Grayson who tried to tell her that some of the things she mentioned were being looked into. She, in turn, objected to his interruption, and asked for the rest of her time. The Mayor gave her another minute, then stopped her again before she was finished with her statement.

Heath Eckermann was then granted some time, which he used to continue questioning the Council’s economic development deal. Eckermann’s statements then asked for the Mayor and other Council member’s resignations. He accused the Mayor of an abuse of power, of incorrectly

 


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