High yesterday 68° Low this morning 55°
Today: A 60% chance of rain, mainly after noon today. The temperature will rise to 56° before falling to 48° in the afternoon. Light south wind becoming north and getting up to 15 mph.
Tonight: A 70% chance of rain tonight, otherwise cloudy and a low of 36° with north wind 15-20 mph and gusting to 25 mph.
Sunday: A 20% chance of showers, cloudy and a high of 57° with north wind 5 mph and rising or gusting to 20 mph.
Next Week: Still cloudy Monday but clearing Tuesday.
- Lampasas Police report a major (with possible injuries) accident yesterday morning at 10:45am at the intersection of 2nd and S. Key Ave. The also reported working one minor accident in the 2700 block of S Hwy 281 yesterday at 12:57pm
- Lampasas Sheriff’s Office blotter shows warrants served, one auto accident, a disturbance call, followed by a fight in progress call and then another disturbance call, all within an hour or so and coming from Lampasas. There were a couple more disturbance matters before the day was over, along with another accident and lots of miscellaneous welfare checks and livestock calls.
- Friday afternoon arrests included a 21 yr old Killeen male on an out of county warrant. A Kempner man, 30 yrs of age, was arrested about 11:20pm last night for DWI, 3rd or more offense, and a 23 yr old Evant man was brought in on a bond revocation matter.
Lampasas and most Texas schools will be enjoying their Spring Break holiday from now thru next weekend. The break puts a lot of families on holiday trips and to a large degree it puts more kids in the streets playing—both of which cause all of us to pay closer attention to our driving—but Spring Break is best known as a party time for young people from teens to early thirties.
It’s also known as a time that these same young people are very likely to be drinking. According to a DPS report, last year there were
At Goldthwaite’s Sheep and Goat Auction on Friday there were 2856 head thru the ring, up from last week’s 2527. The market was steady to strong with 40-65lb wool lambs going for $220-$230/cwt, 65-80lbs brought $210-$225/cwt. Slaughter lambs 40-65lbs brought $215-$250/cwt, 65-80lbs brought $205-$220/cwt. Slaughter Kid Goats 25-40lbs brought $220-$275/cwt, 50-65lbs brought $260-$280/cwt and 70-85lbs brought $150-$240/cwt. Fleshy nannies brought $120-$150/cwt and billies $115-$135/cwt
No official reports in yet but we’ve learned that the Soccer teams both did well yesterday in Gatesville.
Badger Boys Soccer beat Gatesville 5-3 in overtime.
Badger Girls Soccer beat Gatesville 10-1. They are gonna be District Champions for the second year in a row. Softball fans were perhaps disappointed by a 1-8 loss to Blanco in a tournament in Fredericksburg Friday, but the girls were 2-1 for the day, following with 5-3 over Center Point and 14-3 over Fort Worth
Though sports teams are fun and a source of pride for all of us, it’s important to know that other activities also capture the interest and efforts of young people. Lampasas has a very strong high school ag and vocational program that involves the time and efforts of young people.
4-H is one of the youth oriented efforts that is directed by the Texas A&M Extension Service. Extension Agent Karen DeZarn tells us that the Lampasas 4-H Photography project pictures are due by the end of the week (March 14) in the extension office. Want to get involved? If you are not currently a 4-H member you can enroll at https://texas.4honline.com or stop by the Extension Office at 409 S. Pecan Questions? Call Karen DeZarn at 512-556-8271.
Perception Creative Art School, located at 208 E 5th in Lampasas is a local non-profit art school that has been given 501(c)3 status as a non-profit entity and, as such, seeks the help of caring citizens who are interested in bringing art education to the community. The opportunity exists for you to help with this worthy effort by helping with the school’s art supply needs. The school asks for your supply donations to benefit PCAS students and local youth during community events.
Shelia Dawn Stramel, age 58 of Lampasas, TX (formerly of North Ft. Myers, FL) died Thursday March 6, 2014 at Seton Highland Lakes Hospital in Burnet, TX. Shelia was born in 1956 in Baltimore, MD the daughter of Robert Wilson and Francis (Zorich) Wilson. She was a homemaker and had lived in North Ft. Myers, FL for many years.
On Monday morning Lampasas County Commissioners will be in session at 9am in the courthouse. The agenda appears to be fairly light with asphalt and emulsion bids and discussion on going out for bids on fuel at a gas station as well as sealed bids approval for Lampasas Central Appraisal District.
Lampasas City Council will be in session Monday evening with workshop sessions to begin at 5:30pm and a regular session at 7pm. There will likely be more discussion on the idea of a Civic Center.