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.
According to a Texas Parks & Wildlife notice, the Whooping Cranes will begin their spring journey from Aransas to Canada soon. Their trip is about 2,400 miles and they’ll undoubtedly stop along creeks and rivers along the way. Texas residents and visitors are asked to report any sightings of the rare birds as they make their way out of the state to
Texas Whooper Watch (http://tpwd.texas.gov/whoopingcranes/) It is a volunteer monitoring program that is a part of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Texas Nature Trackers program..
John Weldon “Johnny” Roberson, Jr., age 76, passed away peacefully at his rural Lampasas County Home on March 5, 2014 following a lengthy illness.
Johnny was born in Atlanta, TX in 1937. He graduated from Devine High School in 1955 and attended the A&M College of Texas, graduating with a BS in Entomology in 1959. While attending Texas A&M, Johnny was a member of Squadron 17 of the Corps of Cadets and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force upon graduation, serving at Blytheville Air Force Base in Blytheville, AR.
In 1960, Johnny married the former Mary Ann Holmes in Brownfield, TX. They were married for 53 ½ years.
In 1966, Johnny began a 30 year career with the Federal Land Bank of Texas. He settled in Lampasas in 1972 where
The Republican Primary in Lampasas County was of interest to well over 25 hundred voters and it yielded the following:
For County Judge Wayne Boultinghouse was still the favored Republican, getting 57.8%, or 1,463 of the 2,529 votes. Brandy Eckermann’s challenge just getting the 42%
Longtime Precinct 4 County Commissioner Jack Cox lost his Primary Election bid by just 34 votes, with challenger Mark Rainwater getting 359 to Cox’s 325.
In the three way race for Precinct 2 Commissioner Jim Lindeman got a landslide 584 of 977 votes, or 59.7%. That eliminated a
Word from the ag-extension service on upcoming events will be of interest to many of our readers.
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Coryell County is to host a Private Applicator License Training & Testing course
on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at the Coryell County Extension Office. The training will give participants the necessary information to take the private applicator license test which will be administered by the Texas Department of Agriculture immediately following the training.
The cost of the course is $60 (includes 2 study manuals) and cost for early pickup of just the materials is $40 and the
In a note from Lampasas High School AD Brian Emerson
, he tells us that unofficially so far, local High Jumper Shonderius Howard should have the top jump of 6ft – 11in in the nation. His jump took place at the Cove Dawg Relay last week, winning him a 1st place. Other firsts went to Steven Jazdyk with a 100 meter 11.08 time and to Gary Spencer with a 22.5 in the 200 meter.
Badgers Gary Avery, Gary Spencer, Chase Birck and Steven Jazdyk also took a 1st in the 4X100 meter relay, as did Marcus
Last Friday at the Mills Co. Commission Company in Goldthwaite the market was fair with 2527 head on hand, just a little less than last week’s 3004.
Slaughter lambs 40-65lbs brought $200-$220/cwt and 65-80lb went for $190-$210/cwt. Slaughter
Today is the last chance you have to use your bit of influence on selecting the candidates, and sometimes the final selections of office holders in your county or state. If you are a registered voter, you may vote today in the Republican or Democratic Primary Election in Lampasas County. You may vote at any one of five different polling places in the County.
They are located at: The New Covenant Church at 1604 CTE in Lampasas. The Kempner Fire Station Training Center at 315 Pecan St. The Clear Creek Baptist Church at 3350 FM2657 in Copperas Cove. The JP Precinct 2 Office in Lometa at 104 N. 4th Street. The Adamsville Community Center at 174 CR 3750. Again, no matter where you actually live, you can vote at any of the five polling places. They will be open from 7am to 7pm today.
In order to vote, you must be registered to vote in your County, and you must have an approved photo ID. Here are the options for an approved ID.
• Texas Driver License issued by the DPS.
• Texas Personal Identification Card – issued by DPS