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Livestock Markets 11.24.14

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Monday, 24 November 2014
Lampasas Cattle Auction's weekly sale last Wednesday saw the market busy and prices strong. There will be no sale this week because of the Thanksgiving holiday.
Goldthwaite's Sheep and Goat auction had 3653 head come through the ring last
 
Word just came in from the November TxDOT meeting on project funding. Not only will Lampasas Co. get some needed sealcoating to keep some roads in good condition, we'll get some new sidewalk.
According to a release from the Department of Transportation there are going to be 
 

Next Week

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Saturday, 22 November 2014
Lampasas County Commissioners will meet Monday morning in the courthouse. Several items are on the agenda, including the making-official the election that would allow the sales of beer and wine in the eastern part of the county, including the Kempner area.
Lampasas City Council will meet for a workshop at 5:30pm and a regular session at 7pm. The agenda includes reports and discussions on planning, along with some bid awards for street paving and construction materials and some budget and accounting discussions and reports.


 

Sheep/Goat Market 11/22/14

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Saturday, 22 November 2014
3653 head of sheep and goats came through the auction ring yesterday at Goldthaite – way up from last week's 1599.
Trends show kids steady, slaughter nannies a little higher, wool lambs up $5 and all other classes steady with last week.
50-70lb wool lambs brought $200-$245/cwt and 70-90lbs went for $180-$230/cwt. Slaughter
 

FFA Delivering Fixin's

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Friday, 21 November 2014
The Lampasas High FFA Chapter was busy yesterday unloading and delivering over $16,000 worth of turkey, ham and other treats and sweets to their supporters and consumers. The Seitz Meat company sells its products through the local chapter's fund raiser in the area, and the chapter seems to have been very successful.
The students were delivering Thursday and if you ordered and didn't get it yet...it's coming in plenty of time for Turkey Day.
 

Co. Commissioners to Meet

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Friday, 21 November 2014
Lampasas County Commissioners will meet on Monday at 9am in the courthouse with a reasonably short agenda. They will declare the results of the JP 4
Proposition 1 for the sale of beer and wine in the east side of the county, including Kempner. The preliminary count was 78% “for” the sale of beer and wine.
They will also ratify the results of the canvass held on Nov. 13th With the holidays around the corner the Court will consider the order prohibiting or restricting certain fireworks outside city limits but in Lampasas County, and they'll consider optional workers' compensation coverage, as well as hear a quarterly report from Constable Forrest Spence.
 

LCHEC Receives Grant

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Friday, 21 November 2014
The Lampasas County Higher Education Center (LCHEC) has recently received a grant of $250 from the Lampasas Wal-Mart to support LCHEC’s efforts in “going green.” The project is to add a rainwater harvesting system to the LCHEC portion of the old middle school and solar tinting to windows and doors on the LCHEC building to conserve water and energy.
 
The rainwater harvesting system will include a 2,500-gallon cistern to collect rainwater off the roof, which in turn will be used to water the flower beds and grass in front of the building, cutting down on city water consumption. The windows and glass doors will be tinted by local professionals to 
 

Cattle Market Report 11.20.14

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Thursday, 20 November 2014
A total of 598 head of cattle came through the ring at the Lampasas Cattle Auction yesterday, compared to 552 last week and 711 one year ago.
Lightweight feeder cattle prices were steady. Prices for heavyweight feeder cattle and slaughter cattle were $3 to $5 higher. 
300-400lb. steers brought $2.88-$3.80/lb. and the 300-400lb. heifers brought $2.78-$3.45/lb.
400-500lb. steers brought $2.76-$3.45/lb., and the same size heifers brought $2.57-$3.56/lb.
 

LCRA Board Appoints Council Members

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Thursday, 20 November 2014
At the LCRA Board of Directors meeting November 19 in Austin, 16 members were appointed to the Lower Colorado River Authority Upper Basin Regional Council. Counties represented in the council are Bandera, Gillespie, Hamilton, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Lampasas, Llano, Mason, McCulloch, Menard, Mills and San Saba counties.
The 4 regional councils serve to provide insight to local topics and share information
 
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