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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

 

Sports 4.15.14

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Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Lady Badger softball is at home tonight against the powerful and very successful Liberty Hill Panthers. The Badger team (4-4) needs wins as there are only two games left in district play and they are hoping for a playoff berth.

The Badger Boys Golf Team competed Monday in the UIL 3A Region I golf tournament held at Shadow

 

Funeral Notices 4.15.14

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Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Frances Ann Langley, age 75 of Lampasas, TX died Monday April 14, 2014 at her home. Frances was born September 1, 1938 in Lake Charles, Louisiana, the daughter of Patrick M. Cole and Vera (Lancaster) Cole.

She was a CNA, and worked for Spring Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for many years and earlier Lampasas Nursing and Rehab. Frances was a member of the First Baptist Church, and had lived in Lampasas since 1972. She married Charles James Langley May 1, 1955 in Louisiana.

Survivors include her daughters, Debra Hodges and husband Butch of Lampasas; Connie Eaves and husband

 

Bike Tour Great Fun

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Monday, 14 April 2014

The Hillacious Bike Tour was likely spoken of with one of the vowels changed on Saturday… with the words coming from a few bicyclers that not only had to brave the hilly terrain, but also Saturday’s brisk wind in their faces. At the least, co-organizer Diana Hodges said some of them said “it was challenging.”

Does that mean they didn’t like it? “Absolutely not” Dianna said everyone she talked to told her

 

Deal Closes – City Tells All

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Monday, 14 April 2014
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The recent controversy over a closed door deal the City of Lampasas made with a prospective new business has now culminated with a press release after a Friday real estate closing.

On Saturday morning the City, represented by Mayor Jerry Grayson, City Manager Finley deGraffenreid and the City’s Lawyer J.C. Brown, spoke to local media about the deal.

There are lots of details in the contracts and agreements, but the most important are these:

1. The City was contacted by Governor Rick Perry’s Office and approached about a possible industrial

 

Meetings Today

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Monday, 14 April 2014

Lampasas County Commissioners were in the courthouse this morning for their regular session. On hand was Joe Corcoran to give the County a wrap up on the Hillacious Bike Tour. In other matters they discussed the request for a petition that will be circulated in JP Precinct 4 for the sale of beer and wine. This is specifically aimed at the area of the Christensen Store on 2657 at 2808. The application for petition was submitted on March 13 and will be due back by May 20th. It will require 652 signatures.

Lampasas City Council will meet at 5:30pm in a workshop session. There will be a discussion and update on a Rodeo

 

Democratic Women to Meet

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Monday, 14 April 2014

Jennifer Scribner

The Democratic Women’s Association of Lampasas will hold their monthly meeting at the home of member Renee Alter.  Her address is 200 Riverview Drive #814, Lampasas.  Time is 6pm and the date is April 14th. The meeting will be a pot luck so please RSVP what you will be bringing.  We’ll be reviewing the Bloomin’ Fest & last year’s Labor Day Picnic, as well as discuss the up-coming Progressive Dinner.  Contact # 512 7346171.

 
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