2017-04-21 / Front Page

BRIEFLY

BURN BAN LIFTED

County Judge Wayne Boultinghouse has suspended the county’s burn ban until Sunday at 7 p.m. As a result, controlled outdoor fires are permitted outside incorporated city limits.

Officials urge those who conduct controlled burns to exercise caution. Officials also ask people to call the sheriff’s office at 512-556-8255 to state the location of a fire before burning.

JAIL MEETING IN KEMPNER AREA

The county will hold a public meeting Monday at 6 p.m. at Taylor Creek Elementary School on Big Divide Road to discuss the proposed new jail and sheriff’s office. Sheriff Jess Ramos will offer information about the existing jail on East Fourth Street, and he will explain why the county is seeking to build a new law enforcement center.

In the May 6 election, voters will decide whether to issue a maximum of $18.75 million in certificates of obligation for a new jail and sheriff’s office facility.

MEETINGS

The Lampasas County Commissioners Court will meet Monday at 9 a.m. in the first-floor courtroom at the county courthouse

The Lampasas City Council will meet in a workshop session Monday at 5:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, 405 S. Main St. The council’s regular session will begin at 7 p.m. City Manager Finley deGraffenried said both council sessions will include discussion about a possible arena at the FM 580 West Sports Complex.

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