After Tuesday’s edition included an article about a TxDOT-funded project at Lampasas Municipal Airport, a TxDOT spokeswoman provided updates about the cost of the upgrades.

	Airport receives funds from TxDOT and FAA

The Texas Department of Transportation is in the preliminary stages of an approximately $1 million project at Lampasas Municipal Airport, according to Airport Manager Chris Eicher.

Colony Memorial Cemetery Association’s 50 homecoming and annual meeting, slated for April 25, has been canceled in accordance with coronavirus health guidelines.

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller has announced the 2020 Family Land Heritage application deadline will be extended to July 1. With many county offices closed to the public in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, this extension is intended to allow families additional time to gather the documents necessary to apply.

Using herbs to boost flavor, reduce sodium in food

Most people eat too much sodium, often without knowing it. The average American eats about 3,400 mg of sodium a day. The American Heart Association recommends no more than 2,300 mg a day and an ideal limit of less than 1,500 mg per day for most adults, especially for those with high blood pressure. Even cutting back by 1,000 mg a day can improve blood pressure and heart health.

Senior Ethan Rascoe watches a high inside pitch a few days before the Badgers' promising season came to an end.

Governor Greg Abbott announced on April 17 at noon that all schools in the state will remain closed to in-person classes through the end of the term. UIL also announced that spring sports seasons would be canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. 

On March 27, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law. The act provides economic relief to individuals and small businesses facing the economic downturn created by the coronavirus crisis.

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