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County extends disaster declaration

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The Lampasas County Commissioners Court voted unanimously Monday to extend a disaster declaration related to the recent snow and ice storm. Officials said they hope the declaration – along with individual submissions to document storm-related costs – will help some in the county receive reimbursement for damages.

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TURN LANE CLOSED BY HIGH SCHOOL The right turn lane into Lampasas High School remained closed Wednesday afternoon, a Texas Department of Transportation spokeswoman said, as more extensive repair is needed in that area. In response to pavement damage caused by the recent winter storm, TxDOT crews started repairing the northbound lanes of U.S.

TxDOT to work on U.S. Highway 281 near high school

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Beginning Tuesday, various temporary lane closures will occur as the Texas Department of Transportation Brownwood District works on U.S. Highway 281 South in Lampasas to repair pavement damage caused by the recent severe weather. 

County offers stormdamage survey

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In response to the recent snow and ice storm, officials encourage Lampasas County property owners to complete the Winter Weather Event Survey on the county website, www. co.lampasas.tx.us.

Senior places at San Antonio, San Angelo

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Lampasas High School senior LeeAnn Parker showed the champion finewool cross market lamb at the San Antonio Livestock Show. She also exhibited the first-place lightweight finewool, secondplace heavyweight finewool and reserve champion finewool lambs at the San Angelo show. COURTESY PHOTO

Ice loosens grip on Central Texas

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A stone fountain at Storm’s Drive-In was covered in ice after Lampasas spent about eight and a half days below freezing. Temperatures rebounded to near 75 degrees by Sunday.

Gains continue in sales tax rebates

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Sales tax payments to Lampasas County entities and those in the surrounding counties show to be up for the second month of 2021 – for all except the city of Kempner. Kempner has had a 4% drop-off in sales tax revenues for both January and February, and it ended December with a 2% decrease as well.