Governor Greg Abbott issued updates and clarifications to executive orders, several of which will allow more businesses to reopen in the coming days. On Thursday, he announced that confinement is not an applicable punishment for those who reopen business in violation of executive orders.
Lampasas Fire Department Capt. Joe Adams, left, tries to reach remaining hot spots, and Fire Marshal Ronnie Withers studies the scene, after a house fire at 418 W. Fifth St. was controlled on Wednesday. A neighbor, Dr. Georgia Hay, said she witnessed flames coming from the front door and porch, called 911 and sprayed water with a garden hose. Firefighters arrived very soon, Hay said. See page 5 for more details.
Kline Whitis Elementary School kindergarten teacher Christine Brown, holding flowers, has been named the LISD Elementary Teacher of the Year. Other finalists this year, chosen by a vote of teachers on each campus, were Kim Odom of Hanna Springs Elementary School and Crystal Mickan of Taylor Creek Elementary School. Shown with Brown are Superintendent Dr. Chane Rascoe, Instructional Specialist Sherrie Berry and Kline Whitis Elementary Principal Wes Graham.
“Our goal is for kids to be as successful as possible,” Bott added. For those who are failing or struggling, the district is “really encouraging parents to talk to teachers because we are trying to work things out.”
EDITOR’S NOTE: In an email Thursday morning, Lampasas Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Chane Rascoe said because of coronavirus concerns, Lampasas High School cannot have a traditional graduation ceremony. Officials are finalizing plans for a modified ceremony over multiple days, and LHS will release more details soon, Rascoe said.
County has six active cases and two recoveries; Doctor says medical sites are well equipped
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A woman who works in Lampasas and is the mother of an Early Independent School District student is calling for action after a student allegedly sexually assaulted her daughter on an Early ISD bus in February.