On March 15 the Federal Reserve cut its benchmark interest rate by a full percentage point to nearly zero in an attempt to counter the effect of the coronavirus pandemic.
EDITOR’S NOTE: The Dispatch Record interviewed these candidates several days before the Lampasas City Council considered an agenda item about whether to postpone the May 2 municipal election to November because of coronavirus concerns. The meeting that included the election-related agenda item took place Monday evening, after press time for this edition.
Effective March 20, Lampasas officials have limited access to the city administration building in an effort to protect staff and residents from potential spread of the coronavirus.
KEMPNER CITY COUNCIL
Kempner Water Supply Corp. is scheduled to announce Board of Directors election results at the annual membership meeting planned for Thursday. The meeting is set to begin at 7 p.m. at the KWSC office, 11986 East U.S. Highway 190, and will be handled in compliance with the governor’s emergency orders, officials said.
The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced last week that the federal income tax filing due date is automatically extended from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020.
At press time, the Lometa Independent School District was moving forward with a plan to live-stream video of its March 24 Board of Trustees meeting.
A fire at 419 Central Texas Expressway on Friday morning was contained quickly by an automated fire suppression system at the site.
The March 19 market report from Mills County Commission Co. follows.