Ambulances wait at a staging area near Gonzales, Louisiana, where Lampasas-based Acadian Ambulance Service paramedic Jason Baltrun and Emergency Medical Technician Chandler Kurtz responded to areas hit by Hurricane Laura. Acadian assisted with the evacuation of a hospital 100 miles from Gonzales. Although Laura made landfall as a Category 4 last week, the death toll -- 19 as of Sept. 2 -- remained lower than in many hurricanes. COURTESY PHOTO
At press time Monday, the most recent U.S. Drought Monitor showed Lampasas County in the “moderate drought” category. The monitor showed “severe drought” in nearby Bell County, as well as parts of San Saba and Mills counties, which adjoin Lampasas County to the west. MAP COURTESY OF NATIONAL DROUGHT MITIGATION CENTER, UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, AND NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION.
During its meeting last week, the Lampasas City Council approved a $28,000 contract with certified public accounting firm Singleton, Clark, & Company to perform the city’s 2020 fiscal year audit.
The Lometa Independent School District Board of Trustees voted Thursday to adopt a budget for the 2020-2021 fiscal year.
A 23-year-old Georgetown man was hospitalized after departing the FM 2657 roadway and crashing into multiple trees on Thursday.
The cities of Lampasas and Kempner -- as well as the county and the Lometa Independent School District -- will hold public meetings about the entities’ proposed budgets and/or property-tax rates for the upcoming fiscal year.