Acadian personnel from Lampasas help areas hit by hurricane

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

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Lampasas Fire Department, Lampasas Police Department and Acadian Ambulance Service responded to a structure fire on North Arnold St. during a lightning storm and, shortly after, a water rescue in east Lampasas in the very early morning hours Wednesday.

Lampasas County in ‘moderate drought’ at press time

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.

Texas fall eludes your Northern writer

Home-designer Joanna Gaines admitted in an article published in the most recent issue of her magazine, The Magnolia Journal, that fall is elusive in Texas.

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 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.