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Patients diagnosed with COVID-19 report mild to severe respiratory illness. Symptoms of COVID-19 may show up 2-14 days after exposure and may include fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
General population: If you are in generally good health and have a mild illness, stay home, and take care of yourself like you would for the flu. If symptoms worsen, call your doctor.
At-Risk Populations: If you are 65 years or older and/or have other medical problems like heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, high blood pressure or cancer – and have fever or symptoms – call your doctor. If you are not sick enough to be hospitalized, you can recover at home. Follow your physician’s instructions or refer to CDC guidance for how to take care of yourself at home. Follow CDC instructions for how to take care of yourself at home.
Your doctor will help make the decision whether you should get tested for coronavirus. Some public health labs in Texas are now testing, and local or regional health departments must approve each test.
To prevent the spread of the coronavirus and other infectious illnesses, please follow good hygiene practices including:
The City Manager.
Contact 512-556-6831 or use the contact us form on the website to request an appointment.
Please contact Becky Sims at the City Administration Building, (512) 556-6831, regarding rental of any City Park Facility for availability and costs associated.
No camping is allowed in the Park by City Ordinance unless a special permit is obtained. Please contact Becky Sims, (512) 556-6831, regarding obtaining a special permit.
The Lampasas Animal Shelter only accepts animals from residents of Lampasas and Lampasas County. There is no fee to surrender an animal; however it is by appointment only. Please keep in mind that all dogs and cats over 16 weeks of age are required to have a current rabies vaccination at all times. If your animal is not current on its’ Rabies Vaccination, you must have that done before you bring the animal in. All livestock must be approved by the Shelter Supervisor before it can be surrendered. The owner of the animal must bring the animal in to sign the surrender form, and must be over the age of eighteen. Owners will be required to show ID with a current address to prove ownership and residency. Once you surrender the animal, it will become the property of the Shelter and will undergo an adoption evaluation. We cannot make any promises regarding the animal’s outcome and cannot call to notify you if we make the decision to euthanize the animal. Animal surrenders are for animals that would be good adoption candidates.
If we have one of your animals, please let us know as soon as possible. Animals on impound are held for three days if not wearing any identification and for five days if wearing identification (identification would include a rabies tag, a personalized tag, or a microchip). Proof of ownership is required to reclaim any animal, and a current rabies vaccination must be provided on all dogs and cats. After the Impound period is complete, the animal becomes the property of the Shelter, and the animal will undergo an adoption evaluation. If an owner fails to reclaim their animal, they are still responsible for all fees involved.
If you see an animal you are interested in meeting, please call to schedule an appointment to come to the shelter. We do not allow the general public into our kennel except during special events. This is to limit the spread of disease and allow us to have healthier animals available for adoption. We will introduce you in the lobby and if you would like more area to meet the dog, we can take you to one of the play yards depending on amount of staff on duty. We cannot guarantee the health of any of the animals we have available for adoption. We do not have a Veterinarian on staff, but we are trained to watch for signs of illness. We will be completely honest with any illness or behavior issues we notice in any the animals we have up for adoption. We will also try our best to explain the breed’s activity levels to ensure that this animal is a good fit for your lifestyle.All dogs available for adoption will have age appropriate distemper/parvo vaccinations, Bordetella vaccinations if old enough, general deworming, and will be treated for fleas and ticks. Our dogs have been tested for heartworms. Rabies Vaccinations are required to be done within seven days of adoption (or by 16 weeks of age), and the spay /neuter is required to be done within thirty days of adoption (or by 6 months of age). Both are at the expense of the adopter.
All cats are given age appropriate distemper vaccinations, general deworming, and are treated for ear mites, fleas and ticks depending on donated medication. Our cats have not been tested for Feline Leukemia or Feline AIDS virus. Rabies Vaccinations are required to be done within seven days of adoption (or by 16 weeks of age), and the spay /neuter is required to be done within thirty days of adoption (or by 6 months of age). Both are at the expense of the adopter. You must bring a crate/carrier to adopt a cat/kitten.
Once an animal has completed its impound time or is surrendered by its’ owner, it will be placed up for adoption, sent to one of our rescue partners, or will be humanely euthanized. If an animal does not meet our adoption criteria, it will not be placed up for adoption through our shelter. The animal will either be sent to one of our rescue partners or it will be humanely euthanized. In balancing the welfare of the animals with our responsibility to the public we recognize that not all animals are suitable for placement. When the difficult decision is made to end an animal’s life, we perform compassionate euthanasia.
For an animal to meet our adoption criteria it must NOT:
All dogs available for adoption will have age appropriate distemper/parvo vaccinations, Bordetella vaccinations if old enough, general deworming, and will be treated for fleas and ticks depending on funding for medication. Dogs over six months will be tested for heartworms if the tests are currently available. Rabies Vaccinations are required to be done within seven days of adoption (or by 16 weeks of age), and the spay /neuter is required to be done within thirty days of adoption (or by 6 months of age). Both are at the expense of the adopter.All cats are given age appropriate distemper vaccinations, general deworming, and are treated for ear mites, fleas and ticks depending on funding for medication. Our cats have not been tested for Feline Leukemia or Feline AIDS virus. Rabies Vaccinations are required to be done within seven days of adoption (or by 16 weeks of age), and the spay /neuter is required to be done within thirty days of adoption (or by 6 months of age). Both are at the expense of the adopter.All other vaccinations and medical expenses after the day of adoption are at the expense of the adopter.
Animals on Impound are held for three (if animal is not wearing any identification) to five (if animal is wearing identification) days for owners to reclaim. After that time, the animals are evaluated for adoption.
You will need to call the County Office at 512-556-8277.
If you live inside the Lampasas city limits, there is no charge for your first library card. If you live outside the city limits, there will be a $10 non-resident fee assessed. Replacements for lost cards are $3 each.
When emailing the Municipal Court, please allow 24 business hours for a response; as emails are handled in the order in which they are received.
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Yes. A courtesy car is available upon request. Contact Chris Eicher at 512-734-0228 or Jessie Acosta at 512-564-0135.
No spaces are available to rent at this time. If you would like to be put on the waiting list for hangar rentals, please contact Chris Eicher at 512-734-0228 or Jessie Acosta at 512-564-0135.
NO- These structures are not able to be secured and can blow into other areas causing injury or damage.
Hanna Pool - Water and fruit are allowed. You and your family may picnic in the park outside of our gates and re-enter to finish your day of swimming. Hancock Pool - Outside food and drinks are allowed. Families may picnic in the park or inside the gate.
14-17 year old individuals can attend Hanna Springs and Hancock Pools with a signed Parent Authorization Form on file at the Pools. Click link to download the Parent Authorization Form
All flotation devices must be Coast Guard Approved.
No flotation devices with air will be permitted in the Pools.
Lampasas City Ordinances, Chapter 78 Traffic and Vehicles Section 78-224 prohibits parking any boat, trailer, non-motor vehicle or recreational vehicle on any public street, except as provided by exception.
The exceptions are:
(1) Parking a boat, trailer, non-motor vehicle or non-motorized recreational vehicle on a public street that is connected or otherwise secure to a motor vehicle; provided such boat, non-motor vehicle or non-motorized recreational vehicle is in compliance with section 78-223.
(2) Parking a recreational vehicle on a public street, for the sole purpose of loading and unloading the recreational vehicle, but in no event for no longer than seventy-two (72) consecutive hours.
(3) Parking trailers, utility trailers, trailer-mounted equipment, or wheel-mounted machinery on a public street, when such trailers, machinery and equipment are specifically being utilized to serve a project that has received a permit from the City’s Building Department, but only for so long as the project is actively under development. All such equipment shall be removed from public streets within 72 hours after the project is completed.
For a period not longer than seventy two (72) consecutive hours. Lampasas City Ordinance Chapter 78, Section 78-223 states, parking of a vehicle, if not otherwise restricted or prohibited by City Ordinance or placement of an obstruction on improved portion of any public street, city right-of-way or alleyway for a period longer than seventy-two hours (72) consecutive hours is prohibited.
Yes, if the vehicle is moved then your time will re-start.
The Lampasas Police Department will attempt to locate the owner/responsible person to simply inform them of the City Ordinance violation and give them an opportunity to comply with it. If they comply, the issue will be resolved with a warning and no further action will be taken; however, If no owner information or responsible person is known or located then after 48 hours, usually 72 hours depending on the circumstances, the vehicle is considered an abandoned vehicle in accordance with City Ordinance Chapter 34 and the Texas Transportation Code Section 683.002 and can be towed. If the owner/responsible person is contacted and they do not comply with this City Ordinance, they can be issued a Class C Misdemeanor parking citation and their vehicle/boat/trailer/RV, etc. can be towed.
If unaddressed, they may become detrimental to the health, safety and welfare of the public, and accordingly, are made to protect the public.
You can contact LPU at 512-556-3641 and find out what your last reading was and then compare it to what your meter is currently reading. LPU does take customer requested re-reads, but please note that if the reading is correct, there will be a $20 service charge added to your utility bill.
In the event of flooding due to blockage of the storm drains system or the drain is overgrown and needs repair, residents may call the Public Works Secretary between 7:00am and 4:00pm, Monday - Friday at (512) 556-8315. In the event of a flooding emergency at any other time, call (512) 556-6235 at the Police Department.
Contact City Hall at 512-556-8315 to set up a time you can meet with the Lampasas Electric Department. They need to come out and see what can be done to help with the problem.
Call City Hall at 512-556-8315 to set up a time when the City can meet with you to see if a light can be installed and get information on the installation fee and monthly charge.
Play it safe, contact City Hall at 512-556-8315 or after hours call Police Department at 512-556-3644 and give them your information and let us check it out before you touch take care of it.
Contact the Lampasas Police Department at 512-556-3644.
On Monday, April 8, 2024, there will be a total solar eclipse, and Lampasas, TX, is in the direct path of totality. In a solar eclipse, the moon gets between the Sun and Earth. In a total solar eclipse, people in the path of totality see the Sun’s bright disk totally covered by the moon for a short time. Totality begins at approximately 1:35 p.m. and lasts about 4 minutes 23.5 seconds.
Yes, not only will Lampasas be in the path of totality for the 2024 total eclipse, the town will experience an annular solar eclipse on Saturday, October 14, 2023.
Looking directly at the sun is unsafe except during the brief total phase of a solar eclipse (“totality”) when the moon entirely blocks the sun’s bright face, which will happen only within the narrow path of totality.
The only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as “eclipse glasses” or handheld solar viewers. Homemade filters or ordinary sunglasses, even very dark ones, are unsafe for looking at the sun; they transmit thousands of times too much sunlight. Refer to the American Astronomical Society (AAS) Reputable Vendors of Solar Filters & Viewers page for a list of manufacturers and authorized dealers of eclipse glasses and handheld solar viewers verified to be compliant with the ISO 12312-2 international safety standard for such products.
Do not buy solar eclipse glasses from Amazon or third party
Predicting how many visitors will come to Lampasas to view the Eclipse is difficult. The City is basing the expected number of visitors on historical numbers from the Solar Eclipse in 2017. Cities in the path of totality in 2017 for the duration that Lampasas is in 2024 saw a mass influx of thousands of visitors to their town. As long as weather permits, Lampasas can likely predict:
The City is undergoing internal planning and public outreach to ensure we are prepared for the Solar Eclipse 2024 event.
The County, the Sheriff’s Department, the City of Lampasas’ Police and Fire Departments, and Hamilton EMS are working concurrently to address public safety and prepare for the event by gathering information, planning, managing logistics, gathering supplies, and training.
The County and the City are doing public outreach to gather information and ensure the public is prepared for the Solar Eclipse event by hosting town halls. They are also working on determining public viewing sites and handling logistics for the week of the event, including securing port-o-potties, road closures, security, and more.
The Lampasas County Chamber of Commerce and Lampasas Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) are contacting businesses to ensure they’re prepared for the Solar Eclipse event. The Chamber and the LEDC host quarterly business roundtables and targeted industry meetings. If you’d like to know more, please get in touch with the Chamber at 512-556-5172.
The decision to stay open is up to each business. Non-essential businesses may not need to be open. Will your employees be able to get to work? Walk through your daily activities and think about what may not be available on April 8 due to the influx of people. How well will your business operate if you need internet, cell phone service, or even gas?
If you choose to stay open, please ensure you are prepared. Also, this is your opportunity to think outside the box for businesses that remain open. Consider what services and/or products may not be readily available and provide them to improve your customers' experience.
You can download a complete list of emergency contacts here.
Partial Start time is 12:18:05 (12:18PM). Starting at 13:35:25 (1:35 PM) on Monday April 8, 2024 the city of Lampasas will experience a total Solar Eclipse for 4 minutes and 24.3 seconds.
Merchandise can be purchased at the Lampasas Public Library
The City is hosting two Solar Eclipse Events.
Event organizers, residents, and business owners that are hosting public events for the Solar Eclipse 2024 are encouraged to submit an Eclipse Event Submission Form.
Event organizers, residents, and business owners that are hosting private events for the Solar Eclipse 2024 are encouraged to submit an Eclipse Event Submission Form. https://www.lampasas.org/FormCenter/Contact-Us-3/Eclipse-Event-Submission-Form-93
Your private event will not be posted on public websites; however; the submittal will notify emergency personnel of the event in case of emergency.
Yes, viewing a solar eclipse requires solar eclipse glasses. Without proper eye protection, viewing a solar eclipse can cause significant damage to your eyes.
Per City of Lampasas Code of Ordinances
CHAPTER 66 - STREETS, SIDEWALKS AND OTHER PUBLIC PLACES
ARTICLE I. - IN GENERAL
Sec. 66-1. - Camping on public or private property.
Public Property. It shall be unlawful for any person to camp, pitch camp or otherwise stop, erect or park any vehicle, tent, trailer or structure, for the purpose of camping or residing therein, upon any street, alley, park or other public property within the corporate limits of the city.
Private Property. It shall be unlawful for any person to camp, pitch camp or otherwise stop, erect or park any vehicle, tent, trailer or structure, for the purpose of camping or residing therein, upon any private property, without the permission of the owner. Such property, so utilized, shall be equipped with pure water, sanitary facilities and otherwise meet all regulations and requirements of the ordinances of the city in all matters regulating health and sanitation.
Per City of Lampasas Code of Ordinances
CHAPTER 54-PARKS & RECREATION
DIVISION 2. - SULPHUR CREEK
Sec. 54-141. - Bathing, swimming, fishing or wading in portion from U.S. Highway 281 bridge to water plant prohibited; exceptions.
It shall be unlawful for any unauthorized person to bathe, swim, fish, wade in or otherwise use or occupy that portion of Sulphur Creek or its banks and property immediately adjacent thereto extending from the U.S. Highway 281 bridge through the entire length of the golf course.
Sec. 54-142. - Swimming or bathing in portion from Naruna Road Crossing to Chestnut Street footbridge;
It shall be unlawful for any person to swim or bathe in that portion of Sulphur Creek extending from the Naruna Road Crossing to the Chestnut Street footbridge.
Chapter 54- PARKS & RECREATION
Sec. 54-167. - Hours of operation/temporary closures by the city.
Unless otherwise closed, and unless such closure is noted by signs posted at the park and/or field facility, city parks are open daily to the public as follows:
The city expressly reserves the right to close, or otherwise limit access to, any city park, recreational facility, or other public property under the control of the city if, in the opinion of the city, conditions such as inclement weather, poor field/ground conditions, or other park, grounds, equipment or facility conditions exist that would make occupancy and/or use of the city property dangerous to the public or detrimental to the public property.
It shall be unlawful for any person to enter into a closed city property or otherwise use a closed facility. Additionally, it shall be unlawful for any person to damage closed city property, through any use thereof, when field, grounds, equipment, or facility conditions exist such that use may result in abnormal wear and tear, in extraordinary maintenance, or necessitate unusual repairs of such properties.
For a total solar eclipse to take place, the moon passes between the sun and Earth, completely blocking the face of the sun. Weather permitting, people located in the center of the moon’s shadow when it hits Earth will experience a total eclipse. The sky will become very dark for a few minutes, as if it were night. Normally, when looking at the sun, you can only see the photosphere, the bright surface.
However, extending about 5,000 km above the photosphere is the region of the solar atmosphere called the chromosphere. It is only seen during total solar eclipses, or with sophisticated telescopes, and its red and pinkish color gives the blackened moon a thin halo of color against the greyish corona. People in the path of a total solar eclipse can also see the sun’s corona, the outer atmosphere, which is otherwise usually obscured by the bright face of the sun. A total solar eclipse is the only type of solar eclipse where viewers can briefly remove their eclipse glasses, during the few moments when the moon is completely blocking the sun.