Burn ban lifted for Coryell County

Residents in Coryell County will have a chance to burn off some dead vegetation and leaves thanks to the lifting of the burn ban.

The temporary lifting of the burn ban is extended for unincorporated Coryell County effective now through sunset Oct. 23, given the low risk of wildfires during the current rain window.

As a reminder, no burning is permitted if winds are forecast to be 23 mph or greater.

Residents are asked to call the Coryell County Sheriff’s office at 254-865-7201 to alert them that a burn will be conducted.

The Coryell County Commissioners’ Court will convene Oct. 23 and at that time will determine the status of the burn ban.

Kempner police arrest 10 in drug investigation

The Kempner Police Department arrested 10 people following a two-week investigation, according to a news release posted on the Lampasas County website.

The investigation targeted the methamphetamine epidemic in Lampasas County.

Officers seized about 15 grams of methamphetamine, fentanyl and hydrocodone.

Police also seized three vehicles and $786 in cash.

The names of the suspects and further details were not released Wednesday.

One of the 10 suspects was charged with a federal firearms violation and is in federal custody. According to the news release, the person was charged with a USC Title 18 federal firearms charge — a firearm or other dangerous weapon used in the commission of a crime.

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