A cooking school, Cooking Well with Diabetes, is scheduled for the first two Saturdays in December from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the County Annex Conference Room at 409 S. Pecan St., Lampasas.
The class fee is $35 per person or $50 per couple with scholarships available for the income eligible.
Class size is limited to the first 20 persons.
Recipes will be demonstrated and shared so lunch will be served at each session.
To register, contact the Texas AgriLife Extension Office Lampasas County at (512) 556-8271, Ext. 140 or email Karen DeZarn at email@example.com.
Registration is required by Nov. 28.
Thunder Creek meeting Saturday
The Thunder Creek Community Association will meet at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Live Oak Ridge Middle School.
All Killeen Neighborhood Watch graduates are invited to attend.
Residents on the following streets also are invited to attend:
Bull Run Drive
All residents in Thunder Creek West.
Share the latest information and happenings about this community.
Special guests will share safety tips.
RSVP to (254) 526-0870.
Border agent finds 6-foot boa constrictor
LA PALOMA — A Border Patrol agent in South Texas captured a 6-foot boa constrictor that officials believe someone had as a pet but dumped when it got so big.
Agency officials said the snake was unharmed Monday when the agent, while on patrol, spotted the creature along a levee near La Paloma.
Agent Woody Lee said the snake was removed because the animal posed a threat to public safety.
The snake, which officials said is not native to the area, has been turned over to park rangers at the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge.
Woman found shot to death near I-35
GEORGETOWN — Authorities said the body of an 18-year-old woman was found shot to death and dumped in an isolated area off Interstate 35 in Central Texas.
The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office said the body of Tynesia Brown was found Monday near Jarrell. Officials believe she was killed elsewhere.
Detectives said that Brown was from Bedford in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
7 arrested at Occupy El Paso campsite
EL PASO — Police said seven people have been arrested at an Occupy El Paso campsite in a peaceful removal of the protesters.
El Paso police spokesman Darrel Petry said no one was injured during the arrests early Tuesday at San Jacinto Plaza.
Petry said the seven El Paso residents are accused of misdemeanor unlawful camping in a city park and also being in a public park after hours.
Judge denies Occupy Dallas order against city
DALLAS — A federal judge has refused to grant an order sought by Occupy Dallas demonstrators to prevent the city from closing their campsite.
Protesters failed to get a temporary restraining order Tuesday.
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said in a statement that no action will be taken Tuesday.
The city last week alleged protesters had violated an agreement to allow the campsite near Dallas City Hall.
Tractor overturns, operator killed
BEAUMONT — A tractor operator mowing along a Southeast Texas canal has died after the equipment overturned and ended up in the water.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said the body of a 34-year-old Groves man was recovered Monday night. Divers assisted with the effort.
Investigators said the accident in rural Jefferson County apparently happened as the man was cutting grass along the canal and the equipment slipped off the levee.
—Herald staff, wire reports