August 23, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Vincent served 28 years as county commissioner

Longtime Lampasas County Commissioner Robert L. Vincent Jr., 70, of Kempner died at his home on Aug. 18, 2016. Memorial services with full military honors will be held at 11 a.m. Aug. 26 at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen. More...

BRIEFLY

Adamsville Adamsville Community Center will host an ice cream supper on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Those who attend are asked to bring a freezer of ice cream or a dessert. There will be live music for entertainment. Peach sale More...

Special Sections

Deaths

Mr. Bloss

Brian David Bloss of Bangor, Maine, died unexpectedly July 3, 2016 at the age of 55. A memorial graveside service for Mr. Bloss will be conducted Aug. 24 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lampasas. Sneed Funeral Chapel has charge of arrangements. Mr. More...

News

Grand jury returns 30 indictments

The Lampasas County grand jury met Wednesday in its most recent term. Indictments were returned against 30 individuals. A felony murder indictment was issued against Jose Guadalupe Matias. Sgt. More...

County burn ban off until Monday at 7 p.m.

Controlled outdoor fires are allowed in areas outside incorporated city limits, as County Judge Wayne Boultinghouse has lifted the burn ban until Monday at 7 p.m. More...

Editorial

Disgraced Salazar now on the Hillary team

The Loathsome Cowboy rides again. Ken Salazar, President Obama’s disgraced exinterior secretary and former U.S. senator from Colorado, was named Hillary Clinton’s White House transition chair on Monday. More...

Obama’s record the worst ever

It’s one thing for “Never Trump” Republicans to criticize Donald Trump, but Democrats, the liberal media and pedestal-perched professors who have enabled President Obama and now support Hillary Clinton have no standing to do so. More...

Trump a ‘Stalin lover’ and other political lies

Down, down, down spirals the presidential campaign. Where it stops, nobody knows. More...

Agribusiness

What is ag communications?

No, we do not talk to cows.

In the spring of 2015, I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural communications from Texas Tech University. More...

National FFA band

Lampasas FFA members Kaylee Lovejoy, left, and Amanda Odom have been selected to participate in the 89th annual National FFA Convention band. The convention will be Oct. 15-22 in Indianapolis. More...

Record inventories burden wheat markets

Markets are struggling to deal with the record U.S. wheat and global inventories. About 60 percent of the world’s annual wheat production has been harvested by Aug. 1 each year, according to Southwest Farm Press. More...

Sales tax receipts decline across area

After posting nine consecutive months of sales tax revenue gains, the city of Lampasas finally saw its first dip in 2016 – a decline of 2 percent this month. More...

Visit from Congress

U.S. representative stops in Lampasas

Congressman Roger Williams (R-Austin) met with community and business leaders during a visit to Lampasas on Thursday. Williams toured the Ajinomoto Windsor plant on the downtown square – one of the largest private employers in the city. More...

Services held for Dayton Carpenter

Longtime area farmer and rancher Dayton LaFayette Carpenter of Lampasas died Aug. 17, 2016 at Seton Medical Center in Harker Heights after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was 84. Mr. More...

Lifestyles

A cause for joy at Oil States

Lampasas facility goes two years without injury; new acquisition of Guiberson

Lampasas’ Oil States Industries plant celebrated a big milestone Aug. 15 as employees successfully went two years without an OSHA reportable workplace injury. More...

Elementary open house

Aydan Dooley, an incoming second-grader at Kline Whitis Elementary School, poses next to a “Back to School” backdrop while his mom Erica and little brother Hendrix, 3, capture the moment More...

Local shelter pet adoption

Farrah is a one-year-old beagle mix that’s been surrendered to the Lampasas Animal Shelter. She has been spayed. She requires an owner who lets her be active, but she is well mannered. She is heartworm free. More...

Sports

Playmakers emerge

Several positions still open as Badgers work to improve execution

The Badgers’ scrimmage at Elgin last Friday revealed some struggles mainly on the offensive end, but also showcased the talent of several players. More...

Volleyball breakthrough

Lady Badgers earn first win of season, beating Bangs in five sets

The Lady Badgers notched one in the win column, prevailing in a five-set varsity volleyball match against Bangs on Saturday. Lampasas won by a score of 25-17, 21-25, 19-25, 25-16, 15-10. More...

Badger tennis smashes another 6A opponent

Lampasas improved to 2-0 in team tennis with a 17-2 blowout of Killeen Ellison on Friday. Earlier in the week, the Badgers beat Killeen High, a Conference 6A team like Ellison. More...

Letters

Lampasas should hire a director of tourism

It is time to hire a Director of Tourism to promote all the wonderful aspects of Lampasas – historic courthouse, springs, creek, murals, sculpture garden – for the benefit of the town and the tourists. More...