July 22, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Cities see decline in July sales taxes

For the second time this year, all three local cities posted declines in their sales tax rebates after statistics were released by the state comptroller’s office. More...

WEATHER

Date High Low Rain July 17 82 76 0.21 July 18 78 71 0.01 Ju More...

Lifestyles

Carnley's Corner

Style challenged?

I’m not one to criticize folks’ choice of clothing – at least not out loud. I don’t have the world’s fanciest or most expensive wardrobe, nor do I get dressed to the nines every day. More...

Shiller-Carnley

Couple exchange vows at Canyon Lake

Kelsie Shiller and Jason Carnley, both of New Braunfels, exchanged wedding vows in a May 31, 2014, evening ceremony at Canyon Lake Cabins & Cottages in Canyon Lake. Minister Brent Isbell of Oakwood Church officiated the double ring ceremony. More...

Nonprofit group assists inmates, families

The Texas Inmate Family Association Killeen/Harker Heights Chapter meets the first Tuesday of each month at Trinity Baptist Church, 403 FM 2410/Knight’s Way, Harker Heights (between Union State Bank and a car wash). On Aug. More...

Letters

Another successful County Fair

Lampasas Rumley Extension Club recently hosted another successful County Fair in conjunction with Spring Ho. More...

U.S. Marine still ‘on ice’ in Mexico

Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi is in the Democrat “ice box.” He will probably remain there until the Democrats’ party leadership decides it will be useful for political gain to release him. More...

News

New student registration set

Registration for students new to the Lampasas Independent School District is July 31 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Lampasas High School, 2716 S. U.S. Highway 281. More...

Photo

City street department employee Mike White, left, parks department employee Dave Paddie, center, and street department employee J.C. More...

Church school registering for new year

First Baptist Church Preschool/ Kindergarten is accepting registrations for the 2014-2015 school year. Phone 512-556-3673 or stop by 406 S. Walnut for more information. More...

Agribusiness

Grape expectations

Viticulture becoming a fruitful business in Central Texas

The grape industry has taken the Texas Hill Country by storm, as growers have made good use of the area’s natural resources and the potential for profitability on smaller acreage. More...

Beef cattle short course scheduled Aug. 4-6

A look at the past and future aspects of beef cattle production in Texas will be one of the highlights at the 60th Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course scheduled Aug. 4-6 at Texas A&M University in College Station. More...

Nomination deadline nears for county committees

Aug. 1 is the deadline for farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers to turn in Farm Service Agency county committee nominations. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notice

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS HEARING DATES/TIMES: PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION: August 7, 2014, 6:00 P.M. CITY COUNCIL: More...

Breaking News - 3:43 PM

City issues boil-water notice - Free Access

A boil-water notice is in effect for West First Street from South Porter Street to South Summer Street, along with areas north to West Avenue B and from North Summer to North Porter. More...

LEDC mulls utility work

The Lampasas Economic Development Corp. continues to work toward extending utilities to the business park on U.S. Highway 183 south of town. More...

Lampasas orders study of building site

With geotechnical investigation, Council Chambers-Municipal Court project moves ahead

The Lampasas City Council last week voted unanimously to spend $5,596 on a geotechnical investigation at the site of the proposed new City Council Chambers and Municipal Court. Langerman Foster Engineering Co., a Waco firm, will perform the study. More...

Good cutting of hay

Well-timed rains have resulted in bountiful hay harvests for some ranchers in the county. This field on FM 2313 near the Lampasas River is filled with round bales of haygrazer. More...

BRIEFLY

Artifacts The Lampasas County Chamber of Commerce is accepting reservations for booths for the Aug. 9 Indian Artifacts Show at the VFW Post 8539 on U.S. Highway 281 North. The show runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Quit playing politics with kids

Some 50,000 unaccompanied minors have crossed our borders in recent months, and those capable of helping resolve the crisis won’t even talk to each other much less come up with a decent plan. More...

President Joe Biden?

Sarah Palin’s call for the impeachment of President Obama makes no sense. What does the lady want -- a national street fight? But a fetching question arises from her enterprise: Could we live for two years under a President Joe Biden? More...

Deaths

Mr. Ayers

Paul Gene Ayers, 53, of Kempner died July 18, 2014, at his residence. A graveside service was July 20 at Hillsdale Cemetery near Izoro. Mr. Ayers was born Aug. 17, 1960, in Austin, the son of Jessie James and Belva Jean Manning Ayers Jr. More...

Rev. Cole

Former First Baptist Church of Lampasas pastor the Rev. George McDaniel “Mack” Cole died July 17, 2014, in Fort Worth. He was 88. A funeral service was July 20 at Thompson’s Harveson & Cole Funeral Home. More...

Mr. Myers

Tobias D.L. Myers, 25, died July 15, 2014 at St. David’s Hospital in Round Rock. Visitation was held July 21 at New Hope Primitive Baptist Church in Lampasas. Mr. Myers was born June 25, 1989 in Osterholz-Scharmbeck, Germany. More...

Sports

Couples compete in Britches & Bows tournament

Hancock Park Golf Course in Lampasas hosted the 36-hole Britches & Bows Tournament Saturday and Sunday. The tournament featured two-person teams -- primarily married couples -- and several formats. More...

Sport shorts

WEST TEXAS JUNIOR CHAMPIONS TOUR TOP 25 STANDINGS (as of Monday morning) More...

Fast times posted at Lometa FFA Junior Rodeo

Young cowgirls and cowboys from across Texas sent the sand flying in the Bar 3 Arena Friday and Saturday nights at the Lometa FFA Junor Rodeo. The event marked exceptional crowds, drawing high-quality contestants from a wide area. More...

Poll

What should the county do about courthouse security?