April 21, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Xavier Alaniz

Running for re-election to his position on the Lometa ISD Board of Trustees, Xavier Alaniz sees a great deal of good in the school district. More...

Mario Maldonado

Lometa business owner and Lometa High School alum Mario Maldonado is seeking a position on the Lometa Independent School District Board of Trustees. More...

Vegas style in Lampasas

Wild West Casino Night participants, from left, Roland Schaub, Carla Schaub, Tracy Irvin, Rene Carroll and Kyle Carroll take part in the action Friday at the county show barn. More...

Special Sections

Editorial

Reflections on Jordan Spieth and Hillary Clinton

I’m. Just. So. Excited. That. Hillary. Clinton. Is. Ready. To. Be. My. Champion. I mean, she says she’s ready, what with “the deck ... still stacked in favor of those at the top.” More...

Political Cartoon

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From the Bible

“For the eyes of the Lord move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His.” 2 Chronicles 16:9 More...

Deaths

Mr. Alexander

James William Alexander, 69, of Lampasas died April 18, 2015 at home. Graveside services will be April 24 at 10 a.m. at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen. Sneed Funeral Chapel has charge of arrangements. More...

News

New titles announced

Last week, City Manager Finley deGraffenried announced several city employees recently received new titles. Changes include: • Reece Oestreich, formerly city fire marshal, has been appointed interim fire chief. More...

Kempner Water Supply purchases city property

Last Tuesday, the Kempner City Council unanimously approved a $5,700 land purchase with Kempner Water Supply Corp. KWSC purchased the property at 278 Waterworks Lane, which occupies half a lot, according to City Secretary Trudy Davis. More...

Naruna Road closure set

Naruna Road will be closed from U.S. Highway 281 to the golf course Wednesday and Thursday, the Texas Department of Transportation and Lampasas Public Works Director Shane Brown announced. In addition, the outside southbound lane of U.S. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notice

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS More...

Jeff Billups

Retired Air Force master sergeant Jeff Billups sees his candidacy for mayor as a way to fulfill his duty as a citizen of Kempner. More...

Carolyn Crane

Carolyn Crane believes her past work experience has prepared her for the office of Kempner mayor, which she is seeking in the May 9 municipal election. Before retiring and moving to Kempner with her husband, Mrs. More...

Tommy Maddox

Lometa native and school board trustee Tommy Maddox said there are good things happening at Lometa Independent School District. More...

Speed limit to increase on part of Key Avenue

The Lampasas City Council last week voted unanimously to increase the speed limit on Key Avenue to 35 mph from First Street to Fifth Street. More...

Lifestyles

CASA calls for Lampasas volunteers

Group advocating for children in court cases needs local help

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and while there may be pinwheels rotating in the wind to remind Lampasans of the issue, one group is on the front lines of prevention. More...

National Day of Prayer breakfast to be May 7

The Lampasas Ministerial Alliance will host a communitywide prayer breakfast May 7, in conjunction with the National Day of Prayer. The event will be at 7 a.m. at The County Seat restaurant. Judge Charles H. Van Orden will be guest speaker. More...

Dental assistants graduate

Lampasas County Higher Education Center dental assistant students, from left, Elvira Elders, Nichell Samuels, Mateo Guerra, Rubi Reyes and Danyella Pividori graduated April 16. More...

Letters

Individual civic duty and a challenge to candidates

An important emphasis in the beginning of the American republic was the concept of individual civic stewardship. More...

Protecting sanctity of life

Why, for so many individuals, is it permissible to kill a viable fetus from the womb, yet these same individuals want to protect minnows and salamanders in a creek, to protect wolves in the wild, and/or to protect convicted murderers? Why? T. Wingo More...

Courteous residents

Last week my husband and I were on our way to Austin in our RV. We had stopped in Lampasas for lunch at Eve’s restaurant. As we left our vehicle, two gentlemen came by and told us we had a flat tire. They then proceeded to change the tire. More...

Sports

Error-free defense leads Badgers over Llano 5-1 - Free Access

Lampasas beat Llano for the second time this season in district baseball, surviving several close calls Monday night. Winning pitcher Garrett Witcher, supported by strong defense, got out of jams in all five innings he pitched. More...

Lampasas strong in relays, field events at district meet

Lampasas placed third in the varsity boys' division of the District 25-4A track meet, which ended Thursday. Taylor won the boys' team standings. In the varsity girls' division, Lampasas finished fifth, and Liberty Hill was first. More...

Regional tournament on tap

Tara Pergande, shown above at a tennis match in Lampasas, is one of eight LHS players scheduled to compete at regionals this week. More...