June 30, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Former owner of clothing store dies Thursday

Wilma Lee Rutland, who with her husband owned and operated Rutland’s Fashion & Western Wear in downtown Lampasas for 20 years, died June 25, 2015 at the age of 90. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Sneed Funeral Chapel. More...

Lometa fireworks show set

Lometa’s annual Hometown Fourth of July fireworks production will be hosted at Lometa Regional Park. Once darkness hits (around 9:15-9:30 p.m.), the pyrotechnics will begin. More...

Special Sections

Editorial

Music mural done; now for the fun

Well, believe it or not the music mural is completed! More...

Court errs

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday audaciously rejected the God-given institution of marriage, states’ rights and thousands of years of tradition – in favor of homosexual “marriage.” More...

A moral moment

Each in his own way, each to a wholly different purpose, the pope and Dylann Roof, the suspected Charleston gunman, have hold of something major. Which is -- I trust I do not surprise anyone -- the failings of the liberated human spirit. More...

Deaths

Jessica Blair Jones Wright

Jessica Blair Jones Wright, 48, of Kerrville, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2015. She was born December 17, 1966. She married Michael Shannon Wright on January 19, 1994 in Lampasas, TX. Jessica had such a spirit of love and laughter. More...

News

Deer jawbone study confirms success of Lucy Creek WMA

Efforts to harvest mature bucks and improve the local deer herd appear to be working for the Lucy Creek Wildlife Management Association in Lampasas County. More...

PEC members get business update

Cooperative also names winners of board of directors election

Pedernales Electric Cooperative welcomed an estimated 400 attendees at its annual meeting June 20 in Cedar Park. More...

Late protests, arbitration still possible for landowners

Although the deadline for real estate appraisal protest has passed, landowners still may file late protests with the Lampasas Central Appraisal District. The roll will be certified July 20, and late protests may be turned in up to that date. More...

Agribusiness

Making hay

­After a busy Thursday afternoon validating their show cattle, FFA members, from left, Landon Irvin, Levi Rainwater and Tate Rainwater hauled 700 bales of hay for local agriculturist Bobby Carroll. More...

Lampasas Cattle Auction

The report from the June 24 Lampasas Cattle Auction follows. Cattle and calves: Estimated receipts 347, compared to 321 last week and 363 at this time last year. More...

Volunteer emergency team forming

Do you know how to take care of your family for three days without aid of any kind? That’s the key question for a new group beginning to form. Its priority is to take care of family first, neighbors second and community third. More...

Wildlife clinic focuses on land management

A Texas A&M AgriLife wildlife clinic reinforced several lessons in land management – including the importance of a management plan, and the need for diverse wildlife species. More...

Rustler’s Junction to open

Lampasas County residents Wes and Carol Chancey are breathing new life into a Key Avenue building that will open July 1 as Rustler’s Junction. The store at 302 S. Key Ave. More...

Lifestyles

College honors

Howard Payne University Howard Payne University graduated 133 students during the spring commencement exercises. Brittany Morgan Cavness graduated magna cum laude and received her bachelor of business administration degree in management. More...

Miss Cora of the Courthouse

Dear Miss Cora, Spring Ho is here! How fun it would be if there were a question and-answer section about our county history for all the visitors coming this weekend. Do you think you could make one up? Gee, thanks. Signed, A local schoolteacher More...

Wal-Mart donates

The Lampasas Wal-Mart donated $4,000 to Lampasas Mission. More...

Letters

I’m just askin’

Should our officials follow the state law or do it their way? If our officials have children with substance abuse problems, does that affect their judgment? If a mother knows her child committed arson, should she tell? More...

Small-town generosity on display

I recently witnessed a dear friend suffering a horrible tragedy. In watching her navigate the unfamiliar territory of planning a funeral for her child, my faith in humanity was restored. More...

I am a victim

I am a 45-year-old white professional male residing in Cedar Park. I am a devoted father and successful business owner. However, now what I also am is a victim of your disgusting, corrupt city of Lampasas. More...

Sports

Boys’ basketball gains off-season experience

The Lampasas boys’ basketball team added a firstplace finish in the Hamilton Summer League to its list of accomplishments. Lampasas went 7-1 in the Hamilton league, held Mondays in the month of June. More...

Memorial softball tournament

Relatives of the late Robert Andrew Morriss Jr. gather for a photo as members of Team Lewis at Saturday’s softball tournament in Morriss’ honor. More...

Tournament action

Kenya Nena of Team Kosray, left, avoids a tag after Stephen Yanowitch of Team SWAG barehands a ground ball in the semifinals of the Robert Andrew Morriss Jr. Memorial softball tournament. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL

Lampasas Independent School District is accepting proposals for the following contracted services to students with disabilities for the 2015-2016 school year: More...

LEGAL NOTICE:

This Texas Lottery Commission Scratch-Off game will close on July 12, 2015. You have until January 8, 2016 to redeem any tickets for this game: #1651 Ultimate Crossword ($10) overall odds are 1 in 3.27. More...