December 26, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Police arrest several Lampasans on drug charges

The Lampasas Police Department on Monday arrested several people -- including a Lampasas man for whom there was a federal warrant -- on drugrelated charges. LPD Sgt. More...

Inside

For a report about Sgt. 1st Class Denny Miranda of Lampasas, who is serving in Liberia with the 36th Engineer Brigade, please see page 2. Results and photos from the Lometa FFA Junior Livestock Show are in the Lometa Reporter, pages 6-9. More...

Lifestyles

Soldier from Lampasas in Liberia fighting Ebola

Editor’s note: The following story by Capt. Eric Hudson, Public Affairs Officer, describes Operation United Assistance and the role being played by Sgt. 1st Class Denny Miranda of Lampasas. More...

CTC holds graduation for Police Academy

The Central Texas College Police Academy held a graduation ceremony last week for cadets in the Basic Peace Officer course at Central Texas College. More...

Metroplex Hospital to hold grief series

Metroplex Hospital will offer a no-cost grief recovery seminar series for families and individuals who have experienced the loss of a loved one. The series begins Jan. 5 from 7-8 p.m. in the Metroplex Women’s Center conference room. More...

Lometa Reporter

Lometa FFA Junior Livestock Show sees strong turnout

The barn has emptied and the dust has settled on another Lometa FFA Junior Livestock Show. Showing a good turnout and fair weather, the event was marked as a success for the local organization. More...

Reader awards

Earning the highest number of points in Accelerated Readers were, from left, elementary students Paige Caylor, second place; and Rose Simons, first place. More...

Junior Showmanship

Ruger Miserlian was the Junior Showmanship Award recipient for the goat division. More...

State senator comments on legislative priorities

As the 84th Texas Legislature session approaches, the budget remains near the top of State Senator Troy Fraser’s priorities. More...

Lometa ISD picks contractor for construction

The Lometa Independent School District took a huge step forward in its building project on Monday when trustees named a general contractor. More...

WEATHER

Date High Low Rain Dec. 22 71 52 Dec. 23 51 41 0.10 More...

BRIEFLY

Fireworks The Lampasas County Commissioners Court has enacted restrictions on certain types of fireworks to limit the risk of grass fires. In areas outside incorporated city limits, fireworks with sticks and fins are banned through Jan. 2. More...

Deaths

Ms. Belt-Compton

Kathryn Jane Belt-Compton, 75, of Knox City and formerly of Lampasas, died Dec. 21, 2014. Visitation will be Dec. 26 from 6-8 p.m. at Smith Family Funeral Home in Knox City, Texas. Services will be Dec. 29 at 10 a.m. More...

News

Man sent to hospital after wreck

A rollover occurred Tuesday morning on a damp portion of U.S. Highway 281 near Evant, injuring the driver. A 2001 Ford Explorer Sport, driven by Michael Garcia of Wichita Falls, was northbound on U.S. 281, DPS Cpl. Monte Carroll said. More...

Declining prices

Gas prices recently dipped under $2 per gallon at the Lampasas Exxon station, shown above, and other stations around town. More...

Sports

Tough district schedule looms ahead for Lampasas

After next week’s tournament at home, the Lady Badgers have just one game before district play begins Jan. 9. The Badgers’ district schedule begins Jan. More...

Duck season resumes

The regular season for ducks is back in swing for Lampasas County and other counties in the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s North Zone. The first split of the regular duck season ran from Nov. 1 to Dec. More...

Gun Talk with Harold Harton

In a jam

How to properly dislodge a bullet stuck in your gun Did you ever get a bullet stuck in the barrel of a firearm? Well, depending on the firearm and the stuck bullet location, caliber, bullet type, etc., this can be a real problem. More...