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Police chief   The public is invited to a retirement reception for Police Chief Tim Angermann on Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. More...

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Deaths

Mr. Ballow

Jimmy “Jim” Carole Ballow of Evant died Dec. 3, 2016 at his home at the age of 80.  Visitation will be Dec. 6 from 5-7 p.m. at Riley Funeral Home in Hamilton.  Funeral service will be Dec. 7 at 11 a.m. More...

Ms. Elliott

Nasaria “Nicky” Elliott, 79, died Nov. 27, 2016 at her home in Ardmore, Oklahoma.  Mass was held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ardmore on Nov. 30 with Father Thomas Dowdell officiating. More...

Mr. Faught

Steven Kirk Faught, 57, of Bend, Texas, died Dec. 2, 2016 at his home.  Visitation was held Dec. 5.  Graveside funeral will be conducted Dec. 6 at 10 a.m. at Nix Cemetery, with Marcus Foster officiating. More...

Sports

Lady Badgers win two in Florence

After a hard start to the Florence basketball tournament on Friday, the Lady Badgers broke their losing streak with a win over Bartlett.  Lampasas went 2-2 in the two-day event, winning one and losing one game each day.  On Friday, the Lady More...

State parks plan Christmas events

Many state parks in Texas are offering special events for the Christmas season. Several are within a reasonably short drive of Lampasas County.  Enchanted Rock State Natural Area will host “Christmas at the Rock” on Saturday.  More...

Lampasas Middle School teams go 7-1 against Llano on Thursday

Lampasas Middle School won seven of eight basketball games against Llano on Thursday.  The Lampasas girls swept the Lady Daubers on the road.  Playing at home, the Badgers won the eighth-grade “B” game and both seventh-grade boy More...

Letters

Death of Fidel Castro

You killed my father and my uncle. You imprisoned me and 973 other patriots that tried to liberate the island from your grip.  More...

Thoughts on election

First, we are observing our delicate little clueless college students having a temper tantrum and having no grasp whatsoever of reality. More...

Kellyanne Conway and success of the Trump campaign

While reading Katherine Compton’s letter [“Wish I could un-hear all I know about Trump,” Nov. 22 letters], I started thinking about Kellyanne Conway. She is a lawyer, pollster and business owner. More...

Plea hearing reset on murder charge

Jose Arenas-Matias, 61, of Lometa was scheduled to enter a plea Friday in 27th District Court on his murder charge, but Judge John Gauntt paused the plea hearing because Matias’ immigration status was unknown.  More...

Remembering Pearl Harbor

Wednesday marks 75th anniversary of attack that led U.S. into World War II

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day on Wednesday will mark the 75th anniversary of a defining moment in United States history.  On Dec. More...

Lifestyles

Juried contest brings out Lampasas artists

Perception Creative Art School held a fundraiser in November. More...

Metal fabrication

Lampasas County Ag Mechanics Show entries were finalized last week with 39 projects ranging from trailers, horseshoe furniture and farm gates to be showcased. More...

Pierians to host concert

The 30th annual Pierian Christmas Concert is set for Dec. 13 at 4 p.m. inside First Baptist Church, 402 S. Key Ave.  Entertainment will be by Rev. More...

News

Toys collected for needy children

Firefighters from Lampasas County took part in the annual Tri-County Toy Run on Sunday. More...

Farm Bureau: Larger beef supplies, weaker markets face ranchers

A young cow herd, a bright outlook and strong beef demand. Farmers and ranchers saddled up for what was hoped to be a long drive that would lead to sustained high cattle prices. More...

Driver: Trailer lost traction before crash

The driver of a utility construction truck lost control of his vehicle and flatbed trailer Friday afternoon west of Lometa, and the truck left the roadway and rolled over onto the driver’s side.  Authorities received a call about the accid More...

Editorial

Time to get on with it

True, Reince Priebus needs to revoke the boss’s Twitter access so as to head off random rants about stolen votes by the millions and zillions. More...

Trump’s Cabinet picks

Like many conservative never-Trumpers, I have decided to take a wait-and-see attitude on the president-elect -- and so far, I’d give him mixed reviews. More...

Political Cartoon

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