September 23, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

County finalizes budget, tax rate

The Lampasas County Commissioners Court on Monday voted to leave the property tax rate unchanged, and the court approved a budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year. For the new budget year, which will start Oct. More...

WEATHER

Date High Low Rain Sept. 18 90 71 2.18 Sept. 19 81 72 Sept. More...

Lifestyles

Robertson-Sneed

Couple exchange vows in Lampasas ceremony

Laurie Robertson and Will Sneed, both of Lampasas, exchanged wedding vows in a June 28, 2014, ceremony at First Baptist Church in Lampasas. Dr. Rick Willis, pastor of the church, officiated the evening ceremony. More...

Multi-Service Center

901 S. Live Oak - Lampasas • 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 512-556-3858 • 512-556-2550 fax Lunch is served Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m. Reservations may be made by calling 24 hours in advance, 512-556-3858. Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 More...

December wedding set

Lasca Bird of Lampasas and Thomas Mrozovich of Farmington, Mich., plan to exchange wedding vows in an Dec. 20, 2014, ceremony at First United Methodist Church in Lampasas. More...

Deaths

Ms. Lerma

Sandra Michaela Lerma, age 44, of Salt Lake City, Utah, died Sept. 18, 2014. Funeral services are scheduled for Sept. 26 at 10 a.m. at Sneed Funeral Chapel in Lampasas. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Sept. More...

Ms. Lancaster

Laura Lee Lancaster, 44, of Lometa died Sept. 7, 2014. Rosary will be recited Sept. 25 at 6 p.m. at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Lometa. Ms. More...

Sports

Badgers withstand trials, win 20-18

Shortly before kickoff on Friday, Lampasas head football coach Brian Emerson told his team that there would be peaks and valleys in the game against Lorena. Whichever team handled the highs and lows the best would come out on top. More...

Victory

R.J. Haggard (1) was in on 10 touchdowns in the Lometa Hornets’ 70-44 win over Austin Hill Country Christian on Friday. Please see related story, pg. 11. More...

Tennis team dominates double-header

Lampasas improved to 3-0 in district by defeating Smithville and Caldwell on Saturday. With a three-match winning streak, the Badgers are 4-4 on the season. Both of Saturday’s matches were played at Georgetown East View. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notice

NOTICE TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS AGAINST THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM HORACE BELLAMY, More...

Japanese company to purchase Windsor

A Japanese company is working to acquire Windsor Quality Holdings, but operations are expected to continue at the Windsor Foods plant on the downtown square. With about 400 employees in Lampasas, Windsor is the largest private employer in the city. More...

LEDC accepts loan for business park utilities

The Lampasas Economic Development Corp. Board of Directors on Wednesday approved terms for a $1.77 million loan to fund water and wastewater line extensions to the business park on U.S. Highway 183 South. More...

Making wine

Conrad Menard, left, and Lance Bledsoe man a wine press during Texas Legato Winery’s Grape Stomp in August. More...

BRIEFLY

Burn ban The county’s burn ban has been lifted until Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. Kempner The Kempner City Council will meet tonight at 7 p.m. at City Hall Council Chambers. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

Full Story

What? We don’t expect to win against ISIS?

According to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, just 28 percent of Americans are “confident” that the president’s plan to destroy the Islamic State will succeed. Sixty-eight percent say they aren’t confident at all. More...

Letting in the wrong refugees

Fresh terror busts in Australia expose a common Achilles’ heel of the West: Indiscriminate refugee policies turn free countries into breeding grounds for jihad. It’s the same game in America. More...

News

Woman hurt in wreck

A one-vehicle accident Thursday afternoon on U.S. Highway 190 between Lampasas and Kempner sent one person to Temple’s Scott & White Memorial Hospital. More...

Lometa sets tax rate

The 2014-2015 tax rate and budget are set, and the city of Lometa is moving forward into the new fiscal year. The Lometa City Council formally approved both items at its recent meeting. More...

Country music performance

Mack Abernathy and his band play a song during the Hoffpauir Group’s 50-year celebration Saturday at the auto dealership on North Key Avenue. More...

Agribusiness

Drought could lessen, meteorologist says

Long-term rain forecast among several ranching topics discussed at cow/calf clinic

Finally, there’s some good news about rain. More...

Ranchers weigh replacement heifer options

When it comes to replacement heifers in beef cattle operations, producers are faced with a dilemma: Raise them, buy them or sell them and “take the money and run,” said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. More...

Power project

Lampasas High School FFA ag mechanics students Braedon Raub, left, and Brogan Wykes remove the flywheel on their engine as part of their lab experiences in Dr. More...

Poll

What is the toughest remaining game on the Badgers' football schedule?