July 28, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Burn ban

The countywide ban on outdoor burning in unincorporated areas is back in effect. Although most outdoor fires are prohibited, there are exceptions for cooking in barbecue pits and burning household trash in a barrel with a screen on top. More...

Candidate

Killeen optometrist Dr. Austin Ruiz on Wednesday will announce his candidacy for the District 54 Texas House of Representatives seat. More...

Special Sections

Editorial

Time to defund the baby butchers

Even among those who support abortion and the deliberate killing of an unborn baby, it should be hard to imagine anything more gruesome and barbaric than a casual discussion over lunch of selling dismembered baby parts. More...

The fact-free left

The outrage over another multiple murder of American military personnel on American soil by another Islamic extremist has been exacerbated by the fact that these military people had been ordered to be unarmed -- and therefore sitting ducks. More...

Barbarism at Planned Parenthood

Hannibal Lecter ain’t got nothing on the profitmaximizing abortion ghoul caught on tape hawking aborted baby parts as she swilled wine and nibbled on a gourmet salad. More...

Agribusiness

Building stock tanks to last

Drought conditions in the last several years have reinforced the importance of having a dependable water supply. Stock tanks are crucial water sources for many ranchers, but it is not always as simple as just digging a hole in the ground. More...

Outlook good for grapes, hay crop

Hot, dry weather has come at a good time for local vineyards. And while haygrowers hope for rain in coming weeks, many hay fields have produced well so far this summer. More...

Guest commentary

Time to uproot farming myths

As California descends further into its worst drought in recorded history, Golden Staters are looking for someone to blame. Many city-dwellers have pointed fingers at the state’s farmers and ranchers. More...

Homestead tax exemption could increase

Homeowners in the Lampasas Independent School District as well as the Lometa Independent School District may be eligible for a larger property tax exemption this year. More...

Studying the ancient world

Lampasas High School graduate participates in archaeology field research in Macedonia

A month-long journey will end today for Lampasan Sterling Wright. He is scheduled to return to Texas after leaving June 26 from what was once part of Yugoslavia and is now the Republic of Macedonia. More...

Kempner

The Kempner City Council will meet today at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers at Kempner City Hall, 12288 East U.S. Highway 190. More...

Lifestyles

State FFA convention empowers Lampasas, Lometa student officers

The 2015 Texas FFA State Convention in Corpus Christi concluded July 17 after a fiveday flurry of activities. There were Lone Star degrees handed out, discussion about changes to the way FFA members vote and presentation of science fair awards. More...

Celebrating 50 years

Married on July 2, 1965 at the Lake Victor Church of Christ, Randall and Sue D’Spain Benson were honored recently by their three children, their spouses and their seven grandchildren at a 50th anniversary celebration at Canyon of the Eagles. More...

Cemetery association to meet

The Naruna Cemetery Association will meet Aug. 9 for its 2015 annual meeting in the Naruna Baptist Church fellowship center. To be a member of the association, one must have a family member who is buried in the cemetery. More...

News

Businesses vandalized Saturday

The Lampasas Police Department was busy early Saturday, as a number of Key Avenue businesses were damaged by a person throwing rocks. More...

Sports

New volleyball head coach aims for smooth transition

With a new head coach and several new faces on the court, Lady Badger volleyball fans can expect some change this season. But as she takes the helm, coach Jenny Bowden remains positive and confident that the team can do well this year. More...

Lampasas sweeps double-header

With two wins on Thursday, Lampasas moved to 4-3 in summer baseball. The visiting Roughriders made the second game much closer, after Lampasas cruised to a 15-4 win in game one. More...

West Texas golf tour championship Thursday-Friday

Several Lampasas golfers are entered in the West Texas Junior Champions Tour golf championship this week. The summer tour comes to an end with a championship event Thursday and Friday at Brownwood Country Club. More...