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Commissioners Court selects architectural firm for construction of new jail

The Lampasas County Commissioners Court voted Monday to approve a contract with Burns Architecture for services on the new county jail construction project. The county is issuing a maximum of $18.75 million in bonds for a new jail. More...

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Downed tree at North Avenue and Walnut Street

A tree trunk lies outside First Street Church of Christ, by the intersection of North Avenue and Walnut Street, on Saturday after the tree split during a storm late Friday night. More...

Pickup hits tree, parked car on Brown Street

A Lampasas man was taken by ambulance to Killeen’s Metroplex Hospital Thursday night after a one-vehicle crash in the 700 block of Brown Street.  Assistant Chief of Police Jody Cummings gave this preliminary report.  Police received a More...

Storm damage on County Road 3400

Pieces of a metal building are strewn across County Road 3400 after high winds hit AgroTech late Friday night. The building had been used to store equipment. More...

Opinion

Time to end the witch hunt

I don’t deny that President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey was handled poorly, but it pales in comparison with the  Democrats’ ongoing partisan witch hunt against President Trump concerning Russia.  More...

An over-the-top scandal?

Let us concede that President Donald Trump talks too much and -- maybe especially -- tweets too much.  More...

AMERICANS FOR LIMITED GOV’T

Trump must keep promise to reform Veterans Affairs

A nother week, another Department of Veterans Affairs scandal. More...

Agribusiness

U.S. secretary of agriculture comments on drop in farm income

LAMPASAS NATIVE KIRBY KENNEDY graduated from Texas Tech University with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural communications and a master’s in media and communication. More...

Lone Star Ag Credit awards $2,500 scholarship

Lampasas High School senior Sydni Wykes recently was awarded a $2,500 scholarship from Lone Star Ag Credit, a rural lending cooperative.  Miss Wykes will attend Texas A&M University this fall to pursue a degree in poultry science. More...

Cattle raisers association plans Ranch Gathering on Thursday

The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association will hold a Ranch Gathering on Thursday from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Hostess House, 1406 South U.S. More...

Lometa’s top graduates

Ashton Chism, left, is salutatorian of Lometa's Class of 2017, and Graham Bradley is valedictorian. Miss Chism is the daughter of James and Keri Chism, and Josh and Peggy Cooper. More...

Girls State nominees announced

The 2017 American Legion Auxiliary Bluebonnet Girls State session will be held June 11-17 at Texas Lutheran University in Seguin.  The Girls State program is sponsored locally by the Lampasas American Legion Auxiliary Unit 277.  More...

BRIEFLY

POPPY DAY   Poppy Day for the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 277 will take place Wednesday. More...

Life

Kline Whitis Elementary student selected in statewide poster contest

The Department of State Health Services conducted its annual Rabies Awareness & Prevention Poster Contest, inviting Texas students in kindergarten through eighth grade to participate.  Students were provided with specific instructions for po More...

Greenhand degrees awarded to students

Lampasas FFA members received their Greenhand degrees at last week’s awards banquet. More...

Lamar Medals presented to students, educators

Saratoga Masonic Lodge presented the Lamar Medal to Lampasas and Lometa educators and graduates. Each graduate received a $1,000 scholarship. More...

Sports

An early exit

LHS eliminated by eventual finalists in first round of state tennis

Lampasas County teams faced a tough day in the state tennis tournament Thursday, as the Badgers and Lometa Hornets were eliminated in the opening round.  The state tournament was held at Texas A&M, with finals continuing Friday.  More...

Wilkins competes in golf finals

Senior Morris Wilkins, shown at a preview tournament, is competing in individual medal play at the 4A boys’ state golf tournament this week. More...

LMS girls win district title

Badger, Lady Badger golfers take second individually

The Lampasas Middle School girls won their district golf tournament Thursday in Marble Falls.  “The girls placed well all season long and finished out the season strong as district champions with [a score of] 203,” coach Courtney You More...

Letters

Benevolent Fund helps district schoolchildren

Many people know about the Lampasas ISD Benevolent Fund, but for those who don’t I want to share the following information.  The “Ben” Fund was born around 18 years ago by altruistic citizens who wanted the schools to be able t More...

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PUBLIC NOTICES

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS  The Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Lampasas, Texas will hold public hearings on June 8, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. in the City Council Chambers located at 405 South Main Street on the following items:   More...