August 25, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Working for healthy trees

Lampasas program teaches ways to identify, treat, prevent oak wilt

A recent program in Lampasas taught homeowners how to recognize, treat and prevent oak wilt. More...

Special Sections

Editorial

Corruption at the EPA

Here in Colorado, orange is the new Animas River thanks to the blithering idiots working under President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency. More...

The know-better crowd

A searing sentiment driving debate in the presidential race is that ordinary Americans are losing control of their lives -- watching the right to moral decision-making wrested away from them. Wrested away by whom? More...

Immigration excuses continue

One of the most lame excuses for doing nothing is that we can’t do everything. Such excuses have been repeated endlessly, even by some conservatives, when it comes to illegal immigration. More...

News

Schedules change for city pools

Due to a staff shortage, Hanna Springs Swimming Pool and Hancock Springs Free-Flow Swim Area have adjusted their hours as the summer draws to a close. More...

Sheriff’s office initiative to combat drunk driving

Local law enforcement officials will ramp up their patrols over the next several weeks to combat drunk driving over the upcoming Labor Day holiday period. More...

Sports

Lady Badgers drop hard-fought volleyball match - Free Access

Lampasas made a very competitive match out of what could have been a lopsided loss.The Lady Badgers fell 11-25, 23-25, 25-18, 21-25 to Dublin, after Dublin took a large lead in set one. More...

Scrimmage offers final tune-up for Badgers

Season opens Friday at Fredericksburg

Lampasas had another closely contested scrimmage. This one came last Thursday, with Waco Connally outscoring the Badgers by one point in the live portion. More...

Lady Dragons take three-set match over Lampasas

The Lady Badgers were defeated in straight sets in Saturday’s volleyball match at Bangs. Lampasas led at times during the first two sets and stayed close early in the third. But the Lady Dragons prevailed 25-21, 25-17, 25-12. More...

County proposes tax rate

The Lampasas County Commissioners Court on Monday proposed a 2015- 2016 fiscal year tax rate of 65.889 cents per $100 property valuation. The proposed rate is one cent higher than the current rate. More...

Civic center talk

LEDC says business park not the place for event venue

Lampasas officials will have to keep searching for a possible civic center location, as the business park on U.S. Highway 183 south of town will not be an option. In a meeting Wednesday, Lampasas Economic Development Corp. More...

Kempner schedules budget hearing

The Kempner City Council will meet today at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall, 12288 East U.S. Highway 190. Items on the agenda include confirmation of a new police officer, Mark Shaffer, and an update from the Building Commission. More...

Lifestyles

Joining the National FFA band

Lampasas High School FFA sophomores Amanda Odom, clarinet, and Kaylee Lovejoy, flute, were notified of their selection to the 2015 National FFA Band. More...

Gearing up for Labor Day holiday

The Lampasas Police Department, Lometa Police Department and Lampasas County Sheriff’s Office are participating in TXDOT programs designed to lower the amount of drunk drivers on the road. More...

Plant society plans Oct. 10 event

Highland Lakes residents who want to learn more about gardening with native plants – and who also want to learn more about helping Monarch butterflies on their annual journey through Central Texas – will want to circle Oct.10 on their cal More...

Deaths

Ms. Farmer

Jeannette Farmer, 80, of Lampasas and formerly of Pierre, S.D., died Aug. 21, 2015 at Regal Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Her body will be cremated and returned to Alpena, S.D. for services. More...

Mrs. Hammett

Marion Katherine Kuhlmann Hammett, 84, of Lampasas died Aug. 19, 2015 at her home. Funeral Mass was Aug. 22 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Burial followed at Oak Hill Cemetery. A retired teacher, Mrs. More...

Mr. Turner

Billy G. Turner, 82, of Lampasas died Aug. 22, 2015 at his home. Visitation will be Aug. 25 at 9:15 a.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery. Graveside service will begin at 10 a.m. Sneed Funeral Chapel has charge of arrangements. Mr. Turner was born Dec. More...

Agribusiness

Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association commentary

Land dispute shows government intrusion at its worst

My husband and I have been ranching in South Texas for many years, and we have worked hard to care for the land my family lives on today. This same testament holds true for millions of other ranchers and landowners across the country. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

Application has been made with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission for a Wine and Beer Retailer’s Off- Premise Permit by Studmaster Holdings LLC dba The Beer Kooler, to be located at 203 N. 4th Street, Lometa, Lampasas County, Texas. More...