March 21, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

LONE STAR AG CREDIT CELEBRATES NATIONAL AG DAY

Lone Star Ag Credit will return more than half its earnings from 2016 to eligible borrowers on March 21, National Agriculture Day. More...

Bronze medalists in debate

The Lampasas High School cross-examination debate team of Brooke Branum, left, and Keely Wilson captured third place in Class 4A at the state tournament last week at The University of Texas at Austin More...

Special Sections

Deaths

Mr. Craft

Gary Benton Craft, 65, of Lampasas died March 17, 2017 at Temple V.A. Community Living Center. A memorial service will be held March 21 at 2 p.m. at New Covenant Church. Sneed Funeral Chapel has charge of arrangements. Mr. Craft was born Feb. More...

Mrs. Rather

Jaqueline Elizabeth Rather, born on June 20, 1932, died on March 1, 2017 at the age of 84 at her home in Copperas Cove.  Memorial service will be March 26 at 2 p.m. at Sneed Funeral Chapel in Lampasas.  Mrs. More...

Mr. Guthrie

Dale Guthrie, 60, of Lakeway died March 15, 2017 in Austin.  Visitation is March 21 from 6-8 p.m. at Sneed Funeral Chapel in Lampasas.  Funeral service is March 22 at 10 a.m. at Sneed Funeral Chapel. Burial will be at 2 p.m. More...

Sports

Badgers take pitch count rule in stride

Several strong arms give team options, despite limits on number of throws

The depth of Lampasas’ pitching staff could be especially important this season with the UIL’s new pitch count limits. More...

JV baseball action

Larry Queen slides safely into third base during the second game of a junior varsity doubleheader against Brady on Thursday. More...

State powerlifting meet

Lometa senior Lucero Hernandez is shown squatting at a previous meet. More...

Letters

More on communism and the threat of ISIS

I have some additional thoughts to add to my husband’s letter to the editor [“A look back in history; who is really manipulating us?”, March 7].  More...

Breaking News - 5:33 PM

Two-vehicle collision injures three on U.S. Highways 183/190 - Free Access

A head-on collision Wednesday afternoon between Lampasas and Lometa sent the two drivers -- a Brownwood woman and a Killeen woman -- to Scott & White Medical Center. More...

Residents aim to restore historic Colored School

A group of area residents has been meeting with city officials about plans to complete the restoration of the historic Lampasas Colored School.  More...

Business owner Bill Bierschwale dies

Willie V "Bill" Bierschwale, a longtime Lampasas resident and business owner, died at home March 16, 2017 at the age of 85 after a long illness. More...

BRIEFLY - Free Access

PILOTS MEETING The Lampasas Pilots Association will meet Saturday at 8 a.m. for a pancake breakfast meeting at the Lampasas Municipal Airport. The group will meet in the big hangar next to the gas pumps. All pilots are invited. More...

Life

Lometa to crown queen of Diamondback Jubilee rodeo

The Lometa Diamondback Jubilee will crown its Rodeo Queen on Friday night.  The participants in the queen contest this year have varied backgrounds, with some being athletes, FFA members and equestrian team competitors.  The queen entrants More...

Hillacious Bike tour gets April 8 start date

The Vision Lampasassponsored Hillacious Bike Tour will take place April 8, starting at 8:30 a.m. More...

Donors at Carter BloodCare mobile bus save lives

Lampasan Maricela Corcoran, at left, donated enough blood to save three babies or two adults at the Thursday Carter Blood Drive outside Rollins Brook Community Hospital. More...

News

Two file for Lometa ISD special election

The candidate filing period has ended for the Lometa Independent School District Board of Trustees special election. More...

County’s burn ban off until Sunday at 7 p.m.

Controlled burns are allowed outside incorporated city limits, as County Judge Wayne Boultinghouse has suspended the county’s burn ban until Sunday at 7 p.m.   More...

Economic development director attends regional meeting

Lampasas Economic Development Director Mandy Walsh recently attended a meeting of the Texas Midwest Economic Development Alliance at the San Saba Civic Center.  More...

Opinion

Judge Watson’s travel ban ruling

Anyone who understands the modern left could not be shocked by U.S. More...

Tales from the health care swamp

Uh, just a minute: How did we get to this point, poised to disassemble and haul away Obamacare and/or spend the next two years in recriminations having to do with how the job was done (or not done)? More...

The dirty dogs of disruption

Here come the hyper-partisan hounds. More...