February 21, 2017 RSS feed / News

Fire on CR 4964 destroys buildings, vehicles

A structure fire on County Road 4964 destroyed a workshop, lawn mower shed and a couple vehicles in the early hours of Monday, Fire Marshal Ronnie Withers said.  Two vehicles were lost: a 2008 Ford F-150 and a nonoperational 1957 Chevrolet car s More...

Significant rain falls across county

Lampasas Municipal Airport received 2.82 inches of rain Feb. More...

FFA: Transforming students

Feb. 18-25, 2017 begins another celebration of National FFA Week. More...

All in a day’s work

Sophomore Landon Irvin has competed at some of the state’s biggest livestock shows and has exhibited the grand champion ag mechanics project at the Lampasas County show.  He also balances sports, school, raising steers and hauling hay in t More...

Agricultural science teachers guide students

Dr. Steve Forsythe has been the adviser for the Lampasas FFA chapter since 2000, when he began teaching agricultural science at Lampasas High School. More...

Food Fair, band activities among Lovejoy sisters’ interests

FFA offers students ways to be involved in multiple specialties beyond showing livestock, and the Lovejoy family is taking advantage of those opportunities.  More...

Ag mechanics students profiled

Vegas Jennings, a senior, has been in FFA all four years of high school. He is the son of Kerry Jennings and Brenda Roberts. Vegas’ recent ag mechanics projects include a wagon wheel bench and chair. More...

Lometa seniors blaze a trail of female leadership

I t has been 48 years since women were given full membership to the FFA at the organization’s national convention in 1969.  More...

Organization emphasizes transformative action

FFA is more than just an organization of farmers. More...

Carly Hall pursues success in stock shows, academics

Carly Hall is devoted to her work as a hog exhibitor, but her involvement in FFA has taught her about much more than just showing livestock.  Through FFA, the sophomore and Lampasas chapter reporter has gained confidence and pursued leadership o More...

Rabies vaccination project

Texas Wildlife Service technicians Beau Wilson, left, and Pat Flanigan load oral rabies vaccine bait in a helicopter off County Road 2001 on Friday. More...

Lometa ISD seeks grant for after-school program

The Lometa Independent School District Board of Trustees adopted a resolution Thursday night to apply for a grant from the Criminal Justice Department for a continuation of funding for the district’s after-school program. More...

Salute to National FFA Week

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Jay Edwards works to build his cattle herd

Jay Edwards is not waiting until “some day” to pursue his ranching dreams.  Even as a junior in high school, he already has years of experience raising and selling his own beef cattle. More...

Lampasas FFA officer biographies

Quint Smith is president of the Lampasas FFA chapter. The senior has held that office since 2014.  He is the son of Mark and Dana Smith.  Quint has been in FFA for four years. More...

Chapter president: FFA develops leadership, independence

“The FFA is a national organization that stretches from the states of Alaska to Puerto Rico and the states of Maine to Hawaii” is probably one of my favorite sentences in Opening Ceremonies.  My name is Quint Smith, and I am your cha More...

Biographies of Lometa FFA officers

Ashton Chism has focused her FFA career on leadership. More...

Shop class develops welding, framing skills

Students at Lampasas High School get hands-on experience in construction and agriculture science through teacher Clint Nygard.  The shop on campus is noisy with drills and welding torches blasting metal together.  More...

Something for everyone in FFA

I'm Carly Hall, the reporter for the Lampasas officer team.  FFA is, in my opinion, one of the best things to be involved in. More...