October 24, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Early voting begins smoothly

Three days into early voting, ballots cast by personal appearance had increased slightly compared to the 2004 election, while ballots by mail and federal postcard applications had tripled. More...

Kempner council discusses possible land purchase

Kempner City Council, without discussion last week, gave Mayor Gene Isenhour authority to represent the city in negotiations for the possible purchase of real estate. More...

Meetings

Lampasas County commissioners will meet Monday at 9 a.m. in the first-floor courtroom in the county courthouse. Lampasas City Council will meet for a workshop Monday at 5:30 p.m. in Council Chambers and will begin its regular meeting at 7 p.m. More...

Flames

The Lampasas High School Flames will hold their second annual spaghetti dinner and auction on Saturday at Hanna Springs Intermediate cafeteria. Doors open at 5 p.m., and the meal will be served at 6 p.m. More...

Special Sections

Deaths

Mr. Bales

Funeral services for John Thomas Bales, 77, of Lampasas are Oct. 25, 2008, at 2 p.m. at Sneed Funeral Chapel in Lampasas. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Bales died Oct. 22 at a care facility in Lampasas County. More...

Mrs. Brown

Graveside services for Charlotte Stapp Brown, 90, of Lampasas were Oct. 21, 2008, at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lampasas with Minister Reid Schaub officiating. Mrs. Brown died Oct. 18 at her residence. More...

Miss Lewis

Christina Snow Lewis died Oct. 19, 2008, at a local residence. She was 23. Graveside services were Oct. 23 at Oak Hill Cemetery with Rodney Andrews officiating. Miss Lewis was born Jan. More...

Sports

Badgers' backs against the wall

Lampasas in do-or-die situation against Marble Falls; loss eliminates it from playoff contention

Three opponents remain on the Badgers' schedule, but from here on out only one game truly matters: the next one. Lampasas must defeat Marble Falls tonight in order to keep its playoff dreams alive. More...

District 25-4A Standings

Overall W-L Last Week Dripping Springs 35, Lampasas 14 Lake Travis 57, Hendrickson 0 Hutto 21, Marble Falls 14 Killeen BYE This Week Hendrickson @ Dripping Springs Hutto @ Killeen Lampasas @ Marble Falls Lake Travis BYE More...

Gun Talk with Harold Harton

Gun control efforts still threaten liberty

The concept of "gun control" was in force before guns were invented and was, in reality, "weapon control." The purpose of such was, and remains today, "people control." When people are disarmed, they can and will be controlled. More...

Lometa dominates Prairie Lea 45-0

Marble Falls outscores Lampasas 42-15

Lometa opened district play with a mercy-rule victory called at halftime. More...

Pumpkin painting

Mykenzie Cummings of Lampasas was one of numerous youngsters who decorated mini pumpkins during the recent Lampasas Herb & Art Fest on Courtyard Square. More...

Kempner teen dies in wreck on FM 2808

A Kempner teenager died last Thursday as a result of injuries suffered in a one-vehicle accident Oct. 14 on Farm-to-Market Road 2808. More...

Homecoming court

Members of the Lometa High School homecoming court include, from left, David Cruz, Maribel Reyes, Shoshanna Vandergriff, Sam Pauly, Sonia Sims, Cody Brister, Dalton Parsons, Josepha Romero, Bubba Salinas and Maria Jaso. More...

Garage sale

Courtyard Square Association's fall citywide garage sale will be Nov. 1 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on downtown Courtyard Square surrounding the county courthouse. Antiques, garage-sale items, food and entertainment will be available. More...

Adamsville

The 41st annual Adamsville Volunteer Fire Department's Hunter's Bar-B-Que is Nov. 1 from 5-8 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children under 10. A rifle raffle and silent auction will be held. Donations are being accepted. More...

Life

Remarkable Lampasans

Early-day teacher still leading by example

Before I introduce my Remarkable Lampasan, I would like to make a confession. Someone asked me why I write this column, and I must say I do it for me -- to help me get through the problems of aging. More...

LHS team to present exhibition

The Lampasas High School Speech and Debate Team will present an exhibition debate on Tuesday at the high school library from 6:30-7:30 p.m. More...

History book release set in February

The Lampasas County Museum Foundation has announced that Keystone Square Museum's photographic history, "Lampasas County," is slated to be released on Feb. 16. The price will be $21.99 plus tax. More...

News

Judge gives prison term in drug cases

Jerry Glenn Patterson, 58, of Lampasas was sentenced to three 20-year terms in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Institutional Division to run concurrently. More...

Daylight Saving Time comes later

The hour of sleep lost last spring can be recaptured Nov. 2 when daylight saving time comes to an end. Standard time officially will begin at 2 a.m. that day. More...

Fall event

Lampasas' Herb and Art Festival featured a number of activities and events for the family -- from bounce houses to arts and crafts booths. A variety of seasonal produce was offered for sale and as a backdrop for fall photo opportunities. More...

Lometa Reporter

Lometa takes convincing victory in Grand Prairie

The Hornets did not play a game for three full weeks, but one would not know it by looking at the score of last Friday's game. Lometa dominated Grand Prairie Eagle Advantage Academy (1-5), winning by 46 points, 52-6, after being idle since Sept. More...

Teacher of the Year

Vivian Blackburn, a teacher at Lometa Independent School District, was named Teacher of the Year by the Lampasas Wal-Mart. The award arrived early in the new school year. Mrs. More...

Lometa play, steak dinner set Nov. 15

The Part-Time Players makes up the cast of "Dearly Departed," a comedy set Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Lometa School auditorium. More...