July 7, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

First Lampasas case of H1N1 confirmed

Doctors emphasize early treatment, but officials say no reason to panic

The first case of swine flu, or "Influenza A (H1N1)," at Rollins Brook Community Hospital has been confirmed, but medical officials are reassuring area residents they do not need to panic. More...

Kempner teen killed in one-vehicle wreck; three others injured

A one-vehicle accident Sunday at 3:15 a.m. almost four miles east of Rumley on FM 580 claimed the life of a Kempner teen. Jordan Lee Mason, 19, was the driver of a 1998 Chevrolet Lumina, according to a Texas Department of Public Safety report. More...

TAKS retests to be given

Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills retesting will be offered July 14-17 at 8:30 a.m. each day at Lampasas Middle School cafeteria as follows. English/language arts: July 14; math: July 15; science: July 16; and social studies: July 17. More...

LHS band

All current Lampasas Middle School and Lampasas High School band members are asked to report to practice on Friday from 10-11:30 a.m. at the high school band room to get ready for the Spring Ho Grand Parade. More...

Badges

Badges for this week's Spring Ho Festival are on sale for $5 at Cattles Pharmacy, Hodges & Sargent Pharmacy, Chamber of Commerce office, First State Bank of Burnet, First State Bank Central Texas, First Texas Bank and the Lampasas branch of The Nat More...

Special Sections

Deaths

Mrs. Smith

Heather Ann Smith of Lampasas died June 30, 2009, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Hamilton. She was 18. Funeral services are July 7 at 4 p.m. More...

Mrs. Sneed

Funeral services for Noma Ray Sneed, 80, of Lampasas are July 10, 2009, at 2 p.m. at Sneed Funeral Chapel in Lampasas with Dr. Rick Willis officiating. Burial will follow at Murphree Cemetery at Evant. Visitation is July 9 from 6-8 p.m. More...

Mrs. Tipton

Rebecca Pruett Tipton, 86, died July 3, 2009. Funeral services are July 7 at 10 a.m. at Sneed Funeral Chapel in Lampasas with Minister Lance Sneath officiating. Burial will follow at Killeen Memorial Park. Mrs. Tipton was born Oct. More...

Sports

The sky's the limit

LHS graduate excels on and off the track since taking his skills to Texas A&M University

Seth Lowery almost did not pursue a track career. Long before becoming a regional or national champion at Texas A&M University, the former Lampasas High School valedictorian and multi-sport athlete came to a crossroads in his sporting career. More...

Outdoors With Mat Taylor

Deer pose dangers on Texas highways

Parts of the county recently received some beneficial rains. On our family ranch near Kempner, however, we have missed out with only a few drops over the last few weeks. More...

Painting paw prints

The first of many royal blue Lampasas Badger paw prints to come began popping up around town last Thursday thanks to LMS' Creating Futures Summer Program members. More...

Letters

Electric transmission lines

ONCOR will be building 345kV, 12- to 15-storyhigh transmission lines (the biggest in Texas) from west of the city of Lampasas to Kempner and then Killeen. These structures require a clear-cut easement of 160 feet. More...

Nationalized health-care plan

In 1958, Joe Stalin said America would never willingly accept communism but would be fed tiny bits of socialism and would wake up one morning living in a communist country. It looks like we are on the verge of being fed our third bit. More...

Burn ban extended

Order cites ongoing "severe fire danger" in Lampasas County

County Judge Wayne Boultinghouse has extended for 10 days the county's ban on outdoor burning in unincorporated areas. Extension of the ban, which has been in effect since June 29, begins Wednesday at noon. More...

Little Miss Spring Ho

Caylin Watson, daughter of Chance and Sarah Watson, was named Little Miss Spring Ho at Monday night's pageant. More...

Honoring one of their own

Feed store owner, longtime Spring Ho volunteer named parade marshal

For more than 30 years, George Herrmann's life has revolved around two pursuits: operating his family's feed store and volunteering for the Spring Ho Festival. More...

Perfect weather

This prickly pear cactus is one of the few living things that thrive well in high temperatures and humidity, as demonstrated by its bright color and green leaves. More...

Fest contests

The Spring Ho Floor/Window Display Contest will take entries through Thursday at noon. This year's theme is "Spring Ho Fiesta at the Springs." To enter, contact Laura Harrington at 556-5682 or jonesflorist@sbcglobal.net. More...

Meetings

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

Life

Help sought to attend reunion

The Seeing Eye's 80th anniversary graduate reunion will be held Aug. 20-22 at the school's campus in Morristown, N.J., and former Lampasas resident Julia Aguilar- Mosen hopes to be on hand for the occasion. Mrs. More...

College honors

University of Texas at Austin

Constance Rosado, a Lampasas High School graduate and a student at the University of Texas at Austin, was one of a small group of students to receive Texas Architectural Foundation Scholarships for 2009-10. More...

Aug. 1 chosen for wedding

Kelsey Vann and Thomas Andrew Rollins, both of Lampasas, plan to exchange wedding vows in an Aug. 1, 2009, ceremony at the Hancock Springs Hostess House. Miss Vann is the daughter of Robby and Leigh Vann of Lampasas. More...

News

Metroplex open house set Thursday

Putting the fun back in life is the main focus at the new Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine, and on Thursday, the public is invited to tour the facility and learn how these advanced treatments can heal a non-healing wound. More...

Opinion

Former LISD educator has his most serious test

It began with a cough he could not shake. Up until then, Coley Howell's health had been excellent. No high blood pressure. No diabetes. But the persistent cough convinced him in the spring of 2008 to seek medical advice. More...

Political Cartoon

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Politics as entertainment: Who's laughing now?

Politics, entertainment -- you can't tell where one leaves off and the other takes up. The weirder, the better.

There was symmetry in the news that barraged us one day last week — Michael Jackson, not to mention Farrah Fawcett, had died, and the governor of South Carolina had made a nitwit and a creep out of himself over a woman in Argentina. More...


 

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