August 16, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Shoppers to find sales tax relief

Texas shoppers get a break from state and local sales taxes Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the state’s annual Sales Tax Holiday.  Layaway plans may be used to take advantage of the savings.  The law exempts most clothing and footw More...

Validation tags

FFA and 4-H exhibitors who plan to show a sheep, goat or pig at major stock shows in 2012 must preorder validation tags by Aug. 26 by contacting Lampasas Independent School District agriscience instructors Dr. More...

Registration

First Baptist Church Preschool registration is Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Special Sections

Deaths

Mr. Johnson

Charles “Chuck” Louis Johnson died July 24, 2011, in Three Rivers, Michigan, after battling several illnesses. A memorial service with full military honors is Aug. 24 at 9 a.m. at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen. More...

Mrs. Canitz

Graveside services for Marie Canitz, 78, of Lampasas are Aug. 18, 2011, at 10 a.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lampasas.  Visitation is Aug. 17 from 4-6 p.m. at Sneed Funeral Chapel.  Mrs. Canitz died Aug. 14. More...

Mr. Wenmohs

Jerry Lee Wenmohs, 68, of Round Mountain died Aug. 13, 2011.  Funeral services are Aug. 16 at 10 a.m. at Crofts Funeral Home in Johnson City with the Rev. Grady Roe officiating. Burial will be at Smith Cemetery in Round Mountain.  Mr. More...

Sports

Hungry for football season

Defensive end scoops up free steak dinner in scrimmage

Even though he was 40 yards away, junior defensive end John Cole Vann already could see his steak dinner. More...

Blue Blazes have successful summer

Coach proud of her team

Shannon Lindsey couldn’t be prouder of her Blue Blazes summer track team. More...

It’s hot, but I remember a refreshing trip

Outdoors With Mat Taylor

The hot, dry weather persists, and I thought I would never again experience a summer like 1980, when the temperature was 100 degrees for more than 40 straight days. But it has happened. This summer will be one you can tell your grandkids about. More...

Letters

Debt ceiling

Like most Americans, $14 trillion is an amount that I cannot imagine. So I started trying to put it into a perspective using ratios that would bring it down to a level which I could relate to.  More...

Can-do spirit evident here

It was yet again my pleasure and privilege to visit your community recently. I sensed considerable optimism, much apart from “gloom and doom” scenarios major media remind us of regularly.  More...

Offer of advice

In the not long ago past, we helped our families, friends, neighbors. We knew who our neighbors were, and we were there when a family member died. We would make a meal to take the grieving family. More...

LISD readies for new year

Kline Whitis, Taylor Creek and Hanna Springs elementaries will have Meet the Teacher night Thursday from 5-6 p.m.  For more information, phone the individual campuses. Kline Whitis can be reached at 556- 8291. Phone Hanna Springs at 556-2152. More...

Commissioners put brakes on speed limit postings

After hearing the results of Lampasas County Sheriff’s Office studies, the Lampasas County Commissioners Court last week tabled consideration of speed limit postings on two county roads near Adamsville.  More...

WEATHER

Date High Low Rain Aug. 11 100 79 Aug. 12 99 80 Aug. 13 91 79 Aug. 14 99 More...

Herb/Art Fest

The Lampasas County Chamber of Commerce is accepting booth reservations for the Oct. 8 Herb & Art Fest on Courtyard Square from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Booths are $30 for arts and crafts, and $60 for food booths, including electricity. More...

Cow/Calf Clinic

Central Texas Cow/Calf Clinic will be Aug. 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Life

Carnley's Corner

Community spirit

Generosity never goes out of style. More...

Jana's excellent adventure

For many 13-year-old girls, talking on the phone, being with friends and going shopping are foremost on their minds.  Most don’t spend time wondering what it would be like to visit a foreign country, watch the changing of the guard at Buck More...

Reception set for 50th anniversary celebration

Burke amd Janice Brown of Lampasas will be honored for their 50th wedding anniversary at a celebration in their honor Aug. 21 from 2-4 p.m. at Crawford Party House.  The couple requests no gifts, please.   More...

News

Burglaries reported at churches

Local law enforcement officials are investigating several break-ins at churches Sunday morning on U.S. Highway 190 East. The Lampasas County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary at Lampasas Baptist Church. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Ingratitude, insolence and entitlement

The riots that have wracked England in the last week should be a sober warning to the United States: This is what happens when a country breeds a generation of welfare dependents who are happy to bite the hand that feeds them. More...

Election time coming soon, fortunately

Evidently, as my sainted mother used to observe, it’s just one “D” thing after another. A handy letter, D, standing for debt along with other insalubrious things. More...

Agribusiness

USDA reminds producers of Sept. 1 closing date for noninsurable crops

Lampasas-Burnet County USDA Farm Service Agency Executive Director Valerie Cortinovis urges producers who want to purchase coverage through the Noninsurable Crop Disaster Assistance Program to do so before the sales closing date of Sept. 1.  More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notice

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The City of Kempner will hold a Public Hearing Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. for the Proposed Budget & 6:45 p.m. for the Proposed Tax Rate, at City Hall, Kempner, Texas.   More...


 

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