October 27, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

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Burn ban lifted   The Lampasas County ban on outdoor burning has been temporarily lifted until Nov. 8 at 7 p.m.  County Judge Wayne Boutlinghouse authorized the lifting of the ban on Monday.  Early voting   More...

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Deaths

Mr. McDonald

Robert H. “Bob” McDonald of Kempner died Oct. 24, 2015 at his home.  Visitation will be Oct. 27 from 8-9 a.m. at the Grace United Methodist Church fellowship hall, followed by services in the sanctuary at 9:30 a.m. More...

Mr. Powell

O.G. Powell died Oct. 22, 2015.  Funeral services were held Oct. 25 at Sneed Funeral Chapel. Burial followed at Kempner Cemetery.  Mr. Powell was born May 21, 1925 to Olin and Ida Powell. More...

Qadrey Tolliver

Qadrey Tolliver, 18, of Kempner died Oct. 20, 2015.  Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Oct. 28 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Copperas Cove. More...

Sports

Region IV cross country meet - Free Access

The Lampasas varsity girls placed 12th as a team at the cross country regional meet on Monday. More...

Lady Badgers earn district win - Free Access

The Lampasas varsity volleyball team picked up its first district win, taking down Llano in four sets on Monday.The Lady Badgers got stronger as the match went on. Llano won the first set, 25-23. More...

La Vega rides third-quarter wave to victory

Pirates, unhindered by torrential rains, defeat Badgers 39-16

Monsoon-like rain in Waco shut down parts of Interstate 35 on Friday, but it was not enough to slow the La Vega offense.  The undefeated Pirates had no turnovers and outscored the Badgers 39-16 on a drenched turf field.  La Vega entered the More...

Letters

LMS to honor veterans with brunch, program

Veterans Day is an important day for Americans. In school we study past events in which our soldiers have fought bravely and with honor to defend our freedoms.  More...

Agribusiness

Workshops for farm, ranch women scheduled

New U.S. More...

Creek rising

The Sulphur Creek crossing on FM 1715 shows water rising to reach the limbs of trees along the banks. More...

Beekeepers convention set at Bell County Expo Center

The Texas Beekeepers Association Annual Convention is scheduled for Thursday through Saturday at the Bell County Expo Center.  This year’s convention offers a lineup of in-depth information, science and new perspectives.  A honey cont More...

Sheriff will not seek third term of office

Longtime constable also announces he plans to step down at end of 2016

Sheriff David Whitis has announced he will not seek reelection.  He is in his second four-year term. More...

Lampasas Dollar set to open today

Louise Beam and her husband, Don – who have years of management experience with retail chains – plan to open their own store, Lampasas Dollar, today.  The independently owned store at 302 N. More...

Life

Fall Fiesta journalism conference

Members of the Lampasas High School yearbook and newspaper staffs attended the Texas Association of Journalism Educator’s Fall Fiesta conference Oct. More...

First Presbyterian Church receives a marker for its history

First Presbyterian Church received its “long overdue” historical marker from the Texas Historical Commission Sunday afternoon.  Lampasas County Historical Commission Chairman Clydell Wallace said the marker was a testament to the chu More...

Rollins Brook hospital earns top marks

Rollins Brook Community Hospital was recognized at the annual Adventist Health System Patient Experience Summit, held in Orlando, Fla., for performing in the top quartile of the nation in the areas of inpatient, emergency department and ambulatory su More...

News

Southern Anthem to play at Naruna Baptist

Southern Anthem, a family band from Goldthwaite that has performed on RFD-TV and across the nation, will be at Naruna Baptist Church Nov. 1 at 11 a.m.  The public is encouraged to attend. More...

Fort Worth teens unhurt in accident

Two Fort Worth teenagers were uninjured in an accident Friday on U.S. Highway 281 South.  The accident occurred about 1:30 p.m. in rainy conditions a few miles south of the Lampasas-Burnet County line.  More...

DWI arrest made after accident on Highway 190

Alcohol was determined to be the primary factor in an accident near Kempner Thursday afternoon.  The driver of a four-door Buick sedan was westbound on U.S. Highway 190. The vehicle crossed into oncoming traffic in the eastbound lanes.  More...

Opinion

Bengazi hearing helped Clinton

Hillary Clinton’s performance before a House hearing on Benghazi, Libya, last week proved once again why the former secretary of state will be a formidable candidate for president. More...

‘Gun control’ farce

President Obama’s intrusion into the mourning community of Roseburg, Ore., in order to promote his political crusade for stronger gun control laws, is part of a pattern of his using various sites of shooting rampages to promote this long-standi More...

Bernie Sanders right at home among the Democrats

People initially were in disbelief that a cardcarrying socialist such as Bernie Sanders could make a competitive bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, but it’s obvious how wrong they were.  More...