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Not many grass fires reported this year

Recent wet weather helps; Lampasas chief also cites safety awareness as key factor

Lampasas County has seen only a few sizable grass fires this season, despite an abnormally long period without rain during the summer.  Lampasas Fire Chief Reece Oestreich said a number of factors attributed to the low number of fires, with the More...

Special Sections

Deaths

Mr. Story

Charles Daniel Story, 91, died Oct. 31, 2015.  A memorial service was held Nov. 6 at First Baptist Church of Canyon Lake. A private burial service was Nov. 5 at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio. More...

Mr. Ott

Jeff L. Ott, 60, of Lampasas died Nov. 6, 2015 at Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple.  A memorial service will be held Nov. 14 at 1 p.m. at Sneed Funeral Chapel.  Mr. More...

Sports

All-district volleyball - Free Access

Nola Bishop was named First-Team All-District in volleyball for the 2015 season. More...

Bulldogs rally for 41-28 win, playoff spot

What started as a classic game in the making turned out to be a season-ending loss for the Badgers.  Burnet walked away from Badger Field with a 41-28 win and the last remaining playoff spot in the district. More...

Lometa freshman runs well at sloppy state course

More than a week after he thought his season ended, Andrew Arellano raced against the best 1A cross country runners in the state. The Lometa freshman placed 17th out of 147 runners at Saturday’s state meet in Round Rock.  More...

Letters

Letters

‘Kate’s Law’ blocked   Harry Reid does it again! Sen. Reid and the Democrats have blocked the passage of “Kate’s Law,” using obscure rules of the Senate.  More...

Veterans Day programs scheduled

Several Veterans Day ceremonies will be held throughout the county on Wednesday.  Two community-wide programs -- one in Lampasas and one in Kempner -- are set for precisely 11 a.m.  The Lampasas gathering, organized by VFW Post 8539 and Ame More...

Entities show continued rise in sales tax revenues

The November sales tax rebates to area cities show that most in the surrounding counties bested the state’s average this month, which was up just 1 percent from November 2014. More...

Greeting hunters

Houston-area sportsmen Richard Ogrin, left, and Chuck Meeder pick up barbecue meals Friday morning during the annual Lampasas County Chamber of Commerce Hunters Welcome. More...

BRIEFLY

Cleanup   Lometa’s citywide cleanup has been rescheduled to Friday and Saturday, as well as Nov. 16-17.  Lometa residents are invited to bring trash and debris to the city yard at 411 E. San Saba St. for disposal. More...

Life

How to buckle up

Above: Keith Reed of Scott & White shows fourthgrade student Kelso Bothof how not to fall asleep and stay buckled in a car. More...

LHS band to perform

The Lampasas High School Band’s Wind Ensemble will perform Friday at 9:30 a.m. at Tarleton State University.  The wind ensemble, under the direction of Dr. More...

College honors

Western Governors University

Western Governors University held its fourth annual commencement ceremony at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin on Oct. 17 and celebrated the graduation of 1,102 students. More...

News

Winston Hall book signing to be Sunday

A signing for Winston Hall’s book, “Journey for Jonathan: A story of friendship, brotherhood and the quest to fulfill a final promise,” will be Sunday at First United Methodist Church in Lampasas. More...

Opinion

Getting away with murder

The deaths of Middle Eastern refugees are becoming so commonplace they rarely make it on to the front pages in the United States. However, the deaths of 23 refugees in a rocket attack in Iraq on Oct. 29 should have been the exception.  More...

The liberal media

“The questions that have been asked so far in this debate illustrate why the American people don’t trust the media. ... More...

Christopher Kelly

Historical significance of this year’s Veterans Day

This year we must pause to acknowledge the sacrifice of American veterans over hundreds of years in many different countries.  More...

Public Notices - Free Access

NOTICE TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS AGAINST THE ESTATE OF KIM FIDLER, DECEASED

Notice is hereby given that original Letters of Independent Administration for the Estate of KIM FIDLER, Deceased, were issued on November 4, 2015, in Cause No. 6734, pending in the Probate Court of Lampasas County, Texas, to: DENNIS FIDLER.   More...