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Appraisal district sets new policy on property purchases

The Lampasas Central Appraisal District has changed its policy about how properties that have been “struck” off to taxing entities can be purchased.  The district’s board of directors approved the policy change -- which replace More...

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Blood drive   Rollins Brook Community Hospital is hosting a blood drive today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 608 N. Key Ave. on the Carter BloodCare bus.  To schedule an appointment time, contact Kathy Long at 512-556-3682, ext. 229.  More...

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News

City issues water notice

The city of Lampasas has issued the following water notice:  More...

Rollover

Horseshoe Bay resident John Richardson was transported to Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Marble Falls as a precaution after a rollover Friday afternoon about five or six miles south of Lampa More...

Clarification

A list in the Dec. More...

Opinion

Good news of a great joy

By the time this newspaper arrives at readers’ homes, the big Christmas celebration will be only three days away.  Most gift-shopping will have been completed – unless there are some extreme procrastinators out there – and the More...

University doesn’t know what equality means

Wasn’t there a time when universities dedicated themselves chiefly to the spread of knowledge and wisdom, or, you know, to anything besides social engineering, cultural manipulation and political posturing?  Yes, there was such a time. More...

Michelle Malkin

Founding fathers’ thoughts on immigration

President Obama claims that restricting immigration in order to protect national security is “offensive and contrary to American values.” No-limits liberals have attacked common-sense proposals for heightened visa scrutiny, profiling or i More...

Agribusiness

Cedar valuable for timber industry

Most of Texas’ multi-billiondollar timber industry is centered in the eastern part of the state. But as Myers Cedar Yard demonstrates, there is a strong market for the cedar of Central Texas. More...

AgriLife to offer webinars for start-up ranchers

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is preparing to begin a 12-webinar series called “Generation Next: Our Turn to Ranch.” The series is described as an “agricultural business start-up school.” Participants can:  More...

City charter could change

Voters to decide on 10 proposals in May election

The Lampasas City Council is considering the possibility of amending the city’s charter for the first time since the document’s ratification in 1986.  The council discussed several potential amendments in a meeting last week, and Cit More...

Helpful hints

Kenzlee Parker and her lamb, Sweetie Pie, get some showmanship pointers from judge Vance Christie during the showmanship competition at the Lometa FFA Junior Livestock Show. More...

Tree trimming continues throughout Lampasas

Professional tree trimming is continuing in some parts of town.  The city has contracted with McCoy Tree Surgery to trim trees as a way to decrease power outages caused by tree limbs.  McCoy already has worked around the apartments on River More...

Life

Plan on safety this Christmas holiday

For Lampasas Police Department investigators, the solution to staying safe over the Christmas holiday is simple: don’t post details on social media.  Lt. More...

LHS student wins district VFW contest

Lampasas High School junior Rachel Porter has placed first in District 14 with her Voice of Democracy essay.  As such, she is one of 12 finalists in statewide competition. More...

Lampasas County Livestock Junior Board donates

The Lampasas County Livestock Association Junior Board recently held a toy drive to help bring Christmas to some local children. More...

Sports

Football all-district team announced

District includes state champion La Vega

Twelve Badgers received some form of all-district football honor in one of the toughest 4A districts in Texas.  Spencer Maples, a senior, was named first-team all-district fullback for 13-4A Div. More...

Lometa has big third quarter in 12th win

The Hornets took a twopoint lead into halftime, but a hot third quarter left Zephyr in the dust on Friday night.  Lometa won 65-45 at home to stay undefeated through 12 games.  Adrian Rivera recorded another double-double, with 17 points an More...

Non-district loss

Alexis Theus (21) blocks a San Saba shot, while Ashton Straley (20) stands ready on defense. San Saba -- ranked 19th in Conference 2A at press time -- beat the Lady Badger varsity 55-38. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices LEGAL NOTICE:

This Texas Lottery Commission scratch ticket game will close on January 18, 2016. You have until July 16, 2016 to redeem any tickets for this game: #1666 100X The Cash ($20) overall odds are 1 in 3.30. More...

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS

The Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Lampasas, Texas will hold public hearings on January 7, 2016 at 6:00 P.M. in the City Council Chambers located at 405 South Main Street on the following requests: 1.  More...