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Former director of Lometa Senior Center dies

Vela F. Booker, 95, of Lampasas died Jan. 2, 2016 at her home.  Visitation will be Jan. 5 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Sneed Funeral Chapel.  Funeral service will be Jan. 6 at 2 p.m. at Sneed Funeral Chapel. More...

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Senior spray

Lampasas High School senior Shane Fraughton applies a Badger Blue coat of spray paint to the renovated gooseneck trailer he has entered for the Ag Mechanics Show as part of the 2016 Lampasas County Y More...

Ready for the show

 Lampasas High School senior Tanner Steele works on the frame for his barbecue drum pot, one of the more than 40 entries in the Ag Mechanics Show. More...

Grand jury issues new indictments

The Lampasas County grand jury met Wednesday and considered cases presented by various area law enforcement officers.  Four individuals were indicted after evidence was presented by the Lampasas County Sheriff’s Office:  • Darrow More...

Opinion

Equality babble

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.”  Or do we?  At the end of a long, bitter political year, with a still grimmer one facing us, shall we take a look?  The Founding Fathers’ abst More...

Remembering 2015: year of the big lie

How shall we remember 2015? Or shall we try to forget it?  It is always hard to know when a turning point has been reached, and usually it is long afterward before we recognize it. More...

From the Bible

“This is what the Lord says -- He who made a way through the sea, a path through the mighty waters, ‘Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? More...

Breaking News - 1/6/2016 9:59 AM

Jury trial canceled - Free Access

A jury trial that had been scheduled in county court Jan. 13-14 has been canceled. More...

Boil-water notice lifted - Free Access

A boil-water notice that had been in effect from Old Georgetown Road to Lampasas High School, and south of Central Texas Expressway, has been lifted. Residents no longer need to boil water before consuming it. More...

City has another water main break

Boil-water notice lifted, however, by mid-morning Jan. 5

Lampasas High School classes were canceled Monday -- the second time in a month that has happened because the campus was without water. At about 1 a.m., an 18- inch water line split on U.S. More...

BRIEFLY

Ballot-by-Mail   The Lampasas County elections office is accepting the Annual Application for Ballot- By-Mail. More...

Life

Lometa student brings speech to state contest

Sometimes it’s all about getting the message out to as many people as possible. More...

Multi-Service Center Menu

901 S. Live Oak, Lampasas 512-556-3858   Lunch is served Monday-Friday at 11:30 a.m. Lunch reservations may be made by calling 512-556-3858 24 hours in advance.  For week of Jan. 6-Jan. 12 Wednesday, Jan. 6   More...

After four-plus decades, automotive veteran lays down his tools

On Dec. 31, the staff at Jim Hoffpauir Inc. More...

Sports

Savio point guard scores 34 against Lampasas

Playing from behind, the Badgers were unable to catch up to St. Dominic Savio in Saturday’s basketball game. The Savio Eagles won 65-46. An 18-6 Eagle lead in the first quarter made the difference, Lampasas coach Rob Shivers said. More...

Soccer teams each win one scrimmage

The Badgers went 1-1 in soccer scrimmages on Saturday, and the Lady Badgers had a win, a tie and two losses on Friday.  The varsity boys competed in a mini-scrimmage tournament in Copperas Cove.  Despite missing a few players, the Badgers h More...

Third quarter hurts Hornets at Johnson City

Lometa turned a potential blowout loss into a respectable game against a tough Conference 2A opponent.  Johnson City, however, won 64-52 after taking a big lead in the third quarter.  “They’re probably the best team we’ve More...

Letters

How CPS epidemic affects our families

There is an epidemic in this nation that is affecting children in this country. A sickness that has no cure. A sickness that is death to a family. It is a disease that no one has a cure for. More...