January 19, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

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Commissioners   The Lampasas County Commissioners Court will hold a called meeting Thursday at 1 p.m. to conduct a “facilities planning workshop with officials,” according to the meeting notice.  More...

Special Sections

Deaths

Mrs. Patterson

Billie M. Patterson, 91, of Lampasas died Jan. 15, 2016 at home.  Visitation was held Jan. 18 at Sneed Funeral Chapel, followed by the funeral service. Burial took place at Oak Hill Cemetery.  Mrs. Patterson was born Feb. More...

Mr. Walker

L J Walker, 91, of Lampasas died Jan. 15, 2016 at Metroplex Hospital in Killeen.  Visitation will be Jan. 19 from 1-2 p.m., and the funeral will begin at 2 p.m. at Sneed Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at Smith Cemetery in Kempner.  Mr. More...

Mr. Smith

Richard C. “Rick” Smith of Georgetown, Texas, died Jan. 14, 2016. He was 76.  He was born in San Antonio on June 27, 1939.  He graduated from Lampasas High School in 1957, where he played football.  More...

Sports

Varsity boys cruise in district hoops opener

In the Badgers’ 46-16 win over Llano on Friday, as in the previous game, Lampasas dominated the second half. Lampasas had a thin, 10-9 lead near the middle of the second quarter. More...

Emerson has been positive influence in Lampasas

COMMENTARY

Head Football Coach/Athletic Director Brian Emerson’s three years in Lampasas will have a lasting impact. His genuine interest in his athletes, and his emphasis on character, will be remembered as he retires this year.  More...

Cheerleaders win two categories at state

On Thursday, the Lampasas High School cheerleaders competed in the first-ever UIL State Spirit Championships.  Lampasas placed first in two categories at the contest, held at the University of Texas at Arlington.  The team had to compete in More...

Letters

Cartoons should be relevant

I enjoy political cartoons with their ability to amuse while supporting a political viewpoint. More...

Conservative credentials?

In the State Senate District 24 race we have a pretender in the Republican Primary who runs ads claiming to be a conservative, but her actions tell a far different story.  More...

House candidates express views

The Lampasas County Republican Club hosted a candidate forum last week for contested races in the March 1 GOP primary.  A story on the six Republican candidates vying for the Texas Senate District 24 seat appeared in the Jan. More...

Lometa ISD accepts superintendent’s resignation

Rice to remain on campus through end of school year as mentor administrator

As Lometa ISD’s new construction nears completion, the school district will be seeing changes to more than its facilities.  More...

Life

LISD maintenance director announces retirement

Lampasas ISD Maintenance Director J.D. More...

PEC offers scholarships

Pedernales Electric Cooperative Inc. More...

News Maker

U.S. Air Force Airman Amanda M. More...

News

Commissioner hopefuls weigh in on civic center

Precinct 1 Lampasas County commissioner candidates discussed taxes, possible improvements to their precinct and other issues during a Republican forum last week.  Responding to a question about the funding of county government, James “Bobb More...

Constable candidates tout their experience

During last week’s Republican Party forum, Precinct 2&3 constable candidates Misty Maldonado and John Harris took center stage in one of the featured races.  Mrs. Maldonado, in her opening statement, noted that she is the incumbent. More...

Kempner to purchase police car radios

The Kempner City Council last week approved a budget amendment so the police department will have money to buy radios for two patrol cars.  The amendment, approved by a unanimous vote, will move $8,950 from note payableprinciple and interest to More...

Opinion

SOTU distorts reality

In their State of the Union speeches, all previous presidents presented their policies in the most favorable light, but did they go so far as to distort reality? Did they use them to trash their opponents?  More...

Messing with the Constitution

In recent years, a small but growing number of people have advocated a convention of states to propose amendments to the Constitution of the United States. More...

The Obama ‘legacy’

He’s going! He’s going! The Constitution provides that even the rowdiest celebrations of political indulgence end on a date certain.  The Obama bacchanals wind down in 12 months. More...