January 26, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Authors Fest

Renee Alter, pictured left, explains the process of printing and publishing books to Jay Elder and his wife Cathie. The couple attended the Lampasas Public Library’s Authors Fest on Saturday. More...

BRIEFLY

Kempner   The Kempner City Council will meet today at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall, 12288 East U.S. More...

Special Sections

Deaths

Mr. Casey

Delaine Preston “D.P.” Casey, 80, of Lampasas died Jan. 22, 2016 at Rollins Brook Community Hospital in Lampasas.  His body was cremated, and a memorial service will be Jan. 28 at 11:30 a.m. at Sneed Funeral Chapel.  Mr. More...

Mrs. Conner

Evelyn Neely Conner, 91, of the Bee House community, died Jan. 20, 2016 in Granbury.  Funeral services were held Jan. 24 at First United Methodist Church of Evant with the Rev. More...

Mrs. Wilburn

Jo Anne Wilburn, 78, of Lampasas died Jan. 21, 2016 at her home.  Her body was cremated, and her urn will be placed at the columbarium at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen at a future date. More...

Sports

Explosive Hornet offense overwhelms Evant

The Lometa Hornets hammered Evant 94-25 in Tuesday's district basketball match-up.Lometa improved to 20-3 overall, 6-0 in district play.Connell Barnett and Ivan Jasso led with 22 points apiece. More...

Athletic Ducks sink Badgers 54-42 - Free Access

Taylor swarmed Lampasas with defensive pressure, causing turnovers early in Friday’s district game. After taking a 31-17 lead at halftime, Taylor prevailed 54- 42. B.J. More...

JV boys rally past Ducks

The Badger JV defeated Taylor 44-34.  Oshea Taylor led Lampasas with 17 points. Austin Martin drained three three-pointers on his way to a 15-point performance. Bryce Winter pitched in six, and Levi Geagley added three. More...

Agribusiness

Ag fee increases a hot topic

Many agricultural businesses are concerned about the Texas Department of Agriculture’s decision to increase more than 100 fees for services this year. More...

County looks at possible need for new jail

Officials express interest in getting cost estimate

The Lampasas County Commissioners Court held a special called meeting Thursday to discuss whether the county may need a new jail – and, if so, what the cost might be.  Officials emphasized several times that they are early in the process o More...

Crime, accidents rise in 2015

The number of felonies, misdemeanors, accidents and code complaints in Lampasas all rose in 2015, compared to 2014 statistics.  A total of 365 felonies were reported, compared to 305 the previous year, the Lampasas Police Department said.  More...

Architect named to state board

Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed Lampasas architect Jennifer Walker to the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners for a term set to expire Jan. 31, 2021.  More...

Life

Area authors gather at Lampasas library

The Lampasas Public Library hosted the Local Authors Festival Saturday with many area authors attending and speaking on the writing process, how to get published and more.  Each author had a time period to speak in front of an audience about wha More...

Bands to perform

Bands from Lampasas Middle School and Lampasas High School will combine with bands from Harker Heights High School to open the Central Texas Music Festival on Feb. 1, at the Lea Ledger Auditorium on the campus of Copperas Cove High School.  More...

Sip & Stroll a success for LCHEC

The Lampasas County Higher Education Center raised nearly $3,000 during the Holiday Sip & Stroll event in December. More...

News

Skunk confirmed as rabid

Lampasas Animal Control officer Joe Schwartzer announced Thursday that a skunk found in the city limits tested positive for rabies.  The skunk was found dead in a backyard in the 1500 block of Taylor Street. More...

Opinion

Political pawns for the Democrats

The Supreme Court decided last week to take up the Obama administration’s unilateral executive actions on immigration, which will keep the issue on the front burner for the presidential election. More...

Will reworking it save the Constitution?

My governor, the Honorable Greg Abbott of Texas, sallied forth the other day with a plan to revise the Constitution in the interest of returning power to the people. More...

Deal-makers not needed in Washington

Those of us who like to believe that human beings are rational can sometimes have a hard time trying to explain what is going on in politics. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE TO CREDITORS  Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of DARWIN VERNON MILLSAP, Deceased, were issued on January 21, 2016, in Cause No. More...