February 9, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Service held for former Lometa trustee

Former Lometa ISD trustee Mary Floriece “Flo” Kirby Ladyman died Feb. 3, 2016 at her home in Lometa.  A memorial service was held Feb. 7 at the Lometa Church of Christ. Sneed Funeral Chapel had charge of arrangements.  Mrs. More...

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News

Propositions to be on ballots

When Texas voters go to the polls to participate in the March 1 Democrat and Republican party primaries, they will notice additional items on their ballot that follow the candidates’ names.  More...

Band concert

Lampasas Middle School clarinet players perform during a recent concert in Copperas Cove. Shown here are Rachel Myles, Daelyn Elllis, Lucas Villesca and Jackson Lillard. More...

Making music together

LMS students Jessica Andrews, Hanna Dimuro and Ariel Netherton play the French horn. More...

Opinion

Cruz deserves your vote

A week from today, early voting in Texas begins for the presidential primaries. Of the candidates remaining, Republican Ted Cruz has the most consistent conservative record. More...

What lies ahead after Iowa caucuses

Senator Ted Cruz’s upset victory against Donald Trump has robbed “The Donald” of his stock answer to any criticism from rivals -- that he is winning and his critics are losers. More...

Zika virus the latest invader

Latin America’s Zika virus is the latest undocumented immigrant to hit our shores, but have no fear. Self-appointed Zika Warrior Prince Charles Schumer has declared that he is here to stop it.  More...

County to seek jail cost estimate

The Lampasas County Commissioners Court on Monday voted to engage Burns Architecture to estimate the cost of building a new jail.  Sheriff David Whitis emphasized that seeking a cost estimate from an architect does not obligate the county to bui More...

Police officer receives honor from council

The city of Lometa took a moment to honor one of its law enforcement officers last week. Adrian Zermeno, a Lometa police officer and code enforcement officer, was named Officer of the Year by the Hill Country 100 Club. More...

BRIEFLY

Filings   The candidate filing period will continue through Feb. 19 for city council elections in Lampasas, Kempner and Lometa – as well as for Lampasas and Lometa school board elections. Election Day will be May 7.  More...

Life

Hanna Springs ‘Heart’ winners

Hanna Springs Elementary School students collected more than $7,000 for the Jump Rope for Heart program which donates to the American Heart Association, coordinator Amy Vann said.  More...

Girls Night Out event to channel Mad Hatter

Join the Highland Lakes Family Crisis Center and Open Door Recovery House for a “Mad, Mad Time” as the groups are gearing up for their Fifth Annual Girls Night Out event March 5 from 6:30-11 p.m. More...

Couple weds in ceremony at Lampasas residence

Elizabeth Ann Kempski and Glynn Jordan Bogard were united in matrimony at 4 p.m. on January 28, 2016, at the Lampasas home of Juverna Bogard, grandmother of the groom.  The Rev. More...

Sports

Tuesday night scores - Free Access

Girls' basketball  More...

Panthers escape with buzzer-beater three

Liberty Hill came back from a 14-0 first-half deficit to beat the Badgers 35- 32 in district basketball on Friday. More...

Adamski/Cofield win gold in girls’ doubles

The Badgers earned several medals in their first varsity tennis tournament of the semester.  Highlighting Friday’s tournament in Killeen, Leigh Adamski and Sommer Cofield placed first in girls’ doubles.  More...

Letters

Polar Bear Plunge at free-flow pool; let’s open it again

I would like to thank the Lampasas Recreation Department for allowing us to use Hancock pool last Saturday [Jan. 30]. More...

Agribusiness

Lampasas Cattle Auction

The report from the Feb. 3 Lampasas Cattle Auction follows.  Cattle and calves: Estimated receipts 482, compared to 305 last week and 320 at this time last year.  Compared to last week, feeder steers and heifers were $3-$5 higher. More...