February 16, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Officials decry theft, vandalism of road signs

At a recent meeting, county officials said theft and vandalism of road signs remains a big problem.  Precinct 3 Commissioner Lowell Ivey said his precinct for the last several years has spent $2,000 or more annually to replace damaged signs. More...

Special Sections

News

District Court revokes probation; grants prison sentence

Gary Eugene Aleman, 28, of Harker Heights had his probation revoked, and he was sentenced to three years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for possession of a controlled substance over 1 gram and less than 4 grams.  Aleman did receive More...

First State Bank Central Texas earns high ranking

Temple-based First State Bank Central Texas has received the highest ranking possible from Bauer Financial Inc., the nation’s bank rating firm.  The bank earned a 5-Star rating for financial strength and soundness.  First State Bank C More...

Blood drive report given

Donors in a recent American Red Cross blood drive in Lampasas gave a total of 43 pints of blood, drive coordinator Laresa Fowler- Yick said. She thanked those who participated in the blood drive.   More...

Opinion

Scalia left remarkable legacy on High Court

With Justice Antonin Scalia’s sudden death over the weekend, America lost a staunch defender of the Constitution and an honorable man.  Appointed to the Supreme Court by Ronald Reagan in 1986, Scalia strived to rule according to the origin More...

Our cultural collapse

That Donald Trump, in his quest to lead us back to national greatness, feels free to brag, distort, lampoon, defame and empty his personal trash on every political doorstep is one sign -- but hardly the only one -- of a few changes in America’s More...

Notion of ‘entitlements’ toxic to the U.S. economy

During this election year, we are destined to hear many words that are toxic in the way they misrepresent reality and substitute fantasies that can win votes.  One of these words is “entitlement.” To hear some politicians tell it, we More...

Lometa ISD names superintendent finalist

The Lometa school board on Monday named David Fisher the lone finalist for superintendent. More...

Sales receipts remain strong

Although energy-weighted economies in cities such as Odessa, Midland, Corpus Christi and Houston have seen decreases in sales tax revenue, most entities in the Central Texas area continue to post growth. More...

BRIEFLY

Head coach   The Lampasas Independent School District Board of Trustees will hold a special called meeting Monday at the high school cafeteria to select a new head football coach/ athletic director. The meeting is set for 6 p.m.  More...

Life

LMS students recognized for district academic title

Eighth-grade students who participated during the UIL academic competition are pictured above. More...

Lometa chief earns Director’s Award

Lometa Police Chief Bob Montgomery said he was just doing his job May 12, 2015 when a multicounty vehicle chase ended after the suspect stabbed himself, cut his own throat and took a bunch of medicine to end his life.  For his efforts that day, More...

Pierians discuss ‘Greatest Generation’

The GFWC/TFWC Pierian Club met Feb. 9 in the former fellowship hall at First United Methodist Church with 23 members present. Hostesses were Sheryl Hausmann and Alicia Straley.  More...

Sports

Lady Hornets win bi-district playoff game - Free Access

Lometa won 60-22 over Bynum in the first round of the girls' basketball playoffs on Tuesday.  Tori Shoemaker took advantage of a mismatch at post, and scored 23 points. Isabella Gill scored 13 points, including three three-pointers.  More...

Badgers ‘must win’ tonight at Salado

Disappointing loss to Burnet on Friday makes district finale crucial

For the second week in a row, Lampasas saw a big lead slip away, ending in a heartbreaking loss at home.  Burnet defeated Lampasas 49-43 in a foul-filled basketball melee Friday night.  The Badgers (3-6 in district) still can clinch a playo More...

Powerlifting teams place 2nd in Brady

The Badgers and Lady Badgers both finished second in the team standings of the Brady Heart of Texas powerlifting meet on Thursday.  More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of MARY DONELSON, Deceased, were issued on February 11, 2016, in Cause No. 6758, pending in the County Court of Lampasas, Texas, to: DIANE D. More...