March 1, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Pie in the face for a good cause

Taylor Creek Elementary kindergartner Armando Certuche slams a pie into the face of physical education teacher Kyle Black on Thursday after raising $2,000 during the school’s American Heart Ass More...

BRIEFLY

Burn ban   The burn ban is in effect, so outdoor fires are prohibited in areas outside incorporated city limits.  A violation of the burn ban is a Class C misdemeanor, punishable by a fine not to exceed $500.  Brush disposal   More...

Special Sections

Deaths

Mrs. Chambliss

Charlene Chambliss, 76, of Lampasas died Feb. 24, 2016 at her home.  A graveside service was held Feb. 29 at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park near Burnet. Sneed Funeral Chapel of Lampasas had charge of arrangements.  She was born Aug. More...

News

Railroad crossing closure scheduled

The railroad crossing on FM 2313 in Kempner is scheduled to be closed today through Thursday due to repair work on the crossing, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. More...

Opinion

An appeal to Trump voters

As a Reagan conservative, this is a particularly difficult primary season. We finally have what many of us consider a near-perfect candidate on the issues at a perfect time in our history, but obstacles persist. More...

The stakes in this year’s election

“Supreme Court Appointment Could Reshape American Life.” -- headline from The New York Times, Feb. 18, 2016  More...

Paranoid politics

Amid all the media analyses of the prospects of each of the candidates in both political parties, there is remarkably little discussion of the validity -- or lack of validity -- of the arguments these candidates are using.  More...

Breaking News - 3/3/2016 3:44 PM

Bomb threat reported at Walmart - Free Access

Fort Hood team inspects building; Walmart employees allowed back in store about 12:10 p.m.

A bomb threat was reported Thursday morning at Walmart. More...

Primary election results

Lampasas County favors Cruz, Clinton; Carroll, Harris win contested races for county offices

In Tuesday's primary elections, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz won Lampasas County, while Lampasas County Democrats favored Hillary Clinton by a wide margin over Bernie Sanders.Cruz got 44 percent of the vote in the county to top the next More...

KVFD to hold barbecue

The Kempner Volunteer Fire Department will hold a barbecue and auction fundraiser Saturday at the fire station, 315 Pecan St. in Kempner.  A $5 box sale will be from 12:30- 5 p.m. More...

Services today for longtime probation official

Wanda McDaniel Canales, 84, of Lampasas, died Feb. 25, 2016 at Rollins Brook Community Hospital in Lampasas.  Services will be today, March 1, at 1 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Lampasas with interment to follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. More...

Life

Taylor Creek students pie teachers

Fundraiser for American Heart Association nets $16,000 from school

Taylor Creek Elementary School has broken its own record in fundraising for the American Heart Association after raising an astounding $16,010.75.  On Thursday, the school held an event where each grade level had a teacher get a pie in the face More...

Literary award

Lometa resident and author Mike Kearby’s “Texas Tales Illustrated, #2: The Cattle Drives” has received the 2016 Western Heritage Literary Award in the Juvenile category by the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma More...

Democrats’ convention set March 19

The Democratic Party of Lampasas County, chaired by Jennifer Scribner, will meet to choose presidential delegates on March 19 at 9 a.m. in the District Courtroom of the county courthouse.  More...

Sports

Collegiate signing

Lometa senior Kyle Molter will sign a letter of intent to play football for Howard Payne University, Lometa Athletic Director Jamie Smart said. Molter’s signing is scheduled for 1:20 p.m. today at Lometa school. More...

Badgers burn Dragons 8-1 - Free Access

Levi Geagley threw 10 strikeouts and allowed just one run in six innings against the Bangs Dragons on Monday. Geagley earned the win for the Badgers, and Mateo Maldonado recorded the save. Bangs' only run came in the top of the first inning. More...

Chireno speeds past Lometa in area playoffs

Lometa’s 12-game winning streak ended in the 1A boys’ basketball area playoffs on Friday. Chireno, ranked 12th in 1A at game time, won 88-77 over the Hornets. More...

Letters

A plea for pollinators

Bees are dying in staggering amounts throughout North America and Texas, but you can help preserve our Texas native bees and the useful European honeybees by avoiding broad use of pesticides and planting pollinator-friendly flowering plants. More...