March 8, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Dubose Pipe and Gate Company opens site in Lometa

The new Lometa headquarters for Dubose Pipe and Gate Company is soon to be completed.  The 20-acre site near the edge of Lometa on U.S. More...

Spring is season for severe weather

Fire chief advises residents to develop plan for emergency situations

Spring brings more than allergy flare-ups and beautiful colors back into Lampasas. It brings in severe weather, too. More...

Special Sections

Deaths

Mrs. Ellis

Laura Louise Ellis, 92, of Lampasas died March 2, 2016 at Regal Nursing & Rehab.  Her body will be cremated. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Sneed Funeral Chapel has charge of arrangements.  She was born Oct. More...

Mr. Fisher

Patrick Earl Fisher, 63, of La Porte died Feb. 27, 2016 after a lengthy battle with cancer.  Visitation was held March 1 at Paul U. Lee Funeral Home in La Porte. More...

News

Firefighters respond to burn near Naruna

Lampasas Fire Department and five other fire departments worked Thursday to control a fire on a Burnet County property after a controlled burn was performed on a red-flag day.  Lampasas Fire Chief Reece Oestreich said Burnet County authorities w More...

Success in Houston

Lampasas exhibitor Brylie Turner, second from left, took reserve champion Hampshire breeding sheep honors at last weekend’s Houston Livestock Show junior breeding sheep competition. More...

Opinion

Politics, 2016-style

A little thought exercise here.  More...

GOP must unite behind Ted Cruz

Mitt Romney’s speech against Donald Trump is not likely to win many converts. Romney’s remarks will just further vindicate and entrench Trump supporters. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Burn ban lifted until Sunday at 6 p.m. - Free Access

Because of rain this week, County Judge Wayne Boultinghouse has lifted the county's burn ban until Sunday at 6 p.m. As a result, controlled burns are allowed through this weekend in areas outside incorporated city limits. More...

Powerlifting regional champions

The Lady Badgers won the Texas High School Women’s Powerlifting Association regional meet on Thursday. More...

Kempner VFD fundraiser

From left, 3-year-old Paisly Andrews, 13-year-old Kasi Andrews and 13-year-old Savannah Folkner sort through items in the box sale at the Kempner Volunteer Fire Department’s barbecue and auctio More...

BRIEFLY

Blood drives   Carter BloodCare is the primary supplier of blood and transfusion services in Central Texas. More...

Life

Lampasas to host health fair

There will be a Lampasas County Health Fair Thursday from 2-6 p.m. More...

LMS students complete shed

Lampasas Middle School students in James McLendon’s principles of architecture and construction classes built a shed for resident Jason Hamilton over the course of about a week. More...

Couple to wed March 26

Mr. and Mrs. Philip Urofsky announce the engagement of their daughter, Dusti Neel Urofsky to Brian Andrew Johns, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jay Johns and Ms. Eileen Johns.  The wedding is set for March 26, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. More...

Sports

Williams throws no-hitter against Indians - Free Access

Eric Williams allowed no hits in the Badgers' 10-0 run-rule victory over Comanche on Monday.The game ended in the bottom of the fifth due to the mercy rule, as Santos Vega drove in Levi Geagley for the final run. Williams threw nine strikeouts a More...

Regional champions

LHS girls’ powerlifting team places first; three individuals qualify for state

Lampasas won the girls’ powerlifting regional meet as a team, and three Lady Badgers qualified for state. More...

Badgers prepare for boys’ regionals

Nine Badger powerlifters have qualified for the boys’ regional meet -- scheduled for this Saturday in Robinson. More...

Letters

Open letter to our neighbors

We are sincerely grateful to our City Council for voting 6-0 against placing the sale of Campbell Park land on the May 7, 2016 ballot. This important council vote was taken on Feb. 8, after the council heard how Campbell Park came to be.  More...

Save our city parks

At a time when many cities are working to provide parks in their downtown areas, Lampasas seems to be trying to go in the opposite direction. More...