March 22, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Debaters repeat as state champs

The Lometa cross examination debate team of Savannah Phillips and Carson Faith Wienecke has claimed the Class 1A state championship for the second year in a row. More...

BRIEFLY

Kempner   The Kempner City Council will meet today at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall, 12288 East U.S. Highway 190. Mayor Carolyn Crane will present a certificate of appreciation to police officer Mike Lock.   More...

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Deaths

Ms. Barrett

Shelly Beth Barrett, 45, a lifelong resident of Lampasas, passed away March 15, 2016.  She is survived by sons Evan and Cade, and by daughter Logan Simpson; by her mother, Dorinda Barrett; and sisters, Amy Barrett and Anne Winans.  A privat More...

Mrs. Carmouche

Ruth Gaynelle Carmouche, 77, of Lampasas died March 17, 2016 at Hill Country Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Copperas Cove.  Visitation will be March 22 from 5-7 p.m. at Sneed Funeral Chapel in Lampasas.  More...

Mr. Green

James Kenneth Green, 89, of Lometa died March 18, 2016 at Baylor Scott & White Hospital in Round Rock.  Visitation was held March 20 at Sneed Funeral Chapel.  Funeral service was conducted March 21 at Lometa United Methodist Church, wit More...

Sports

Record-breaking weekend

Silver medalist Martinez sets all-time Lady Badger records; Brudney takes 3rd at state

On her way to a second-place medal at state, Gabby Martinez tied a 4A record in squat, and tied or broke the Lampasas High School record for every powerlifting event. More...

As turkey season nears, increased breeding likely

The youth-only season for spring turkey hunting begins Saturday in Lampasas County.  A mild winter and recent rains have set the stage for increased breeding activity, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department upland game bird specialist Jason Hardin More...

Baseball team goes 1-2 over break

The Badgers made short work of North Hopkins on Thursday, before losing both ends of a doubleheader to China Spring on Friday.  Those spring break games ended the non-district schedule for Lampasas. More...

Letters

Policeman has a right to protect himself

I’m very disappointed in the reaction from our community toward a genuinely kind man and virtuous police officer. More...

Dog attack on officer

The recent pit bull attack on a Lampasas police officer has resulted in some public and media criticism of the officer who was acting in the line of duty. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS  The Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Lampasas, Texas will hold public hearings on April 7, 2016 at 6:00 P.M. in the City Council Chambers located at 405 South Main Street on the following items:   More...

Police identify woman found dead in park

The Lampasas Police Department on Friday released the name of the woman who was found dead Tuesday in Campbell Park.  Lt. Investigator Jody Cummings identified the deceased as Shelly Beth Barrett. More...

Powerlifting medalists

Lady Badger powerlifters Gabby Martinez, far left, Ari Wilkinson, second from right, and Brianna Brudney pose with coach Duane Young on the shore of Corpus Christi Bay after the state meet. More...

New rules for outdoor fires

County to be more flexible about brush piles during burn bans

The burn ban is off until Sunday at 6 p.m. When it goes back in effect, though, Lampasas County landowners likely will have more freedom to burn brush piles than they have under past burn bans.  More...

Life

Four compete for Diamondback Jubilee crown

The 46th annual Lometa Diamondback Jubilee will crown a queen Friday as part of the night’s festivities. Additional Friday night events include mutton bustin’, dancing under the stars with live music from the Rivera Brothers and more. More...

Traveling abroad

Lance Cofield of Lampasas departed in January for a three-month semester studying at Harding University in Florence, Italy. As part of the HUF curriculum, Cofield, an accounting major, is spending the semester immersed in Italian culture. More...

Library hosts Read and Wine

The Lampasas Public Library will present its popular winetasting event, “Read and Wine,” on March 31 from 6-8 p.m. More...

News

County grand jury returns 11 indictments

The Lampasas County grand jury met Wednesday in its most recent term and returned indictments against 11 individuals. More...

Wreck near Adamsville

A Friday morning collision near Adamsville resulted in traffic delays on U.S. Highway 281 near FM 581. More...

Police officer shoots dog after it attacks him

A Lampasas police officer shot and killed a dog Wednesday after the animal bit the officer.  The following information is from a Lampasas Police Department press release.  On Wednesday at 3:06 p.m., the police department received a 911 hang More...

Opinion

Voters at a crossroads in America

It is seldom that the fate of a nation can be traced to what happened on one particular day. But that may be what happens in the United States of America based on Tuesday, March 15, 2016.  More...

Imperfect? Who, me?

America’s moralist in chief dropped by Dallas the other day to tsk-tsk at the tumult and shouting that have come to mark the 2016 presidential campaign.  Barack Obama professed dismay at the “insults and schoolyard taunts” and More...

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Agribusiness

The American farmer: an unsung hero

5 a.m.: He wakes, rubs his eyes and gets out of bed. No alarm clock needed. A lifetime of rising before the sun has tailored his body to the act.  He drinks his coffee. He dresses in a stained, button-up shirt. More...

Lampasas Cattle Auction report

The report from the March 16 Lampasas Cattle Auction follows.  Cattle and calves: Estimated receipts 469, compared to 90 last sale and 396 this time last year.  Compared to last sale, feeder steers and heifers were $5-$7 higher. More...

Conservation program deadlines draw near

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that $150 million in funding is available for agricultural producers through the Conservation Stewardship Program.  More...