April 26, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Kirby, Garcia run for Lometa mayor

Cynthia Kirby said she is running for re-election as Lometa mayor because she has a “great passion” for her hometown and desires to continue several projects. More...

Special Sections

Deaths

Mrs. Mitchell

Graveside services were held for Geraldine “Gerry” Mitchell, 97, of Kyle, Texas on April 23, 2016 at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park south of Burnet, Texas. Billy E. More...

Mrs. Harrison

Brenda Ann Harrison, 57, of Lampasas, passed away April 21, 2016 at Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple, due to complications from scleroderma.  Graveside services were conducted April 23 by the First Christadelphian Church with assist More...

News

Prayer event set for May 5

In observance of the National Day of Prayer, the Lampasas Ministerial Alliance will host a community-wide prayer breakfast May 5 at 7 a.m. at the Holiday House, 908 E. More...

Opinion

We need a Canadian border wall

Canada’s sloppy, rushed and reckless Syrian refugee resettlement program is America’s looming national security nightmare. More...

Bad week for Trump

Despite his big win in New York last Tuesday, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has had a pretty bad week. But will it matter? It should -- and just might.  More...

Lord Acton’s maxim on display

It’s a bad sign when you get halfway through a presidential campaign with no sages wagging their heads sagaciously as they cite Lord Acton. No wonder the politicians get away with so much. More...

Agribusiness

Managing cactus

Balanced approach helpful for wildlife

To balance the needs of livestock and wildlife, many experts recommend managing -- but not completely eliminating -- prickly pear cactus.  Some Central Texas ranchers consider prickly pear one of the big three nuisance plants, along with cedar a More...

The truth about gluten

Ag Bits

As society and technology constantly develop, it is only natural for people to become more conscious of the lifestyle choices they make. More...

Plane flips at Lampasas airport

A small airplane flipped Sunday as it was taxiing at the Lampasas Municipal Airport, but the pilot declined medical transport at the scene.  Trooper II Chad Freeman of the Texas Department of Public Safety said the DPS received a call about the More...

Renaissance games

John Engelke, in the blue armor, defends against John Adkinson’s attack during the “chivalric tournament” held at W.M. Brook Park on Thursday evening. More...

Arrests made in connection with Walmart bomb threat

Lampasas Police Department, in conjunction with the FBI, has identified and arrested two juvenile suspects for a March 3 bomb threat at the Lampasas Walmart that shut down the business for a number of hours while bomb technicians and canines searched More...

BRIEFLY

Superintendent A retirement reception for Lampasas Superintendent Dr. Randall Hoyer will be Monday from 3-5 p.m. at the LISD Administration board room. The public is invited to visit with Hoyer at this event. More...

Life

First Baptist Church to renovate steeple

The steeple at First Baptist Church is undergoing a renovation that will attempt to bring back the original look.  Church member Jack Shelton said First Baptist’s properties committee approved the renovation. More...

Post office employee helps save a life

Lometa United States Postal Service rural carrier Bobby Odom, 53, received a commendation for his work in rescuing a driver who was pinned upside down after a rollover.  More...

Class of ‘96 to reunite

Lampasas High School Class of 1996 will hold its reunion July 9 at Hart’s Firehouse BBQ, 1799 U.S. More...

Sports

Lady Badgers place second in state golf - Free Access

Lampasas finished second as a team, behind Andrews, at the 4A girls' state golf tournament on Tuesday.The Lady Badgers shot 344-328--672 in the 36-hole event at Onion Creek Club in Austin. More...

Cockburn wins discus at area

Five Lampasas track athletes advance to regionals, including two freshmen

Cohen Cockburn claimed his second straight gold medal in discus, at the area track meet on Thursday. Cockburn will advance to the Region IV-4A meet, along with teammates Spencer Maples, Roper Jones, Taylor Moore and Reahona Honaker. More...

Hornets qualify for track regionals

Lometa senior Kyle Molter won the 110-meter hurdles at the area track meet and placed second in the 300m hurdles. He will advance to regionals along with his teammates who placed in the top four in their respective events. More...

Letters

Right man for ag commissioner

the Killeen Daily Herald on April 21, 2016 that our state Commissioner of Agriculture Sid Miller has participated again in livestock shows and agricultural events to promote the rural lifestyle and experiences that so many of our children More...