May 3, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Open-air shopping

T. Don Hughes looks at horse-related items during the Lampasas Courtyard Square Garage Sale on Saturday on the downtown square. More...

Special Sections

Deaths

Mr. Goodpaster

Milburn Goodpaster, 78, of Lampasas died April 29, 2016 at Regal Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Lampasas.  Funeral services will be held May 3 at 11 a.m. at Grace Fellowship. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. More...

News

Man charged with online solicitation

A Kempner man was arrested Thursday on a charge of online solicitation of a minor-sexual conduct, the Copperas Cove Police Department reported.  Juan Torres-Cortes, 30, was one of six Central Texas men whose arrests the Copperas Cove Police Depa More...

House damaged in fire Friday north of Kempner

Kempner Volunteer Fire Department, assisted by firefighters from Lampasas, battled a blaze Friday night on County Road 3364. Kempner VFD Chief Dewey Owen said the department received a call about a structure fire at approximately 9:15 p.m. More...

Retirement reception

A retirement reception for District Clerk Terri Cox was held Friday as Mrs. Cox ended her long tenure in office. More...

Opinion

Civic duty entails voter participation

“Civic duty” may seem rather an old-fashioned virtue to some, but public interest and participation in community affairs is the bedrock of our society. It is part of what makes Lampasas a vibrant community.  More...

Ratifying charter amendments

Lampasas is a home-rule city, governed by a city charter that in many ways is a local “constitution.” Written and adopted in 1986, the document has served Lampasas well in guiding local government leaders.  Now it requires updating.& More...

Youth revolution – 21st century style

The kids, as commentators called them in the ‘60s, got us where we are: a place their own kids seem not to like. Wow! Irony!  More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of JACK EUGENE STEELEY, Deceased, were issued on April 21, 2016, in Cause No. More...

Early voting concludes today at 5 p.m.

Today is the last day of early voting for the Lampasas and Lometa municipal and school district elections.  Early voting hours and locations differ, depending on the particular election, so please note the details below for each jurisdiction.&nb More...

Promenade

Eric Yescas waits as his prom date, Miranda Perez, writes their names on a card to be read during the promenade at W.M. Brook Park on Saturday. More...

County, city fund dams

The Lampasas County Commissioners Court and Lampasas City Council both have agreed to help fund maintenance on flood-control dams in the Sulphur Creek watershed.  More...

BRIEFLY

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

Life

‘Camporee’ proves county Boy Scouts’ outdoor skills

Four Boy Scouts from Troop 90 in Kempner and nine from Troop 200 in Lampasas recently teamed up to compete as two pa­trols in the Fourth Annual San Saba Mountain Man Camporee at Risien Park in San Saba. More...

AgriLife courses seek to limit food-based illnesses

The “Texas Food Establishment Rules” were revised and updated, and became effective Oct. 11, 2015.  A major change now requires all food employees to complete an accredited food handlers training program within 60 days of em­ployment.  More...

Onward to state UIL

Three Lampasas High School student have qualified for the state UIL Academic competition after competing in the regional competition April 23. More...

Sports

Breaking News - 5/3/2016 4:05 PM

Nuckles accepts head basketball coaching position in Llano - Free Access

Lometa head boys' basketball coach Aaron Nuckles announced this week he has accepted a position as head boys' basketball coach at Llano. The one-year contract Nuckles signed on Monday is pending official school board approval, the coach said. More...

Hard-hitting Lady Gobblers eliminate LHS

Big hits at the right time gave Cuero the edge in the three-game bi-district softball series against Lampasas last week.  A grand slam by Emma Stanfield put Cuero up 4-0 in the first inning of the series, and the Lady Gobblers went on to win the More...

Maples places sixth at Region IV-4A meet

Tough track competition in Kingsville keeps Badgers from advancing to state

The UIL sports season came to an end for Lampasas High School this weekend. Five Badgers competed at the Region IV-4A meet Friday and Saturday in Kingsville, but none qualified for the state meet. More...

Letters

Do you have a ‘starfish’ to save?

How many of you know the story of “Starfish”? The story goes like this…  There was an old man who saw thousands of starfish washed up on the beach due to a storm the night before. More...