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Lometan killed in van-truck crash Sunday

A Lometa woman was killed Sunday morning in a three-unit crash west of Lometa. The accident – some 7.5 miles from Lometa -- occurred about 9:45 a.m. on U.S. Highway 190.  Cpl. More...

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Deaths

Mrs. Brown

Myra Mabelene Brown, 89, of Lampasas died May 5, 2016 at Granite Mesa Healthcare Center in Marble Falls.  Funeral services were held May 9 at Sneed Funeral Chapel. Burial followed at Oak Hill Cemetery.  Mrs. More...

Mrs. Whitehead

Grace Lorraine Whitehead, 91, of Lometa died May 6, 2016 in Lometa.  Visitation will be held May 11 at 10 a.m., with funeral services at 11 a.m. at Church of the Hills in Lometa.  Burial will follow at Senterfitt Cemetery. More...

News

Hanna Springs holds fifth-grade Ag Safety Day

Texas Game Warden Shaun Bayless reviews gun safety with a variety of firearms during the Ag Safety Day. More...

Driver said he tried to avoid hitting deer before truck overturns on U.S. Highway 281

A truck-tractor carrying 34,000 pounds of plastic wrapping and boxes overturned Saturday morning north of Adamsville, but the driver apparently escaped serious injury.  The accident occurred at 4:58 a.m. on U.S. More...

County moves forward with refinancing plan

The Lampasas County Commissioners Court on Monday voted to formalize plans to refinance county debt.  The county has about $3.1 million in outstanding certificates of obligation that were issued to fund annex construction on South Pecan Street.& More...

Opinion

Is it all over now?

Where am I with the #NeverTrump movement? Well, I almost never say “never.”  I have said consistently throughout this campaign that I would support the Republican Party’s nominee. More...

Bathroom debate: it’s all about me!

The 1940 presidential election centered on potential U.S. entry into World War II. In 1860, Lincoln and Douglas, along with two other candidates, squared off over chattel slavery and state liberties. More...

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School board incumbents win

Lampasas voters approve nine charter amendments

Lampasas school board incumbents David Millican and Kirk Whitehead easily won re-election Saturday, and Lampasas voters approved all nine charter amendments on the city ballot.  In Lometa, Mayor Cynthia Kirby retained her seat, as did school boa More...

Riata Round-up rides into town starting Friday

Riata Round-up organizers expect a busy weekend, with plenty of rodeo action scheduled for Friday night and Saturday.  The 15th annual Lampasas County Chamber of Commerce event will take place at the sports complex on FM 580 West, with activitie More...

BRIEFLY

School tour   A Lampasas High School preview will be Thursday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria. More...

Life

Man honored with Daytona trip, cowboy funeral

Neal Crain and his family made sure his last days were some of his best.  Knowing their loved one had terminal cancer, Crain’s relatives enabled him to fulfill two major wishes: attending the Daytona 500 and departing life in cowboy style. More...

LCRA provides grant to spruce up the show barn

The Lampasas County Livestock Association will add insulation and make facility renovations to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, thanks to a $25,000 community development grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority and the city of La More...

LCHEC enrolling students for College for Kids courses

Lampasas County Higher Education Center is now registering students for its College for Kids summer program serving students age 6 to 19.  The program is designed to provide fun, kid-friendly, hands-on activities that promote learning.  Stu More...

Sports

Vanliew named Texas League Player of the Week - Free Access

Lampasas Lightning quarterback Jonathan Vanliew was named the Week 2 Player of the Week for Texas Football League.Vanliew threw 6-16 for 100 yards and three touchdowns in the air in the Lightning's 26-0 win over the San Antonio Mavericks on Saturday. More...

Badgers begin May football

After a long off-season of conditioning, the Badgers held their first May football drills Monday morning at the high school. Due to UIL rules, contact drills in full pads are not allowed during the spring. More...

Lightning wins Texas League opener

The Lampasas Lightning shut out the visiting San Antonio Mavericks 26-0 on Saturday.  Jonathan Vanliew threw three touchdown passes in the victory on Saturday at Gavin Garrett Soccer Complex.  Vanliew, a 2009 Lampasas High School graduate, More...

Letters

Importance of being there

This is a note to all of Lampasas County. I think sometimes we all get into such a hurry that we forget how great we have it to live in this area.  More...

Give power back to the people

This letter is in reference to President B.H.O. More...

Pearls of wisdom

It’s amazing where you can pick up pearls of wisdom.  Yesterday at the coffee shop I heard this “intellectual” proudly stating to the two who would listen: “If my party selects (name omitted), I’ll vote for the othe More...

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Public Notices

Jon Boat. TX # 3240XT Serial # LWN01941M74J2LV Impounded from 1312 CR 3930, Lampasas, TX. Charges Owed: $743.00 as of 4-22-2016 Vehicle is located at ASAP Towing, - 132 PR 4363, - Lampasas, Tx 76550. Telephone: 512-556-5105 - VSF# 0650353VSF. More...