May 17, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Flooded highway

Businessman Lee Hoffpauir took this photo Saturday afternoon in the 6100 block of East U.S. Highway 190, which was shut down temporarily because a portion of the road was flooded. More...

BRIEFLY

Early voting   Early voting in the runoff elections will end Friday.  Polls are open today through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the elections administrator office, 407 S. Pecan St. More...

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Deaths

Mr. Terry

Emmett Eugene “Gene” Terry, 92, of Victoria died May 12, 2016.  He was born Nov. 17, 1923 in San Saba to the late Emmett D. and Opal Senterfitt Terry.  Mr. More...

News

U.S. 190 flooding evokes memories of 2007

A portion of U.S. Highway 190 east of town was temporarily closed Saturday afternoon after a downpour sent roiling waters through low-lying spots.  The affected area was in the 6100 block of U.S. More...

Man flown to hospital after wreck

A three-car collision on U.S. Highway 281 South Thursday about 7:30 p.m. left two vehicles totaled, and one man was flown to Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple as a precautionary measure.  More...

Car burns in hotel parking lot

No injuries were reported after a 2001 Honda Accord became fully engulfed in flames in the Inn at Lampasas parking lot Friday evening.  The cause of the fire had not been determined at press time Monday, however Lampasas Fire Marshal Ronnie With More...

Opinion

Snubbing conservatives won’t help

Another week has passed, and I’m still unenthusiastic about Donald Trump’s presumptive GOP presidential nomination. Instead of allaying our fears, he’s intensifying them -- as if on purpose.  More...

Trump vs. Ryan

“Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.” -- Proverbs, 16:18 The above proverb suggests why the wise and prudent might not want to be standing too close to Donald John Trump when certain ancient truths achieve More...

What is lurking in Trump’s tax return?

Paul Ryan’s decision not to quickly endorse presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump will inevitably leave a substantial number of Republicans unhappy. More...

Lampasas, Lometa see more growth in sales tax

The city of Lampasas continued its string of consecutive months of sales tax gains when the May 2016 statistics were released by State Comptroller Glenn Hegar’s office.  Lampasas received a $160,537 check this period, which represents an i More...

Wet conditions add to risk of parasites

As beneficial as recent rains are for range conditions, they also create a prime setting for parasite transmission.  Ostertagia, the brown stomach worm, presents a significant problem for cattle in the Lampasas area.  The worms thrive in we More...

Lampasas gains technology jobs

Kathi Masonheimer wants Lampasas residents to know they do not have to commute all the way to Austin for technological jobs.  The city’s economic development director has been working with companies to create Lampasas jobs -- including tho More...

Life

Lometa students selected for Girls State event

Maclinta Alaniz, Isabella Gill and Savannah Phillips are the delegates selected to attend Girls State 2016, which runs June 12- 18 in Seguin. More...

LHS graduation ceremony set

Commencement exercises for the Lampasas High School Class of 2016 will be held May 27 at 7:30 p.m. More...

FFA district awards banquet

FFA members received their award banners for various FFA competitions May 9 at the San Saba FFA District Association awards banquet. More...

Sports

Masonheimer resigns from Lometa coaching position - Free Access

Jamie Masonheimer -- Lometa's head girls' basketball coach, head tennis coach and girls' track coach -- announced that he has accepted a position as head girls' coach/A.D. at Eula ISD. More...

15th Annual Riata Round-up

Rodeo Results

Professional Bull Riding  1st Place: Tanner Harvey (New Mexico)  Bull team  1st Place: Rafter C (Crockett, TX)  Freestyle Bullfighting  1st Place: Kurt Lynch (Conroe, TX)  Mutton Bustin'   More...

Steffin McCarter places third at Big 12 track championship

Steffin McCarter, a 2015 graduate of Lampasas High School, placed third in long jump at the Big 12 Conference Track and Field Championship on Saturday.  McCarter, a University of Texas freshman, jumped 7.65 meters (25 feet, 1 1/4 inches) to clai More...

Letters

Letters

Social engineering mandate   More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

STATE OF TEXAS COUNTY OF LAMPASAS CITY OF KEMPNER  TO ANY AND ALL BANKS WITHIN THE CITY OF KEMPNER AND LAMPASAS, LAMPASAS COUNTY, TEXAS   More...