May 31, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

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Lometa High School’s 2016 salutatorian is Carson Faith Wienecke, left. The valedictorian is Morgan Bridges. More...

Services scheduled for Mat Taylor

Milburn A. “Mat” Taylor, 76, of Kempner died May 28, 2016 at Seton Medical Center in Harker Heights. More...

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News

Shooting accident reported Sunday

An individual firing a high powered rifle was injured by a ricochet Sunday afternoon off County Road 3365. More...

U-turn near Lometa precedes crash

Three people were taken to Rollins Brook Community Hospital Saturday morning after a two-vehicle accident near Lometa. The collision occurred about a mile north of Lometa on U.S. Highway 183.  Texas Highway Patrol was notified about 10 a.m. More...

Sports

McCarter qualifies for nationals

Steffin McCarter had a personal-best long jump -- 25 feet, 3.25 inches -- on Friday to qualify for the NCAA Outdoor National meet. More...

Schulze wins memorial golf tournament again

Justin Schulze won the A.C. January Memorial tournament outright for the sixth time in 12 years. Schulze, who shared the 2015 individual title with Davis Dewald, won this year’s 54-hole tournament with a score of 206. More...

Tennis training

Makenna Martin, far right, takes a swing while Luke Salvato, center, waits for his turn at a tennis clinic hosted by coach Kenneth Peiser, far left. More...

Letters

To which God does our national motto refer?

In January during the State of the Union address, the camera inadvertently moved upward behind the President. Momentarily the words “In God We Trust” could be seen etched in stone on the wall. In America today there are many religions. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

BID NOTICE

At 2:00 p.m. on June 14, 2016, sealed bids will be opened in the Staff Conference Room, 312 East Third, Lampasas, Texas for 18” Transmission Line Improvements ( EE Ohnmeiss BLVD). More...

LEGAL NOTICE:

This Texas Lottery Commission scratch ticket game will close on June 4, 2016. You have until December 1, 2016, to redeem any tickets for this game: # 1730 Lucky Gems Bingo ($ 2) overall odds are 1 in 4.25. More...

County remembers the fallen

Every May, Americans observe Memorial Day to honor members of the United States military who have died while serving our country at war. More...

Lometa’s speech team wins state title

The Lometa speech team claimed the Class 1A state championship last week at the UIL Academic State Meet. More...

Former superintendent dies

William Eugene “Bill” Banks, a Lampasas ISD superintendent from 1977-1980, died May 23, 2016. He was 83.  A memorial service was held May 28 at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Austin. More...

BRIEFLY

Spring Ho   The entry deadline for the Miss Spring Ho and Little Miss Spring Ho pageants is June 10.  More...

Life

Goodbye class, hello summer

Hanna Springs Elementary School students wave goodbye as the buses honk and drive students home for summer Thursday afternoon. More...

News Maker

Award nomination

Harvest House Publishers has announced that popular fiction author Vannetta Chapman’s “Anna’s Healing” has been nominated for a 2016 Christy Award in the Contemporary Romance/Suspense category.  “Anna’s Healin More...

Retired teachers attend spring Leadership Training Conference

Members of the Lampasas County Retired Teachers Association attended the May 17 District XII Spring Leadership Training Conference at the Region XII Education Service Center in Waco. More...

Opinion

At this point, it should make all the difference

Hillary Clinton has been groping around for a campaign slogan. She’s just unveiled her seventh meaningless catchphrase. How about “Still lying and breaking all the rules”? More...

Prospect of a Hillary presidency

The big difference between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton is that no one -- Trump included, most likely -- knows what a Trump presidency would look like. Everyone appears to know what a Clinton presidency would look like. More...

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Agribusiness

Cattle Auction

The report from the May 25 Lampasas Cattle Auction follows.  Cattle and calves: Estimated receipts 422, compared to 505 last sale and 127 at this time last year.  Compared to last sale, feeder steers and heifers were $8- $10 lower. More...