June 21, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Cities continue strong trend in sales taxes

At the halfway point of 2016, the sales tax revenues for all entities in the county are running ahead of what was collected through June 2015. More...

‘Minute to Win it’

Eight-year-old Jackie Johnson uses only her nose dabbed with a sticky substance to move cotton balls from the table to a bowl during the Lampasas Public Library’s “Minute to Win it” More...

Special Sections

Deaths

Mrs. Banks

Wanda Maye Banks of Lubbock died June 17, 2016 at the age of 83.  Services were held June 20 at Combest Family Memorial Chapel in Lubbock.  Interment will be June 21 at 2 p.m. at Watson Cemetery in Lampasas.  Mrs. More...

Mr. Jones

Russell Ulysses Jones, 69, of Lampasas died June 17, 2016 at St. David’s Medical Center in Austin.  Visitation will be June 22 from 6-8 p.m. at Sneed Funeral Chapel. A private burial will be held at a later date.  Mr. More...

Mrs. Roybal

Wanda O’Dell (Erskine) Roybal, 87, of San Diego died April 17, 2016.  Her body was cremated, and a private family ceremony was held April 20.  She was born July 9, 1928 in Lampasas but had lived in San Diego for over 60 years.  More...

Sports

Building speed

Giovani Bienbenu, left, and Qadir Tolliver run 40-yard sprints toward the end of the SWAT (Strength, Weights and Agility Training) workout on Monday. More...

Lightning defense picks off four passes in 31-0 win

The Lampasas Lightning beat the Brownwood Pride 31-0 on Saturday for the team’s third shoutout victory of the year. Lampasas (5-0) has allowed just 40 points all season, the lowest of any team in the Texas Football League. More...

Basketball camp

Lexee Marez takes a jump shot during a timed drill at the girls’ youth basketball camp on Monday. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS

The Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Lampasas, Texas will hold public hearings on July 7, 2016 at 6:00 P.M. in the City Council Chambers located at 405 South Main Street on the following items:   More...

Autopsy results from Lake Victor fatal car fire expected soon - Free Access

New details are emerging about Monday's fatal car fire in Lake Victor. More...

Job fair set Wednesday

A job fair organized by the Lampasas Economic Development Corp. will be Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lampasas County Higher Education Center, 208 East Avenue B.  More...

Fire training building ready

The recently constructed training facility at Lampasas Fire Department will provide safe, realistic practice in fighting live fire.  Several metal shipping containers donated by Lee Hoffpauir form the 1,280-squarefoot, two-story building. More...

BRIEFLY

Livestock   A workshop about parasite management for sheep and goats will be June 28 in the meeting room at the Lampasas County Farm Bureau building, 1793 North U.S. Highway 281.  The cost is $10. More...

Life

Sip & Strut to help art school

Judith McGinty, executive director of Perception Creative Art School in Lampasas, has announced that the school will hold a Sip and Strut wine-tasting and interactive art event on July 7 from 7-10 p.m. in the Briggs Building, 415 E. Third St.  More...

A ‘Minute’ at the library

Melanie Burbey keeps track of time while Lilian Stephen, 8, tries to wiggle a cookie down her face to her mouth without using her hands. More...

PEC hosts annual meeting

Pedernales Electric Cooperative voters re-elected District 5 Director James Oakley and elected Jim Powers, who ran unopposed, to serve as the new District 4 director.  Powers replaces former director Chris Perry, who did not seek reelection.&nbs More...

News

Friday night music

The Little Night Music concert featuring the Elderly Brothers had to battle the heat Friday. Residents set up in the shade of the live oak trees near the courthouse bandstand. More...

Opinion

Selective Service registration for women poses unique dangers

A national defense bill passed last week by the U.S. Senate would require women to register for the Selective Service System, meaning females could be subject to a future military draft. More...

At least Trump recognizes the evil

And suddenly, with a click -- a trigger click, the first of who knows how many at the Pulse club -- the election campaign turned. More...

Will Orlando massacre change anything?

However great the shock of the massacre in Orlando, it is only a matter of time before we start hearing again the fact-free dogma that “diversity is our strength.” If there is any place in the Guinness Book of World Records for words repe More...