June 28, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Lometa ISD board member resigns, cites job change

Lometa secondary students will be attending classes in a brand-new building this fall.  Reports presented during the regular session of the Lometa Independent School District Board of Trustees meeting Thursday show the construction is nearing fi More...

Special Sections

Deaths

Mrs. Baird

Nan Baird, 68, of Lampasas died June 25, 2016 at home.  Funeral service will be held June 29 at 10 a.m. at Sneed Funeral Chapel. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery. No visitation is scheduled.  Mrs. More...

Mrs. Jackson

Brenda Sue Jackson, 54, of Lampasas died June 24, 2016 at Rollins Brook Community Hospital.  Funeral service will be held June 28 at 10 a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church. More...

News

Father, son taken to hospital after accident near Bend

A Lometa man was airlifted to Temple’s Scott & White Memorial Hospital Sunday evening after a one-vehicle accident several miles east of Bend.  The accident on FM 580 West occurred about 6:30 p.m.  Trooper I Mitchell Jacobson of t More...

Light damage reported in Kempner fire

A mobile home fire Friday afternoon on the east side of Kempner caused light smoke and water damage in the 200 block of Tonkawa.  Kempner Volunteer Fire Department received a call about the fire, in the Indian Valley subdivision off FM 2808, at More...

Kempner City Council to meet today

The Kempner City Council will meet today at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall, 12288 East U.S. Highway 190.  The council will consider approving a contract for audit services from Singleton, Clark & Co.  More...

Opinion

The gun control farce

Surely murder is a serious subject, which ought to be examined seriously. Instead, it is almost always examined politically in the context of gun control controversies, with stock arguments on both sides that have remained the same for decades. More...

Time to read the labels on candidates

And they’re off and running! Duh-duh-dumpduh duh-dump ... and so on: The presidential horse race so beloved by media types. Who’s ahead? Who’s behind? What do the polls say? Which polls? More...

Free condoms: What could go wrong?

Remember when the left passionately insisted that public schools distribute free condoms to students on the bizarre theory that they were going to have sex anyway and we might as well make it safe? More...

Talks resume about rattlesnake rules

Commission to consider proposal for restrictions on ‘gassing’

After tabling a similar proposal in 2014, Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission plans to develop a proposal for a statewide ban on gassing rattlesnakes. More...

Refreshing spray

Lampasas Fire Marshal Ronnie Withers and firefighter Cory Greiner open up a fire hydrant outside of Wal-Mart for Madi Stephenson, 8, to cool off in. More...

BRIEFLY

Blood drive H-E-B will host a blood drive today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the store, on the Carter BloodCare bus. The drive is part of the annual H-E-B Challenge, which began 13 years ago and has resulted in 4,600 units of blood collected. More...

Life

News Maker

LCRA position

Sarah Floerke Gouak, formerly of Lampasas, has accepted a job as director of legislative affairs with the Lower Colorado River Authority in Austin.  Mrs. Gouak moves to LCRA from the office of Gov. More...

Berrios named LCHEC director

The Education Foundation of Lampasas County Higher Education Center appointed Derrick Berrios as director for LCHEC at its monthly board meeting on Thursday. Berrios has served as interim academic officer and office manager since April 1.  More...

Packed library

On Thursday, Harrell Clary and Marilyn Clary presented a program based on the book “Bringing Nature Home” at the Lampasas Public Library. More...

Sports

Last-minute victory

Allen’s rushing TD with 20 seconds left seals Lightning win

The Austin Bison gave the Lampasas Lightning their toughest competition of the season. Despite several turnovers, the Lightning escaped with a 27-20 win Saturday on the road. The Lightning remain undefeated through six games. More...

Building Badgers athletes medal in Waco - Free Access

Results from previous meet in Temple included

Several Lampasas athletes set personal bests at a Waco summer track meet on Saturday. Building Badgers Youth League also brought home several medals from the meet. Results are listed below, and personal records are indicated with (PR). More...

Schulze, Honea win HPGA tournament

The inaugural Hancock Park Golf Association Two-Person Low Ball/Scramble took place Saturday and Sunday at Hancock Park Golf Course.  Forty-three teams were entered for the first-year event.  The format was low ball on Saturday and scramble More...

Agribusiness

The very versatile pig

Swine contribute to agriculture, other fields

The time has come to write about my favorite animal -- the one that contributes countless byproducts, tasty meals, medicinal aids and discoveries to our society. More...

Chronic wasting disease

Commission adopts new rules for artificial movement of deer

After extensive public testimony, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission last week approved an amended set of regulations for artificial movement of deer by permit as part of the state’s chronic wasting disease management plan. More...

Lampasas teachers attend welding training

To strengthen their teaching skills and prepare for a new welding program at Lampasas High School, three Lampasas Career and Technical Education faculty members participated in a three-day welding technology workshop last week. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

HEIGHTS HOME HEALTH

Part time caregivers needed in the Lampasas & Kempner areas. Must be dependable & have reliable transportation. All shifts available. For more information, call Heights Home Health at 1-800-282-6125.   More...

LEGAL NOTICE:

This Texas Lottery Commission scratch ticket game will close on July 24, 2016. You have until January 20, 2017, to redeem any tickets for this game: #1694 $10 Set for Life ($10) overall odds are 1 in 3.52. More...

INVITATION TO BID 2016-17 School Year Sealed bids for :

MISC. MAINTENANCE PARTS, SUPPLIES, EQUIPMENT. More...