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Burn ban   The countywide ban on outdoor burning is back in effect.  The only exceptions to the ban are for firefighter training; public utility, natural gas pipeline or mining operations; planting or harvesting of agricultural crops; and b More...

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Sudden storm

Heavy rain falls as Spring Ho street dance attendees crowd under the awnings on Live Oak Street Saturday night. An unexpected thunderstorm interrupted the Saturday night dance. More...

Crash at Alon

There were no injuries Monday when the driver of a Ford Explorer drove into the storefront of the Alon gas station near South Key Avenue and Central Texas Expressway. More...

Storm damage

A large fallen tree in Hancock Park shows the damage caused by a thunderstorm late Saturday night. More...

Opinion

The Teflon Clinton standard

There is a classic Latin epigram about double standards that resounds in the aftermath of the FBI’s surrender this week to the corruptocracy: “Quod licet Iovi, non licet bovi.”  Translation: “What is permissible for Jove More...

Hillary and her e-mail troubles

The thing is, this Hillary Clinton indictment thing -- which isn’t going to end in indictment after all -- isn’t going away.  A -- um -- lady who appears to lack any other interest besides becoming the first woman president will go o More...

Guilty as not charged

It’s no mere academic question: Do we believe in the rule of law anymore? Are we a nation of laws or of men?  The cherished idea of the rule of law in our system is about everyone’s being subject to the law in equal measure. More...

Lometa city secretary submits resignation

Meeting in regular session on July 5, the Lometa City Council addressed a full agenda of old and new business, then considered the continued employment of its city secretary.  The discussion regarding City Secretary Christy Fath was held in open More...

Spring Ho concludes with flurry of activities

Lelia Sanchez adjusts the police hat on Frankie, an English bulldog, before the Spring Ho Pet Parade on Friday. Frankie was part of a Pet Parade entry with a cops-and-robbers theme. More...

Life

Class of 1971 reunites

The Lampasas High School Class of 1971 held its 45th reunion at the Crawford Party House on June 18. There were 41 classmates, one former teacher, and many family and friends in attendance. More...

Dancing in night

Couples danced to a wide range of music genres at the Spring Ho Dance Contest Thursday at Toupsie’s. More...

Library fundraiser today

The Lampasas Public Library needs the community’s support for a fundraiser today at Cinergy Cinemas in Copperas Cove. Purchases made between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. More...

Sports

Garner one-mile dominance remains

Madyson Shelley earns female overall gold third year in a row

At the Spring Ho one-mile race on Saturday, Art Garner of Burnet recorded the race’s fastest time since 2010. Finishing in 5 minutes, 31 seconds, Garner continued his family’s tradition of Spring Ho gold medals. More...

5K times drop sharply

With a time of 18:07 -- 52 seconds faster than the 2015 winner -- Michael Aker won the Spring Ho 5K on Saturday. Adison McFall, the female overall winner, finished in 19:50 -- two minutes and 10 seconds faster than last year’s female champion. More...

Sports Shorts

GOLF TOUR   Abbie Carson finished third in the Hill Country Junior Open, held Wednesday and Thursday in Fredericksburg and Kerrville. The golf tournament was part of the West Texas Junior Champions Tour.  Carson shot 88-78--166.  More...

Lometa Reporter

Lometa zoning talks continue

Prior to dealing with personnel matters at its meeting last week, the Lometa City Council spent time discussing an ordinance pertaining to the city cemetery and some zoning issues.  Cemetery policies previously considered at the June council mee More...

Public Notices - Free Access

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary of Independent Administration for the Estate of JEFFERY JOHN KOPP, Deceased, were issued on July 7, 2016, in Cause No. More...