July 19, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Sales tax receipts up 7 percent for July

The city of Lampasas posted another rise in sales tax revenue, as its July rebate was up 7 percent this period. This marks the ninth consecutive monthly increase Lampasas has recorded. More...

Special Sections

Deaths

Mrs. Howe

Juanita Kathryn (Callaway) Howe died July 12, 2016 in Bluffton, Texas at the age of 94.  She was born Oct. 12, 1921 in Sweetwater, Texas to Thomas and Georgie Lee Callaway.  She loved fishing, cards and bowling. Mrs. More...

Mrs. Lancaster

Margaret Sue Lancaster, 77, of Lampasas died July 14, 2016 at Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple.  A funeral service for Mrs. Lancaster will be held July 21 at 10 a.m. at Sneed Funeral Chapel. More...

Sports

Monster catch

Nathan Shuford, 12, of Lampasas, caught this 40-pound catfish on the San Saba River the second weekend of this month. Shuford used sun perch as bait and caught the fish using a trotline. More...

Bison win turnover battle; even series with Lightning

The Austin Bison intercepted four Lightning passes in the second half of Saturday’s game, giving them the edge in a close 28-20 contest. Last Saturday previously was listed as the final regular-season game. More...

Baseball camp

Hayes Weyman, left, forces an out at first base, while Royce Clary hustles down the baseline during Badger baseball camp on Thursday. More...

Letters

Advice on citizenship

While similar information has been available before, this one is personal since it involves me. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS

The Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Lampasas, Texas will hold a public hearing on August 4, 2016 at 6:00 P.M. in the City Council Chambers located at 405 South Main Street on the following item:   More...

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of TAMMY MICHELE GADSBY, Deceased, were issued on June 9, 2016, in Cause No. 6794, pending in the County Court of LAMPASAS County Texas, to: WILLIAM CHARLES GADSBY, JR..  More...

NOTICE TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS AGAINST THE ESTATE OF EARL RAY NUNN, DECEASED

Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of EARL RAY NUNN, Deceased, were issued on July 13, 2016, in Cause No. 6807, pending in the Probate Court of Lampasas County, Texas, to: CARROL NUNN. More...

Investigation underway after two found dead at site of fire

On Saturday at about 12:45 p.m., the Lampasas County Sheriff’s Office received a report of two deceased persons in a residence on County Road 3066 East about halfway between Lampasas and Kempner.  Both victims were taken to the Southwester More...

Oh, deer!

City’s whitetail population prompts concerns

Lampasas is a place where the rural and urban collide – and in some cases, where nature isn’t quite welcome. More...

BRIEFLY

Lometa rodeo   The Lometa FFA Junior Rodeo will be Friday and Saturday at Bar 3 Arena in Lometa Regional Park. Action each day will begin at 8 p.m.  Burn ban   The countywide ban on outdoor burning is back in effect.  More...

Life

LMS eighth-graders visit Washington, NYC

On June 1, 27 Lampasas Middle School students and eight adults traveled to Washington, D.C., and New York City for a five-day, four-night trip with World strides Discover Now! Program. More...

Boys State experience

Those who attended the 2016 American Legion Boys State are, from left, Brogan Wykes, Kyle Wright, Caul Smith, Logan Bender, Quint Smith and Pete Cimino. More...

Capital Farm Credit celebrates 100 years

Capital Farm Credit on July 17 celebrated its 100th anniversary of helping rural areas grow and thrive by providing farmers and ranchers with the capital they need to make their businesses successful.  More...

News

Grand jury issues five new indictments

The Lampasas County grand jury met Wednesday and returned indictments against five individuals.  In a case presented by Sgt. More...

Williams, Republicans prevail on Conscience Protection Act

U.S. Rep. More...

Opinion

No quick fix for prejudice

Americans are increasingly pessimistic about race relations, nearly eight years after many of us hoped we had ushered in a new, post-racial era with the election of the first African-American president.  More...

Matters of right, wrong

So, to get the country past this awful moment, we need: Gun control? A presidential speech? An end to political posturing? A blue-ribbon commission?  Hugs?  Or maybe we need something more.  More...

The war on cops

There was never a more appropriately named book than “The War on Cops” by Heather Mac Donald, published a few weeks ago, on the eve of the greatest escalation of that war by the ambush murders of five policemen in Dallas. More...