July 26, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

New principal sees bright future for Kline Whitis

Kline Whitis Elementary School has a long and illustrious history, and that legacy is something new principal Wes Graham looks to extend. “The school was opened in 1966, so this is going to be our 50th anniversary,” Graham said. More...

Special Sections

Deaths

Mrs. Buttery

Virginia Nell Kerzee Buttery died on July 21, 2016 in Bryan, Texas.  More...

Ms. Swink

Edith Evolyn Swink, 96, of Lampasas died July 23, 2016 at Regal Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  A graveside funeral service for Ms. Swink will be held July 27 at 10 a.m. at Albany Cemetery. More...

News

Hay ignites near farm implement barn

A fire Thursday afternoon outside a local farm implement workshop was brought under control quickly, and no structural damage to the metal building occurred, officials said.  City Fire Marshal Ronnie Withers gave this account.  Lampasas Fir More...

Opinion

Claiming the moral authority

My 12-year-old son couldn’t remember the phrase “take a walk down memory lane” last week, instead describing a stroll through “nostalgia road.” I knew it would come in handy.  Put on your hiking boots and join me fo More...

To the Republicans: It is what it is

Did Shakespeare say it first? Or the preacher of Ecclesiastes? Damon Runyon, even? My brotherin law?  Whatever the case, “It is what it is.”  More...

Political Cartoon

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Agribusiness

What’s the big deal about

Genetically modified foods?

A young woman walks into the grocery store on a Saturday afternoon. Her husband is keeping their two children for a few hours while she runs some errands. More...

Tank owners urged to watch for low oxygen in hot weather

A Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert said landowners should watch for oxygen depletion in stock ponds as we enter the dog days of summer.  Dr. More...

Beef Cattle Short Course set next week

After a historic run in beef cattle prices, producers are left with many decisions regarding the future of the cattle market, consumer demand and longterm weather projections, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service beef cattle expert.  More...

Rodeo action

Saige Hipps races around a barrel during the Lometa FFA Junior Rodeo on Friday night. For related photos and results, please see page 8. More...

County fund balances rise

Lampasas County added to its general fund balance and overall balance last fiscal year, according to an audit report presented Monday.  During the Lampasas County Commissioners Court’s meeting, County Auditor Chris Munn summarized the find More...

BRIEFLY

Police chief   The Kempner City Council will meet today at 7 p.m. in City Council Chambers at Kempner City Hall, 12288 East U.S. More...

Life

In good alignment

Local chiropractor part of national study

Benton Chiropractic Clinic is one of just 20 clinics in Texas that has been enrolled in a federally funded research program offered by the National Institutes of Health and its National Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine.  The pro More...

‘I wanna be the very best’

Lampasas and the rest of the world has been overtaken by Pokémon yet again. You may remember the last time the wave of fantasy creatures stored in red and white balls took over was in the late-1990s.  More...

TFWC completes workshop

Several Lampasas club women traveled to Temple last Tuesday to attend the annual summer workshop held at the City Federation of Women’s Clubs.  Those who attended were Lucy Walker, Karen Cambon, Ruthie Martin and TFWC 2014- 16 Recording Se More...

Sports

Players feel confident, prepared after SWAT program

The Badgers’ six-week summer conditioning program ended on Thursday, and football practice is less than one week away.  The Strength, Weights and Agility Training (SWAT) included a variety of drills, but sprint interval training may have l More...

Lometa rodeo results

The 63rd Annual Lometa FFA Junior Rodeo brought two full nights of action to Bar 3 Arena. All-around winners are listed below, with their hometown in parenthesis, if provided. More...

Upcoming football dates and events

The Lampasas Badger Football Camp continues today, Wednesday and Thursday at Lampasas High School. Camp for incoming second- through sixth-grade students is from 4-6 p.m. More...

Letters

Acting on hearsay

This is in response to the article published last week [“Lometa city secretary submits resignation,” July 12 edition] about the young secretary in our Lometa city office in which the mayor, Ms. More...

‘Free’ stuff

For the bigger part of my life I’ve been told nothing is free.  I now hear politicians state that if he/she is elected, voters will get stuff free.  The favorite “freebie” is health care; followed closely by food stamps. More...

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Public Notices

LEGAL NOTICE  Application has been made with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission for a Winery Permit by Wildflowers on the Wall LLC, dba Cork & Press, to be located at 523 East 3rd Street, Lampasas, Lampasas County, Texas. More...