August 2, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Gas prices keep dropping

National average gas prices in July reached the lowest point for that month in 12 years, according to AAA.  The national average of $2.132 at press time Monday was dramatically lower than the $2.655 average for the same date in 2015.  The T More...

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Deaths

Mrs. Lake

Emily Ware Lake was born Aug. 8, 1920 in Nacogdoches, the daughter of William and Bernice Ware. She died on July 27, 2016 in Austin, which had been her home for 70 years.  Services will be held at 2 p.m. Aug. More...

Mrs. Prine

Vivian Marie Martin Prine, 62, died at her home in Lampasas on July 9, 2016.  A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Aug. 2 at Faith Lutheran Church in Lampasas with Pastor Tim Oschner officiating.  Mrs. Prine was born Oct. More...

Sports

Badgers hold first practice under Rogers

The Badgers’ first football practice of the season, which came Monday morning, was a tough test of conditioning. More...

Badger football tickets on sale

Badger football season tickets will be on sale today through Thursday for those who held season tickets last year.  They will be sold from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lampasas High School Athletic Secretary’s office. More...

Fans invited to intrasquad scrimmage

Coaches and Badger Quarterback Club officials hope to pack the stands Saturday for an intrasquad football scrimmage at Lampasas High School.  The scrimmage begins at 10 a.m. More...

Letters

Cherishing the memory of those gone before us

I’ve been musing over the summer, particularly during Spring Ho, about writing something that would explain how this September we Landrums will be celebrating the centennial of our arrival in this fair town. More...

Peddling perfection

My daughter brought it to my attention: Ivanka Trump’s using the RNC spotlight to Twitter-peddle her fashion line. More...

Lampasas may borrow to pay for capital items

Total debt payment, tax rate would not rise

The Lampasas City Council is considering the possibility of issuing new debt in the upcoming fiscal year to fund capital expenditures.  Because the city’s debt service payments are scheduled to decrease in 2017, Lampasas has the opportunit More...

Glowing education

From top to bottom, Weldon Nesbitt, Chris Foreman and Hayes Weyman work on iPads provided by the Lampasas Independent School District for a STEAM summer camp activity. More...

BRIEFLY

Burn ban   The countywide ban on outdoor burning is back in effect. The ban prohibits outdoor fires in areas outside incorporated city limitis.  More...

Life

Republicans to meet Thursday

The Lampasas County Republican Executive Committee will have its monthly meeting Aug. 4 at noon at FeBe John's Mexican Restaurant, 208 N. Key Ave. Interested Republicans are welcome. More...

Rollins Brook opens rehabilitation center

Rollins Brook Community Hospital on Friday officially opened its Rehabilitation Center at 905 N. More...

LISD summer camp concludes

The Lampasas Independent School District summer camps officially ended Friday, but the students will likely take what they learned over the week into the upcoming school year.  The students got to watch a basketball being thrown from a large tre More...

Opinion

Blue light Friday

When you need something done, call a retired cop.  More...

The ‘smart’ party and the ‘dumb’ party

I guess I’m a -- how you spell that there word? “Kon-serve-a-tive.” That’s with a “K,” right? Meaning I didn’t do no college and I like to monkey with cars. More...

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