August 16, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Lometa school construction nearly completed

As the Lometa school district prepares for the upcoming school year, the Board of Trustees met in regular session Aug. More...

BRIEFLY

Burn ban   Because of rain, County Judge Wayne Boultinghouse has lifted the outdoor burn ban until Aug. More...

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Deaths

Miss Hicks

Mother Esther Lee Hicks died on Aug. 12, 2016.  Funeral service for Miss Hicks will be held Aug. 19 at 11 a.m. at Sneed Funeral Chapel in Lampasas. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery  She was born in Lampasas on Oct. More...

News

Feed manufacturing fire deemed accidental

Fire that swept through a Lometa feed manufacturing plant Aug. More...

Hay bales, farm equipment ignite Friday near Kempner

Dozens of large, round bales of hay burned Friday some seven miles southeast of Kempner when a baler ignited.  Fire quickly spread to a tractor pulling the hay baler, and both pieces of farm equipment burned.  More...

Acreage scorched west of Lometa

Fifteen to 20 acres of land burned near Lometa on Sunday afternoon during a fire believed to have been started possibly by a lightning strike.  Residents told officials a storm had rolled through the area earlier. More...

Opinion

Email scandal continues

Hillary Clinton is leading in the polls, but the public still doesn’t entirely trust her. More...

Time to choose

A political campaign is -- theoretically -- about comparison of policies and personalities, pending final selection, on a designated day, of this candidate or that one, in accordance with long-commended democratic procedures.  More...

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Fire in the field

A hay baler caught fire Friday morning southeast of Kempner, igniting a tractor that was pulling it. Some 30 acres burned, and 30-35 large round bales were consumed by the blaze. More...

County plans no increase in tax rate

Several proposed raises among other big topics during budget meetings

In budget meetings last Tuesday and Thursday, the Lampasas County Commissioners Court made plans to leave the property tax rate unchanged in the upcoming year.  Budget plans presented last week would keep the total county rate at its present lev More...

Austin man found with 30 pounds of marijuana, sheriff’s office says

A sizable amount of marijuana was seized Sunday about a mile south of Lometa. About 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Lampasas County Sheriff’s Office deputy Jerome Ervin pulled over Joseph Ryan Moeller, 29, of Austin for having a license plate light out. More...

Life

Lampasas, Lometa ISDs outline meal policies

Lampasas Independent School District and Lometa Independent School District have released guidelines regarding free and reduced price meals for children. Lampasas ISD offers meals every day for breakfast and lunch for students. More...

Impaired drivers targeted by police

Lampasas Police Department will ramp up efforts to stop impaired driving as part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Texas Department of Transportation Impaired Driver Mobilization Aug. 19 through Labor Day.  Sgt. More...

PEC introduces new rate option

PEC has introduced a fourth rate option for residential members, beginning Sept. More...

Sports

Badgers win live quarter over Ducks

Although Taylor scored three times in the controlled portion of Friday’s scrimmage, the Badgers outscored the Ducks 7-0 in the “live quarter.”  Freshman and JV action were cut short due to lightning, but the varsity teams got i More...

Hunting, fishing licenses on sale

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department reminds hunters and anglers that 2016-2017 licenses are on sale this week. All current year Texas hunting and fishing licenses (except year-to-date fishing licenses) expire Aug. 31. More...

Lometa shuts out two scrimmage opponents

The Lometa Hornets outscored the Buckholts Badgers five touchdowns to none in a scrimmage Friday at home. More...

Letters

A fine mess

From 1929 to 1951, there were 17 Laurel and Hardy films in which are found the immortal line of Oliver “Oli” Hardy: “Well, here’s another fine mess you’ve gotten me into.” In the aftermath of the Republican and Dem More...

Proposed city expenses

I have several concerns regarding the expenditures proposed by the city officials (Mayor and City Council). It seems like they are spending our taxes at an alarming rate.  Why does the city of Lampasas need an assistant to the City Manager? More...

Khan’s issues

Mr. Khizr Khan’s son was one of nearly 5,000 American soldiers killed in the Iraq war.  In case Mr. Kahn forgot, let me remind him that Mr. Trump opposed that war while Mrs. Clinton voted for it. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING OF THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF LAMPASAS, TEXAS FISCAL YEAR 2016-2017 PROPOSED BUDGET CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS 405 SOUTH MAIN STREET MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2016

Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Lampasas will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, August 22, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. regarding the City Manager’s Proposed Budget for the Fiscal Year 2016- 2017.   More...

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS

The Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Lampasas, Texas will hold public hearings on September 8, 2016 at 6:00 P.M. in the City Council Chambers located at 405 South Main Street on the following items:   More...

BID NOTICE

At 2:00 p.m. on August 30, 2016, sealed bids will be opened in the Staff Conference Room, 312 East Third, Lampasas, Texas for: Avenue E -- Northington Wastewater Extension. More...