August 30, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Lometa ISD opens new school building

As students poured into the Lometa ISD campus the first week of the new term, they walked into an environment of change. More...

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News

Zebra mussels discovered in nearby lake

Stillhouse Hollow Reservoir now is among the Texas lakes infested with zebra mussels, according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.  Fisheries biologists recently confirmed the presence of the invasive aquatic species after an attentive More...

Kempner proposes budget for 2017

The Kempner City Council has proposed a fiscal year 2016- 2017 tax rate that is 3 percent higher than the current rate. The proposed budget, which will be voted on by the council on Sept. 13, provides for $396,068 in total expenditures. More...

Sports

Triumphant return

Head coach Rogers leads hometown team to 33-12 win at Badger Field

A versatile offense and an aggressive defense gave the Badgers their first varsity football win over Fredericksburg since 1993. More...

Lometa wins big

The Lometa Hornets scored first and led nearly the whole game in a 66-20 win Friday at Mullin. “It’s awesome, compared to what we’ve been through with the last couple years,” head coach D.T. Torres said. More...

Cross country teams win opening meet

The Lampasas boys and girls each won the 1A-4A division of the Belton Invitational cross country meet on Friday. Held at Wildflower Country Club in Temple, the season-opening meet included 11 teams in the 1A-4A division, and about 130 runners. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

GRANT ADMINISTRATION SERVICES REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

The City of Lampasas is soliciting proposals for consultant/ management services for grant writing and administrative services.  More...

GRANT ENGINEERING SERVICES REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

The City of Lampasas is soliciting proposals for engineering services for the preparation of applications for four possible grant programs to include budget(s)/scope(s) of work/ draft specifications.  More...

PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE SETTING OF COMPENSATION OF COUNTY AUDITOR AND COURT REPORTER AND APPOINTMENT OF COUNTY AUDITOR BY THE DISTRICT JUDGE OF LAMPASAS COUNTY, TEXAS FOR THE 2016/ 2017 PROPOSED BUDGET. More...

Road seal coating finished

Two well-traveled roadways in Lampasas County have received work in the form of seal coating from the Texas Department of Transportation.  Public Information Officer Andrew Carlson said seal coating on State Loop 257 – which is part of Eas More...

Back at home

LHS graduate Dr. Vanna Stotts Gold joins Family Medicine Clinic

Dr. Vanna Stotts Gold is back in the town she loves -- and she has joined the practice that sparked her interest in medicine.  The 2005 Lampasas High School graduate, an osteopath at Family Medicine Clinic, will begin seeing patients Sept. More...

BRIEFLY

Brush   Effective immediately, the city of Lampasas will only accept brush, limbs and clippings at the city barn located at 201 Brown St. on Fridays between 8 a.m. More...

Life

Stop for the school bus, superintendent pleads

Lampasas Independent School District bus riders who live off U.S. Highway 190 have had to deal with several close calls recently while getting on and off the bus. More...

Finding a calling

Youth minister helps families

Dakota Thornton, First Street Church of Christ’s new youth and family minister, said he wants to promote strong families and help young people grow closer to Jesus.  Thornton, who directs First Street Church of Christ’s ministry to s More...

Zika virus discussed locally

Lampasas Emergency Management officials and Rollins Brook Community Hospital Administrator Ashley Underwood have met to discuss the Zika virus.  More...

Opinion

Rick Manning

Hillary’s tenure marked by pay-for-play operation

You would have to be delusional now to believe that Hillary Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State was nothing more than a vast pay-to-play operation.  More...

Who dominates whom? Who decides?

A federal judge in Fort Worth last week disallowed the Obama administration’s attempt to change the nation’s mind on the latest liberal social cause: sex-alteration.  More...

Justice for the Clintons at last?

Hold on; we may finally be getting some fireworks in this lackluster presidential campaign -- as the Clinton Foundation scandal seems to be gathering steam.  More...

Letters

Lometa fire department grateful for assistance

The Lometa Volunteer Fire Department wants to thank several fire departments that offered help fighting the three-day fire at the Ecology Revolution facility north of Lometa over a week ago.  More...