September 27, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Commissioners Court OKs tax rate increase

The Lampasas County Commissioners Court voted unanimously Monday to increase the county’s property tax rate by one cent in the upcoming fiscal year.  For the new budget year, which begins Saturday, the county’s total tax rate will be More...

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News

Commission offers courthouse tours

The Lampasas County Historical Commission will offer extended dates for tours of the county courthouse on the downtown square.  In recognition of October’s Archeology Month, tours of the 1884 historical structure will be held at 2 p.m. More...

Sports

Hawks’ ground game relentless

Canyon Lake runs for six touchdowns in 42-34 win over Badgers

The Canyon Lake Hawks’ steady running attack led to their first-ever win over Lampasas in varsity football, a 42-34 victory on Thursday. More...

Competition open for QB

Could a new starting quarterback be the spark the Badgers need to pull off some upset wins in one of Texas’ toughest districts?  Lampasas head football coach Troy Rogers is keeping his options open as he evaluates the two leading candidate More...

Second-half kickoff return ignites rally

Lometa proved it can win the close games, as the Hornets beat Summit Christian Academy 32- 20 on the road Friday.  “It’s just one of those that we really needed, especially after a blowout victory last week,” coach D.T. More...

Letters

Students’ wellbeing is the issue

I’m writing this letter in response to the article in the Sept. 23 edition about deannexation and attachment. More...

Homeland Security’s citizenship error

Newsflash: The Department of Homeland Security reports that over 850 immigrants who were scheduled to be deported were “mistakenly” given citizenship. More...

Restoring our rights, freedoms

This morning as I was drinking coffee out of our cup that has “Freedom is not Free” written on it, I thought of the upcoming election and what should a Christian do.  Tony Perkins of Family Research Council recently wrote, “The More...

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Public Notices

Pursuant to provisions of Occupations Code 2303 the following item has been impounded at: HOFFPAUIR, JIM, INC 802 NORTH KEY LOT A LAMPASAS, TX 76550 512-556-6285  TDLR VSF Lic. More...

Cody Reed

Editor’s note: Republican Cody Reed -- who was appointed district clerk in May, after Terri Cox retired -- and independent candidate Edith Wagner Harrison are running to fill the last two years of the unexpired term. More...

Edith Wagner Harrison

Why did you decide to run for district clerk?  More...

BRIEFLY

Gun safety   The air rifle project with the Lampasas County 4-H will have a mandatory safety meeting on Saturday at 9:45 a.m. The meeting will be at the Lampasas County Youth Livestock Center show barn on U.S. Highway 281 North.  More...

Life

Lampasas to host glam-filled campers

Vision Lampasas offers weekend tours for fundraiser

Lampasas will play host to some glamorous campers Friday and Saturday, as Vision Lampasas offers tours of the “glampers” to fund an expansion of the Christmas on the Creek Christmas lighting project.  The fundraiser came about after More...

News Maker

Commended student

Lampasas High School Principal Mark Kehoe announced that Pete Cimino has been named a Commended Student in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program.  A letter of commendation from the school and the scholarship corporation, which conducts the More...

Art studio issues call for competition pieces

A juried art show will be hosted Nov. 12 by Perception Creative Art School at ART Rock Studio, 415 E. Third St. in Lampasas. More...

Opinion

Michelle Malkin

U.N.: Spare us the refugee sanctimony

Another United Nations summit in New York. Another finger-wagging extravaganza. Another useless “historic declaration” (nonbinding, of course) to save the world (by holding another summit ... in two years). More...

William Murchison

Terrorism and the blame game

It’s hard to know what’s funny these days. It’s possible that nothing is and nothing will be funny until we are safely through the election season -- maybe not even then. More...

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Agribusiness

Raising healthy cattle

Program offers tips on boosting animals’ value through management

Cattle health was a key theme of a Central Texas Cow/Calf Clinic in Lampasas on Thursday. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program featured four speakers -- three of whom focused on topics related to raising healthy livestock. More...

Celebrate cotton, a most versatile crop

This month’s column is in appreciation of a crop whose magnitude was foreign to this Hill Country girl before my arrival in Lubbock five years ago.  During my first semester at Texas Tech, I was traveling back to Lubbock after a weekend at More...

Expert: Weaning calves before auction reduces stress, could increase profits

Spring-born calves will soon be arriving at auction markets, but producers should consider a weaning plan that will help keep calves healthier and happier, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service beef cattle specialist in Overton.&nbs More...