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Cuban roots, American dream

Dr. Antonio Suarez-Barrio holds a 1951 family photo taken in his native country of Cuba. His American military medals are framed in the background. More...

BRIEFLY

ALL-STATE BAND   Badger Band member Isaiah Margis, a Lampasas High School senior, has qualified for the All-State Band.  For details, please see feature story on page 3.  BURN BAN IN EFFECT   More...

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News

Congressman named to committee leadership

The Financial Services Committee has announced that Congressman Roger Williams (R-Austin) has been appointed vice chair of the Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade for the 115th Congress.  Williams, who has served on the Financial Services More...

Free courthouse tours offered on Saturdays

Free, guided tours of the historic Lampasas County Courthouse are offered each Saturday at 11 am. More...

Museum members set to meet

The Lampasas County Museum will hold its annual membership meeting Monday at 5:30 p.m. at the museum, 303 S. Western Ave. All members are invited.   More...

Opinion

Petty partisanship from an exiting Obama

I feel a strong sense of optimism in the air. More...

Political prognostication

The Wall Street Journal reported the other day that numerous early and all-seeing promoters of the 401(k) account acknowledge -- sigh -- they got it wrong. More...

Americans for limited gov’t

Bring back welfare retorm

In 1996, President Clinton did something right in the field of welfare reform. More...

City declines to pursue gym as civic center property - Free Access

Council had looked at possibility of buying building on FM 580 East

The city of Lampasas released the following press release after a unanimous vote not to buy property that officials had considered for a civic center: After more than a month of investigation, the City Council on Monday night affirmed [it] will not More...

Doctor appointed to serve as county’s local health authority

In a short meeting Monday, the Lampasas County Commissioners Court unanimously approved the appointment of Dr. Georgia Hay as the county's local health authority. More...

Estates at Lampasas on track with few weather delays

After breaking ground last summer, the Estates at Lampasas senior living development continues to progress.  Frames are in place, and roofing has been added to some buildings on the property.  More...

Life

Cuban roots; American dream

After becoming U.S. citizen, Barrio wants freedom for his native land

Dr. Antonio Suarez-Barrio left his home country of Cuba before the notorious leader Fidel Castro took power. More...

Garden club to celebrate Arbor Day with donation

The Browning Community Garden Club of Kempner will hold its monthly meeting on Jan. More...

Quilt guild sets meeting Jan. 18

The Highland Lakes Quilt Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Jan. 18 in the Fellowship Hall at First United Methodist Church, 1101 Bluebonnet Dr. in Marble Falls.  Guests are welcome. More...

Sports

Too much to bear

Grizzlies can’t contain explosive Lampasas offense

Lampasas easily defeated first-year varsity team Leander Glenn 81-25 in district basketball on Friday.  The Badgers stretched their winning streak to 14 games to set up tonight’s match-up of District 19-4A leaders. More...

Lady Badgers back to .500

Varsity girls even district, overall records with big win over Glenn

The Lady Badgers earned their second district win while holding Leander Glenn to one of the lowest scores of any Lampasas opponent this season.  Lampasas won 44-14 over the Glenn Lady Grizzlies in Friday’s game at home.  An 8-2 first- More...

TPWD seeks public input on gizzard, threadfin shad

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is seeking public comment on proposed changes to regulations on the possession and sale of gizzard and threadfin shad collected from public waters, which would require persons who collect or possess shad in exc More...

Letters

Who, what, when, where, why and how?

Who can tell American citizens What information the Russians were able to get When they “hacked” the Democrat Party documents? Where were they able to hack? Why did they hack? How did they hack?  More...

Treat teachers as professionals

On Jan. 21, 2017, Roseland Educational Foundation will be launching a campaign to have teachers acknowledged as professionals.  Currently, teachers are considered day laborers. Doctors and lawyers are considered professionals.  More...