January 17, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Lometa senior wins state championship in Congressional Debate contest

For the third year in a row, Lometa High School claimed the state championship in UIL Congressional Debate. Senior Savannah Phillips placed first in the event at the State Capitol on Wednesday. More...

Cities post big gains in sales tax

All area entities reported sales tax gains when figures were released last week by the state comptroller’s office.  January rebates to local cities and counties are based on sales made in November by businesses that report tax monthly.&nbs More...

Special Sections

Deaths

Mrs. Waldeck

Joe Ann Brook Vann Waldeck, 83, of Waxahachie died Jan. 12, 2017 at her home.  A former Lampasas resident, she was the daughter of Maude Katherine “Babe” (Woody) Brook and Dr. More...

News

Rocky River RV Resort under construction near Kempner

Rocky River RV Resort near Kempner is scheduled to open in March with 54 pads available. The property is located just west of the Lampasas River on U.S. More...

Photography workshop scheduled Thursday

Lampasas County 4-H will hold its first photography workshop of the year on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the county annex conference room, 409 S. Pecan St. More...

Opinion

Liberals put Sessions and conservatives on trial

The Senate confirmation hearings for Sen. More...

Bumpy term ahead

The thing is, we’ve got two presidencies going on right now. Thank heaven, that bilious, contentious state of affairs is destined to end Jan. More...

The black community and crime

The FBI reported that the total number of homicides in 2015 was 15,696. Blacks were about 52 percent of homicide victims. That means about 8,100 black lives ended violently, and over 90 percent of the time the perpetrator was another black. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

PUBLIC NOTICES

BID NOTICE  At 2:00 p.m. on January 31, 2017, sealed bids will be opened in the Staff Conference Room, 312 East Third, Lampasas, Texas for the following bids: 16/17-STR-02, Emulsion.   More...

Burn ban lifted - Free Access

County Judge Wayne Boultinghouse has lifted the burn ban until Jan. 22 at 6 p.m. As a result, controlled burns are allowed in areas outside incorporated city limits. More...

Plea hearing rescheduled for man charged with murder

For the second time in as many months, a plea hearing for Jose Arenas- Matias, 61, of Lometa has been reset. Matias is charged with murder after a vehicle accident last May that killed his girlfriend, 52-year-old Yolanda Cruz Garcia of Lometa. More...

Wild finish

Lampasas students lift Phillip Blackstock onto their shoulders after his three-point shot at the buzzer in overtime gave the Badgers a 56-53 victory over Liberty Hill on Friday. More...

BRIEFLY

PILOTS MEETING   The Lampasas Pilots Association will meet Saturday at 8 a.m. for a pancake breakfast meeting at Tyson’s Corners Retreat and Wellness Center, 1135 County Road 1045. More...

Life

Lampasas’ Groves to perform in inaugural ball

Lampasas musician Derek Groves will head to the nation’s capital for the Black Tie and Boots Presidential Inaugural Ball this week to perform with Gary P. More...

Library invites 12 to next Author’s Fest

John Henry Clark will attend the Lampasas Public Library Author’s Fest Jan. 28. A variety of authors will speak at the event in the library’s Foundation Room.  Clark is a Houston native who moved to Central Texas in 1989.  More...

Rabbit show hugs

Nine-year-old Rowdy Slagle holds his rabbit, Bubbles, before showing the animal for the first time at the Lampasas County Youth Livestock Show Thursday morning. More...

Sports

SWEET 16

Blackstock’s game-winner in overtime earns Badgers’ sixteenth straight victory

Lampasas handed the Liberty Hill Panthers their first district loss, 56-53 in overtime, with a last-second three-pointer by Phillip Blackstock. More...

Cheerleaders place fifth in state

Lampasas High School cheerleaders placed fifth overall out of 80 teams that competed at the 2017 UIL Spirit State Championships last week. The state competition was held in Fort Worth, where the Conference 4A preliminary round started Wednesday. More...

Area athlete selected for German soccer events

Antonio Loffredi, a Lampasas Force soccer player, has been asked to represent the United States in a training camp and spring league in Germany.  Loffredi is one of only eight men to receive the offer.  Three coaches are donating the housin More...

Agribusiness

CATTLE AUCTION

The report from the Jan. 11 Lampasas Cattle Auction follows.  Cattle and calves: Estimated receipts 806, compared to 684 last sale and 801 at this time last year.  Compared to last sale, feeder steers and heifers were $3-$5 higher. More...