January 31, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

BRIEFLY

BENEFIT EVENT   A benefit event is planned Feb. 12 in Lometa for the Vasquez family, which lost its house in a recent fire.  A catfish dinner, sponsored by the Lometa Lions Club, will be held at the Lometa fire hall, 100 E. San Saba St. More...

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Deaths

Mr. Hahn

Garrett N. Hahn, 74, of Lampasas died Jan. 25, 2017 at Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple.  Funeral service was held Jan. 28 at First Street Church of Christ. Burial followed at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lampasas. More...

Mr. Stiles

Alvin Demas Stiles, 87, of Lampasas died Jan. 26, 2017 at Regal Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Lampasas.  His body will be cremated, and a memorial service will be held Feb. 3 at 10 a.m. at Sneed Funeral Chapel.  Mr. More...

Sports

District basketball resumes tonight

Xavier Nix (20) shoots a field goal during a recent Badger basketball game. The Badgers (7-0 in district, 20-2 overall) return to district competition tonight at Leander Glenn. More...

Powerlifting teams win second straight meet

Lifting in Burnet on Thursday, the Badgers and Lady Badgers both placed first as a team for the second powerlifting meet in a row.  In the boys’ team standings, Lampasas posted 45 points. More...

Lady ’Dogs deal LHS first district soccer loss

Burnet defended its home turf against Lampasas on Friday, handing the Lady Badgers their first district soccer defeat.  The Bulldogs scored twice in each half, with quick plays through the middle, to earn the 4-0 victory.  “We played More...

Public Notices - Free Access

City of Lampasas Request for Proposals Solid Waste

The City of Lampasas, Texas is accepting proposals to provide residential and commercial solid waste collection and disposal services. More...

PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF LAMPASAS TEXAS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM

The City of Lampasas is giving notice of the City’s intent to submit a Community Development Fund application for a grant from the Texas Community Development Block Grant Program. More...

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS Design Consultation and Construction Management for Sports Facilities Office and Workshop

Qualification Packets will be accepted until 2:00 p.m. on February 10, 2017, at 312 East Third, Lampasas, Texas. Qualification Packets will not be considered after that time. More...

Business owners voice concerns about sign rules

After business owners expressed concerns last week, the Lampasas City Council decided to take more time to craft regulations for electronic message center signs. More...

Violent crimes drop in 2016, but petty offenses increase

The Lampasas Police Department had fewer major crimes reported in 2016 than in 2015, but it saw an increase in petty crimes – like theft – over the same time period, according to reports compiled by Interim Police Chief Sammy Bailey.  More...

Life

‘Ham Slam’ to be held in Marble Falls

The Highland Lakes Amateur Radio Club will put on a three-day Ham Slam class geared to assist interested persons in obtaining a Level 1 or Technician Ham Radio Operator’s License.  The course will be March 3- 5 at the Marble Falls EMS buil More...

CORRECTION

The Lampasas County Museum will not be open on Saturdays until renovations are complete. Once the renovations are complete on April 1, the museum will be open Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.   More...

Lampasans out for Author’s Fest

Author Adrienne deWolfe, left, speaks to Roberta Wall about her historical romance books. More...

News

Bank’s name changes

The National Banks of Central Texas has changed its name to National United.  The change took effect Friday.  The historic bank was chartered in 1889, making it one of the state’s oldest bank charters.  More...

District clerk’s office plans Passport Day

The district clerk’s office will offer Passport Day on Feb. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The office, on the second floor of the county annex building at 409 S. Pecan St., does full service passport processing, including photos. More...

Opinion

Americans for limited gov’t

Congress should defund Palestinian Authority

In the last hours in office, former President Barack Obama sent $221 million to the Palestinian Authority, notifying Congress of the decision just hours before the inauguration of President Donald Trump. More...

Turnaround time in America

Like him or not -- and I can argue it both ways -- established constitutional processes have hoisted  Donald J. Trump atop the presidential plinth, where he stands now, ready to run things, insofar as anybody runs anything anymore.  More...

The insecure liberal media

The Associated Press reports that President Donald Trump is “dogged by insecurity over his loss of the popular vote” and over “media coverage,” but I have a different idea about whose insecurity is on display. More...