February 14, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Wild West Casino Night

Casino Night participants, seated from left, Ken McDaniel, Mark Storm, Derrick Barrios, Kie Hankins, Kay Huff and Tommy Fogle enjoy the action during Saturday’s event at the Lampasas County You More...

BRIEFLY

AMERICAN LEGION   The American Legion Post 277 will meet Saturday at 7 a.m. at Country Kitchen, 307 N. Key Ave. All veterans are welcome.  HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION   More...

Special Sections

Deaths

Mr. Patterson

Jack LaVaughan Patterson, 88, of Lometa and formerly of Briggs died Feb. 9, 2017 at his home.  Visitation was held Feb. 10 at Sneed Funeral Chapel.  Funeral service was Feb. 11 at Briggs Baptist Church. More...

News

Candidate filing to end Friday

Those who plan to run for a city council or school board seat in Lampasas County have only a few days left to file for their names to be included on the ballot.  The candidate filing period will continue through Friday -- with an extended deadli More...

Warrant Round-up scheduled

The Municipal Court is participating in the Texas Annual Warrant Round-up. The Lampasas Police Department will be enhancing enforcement, serving warrants and making arrests beginning Feb. More...

CLARIFICATION

A story in the Feb. 10 edition stated the Lampasas ISD Board of Trustees took no action last week to finalize the naming of Lampasas High School Principal Mark Kehoe as assistant superintendent and Hanna Springs Elementary School Principal Dr. More...

Opinion

Free pastors from the Johnson Amendment

President Trump is doing something relatively rare in American politics: he is fulfilling his campaign promises.  One of several promises made by candidate Trump was to eliminate the problems for churches and religious leaders caused by the John More...

The stakes in the coming Gorsuch battle

The structure of American government has not received such a visible going-over since, oh, perhaps 1787.  More...

Americans for limited gov’t

Trump invokes 1952 law for travel ban

There is a provision in the McCarran bill, “an unprecedented provision, section 212(e), which would give the President of the United States the authority to bar any and all aliens, or any class of aliens, at any time the president felt such a m More...

Public Notices - Free Access

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 Texas Community Development Block Grant Program application for a Texas Capital Fund grant request of up to $1,500,000 to provide infrastructure improvements at the Business More...

INVITATION TO BID

The County of Lampasas, Texas will accept sealed bids on the following:   More...

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE CITY OF LAMPASAS TEXAS ENTERPRISE PROJECT APPLICATION

The City of Lampasas will hold a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. on February 27, 2017 at City Council Chambers, 405 S. More...

Burn ban lifted after rain

Rainfall Monday night and into Tuesday prompted the lifting of the burn ban in Lampasas County. The burn ban has been lifted until Sunday, Feb. More...

Lampasas posts slight sales tax increase; Lometa, Kempner have bigger gains

For some Central Texas cities, February sales tax rebates wiped out the gains those entities posted to start the year. Fortunately, that did not occur here. More...

Chris Eicher named parks director as Micky Tower prepares to retire

Chris Eicher, formerly the Lampasas Parks and Recreation superintendent, has been named Parks and Recreation director as part of a re-alignment of the department’s leadership positions.  He will replace Micky Tower, who is retiring after m More...

Life

Students compete at major livestock shows

Lampasas High School senior Breighton Loeffler placed with his two Duroc gilts on Thursday during the junior breeding gilt show at the San Antonio Livestock Show. More...

LMS band students receive top ratings

Lampasas Middle School band students had the opportunity to participate in the annual Solo and Ensemble contest. More...

Prescribed burning has many benefits for land

COMMENTARY

Smoke on the horizon is not always a bad thing. There is a big difference between prescribed burns and "controlled burns" and wildfires. More...

Sports

LHS cruises past Ducks with 18-0 run

The Badgers are focused not only on notching wins but also on playing quality basketball every time they step on the court. More...

Lometa clinches share of district championship

Win over Mullin keeps outright title in reach

The four-time defending district champion Hornets clinched at least a share of the title in their new basketball district.  Lometa slammed Mullin 81-44 Friday night at home to move to 10-1 in the District 19-1A standings.  With the regular- More...

Four LHS lifters earn gold in Brady meet

Llano edged out the Lampasas boys by one point for the best team total at the Brady powerlifting meet on Thursday.  The second-place Badgers were led by three individual gold medalists: Preston Fox, Ethan Oakes and Michael Nguyen. More...

Letters

Love for Inn at Lampasas

When we bought our property at this time last year, we didn’t realize how long we might be staying at this delightful inn. More...