March 28, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Two candidates contend for Lampasas school board seat

Lampasas Independent School District trustee Ryan Shahan, 31, brings financial knowledge to the board room. He works as a branch manager at National United’s Killeen bank. More...

Third at state

Lampasas junior Sean Williams deadlifts at the state powerlifting meet Saturday in Abilene, where he placed third. See page 7 for details. More...

Special Sections

Deaths

Mr. Irvine

James Donald Irvine Sr. of Phoenix, Arizona, died March 22, 2017.  He was born Dec. 23, 1926 in Kempner, Texas. He was a former resident of Topsey.  While in high school, Mr. More...

Mrs. Underwood

Gearldine Ramey Underwood died at her home in Lampasas on March 24, 2017. She was 86.  Visitation was held March 27 at Sneed Funeral Chapel.  Funeral service will be March 28 at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church. More...

Friday is deadline to register for cattle program

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will hold a Cattleman's Spring Clinic April 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lampasas County Farm Bureau building, 1793 North U.S. More...

Sports

Williams takes bronze at state

Sean Williams earned a bronze medal at the state powerlifting meet on Saturday with a 1,270-pound total.  The Lampasas junior squatted 480 pounds, bench pressed 300 and deadlifted 490. More...

Badgers win third straight district baseball game

LHS ends Burnet’s recent dominance of series

The Badgers beat Burnet 8-7 on Friday – their first baseball win over the Bulldogs in at least 17 years, according to LHS head coach Shane Doege. More...

Lampasas pounds Lady ’Dogs 17-0

With their highest-scoring night of the year, the Lady Badgers blasted Burnet 17-0 in softball on Friday. Collyn Schuricht pitched all five innings and struck out five batters. More...

Letters

Put aside your own agenda and reconsider benefits of the Affordable Care Act

Most of my life I have been one who sits idly by and watches things take place that I do not agree with. Very seldom do I stand up or speak up when I see something that is terribly wrong, especially with politics. More...

Agribusiness

DeVuyst says success due to hard work, good staff

Larry DeVuyst has spent most of his 77 years working in agriculture, and he does not plan to quit anytime soon. Of his many agricultural enterprises, the most profitable was a hog operation he ran for roughly 30 years in his home state of Michigan. More...

Deadly wildfires devastate Texas Panhandle

The devastation caused by wildfires is too immense to truly calculate.  This month’s column was going to be a continuation of how to interpret nutrition facts on a product label, however, that topic will have to wait.  More...

Houston stock show honors

Meagan Cline placed second in the calf scramble beef heifer show and fifth in her class in the junior breeding beef heifer shorthorn show at the Houston Livestock Show last week. More...

Nuckles picked to head boys' basketball program - Free Access

Former Badger Aaron Nuckles has been selected as the finalist for Lampasas head boys’ basketball coach, pending official school board approval at Monday’s upcoming meeting. More...

Leisurely ride

Lugo Perez helps his son Rhett, 1, ride a pony Saturday at the Lometa Diamondback Jubilee, held at Lometa Regional Park. More...

Lometa ISD receives grant for fence installation at campus

The Lometa Independent School District Board of Trustees made fast work of the March agenda during its meeting Thursday night.  Headlining the discussion was the district’s notification of a community project grant award in conjunction wit More...

BRIEFLY

POSSIBLE NEW JAIL   County officials will hold a town hall meeting tonight in Lometa to offer information about the proposed new county jail. The meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. in the Lometa school’s new gymnasium, 100 N. Eighth St.  More...

Life

Area teens raise money for Peru trip

Lampasas County is sending the gospel message to Peru via a youth mission trip scheduled June 26 through July 9. Participants include Lampasas High School senior Makenzie Green.  More...

Rodeo queen crowned

Goldthwaite High School senior Whitney Edington was named the Diamondback Jubilee Rodeo Queen during Friday night’s events. She is the daughter of Kirk and Jana Edington. More...

Cork & Press hosts grand-opening

Lampasas businesswoman Linda Moore-Lanning, second from right, hosted a grand-opening of Cork & Press, a Texas-inspired book store that sells Central Texas wine and Texas A&M University Press books, on Friday. More...

News

Library hosts Read and Wine

Lampasas Public Library’s Read and Wine event drew more than 20 people Thursday afternoon. More...

Lampasas teenagers escape serious injury in rollover on CR 3430

Two Lampasas teenagers were taken to Rollins Brook Community Hospital after the vehicle they were in rolled over on County Road 3430 late Friday afternoon.  Trooper Nestor Reyes of the Texas Department of Public Safety in Hamilton gave the follo More...

Opinion

Princeton Seminary disses popular pastor

Can we all agree that modern leftists tend to politicize everything they can get their hands on -- in every venue? More...

Judging Judge Gorsuch

A guide to the Neil Gorsuch nomination uproar: If you want the federal government to exercise greater and greater power over daily life in America, with minimum backtalk from us, the people, you deplore the prospective elevation of Neil Gorsuch to th More...

Bring Assata back to the U.S.

If FBI agents have time to track down Tom Brady’s stolen Super Bowl jerseys, why can’t they bring back AWOL convicted cop killer Assata Shakur? It is time for one of the agency’s most wanted women in the world to pay her dues. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

PUBLIC NOTICES

INVITATION TO BID  THE COUNTY OF LAMPASAS, TEXAS WILL ACCEPT SEALED BIDS ON THE FOLLOWING:  NON-SPEC FLEX BASE SPEC FLEX BASE   More...