April 18, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Pelicans migrating back north

A flock of American white pelicans flies in formation last week while migrating northward. The birds were photographed in Leander during a baseball game between Lampasas and Leander Glenn. More...

BRIEFLY

FIELDS CLOSED TEMPORARILY   Gavin Garrett Soccer Complex on South Spring Street is closed this month, Athletic Fields Superintendent Brian Graham announced. More...

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News

Game warden advises people to leave fawns alone

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has issued reminders that people should avoid unnecessary contact with fawns this spring.  Lampasas County Game Warden Shaun Bayless advised leaving animals in their natural setting if there does not appear to More...

CORRECTION

One of the law enforcement officials in a photograph that accompanied Friday’s story about the shootings at 702 W. North Ave. was incorrectly identified. More...

CLARIFICATION

In the April 14 edition, about two paragraphs of the Lampasas City Council story inadvertently were omitted from the top of page 14. More...

Sports

LHS softball scores season-high 22 runs

After demolishing Glenn, Lady Badgers enter final week of district play

The Lady Badgers slugged the Glenn Lady Grizzlies 22-0, beating the first-year varsity program in Thursday’s district softball game.  Lampasas topped its previous season-high scoring of 17 runs.  Megan Sittner batted in five runs, inc More...

Gillespie save avoids upset from winless Glenn

Harrison Gillespie’s relief pitching salvaged an otherwise unimpressive game for the Badgers on Thursday at Leander Glenn.  Glenn (0-17-1) threatened a major upset, as the team pulled within one run before eventually losing 6-4.  More...

TGCA TOP 25 - APRIL 11

1. Liberty Hill 2. Krum 3. Crandall 4. Paris North Lamar 5. Stephenville 6. Rio Hondo 7. LaGrange 8. Lorena 9. Levelland 10. Brownwood 11. Salado 12. Andrews 13. Giddings 14. More...

Letters

Consider becoming a Secret Sponsor for a classroom

It has been my pleasure this year to be a Secret Sponsor for Mrs. Janet Machen’s first-grade class and send small gifts each month. I thought I was doing this to bring joy to Mrs. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

PUBLIC NOTICES

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING  The Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Lampasas, Texas will hold public hearing on May 4, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. in the City Council Chambers located at 405 South Main Street on the following item:   More...

TJ Monroe seeks re-election

With seven years' service on the Lampasas City Council, incumbent TJ Monroe said she offers experience and a commitment to doing what is best for the entire community. Mrs. More...

Kevin Veazey runs for council seat

Lampasas City Council candidate Kevin Veazey said he wants to help the city grow and to leave a good foundation for future generations.  The senior pastor of Christ the Rock Church, Veazey moved to Lampasas with his family in December 2004, when More...

Close-up view

A zoomed-in look at a photograph of a flock of American white pelicans shows a close-up of the migratory birds, which moved through Central Texas last week. More...

Life

Lampasas FFA performs well at livestock judging competitions

The Lampasas FFA delegation recently participated in the annual Tarleton State University Invitational Judging competition, fielding three teams and joining more than 8,000 students from all across Texas.  The livestock judging team -- composed More...

Seventh-grader tapped for Duke’s Talent Search

Zachary Inglis, a seventhgrader from Lampasas Middle School, is among the students being honored by the Duke University Talent Identification for their exceptional scores on the ACT or SAT.  He will be recognized at a ceremony at Texas A&M U More...

Lucy Suz holds ribbon cutting

Lucy Suz, a plant nursery in Lampasas, joined the Lampasas County Chamber of Commerce Friday morning and is open for business. More...

Opinion

Americans for limited gov’t

‘The day our music dies’ could be approaching

Some in the music industry are encouraging Attorney General Jeff Sessions to withdraw from defending a more than 70-year-old consent decree that has created an expeditious and workable way for those who write music to receive payments for their intel More...

America an indispensable nation after all

We start to see again why Madeleine Albright, when she was secretary of state, called America “the indispensable nation.” It was because, back then and for a long time before (say, from 1941 forward), we were just that: indispensable in t More...

Is profiling OK? We all do it to some extent

Profiling is needlessly a misunderstood concept. What’s called profiling is part of the optimal stock of human behavior and something we all do. Let’s begin by describing behavior that might come under the heading of profiling.  More...

Lometa Reporter

Lometa City Council considers question about ethics policy

Meeting in regular session last week, the Lometa City Council worked through its monthly agenda. All members were on hand, with the exception of Councilman David Fair. More...