May 9, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Delana Toups, TJ Monroe win City Council races

The two contested races for the Lampasas City Council were decided by narrow margins.  Delana Keele Toups unseated Chris Harrison, the Place 1 incumbent. Ms. Toups collected 355 votes to Harrison's 327. Ms. More...

BRIEFLY

RECEPTION   A come-and-go reception for Nancy Yeary will be today from 3-4:30 p.m. at the Lampasas ISD Administration Building, 207 W. Eighth St. The assistant superintendent has announced her retirement at the end of the school year. More...

Special Sections

Deaths

Mr. Bunch

James Allen Bunch, 80, of Lampasas died May 4, 2017 at Regal Nursing and Rehab.  A graveside service will be May 9 at 2 p.m. at Groves Cemetery.  Mr. Bunch was born Dec. More...

News

Riata Roundup scheduled Friday, Saturday

Bar 17 Arena will host the Riata Round-up for the first time since the arena changed ownership.  Formerly the Little Bear Ranch, Bar 17 Ranch and Arena is located near the center of the county, at 2384 County Road 2315.  The 16th annual Ria More...

Masonic lodge to award Lamar Medals

Saratoga Masonic Lodge will host its annual Lamar Medal Ceremony May 16 at 6 p.m. at the lodge, 1209 Central Texas Expressway at the corner of CTE and Old Georgetown Road. The ceremony is open to the public.  More...

LCRA, PEC award grant for emergency equipment

The Kempner Volunteer Fire Department will purchase new self-contained breathing apparatus refill equipment, thanks to a $25,000 community development grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority and Pedernales Electric Cooperative.  More...

Opinion

Americans for limited gov’t

Trump’s first 100 days

The 2016 presidential election was about creative destruction, pitting one candidate, Hillary Clinton, who stood for continuing down the same path that our nation had been on since George H.W. More...

Of baseball bats and tax reform

The coming fight over tax reform highlights distinct and seemingly irreconcilable views of government. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Jail proposal succeeds

Voters approve $18.75 million in bonds to build new law enforcement center

County voters have decided to issue a maximum of $18.75 million in bonds to build a new jail.  In Saturday’s election, the bond proposal passed with a vote tally of 855 “for” to 523 “against” – or 62 percent t More...

Promenade in the park

Lampasas High School sophomore Carlee Coonrod talks to Lori Weinheimer, left, and Mrs. Weinheimer’s daughter Allyson before the promenade Saturday in W.M. Brook Park. More...

High school principal accepts job with Azle ISD

Kehoe had been set to become Lampasas’ assistant superintendent

Lampasas High School Principal Mark Kehoe – who had been named to take the assistant superintendent post upon Nancy Yeary’s retirement at the end of the school year -- has announced his resignation.  Kehoe opted to become director of More...

Life

Lometa One-Act Play ends successful season

The curtains will close on the final show of the year as the Lometa High School theater group wraps up a successful One-Act Play season with a May 16 dinner performance of “sf Sylvia” by A.R. Gurney.  More...

Lampasas’ glory years re-visited

Lampasas resident Jane McMillin spoke to a packed Foundation Room audience at the Lampasas Public Library last week about the city’s “Gilded Age.”  “With all the emphasis the past few years on Lampasas’ ‘Wild More...

Filling the boot for muscular dystrophy

Lampasas Professional Firefighters Association Local 5068 raised money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association on Thursday, collecting $3,039 in currency and change during the “Fill the Boot” campaign. More...

Sports

Badgers drop bi-district dogfight

Geagley snaps team’s five-game skid, but LHS loses series 2-1 to Giddings

Levi Geagley earned one last win on the mound for Lampasas, but the Badgers came up short in their three-game bi-district series against Giddings. More...

College softball record-setter

Leah Brown, the granddaughter of Lampasans Jimmy and Karon Brown, set multiple school softball records at the University of Mary Hardin- Baylor this season.  As reported in the campus newspaper, The Bells, Brown broke the UMHB career hit record More...

District 19-4A softball

Lampasas’ district rival Liberty Hill advanced to the softball regional quarterfinals, sweeping Athens 10-1, 14-1 in the area round. Salado beat Hillsboro 6-7, 6-1, 3-2.  Liberty Hill will face Robinson, while Salado takes on Giddings. More...

Letters

We must work to fight cancer

Last Saturday [April 29] I attended the combined Lampasas-Copperas Cove Relay for Life. I found out by word of mouth at the last minute and canceled my plans for dinner just to go there. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of WILLIAM CLIFFORD ENGLISH, Deceased, were issued on 4-20-17, in Cause No. 6862, pending in the County Court of Lampasas County, Texas, to: LANEY M. OPPERMAN.   More...

NOTICE TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS AGAINST THE ESTATE OF CLIFTON HALE, DECEASED

Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of CLIFTON HALE, Deceased, were issued on May 3, 2017, in Cause No. 6868, pending in the Probate Court of Lampasas County, Texas, to: SANDRA MAURINE BROOKS BRIDGES. More...

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of MILDRED FAY ( SMART) CROOKS, Deceased, were issued on 4-20-17, in Cause No. 6861, pending in the County Court of Lampasas County, Texas, to: SANDRA JANE CROOKS SMART COX. More...