May 16, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Commissioners Court approves expenditure for county clerk records management

In a meeting last week, the Lampasas County Commissioners Court approved a request to purchase shelves to store files in the county clerk's office.  The court unanimously authorized a maximum expenditure of $20,000 from county clerk’s offi More...

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Deaths

Mrs. Jones

Linda Glennette Jones, 69, of Adamsville died May 12, 2017 at Hamilton General Hospital.  Funeral services will be held May 16 at 2 p.m. at Adamsville Baptist Church, with Marcus Foster officiating, assisted by Dale Adams. More...

News

Fort Hood personnel welcomed at fish fry

The Lampasas County Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center’s annual Fort Hood Fish Fry was held Thursday evening with members of the organization as well as military personnel out to socialize. More...

Fundraiser for Van Zandt County started

To help raise funds for victims of the tornadoes that ripped through Van Zandt County on April 29, a benefit concert is taking place from 12:30 p.m. to midnight May 28 at The Pickin’ Porch Park in historic downtown Ben Wheeler.  More...

School board members take oath of office

Lometa Independent School District Business Manager Ronda Bridges, right, administers the oath of office to school board members Mario Maldonado and Stacy Pauly, winners of the May 6 Lometa ISD regul More...

Opinion

Americans for limited gov’t

Trump works to fill court vacancies

Justice Neil Gorsuch has a chance to change the face of the Supreme Court as the perfect replacement to the late Justice Antonin Scalia. More...

Political Cartoon

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Agribusiness

CATTLE AUCTION

The report from the May 10 Lampasas Cattle Auction follows.  Cattle and calves: Estimated receipts 558, compared to 510 last sale and 317 at this time last year.  Compared to last sale, feeder steers and heifers were steady to $5 lower. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of ROBERT CHARLES DELP, Deceased, were issued on April 13, 2017, in Cause No. 6867, pending in the County Court of Lampasas County, Texas, to: ROBERT C. DELP, JR.   More...

City posts sales tax gain

Through the first five months of 2017, all Lampasas County entities maintain some cumulative growth in sales tax receipts over last year. Rebounding from a 5 percent drop in April, the city of Lampasas posted a 4 percent increase this month. More...

Congressman discusses health care bill, other news

During a visit to Lampasas on Thursday, Congressman Roger Williams seemed optimistic about his legislative priorities and recent action by President Donald Trump. More...

BRIEFLY

JURY APPRECIATION   The 27th District Court will host a jury appreciation event May 22 from 8-9 a.m. in the district courtroom on the second floor of the county courthouse. More...

Life

City of Lampasas observes National Police Week

The city of Lampasas is observing National Police Week through Saturday.  In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation that designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week.  More...

Rocky River RV Resort holds ribbon cutting

Rocky River RV Resort, located in Kempner off U.S. Highway 190, recently celebrated its grand opening with the Lampasas County Chamber of Commerce. More...

LHS to host STEAM summer camp

Lampasas Independent School District will hold another summer STEAM Camp from July 24-28 at Lampasas High School. More...

Sports

Everts’ freshman year impressive despite missing medal at state

Freshman Cameron Everts ran his second-best 800-meter time on Saturday, but the competition was just too much to overcome.  He placed ninth out of nine competitors with a 2:01.81 in the 800-meter run at Saturday’s state meet.  Ian Gon More...

Lady Badgers place fifth at state golf

Allison Harrell hits an approach shot on Hole No. 5 at Slick Rock Golf Course in Horseshoe Bay. More...

Riata Roundup results

Bull riding More...

Letters

A different perspective on foster and adoption services

I have several foster/adopt families in the Lampasas area, and many are concerned about new proposed laws. Current one-sided stories in the press about a possible Texas law on adoption have caused fear among many communities. More...

Use of criminal informants jeopardizes citizens’ rights

Law-abiding citizens of Lampasas, Texas are at risk of being labeled criminals by police criminal informants.  Criminal informants work very closely with the police they are working for and the criminals who assist in the advancement of the info More...

Shattered in an instant

This describes our days:  Busy without being hectic,  Settled without being dull,  Orderly without being regimented.  Peace of mind anchored our lifestyle.  We were complete, whole and enjoyed good health and this season of l More...