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BRIEFLY

SPRING HO WINDOW CONTEST   With the Spring Ho festival just around the corner, downtown merchants are offering their 2017 Floor/Window Decorating Contest.  The contest features the festival theme, “Enjoy the Journey.”  More...

Special Sections

Deaths

Mrs. Taylor

Myrtle M. Taylor, 95, of Lampasas died June 15, 2017 at a local nursing home.  Mrs. Taylor was born June 17, 1921 in Tupelo, Mississippi, the daughter of Hubert S. Whitenton and Daisy R. More...

Mrs. Bailey

Maxine Risinger Bailey, 92, of Lampasas died June 14, 2017 at Sundance Inn Health Center in New Braunfels.  A graveside service was held at 10:30 a.m. on June 17 at Bandera Cemetery. Kerrville Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.  More...

Mr. Shuey

Jimmy Donald “JD” Shuey, 34, of Lampasas died June 6, 2017 at Seton Medical Center Harker Heights.  His body was cremated, and a memorial service was held at Calvary Baptist Church June 19 at 10 a.m. More...

Sports

Bronze medalist

Emberli Lindsey throws the shot at the AAU District Qualifier last weekend in Killeen. More...

On to regionals

Bella Lindsey qualified for next week’s regional meet in Converse with solid performances in long jump, the 100-meter dash and high jump, pictured above. More...

CONGRESSIONAL BASEBALL GAME - Free Access

The Congressional Baseball Game was held Thursday in Washington, D.C., one day after a shooter injured several people at the Republican team practice. More...

Lometa Reporter

Lometa ISD joins benefit cooperative

Lometa Independent School District Board of Trustees decided to join the Central Texas Employee Benefits Cooperative, a third-party administrator group that works with the district to provide items such as life insurance and supplemental plans.  More...

Sales taxes remain up for most entities in area

While all Lampasas County entities show cumulative sales tax gains when compared to the first half of 2016, the June returns from the state comptroller’s office were rather mixed for area cities. More...

Program aims to reduce population of free-roaming cats

In a meeting last week, the Lampasas City Council voted to allow a trap-sterilize-and-release program as a way to reduce the population of homeless cats. More...

Life

Touring Spain should be on your ‘must do’ list

My wife Alyson and I went on a trip to Spain with a large group of Lampasas High School students, their parents and the trip organizer, Spanish department head Paloma Serrano. More...

Former Lampasan named president of state firefighters association

Henry Perry of Bastrop, formerly of Lampasas, is serving as 2016-2017 president of the State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas.  A “President’s Forum” column by Perry is featured in the current e More...

CLASS REUNIONS

CLASS OF 2002   The Lampasas High School Class of 2002 will be hosting its 15-year reunion July 8, from 6-8 p.m. More...

News

Hay baler burns up after fire near CR 1720

A New Holland Roll-Belt 560 was completely burned after a fire started on a property off of County Road 1720 on Thursday. More...

Opinion

AMERICANS FOR LIMITED GOV’T

Media’s mass hysteria drove Virginia shooter

James Hodgkinson, the shooter at the Republican Congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Va., posted on Facebook March 22: “Trump is a Traitor. Trump Has Destroyed Our Democracy.  More...

The curse of our times

By The New York Times’ account, Democrats, viewed en masse, want it all -- ideological commitment without impurities of one insulting sort or another. Plus electoral victory, don’t you know?  More...

Rewriting American history

George Orwell said, “The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.” In the former USSR, censorship, rewriting of history and eliminating undesirable people became part of the More...

Public Notices - Free Access

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS

The Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Lampasas, Texas will hold public hearings on July 6, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. in the City Council Chambers located at 405 South Main Street on the following items:   More...