June 27, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

New state law cuts the cost of handgun carrying license

Bills signed into law recently by Governor Greg Abbott will reduce the cost of obtaining a License To Carry a Handgun and give Texans more flexibility in fulfilling the requirements to qualify for the license. More...

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...

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News

No injuries reported in vehicle fire

A 1994 Ford F-150 pickup was destroyed in a late-morning fire Friday about six miles east of Lampasas on FM 580. More...

Hunting cabin south of Lampasas burns Friday

A hunting cabin about eight miles south of Lampasas was destroyed in a fire Friday morning, but no injuries were reported.  The blaze occurred at 703 Burnet County Road 103, off U.S. More...

Sports

Texas Football releases high school predictions

Badgers, Hornets hope to disprove last-place preseason rankings

Three of the Badgers’ district opponents are ranked in the Top 11 in Dave Campbell’s Texas Football preseason poll released this month. Defending district champ La Vega is listed as the state’s No. More...

Senior Classic on Thursday honors late Coach Bozarth

The 32nd annual Curtis Bozarth Senior Classic golf tournament is scheduled for Thursday at Hancock Park Golf Course.  Tee time is 8 a.m., and the tournament is expected to finish around noon.  The event honors the late Curtis Bozarth -- a l More...

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Agribusiness

Management of ponds, fish important during summer

Texas pond owners can improve and protect their recreational opportunities with vegetation and fish population management during the summer months, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist.  As temperatures rise, recreational a More...

Versatile farm, ranch products show agriculture is key to everyday life

This month’s article will be a bit different than the ones for previous months. More...

County’s jobless rate still below state, national levels

Bureau of Labor Statistics information released this month shows that Lampasas County’s unemployment rate has consistently been lower than the statewide and nationwide rate.  More...

A summer’s evening at the pool

With a large movie screen in the background, Candice Goggans, seated on pool deck, 7-month-old Faith Morua and Fabian Morua spend time together during Dive In Movie Night on Friday at Hanna Springs S More...

Fireworks shows scheduled July 4

Nearby communities are offering free fireworks shows and patriotic fun for Independence Day.  Bar 3 Arena at Lometa Regional Park will host its annual Hometown 4th of July fireworks event, starting at “dark 30,” roughly 9-9:30 p.m.&n More...

Life

LISD teams up with A&M Central Texas to learn

Remember the days when librarians seemed to be all about keeping things quiet? More...

Firefighter graduates from CTC Police Academy

Central Texas College Police Academy held a graduation ceremony recently for 17 cadets who completed the Basic Peace Officer course.  All graduates passed the state licensing exam prior to graduation with an average score of 88, and are now elig More...

COLLEGE HONORS

MISSOURI UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY   Missouri University of Science and Technology announced Kempner resident Don Sanders, a senior chemical engineering student, made the honor list for the spring 2017 semester.   More...

Opinion

The double murder of Otto Warmbier

We may never know what brutal torture and neglect American student Otto Warmbier suffered at the hands of North Korea’s dictatorship before losing his life last week at the age of 22. More...

The Democratic Party sustains another big loss

The Democrats’ comprehensive meltdown after their fifth straight election loss is a spectacle worth savoring. They’re vacillating between denial and self-flagellation, between consuming depression and delusional optimism. More...

AMERICANS FOR LIMITED GOV’T

Trump policies still resonate with voters

Despite tens of millions of dollars to fuel the Democratic “resistance” of President Donald Trump, Georgia remains in Republican hands. More...

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