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CONTEST DEADLINE   With the Spring Ho festival underway, downtown merchants are offering their 2017 Floor/Window Decorating Contest.  The contest features the festival theme, “Enjoy the Journey.”  More...

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Deaths

Mr. Haralson

James Roy Haralson, 88, died June 28, 2017 in Liberal, Kansas. Services will be at 2 p.m. July 6 at Sneed Funeral Chapel in Lampasas. Interment will follow at Corn Hill Cemetery in Jarrell. Mr. Haralson was born May 18, 1929 to Delbert L. More...

Mrs. Fariss

Doris Ann (O'Donnell) Fariss, 93, died May 29, 2017.  She was born at home in the Fairland community of Burnet County on Sept. More...

Mrs. Keeling

Linda Lynette Keeling, 70, died June 28, 2017 after a long battle with cancer.  Visitation was held June 30 at Sneed Funeral Chapel in Lampasas.  Funeral service was July 2 at Briggs Baptist Church, followed by burial in Prairie View Cemete More...

Sports

Scores generally lower in senior golf classic

The 32nd Annual Curtis Bozarth Senior Classic was held Thursday at Hancock Park Golf Course. The average of the best gross scores in each category, 69.75, was down from last year’s average of 73.75. More...

Summer conditioning

Landon Irvin pushes a sled across turf in the Lampasas High School weight room during summer conditioning last week. The camp resumes Monday. More...

Rogers tabs another former Farmer coach

Brent Wasche is preparing to join two of his past Lewisville Farmer colleagues as an assistant Badger coach.  Badgers’ head football coach Troy Rogers announced the hire of Wasche, subject to approval from the Lampasas ISD Board of Trustee More...

Public Notices - Free Access

INVITATION TO BID 2017-18 School Year Sealed bids for :

MISC. MAINTENANCE PARTS, SUPPLIES, EQUIPMENT. JANITORIAL SUPPLIES, EQUIPMENT   More...

Repainting historic site

WB Drywall and Painting employees work from scaffolds as they repaint the exterior of a bell tower at Sneed Funeral Chapel last week. More...

Angermanns rolling with the Grand Parade

For once, it might be possible for Tim Angermann, the former Lampasas chief of police, to relax and enjoy Spring Ho. More...

Life

Meals in summer keep LISD students nourished

It’s been a year since Calvin Pittman took over as director of school nutrition for the Lampasas Independent School District, and he said summer is one of the most important times for students who may not have many meal options outside of schoo More...

Waiting on the popcorn

Courtyard Square Association members TJ Monroe, Todd Briggs and Andy Berry observe the progress of a popcorn machine during a recent Little Nite Music event. More...

Wedding gowns for several generations

At a recent reception to celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary of Lampasas County residents F.A. and Louella Taylor, these members of the family had their wedding gowns on display. More...

News

TrailBlazer veers from lane, hits two vehicles on Key

A three-vehicle collision late Friday afternoon in the 900 block of North Key Avenue sent an Abilene woman to Lampasas’ Rollins Brook Community Hospital. Police received a call about the accident shortly before 4:40 p.m. More...

Lometa ag teacher resigns to take job with Brady ISD

In a called meeting Thursday night, Lometa Independent School District Board of Trustees accepted the resignation of Brad Barnett.  Superintendent David Fisher said Barnett received an offer from Brady ISD that was too good to pass up.  More...

Opinion

‘Rediscovering Americanism’

My friend Mark Levin is nothing if not a patriot of the first order. He loves the United States and its founding principles -- and his latest book, “Rediscovering Americanism,” explains his passion and encourages ours.  More...

Can we all get along?

Nobody ever called the late Rodney King a model citizen of Los Angeles. But he gave the world what was likely the most plaintive, plangent query of our time.  More...

AMERICANS FOR LIMITED GOV’T

Supreme Court validates Trump on travel ban

Throughout Donald Trump’s presidency, left-leaning courts have tried to overrule his constitutional and legal authority.  More...