July 11, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Lampasas, Pedernales Electric seek to amend service areas

Lampasas' plan to swap some electric service area with Pedernales Electric Cooperative is intended to help the city as it develops the business park along U.S. Highway 183 South.  More...

Pony ride in the park

Nathan Collins helps his 6-month-old son Luke Collins ride a pony in W.M. Brook Park during Spring Ho on Thursday. More...

Special Sections

Deaths

Mrs. Martinez

Matilda C. Martinez, 86, of Chicago, Illinois died July 1, 2017 in a Chicago hospital.  Rosary will be recited July 11 at 10 a.m. at Sneed Funeral Chapel in Lampasas.  Funeral Mass will be the same day at 2 p.m. at St. More...

News

Fire damages house in Lometa

Fire damaged a house in Lometa on Saturday, although no one was injured.  The Lometa Volunteer Fire Department and Lampasas Fire Department responded to the fire at 401 E. Cedar St., which was reported at 12:42 p.m.  More...

Farm Bureau applauds removal of Waters of United States rule

Texas Farm Bureau considers President Donald Trump’s removal of the Waters of the United States rule a major victory for the ag community. More...

Vehicle exiting Stripes parking lot collides with northbound car

An Austin woman and her daughter were taken to Rollins Brook Community Hospital Thursday afternoon after a two-vehicle accident near Stripes convenience store.  Lampasas Police Department received a call about the collision – in the 800 bl More...

Opinion

Trump’s conservative critics

The frustration of many Trump critics on the right, or MTCRs, is growing. More...

A game for two players

The word “unprecedented” keeps coming up when discussion turns to our president. More...

AMERICANS FOR LIMITED GOV’T

Congress does little, then goes on vacation

A s Americans celebrated the 241st anniversary of our nation’s independence, our representatives in Congress celebrated with us – in recess.  More...

Breaking News - 7/13/2017 7:12 AM

FM 580 West crash claims a life - Free Access

There has been a fatality in a two-vehicle crash approximately 10 miles from town on FM 580 West. The name of the deceased has not been released, pending notification of kin. More...

Kids’ Day at Spring Ho

Six-year-old Cody Romine, foreground, races toward the finish line during a Kids’ Day competition Friday at Gavin Garrett Soccer Park. More...

Festival-goers cut a rug

Suzanne and T. Don Hughes enjoy the Spring Ho Dance Contest Thursday at the VFW Post. The couple placed in the Tejano and polka divisions. More...

BRIEFLY

KEMPNER CITY COUNCIL The Kempner City Council will meet today at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall, 12288 East U.S. Highway 190. More...

Life

Priest from West assigned to St. Mary in Lampasas, ready to learn community

The Rev. Paul Hudson has been assigned to St. Mary Catholic Church in Lampasas. More...

Church members ready for annual musical drama based on story of Daniel

It started 17 years ago as an idea for a musical drama that would tell a Bible story with a contemporary twist.  Now, the idea has turned into an annual event known as Family Bible School. More...

Next Red Cross blood drive scheduled

Every day, patients across the U.S. need an average of 44,000 units of blood. That’s about 17 million donations – or nearly 23 million blood products – transfused to 5 million patients a year.  The need for blood is constant. More...

Sports

Herrin wins 10K with personal best

Hollie Smith takes third female title in four years of Spring Ho race

Nathan Herrin, an incoming Lampasas High School senior, won the Spring Ho Toughest 10K on Saturday by more than a minute. Herrin’s time of 42:58 was his best-ever on the course and gave him his first gold medal in the Spring Ho 10K. More...

Hanna Springs pool lists water sports results

CARDBOARD REGATTA  1st individual - Reagan Akin  1st team - Meredith McBeth and Selah Harris  Most Festive - Lorelai Dressel  People’s Choice (Kids) - Kaydence Weary  People’s Choice (Lifeguards)- Kim Watkins and More...

Bass club fishes Lake Buchanan

William McGuffey of Kempner won the Copperas Cove Bass Club held Saturday recently at Lake Buchanan.  McGuffey caught four fish with a total weight of 7 pounds, 10 ounces. More...

Letters

Update on Rose Garcia

You always hear people refer to the perks of small-town life and how folks take care of their neighbors. We’ve always known our Lampasas community was such a place, but we had no idea how that would impact us personally, until June 2, 2017. More...