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Lometa FFA rodeo set this weekend

The 64th Annual Lometa FFA Junior Rodeo will be Friday and Saturday at Bar 3 Arena in Lometa Regional Park.  Four age divisions will be offered: Pee Wee (8 years and under), Intermediate (9-12), Junior (13-15) and Senior (16-19). More...

A moonlit evening at Hancock pool

In foreground from left, Adam Brady, Leslie Brady and Bill Strobey relax outside the pool at Hancock Springs Free-Flow Swim Area during the Moonlight Swim event last Friday. More...

BRIEFLY

LOMETA SCHOOL BOARD   The Lometa Independent School District Board of Trustees will meet Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the school library, located at the intersection of Eighth and Main streets.  More...

Special Sections

Deaths

Mr. Brigham

Retired rancher Elton Eugene Brigham of Lampasas died July 11, 2017 at Baylor Scott & White Hospital in Temple.  Visitation was held July 16 at Sneed Funeral Chapel.  The funeral was July 17 at First Baptist Church in Lampasas, with a g More...

News

Countywide burn ban in effect

A countywide ban on outdoor burning is in effect. The fire prohibition applies to areas outside incorporated city limits.  A violation of the burn ban is a Class C misdemeanor, punishable by a fine not to exceed $500.  More...

GRAND JURY

The July 2017 term of the Lampasas County grand jury convened Wednesday. Indictments were issued against 23 individuals. More...

Crash caused when driver runs over raised markers, overcorrects

Two people were taken to Rollins Brook Community Hospital after a one-vehicle accident Friday afternoon northwest of Lometa.  Authorities were notified about the crash – on North U.S. Highway 183 -- at 3:06 p.m. More...

Opinion

Time to restore common sense and decency

When Gov. More...

The West and the Left

The political left really, really, really doesn’t approve of Western civilization. If you doubt it, reference the maledictions poured out by the left on Donald Trump’s Warsaw speech last week.  More...

Minimum wage destroys job opportunities

There are political movements to push the federal minimum hourly wage to $15. Raising the minimum wage has popular support among Americans. Their reasons include fighting poverty, preventing worker exploitation and providing a living wage. More...

Legislators prioritize tax reform in special session

Property tax reform is a priority for State Senator Dawn Buckingham and State Representative Scott Cosper in the legislative session that starts today.  That issue is one of 20 Gov. More...

Lampasas man arrested after fatal crash

A Lampasas man has been arrested for intoxication manslaughter in connection with a fatal accident last week on FM 580 West.  The Texas Department of Public Safety took Tyler Allen Prothro, 24, into custody Wednesday and booked him into Lampasas More...

Meeting scheduled to address conservation priorities

The Natural Resources Conservation Service in Lampasas and Burnet counties and the Hill Country Soil and Water Conservation District invite the public to attend their Local Working Group meeting Thursday.  The meeting will be from 10-11:30 a.m. More...

Life

Lampasans show support for police after ‘call to stand’

Numerous residents lined up in front of the police station July 7 to show their support for law enforcement. More...

Democratic women’s club schedules retired attorney as July 27 guest speaker

The Highland Lakes Democratic Women will hold its monthly meeting July 27 at Meadowlakes Restaurant, 220 Meadowlakes Drive in Marble Falls.  Check-in time is 11:15 a.m. More...

Lampasas represented at law enforcement event

Lampasas Police Department Patrol Officer Eric Hernandez lines up his vehicle in front of the Texas Capitol on July 7 to represent the city in the governor’s special initiative to show support More...

Sports

HOOK UP

Updating your live well

I don’t know if you own a boat or not, but if you are a bass fisherman then I’m sure you do or are looking at some. One of the most important components of any bass rig is its live well system. More...

Concrete poured for bleacher addition

Canales-Dibble Contractors workers pour concrete Friday on a 42.5-by-66-foot pad behind the north end zone at Badger Field. More...

Lady Badger races in Australia

Mackenzie Best joined thousands of other runners in Australia for the Down Under Sports international races earlier this month.  Best, an incoming junior at Lampasas High School, left from Los Angeles June 27 and returned home July 9.  She More...

Letters

A reunion surprise

The Class of 1953 had their 64th annual class reunion at the Inn at Lampasas on Friday evening, July 7, 2017 during the Spring Ho celebration. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

PUBLIC NOTICES

NOTICE TO CREDITORS  Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of STEPHEN DERWOOD JONES, Deceased, were issued on July 11, 2017, in Cause No. More...