August 1, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Fire department on track for record call volume

Increases noted in medical calls, vehicle crashes

The Lampasas Fire Department has seen an increase in total emergency calls for several years, and the trend continues in 2017. More...

BRIEFLY

SCHOOL BOARD The Lampasas Independent School District Board of Trustees will meet Monday at 6 p.m. in the district Administration Building, 207 W. Eighth St. More...

Special Sections

Deaths

Mrs. Turner

Wanda Beulah Turner, 91, of Lampasas, formerly of Sonora, died July 27, 2017 at home.  A graveside service was held July 30 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lampasas. Sneed Funeral Chapel had charge of arrangements.  Mrs. More...

News

Commemorative ceremony of historic Texas battle to be held

Everyone is invited to the 17th annual ceremony and symposium commemorating the Battle of Medina, “the bloodiest battle in Texas history.”  The Battle of Medina occurred Aug. More...

Repaving completed on several streets

The repaving of portions of Barnes, South Chestnut and West Third streets has finished.  Wheeler Paving worked last week, applying a 2-inch-thick layer of hotmix paving on those streets.  More...

No major injuries reported in rollover near Kempner

Just before a pickup rolled over Friday near Kempner, the driver narrowly avoided a head-on collision with another vehicle, a Texas Department of Public Safety officer said.  The driver of the pickup received a ticket for driving with an open co More...

Opinion

Responsibility for immigrants’ truck deaths lies with Mexico

Florida truck driver James Matthew Bradley isn’t the mastermind of the human smuggling ring that led to the grisly deaths of 10 illegal immigrants in his rig, which authorities found at a San Antonio Walmart.  He’s just a cog in the More...

The Left punishes one of its own for free speech offense

Once it became clear most Christian leaders were bored with orthodox Christianity and had thrown in with the “social justice” game, progressives removed their talons from the flesh of a faith unwilling to tout its own premises. More...

Squabbles over healthcare are anything but compassionate

I t is enormously frustrating that conservatives can’t capture the moral high ground from the modern Democratic Party.  Conservative policies not only work better but also are morally superior.  More...

Boil-water notice lifted - Free Access

Customers no longer need to boil water

Lampasas water customers no longer need to boil water before consuming it. After receiving sample results, the city has announced the boil-water notice that had been in effect for part of town has been lifted. More...

Ruling issued in water dispute

Commission says Lampasas may serve business park; city not required to compensate Kempner Water Supply

Addressing a dispute between the city of Lampasas and Kempner Water Supply Corp., the Public Utility Commission of Texas ruled Friday that Lampasas is entitled to provide water to its business park -- which is within the city limits on U.S. More...

Big finale at STEAM camp

From left, 10-year-old Braydon Matney, 10-year-old Dylan Luna and 11-year-old Myka Escaran use microscopes to look at cat hair, frog skin and other animal tissue on Friday, the last day of the Lampas More...

Life

Lometa hires new ag teacher

The Lometa Independent School District has a new agriculture science teacher. In a special meeting Monday, the Lometa ISD Board of Trustees voted 5-0, with trustees Stacy Pauly and Megan Lusty absent, to hire Rex “Dusty” Mahan. More...

LHS classmates gather for reunion

The Class of 1972 recently had its 45-year reunion at Medina’s Mexican Restaurant. More...

A pineapple finds room to grow in Lampasas

Lampasas County resident Hyman Izbicki has propagated a pineapple top he planted, producing a pineapple of its own.  Pineapples can be planted after the crown has been lopped off. More...

Sports

Busy opening week for Lady Badger volleyball

Practice starts today; first scrimmage is Friday

The Lady Badgers will look to returning sophomores and juniors to anchor their young volleyball team this year. As practice starts today, the prospective starting lineup consists of six returners, none of whom are seniors.  More...

State park to host night trail race

Colorado Bend State Park will host several distance races overnight Aug. 5-6 as part of Capt’n Karl’s Night Trail Run series.  The action starts with a 60-kilometer race (about 37 miles) at 7 p.m. Saturday. More...

Lampasas beaten in 10U baseball

Tate Langford slides safely into home during the Texas Teenage Association 10U Open Base state baseball tournament in Lampasas last week. More...

Letters

Recent towing incident could have been avoided

I read with interest this article [“A reunion surprise,” July 18 letter to the editor] since my wife is a native of Lampasas. More...

Agribusiness

CATTLE AUCTION

The report from the July 26 Lampasas Cattle Auction follows.  Cattle and calves: Estimated receipts 413, compared to 564 last sale and 531 at this time last year.  Compared to last sale, feeder steers and heifers were $3-$4 lower on lightwe More...

Public Notices - Free Access

LEGAL NOTICE:

This Texas Lottery Commission scratch ticket game will close on August 25, 2017. You have until February 21, 2018, to redeem any tickets for this game: # 1866 Cashword Multiplier ($10) overall odds are 1 in 3.65. More...