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Fire damages mobile home near Lometa

A double-wide mobile home on County Road 2600 outside of Lometa may be a total loss after a Thursday afternoon fire, Fire Marshal Ronnie Withers said.  The residence, which housed two adults and a child, was unoccupied when a fire started on the More...

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Deaths

Mrs. Day

Patsy Ruth Day, 86, of Gatesville died Aug. 2, 2017.  Funeral services were held Aug. 5 at Scott’s Funeral Home. Burial was Aug. 6 at Adams Cemetery in Burkett, Texas.  Mrs. Day was born on Feb. More...

Mrs. Johnson

Jimmie Mae Johnson, 90, died Aug. 2, 2017 in Lampasas.  Services were scheduled for Aug. 6 at Scott’s Funeral Home of Copperas Cove. Burial followed at Maxdale Cemetery.  Mrs. Johnson was born Jan. 18, 1927 in Georgetown, Texas. More...

News

Nearby entities record growth in total taxable property values

Increases in total property values could give taxing entities more revenue in the upcoming fiscal year than in the current year.  Certified appraisal rolls released last month by the Lampasas Central Appraisal District show total taxable values More...

Opinion

Toxic bias of CNN’s Acosta

On Wednesday, CNN’s Jim Acosta unwittingly demonstrated the difference between an unbiased, truth seeking media and a biased, hostile and advocacy media. Acosta had displayed his obnoxiousness before, but he descended to a new low last week. More...

Assaulting the cleanup crew

What do we take away, then, from the earthquake on the Senate floor last week, with wisps of smoke still rising from the ruins of Republican efforts to do something -- anything -- likely to rationalize the health care mess?  More...

AMERICANS FOR LIMITED GOV’T

The Senate is playing games with appointments

It is no secret the Senate is having trouble getting just about anything done these days, but the stagnation is preventing critical government positions from being filled by highly qualified nominees. More...

Nighttime run at Colorado Bend State Park

Runner Greg Wattis uses a light around his waist to help him navigate a trail in the darkness at Colorado Bend State Park during a 30K race -- 18.64 miles. More...

Early budget plan for county includes tax increase

Details not finalized yet, though, for next fiscal year

A preliminary budget for the county's upcoming fiscal year includes a tax rate increase to fund debt payments on the new law enforcement center.  The potential tax hike and other budget suggestions are subject to change, however, as the Lampasas 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. More...

Life

Badger Band readies for ‘Phantom’

The Badger Band will march onto Badger Field this fall with music from “Phantom of the Opera,” showcasing all the emotions that go along with the famous opera.  More...

Kiwanis Club scholarship offered to local students

Kiwanis Club of Lampasas County is offering a $2,000 scholarship opportunity to two continuing students at an institution of higher learning, including universities, colleges, academies, seminaries, institutes of technology, vocational schools, trade More...

Health care groups gather for night of fun

Staff of Lee HealthCare and Visiting Angels -- along with staff and family members of those companies’ local health care partners -- gathered Thursday for an evening of bowling, food and fellow More...

Sports

Two-a-days underway

Monday morning’s opening session of football practice was shortened for a school convocation ceremony, but the Badgers made good use of their time. More...

Hughes wins world title in calf riding

In his fourth time competing at the world finals, 9-year-old Ridge Hughes won his first calf riding world title last week.  The championship was held July 31-Aug. More...

Hornets take the field

Hunter Lock, a transfer student from Liberty Hill, catches a pass during his first practice with the Lometa Hornets on Monday. D.T. More...

Letters

Stand up for constituents’ interests, not for Joe Straus

Just received a mailing from Scott Cosper declaring how conservative he was by voting to ban sanctuary cities. Oh really?  What he doesn’t say is that he is a staunch, 100 percent supporter of Joe Straus, who strongly opposed that bill. More...