August 25, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

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A vehicle splashes through a puddle on Western Avenue after a brief rain shower Wednesday afternoon. Forecasts call for more rain this weekend as Tropical Storm Harvey could be upgraded to a hurricane. For details, see page 5.   More...

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Deaths

Mrs. Beabout

Charla Rena (Atkison) Beabout, 51, of Kempner died Aug. 22, 2017 at Metroplex Hospital in Killeen. Visitation will be Aug. 25 from 6-8 p.m. at Sneed Funeral Chapel. A graveside service will be Aug. 26 at 10 a.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. More...

Mrs. Eudy

Wilhelmina "Billie" S. Eudy of Lampasas died Aug. 21, 2017 in Cotulla at the age of 88.  Visitation will be held Aug. 25 from 2-9 p.m. at Hurley Funeral Home Chapel in Pearsall. The funeral service will be Aug. 26 at 10 a.m. More...

Mr. Martin

George Fleming Martin, 75, of Lometa died Aug. 21, 2017 at his home.   A memorial graveside service will be Aug. 31 at 10 a.m. at Lometa Cemetery.  Mr. Martin, the son of Caldwell Martin and Mildred (Bostick) Martin, was born Dec. More...

Sports

Last scrimmage is today

Starters emerge at some positions, while others remain open

Today’s scrimmage against Elgin will have shorter series in the controlled portion before ending with a live quarter similar to the one in Taylor last week. More...

Cross country team opens season with big numbers, quick times

The Badgers cross country team is so deep this year that 15 boys are contending for seven varsity spots.  In all, there are 30 boys and 20 girls in the high school program, which coach James Allison believes is the most in team history.  More...

Firearms safety demonstration

Local 4-H volunteer Rusty Calk demonstrates safety on the range, aiming an air rifle at a target outside the photo. Calk taught air rifle safety training Monday for a group of 4-H participants. More...

County budget plan

Proposal is for most staff to get 1.5 percent pay boost; Commissioners Court members intend to forgo raises

After hours of meetings over multiple weeks, the Lampasas County Commissioners Court appears to have reached a consensus on a proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year.  Although County Auditor Chris Munn emphasized the budget is not finalize More...

Kempner council approves bid for awning at City Hall parking lot

The Kempner City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a bid for another awning to cover parking spaces in the City Hall parking lot. More...

Change in law could boost funding for Lometa school district

A bill the Texas Legislature passed during its recent special session will phase out the so-called “small school penalty” and thus could boost funding for the Lometa Independent School District. More...

BRIEFLY

PUBLIC HEARING   The Lampasas City Council will hold a public hearing Monday about the proposed tax rate for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. The hearing will be at 7 p.m., during the council’s regular session. More...

Life

Community volunteer J.W. Hutcherson looks back on 25 years in Lampasas - Free Access

J.W. Hutcherson came to Lampasas 25 years ago because he had been appointed by a bishop to pastor First United Methodist Church. More...

Eclipse brings people together; no eye injuries reported

Monday’s eclipse prompted many people to look up at the sun, but Lampasas did not have any reported eye injuries after the celestial phenomenon took place, according to health care facilities.  More...

2016-2017 yearbook available

The 2016-17 Lampasas High School yearbook, The Badger, was handed out to current students on Thursday. Those in the Class of 2017, and others who purchased books, may pick them up Monday and Tuesday in the foyer at LHS from 3:30-5 p.m. More...

News

Hurricane may bring rain to Lampasas

Hurricane Harvey recently was upgraded from a tropical storm, and More...

Eagle Auto Parts rebrands Lampasas store

Eagle Auto Parts has landed in Lampasas and is rebranding the automotive store at 202 S. Key Ave. The Eagle Auto Parts Hometown Auto Store team in Lampasas includes familiar faces with many years of experience in the auto parts industry. More...

Man arrested after rollover in Kempner fire station parking lot

A Copperas Cove man was arrested for driving while intoxicated with blood alcohol content greater than or equal to 0.15 after a rollover Monday in Kempner.  More...