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Retired superintendent to seek election as county judge

Retired Lampasas Independent School District Superintendent Dr. More...

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Deaths

Mrs. Wilson

Funeral service for Ernestine Wilson will be Aug. 29 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Lampasas.  Burial will follow in Naruna Cemetery.  Sneed Funeral Chapel has charge of arrangements.   More...

News

Stolen vehicle found

Lampasas Police Department officer Warren Scott initiated a traffic stop Friday afternoon on a vehicle within hours of it being reported as stolen. The vehicle subsequently was returned to its owners in Gatesville.  More...

Woman and boy sent to hospital after crash

A two-vehicle accident Saturday afternoon at East Avenue J and Gamel Street sent two people to area hospitals.  The initial call to the Lampasas Police Department came at 1:10 p.m.  Officer Clayton Bradley gave this account.  A 2013 Ch More...

Chamber of commerce accepting donated items for storm victims

The Lampasas County Chamber of Commerce is coordinating a trailer for supplies to send to areas affected by Hurricane Harvey.  Donations will be accepted today and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the chamber office, 205 South U.S. More...

Opinion

AMERICANS FOR LIMITED GOV’T

GOP would be foolish to abandon Trump economic message

Michigan. Pennsylvania. Ohio. Wisconsin. More...

Our knockdown, drag-out society

Civilized disagreement -- that’s one thing. But flagrant insult, direct or strongly implied, as a lever for moving public policy along -- I don’t believe I’d call that persuasive, uplifting or even very useful.  More...

The Charlottesville donneybrook

Charlottesville, Virginia, a city named after Britain’s first black queen, was the scene of a bloody riot Aug. 12. The fray resulted in the death of one woman, who was mowed down by a car; plus, there were many other people injured.  More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Small Taxing Unit Notice

The City of Kempner will hold a meeting at 7:00 P.M. on September 11, 2017 at Kempner City Hall, 12288 East Hwy 190, Kempner, TX to consider adopting a proposed tax rate for tax year 2017. The proposed tax rate is 0.235960 per $100 of value. More...

PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE SETTING OF COMPENSATION OF COUNTY AUDITOR AND COURT REPORTER BY THE DISTRICT JUDGE OF LAMPASAS COUNTY, TEXAS FOR THE 2017/2018 PROPOSED BUDGET.   More...

County avoids brunt of hurricane but sees side effects

Although the worst effects of Hurricane Harvey have occurred hundreds of miles away, some Lampasas-area first responders are seeing the storm's impact firsthand. EMERGENCY RESPONSE More...

Diseased trees removed from city property

Trees identified as diseased and unsafe because of the risk of falling have been removed from City Hall, W.M. Brook Park and Hancock Park.  More...

BRIEFLY

KEMPNER OPEN HOUSE   To celebrate its 20th anniversary, the city of Kempner will host an open house Thursday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at City Hall, 12288 East U.S. Highway 190. More...

Life

CTE courses bring fun to learning, life skills

Lampasas High School’s Career and Technical Education program is off to a great start, with a number of classes filled with eager students, CTE Director Randy Brady said.  Last year the school offered 43 classes related to CTE, and this ye More...

Museum’s street exhibit to end Saturday

Lampasas County Museum’s special exhibition “Enjoy the Journey: Traveling Lampasas County” will close on Saturday. The museum is open Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and is free of charge.  More...

CEMETERY ASSOCIATION

NARUNA CEMETERY ASSOCIATION  The Naruna Cemetery Association will hold a special meeting Sept. 10 at 2 p.m. in the Naruna Baptist Church fellowship hall.   Those who have questions may contact Betty Skinner at 512-564-1593.   More...

Sports

Defense starts well against Elgin

Freshmen, sophomores highlight offense in last scrimmage

Even without two starters, the Badger defense forced several fumbles and controlled Elgin’s offense early in Friday’s scrimmage. Later, the Badgers did allow two touchdowns, but overall they kept the 5A Wildcats in check. More...

Moms in Motion offers ‘time to recharge’

Amy Rosa, the wife of Badger football/wrestling coach Brandan Rosa, is bringing Moms in Motion to Lampasas.  Moms in Motion was founded in 1999 as a way to give moms "time to recharge," through fitness activities.  More...

Hurricane affects tennis schedule

In anticipation of Hurricane Harvey, the Badgers’ tennis match at Pflugerville High School Friday afternoon was canceled.  The Badgers’ next meet is Thursday at home against Brownwood. More...

Letters

Trying to cleanse history

I believe that to gratify many of the estimated 20 percent of African Americans with American slave blood, and some of the rest like President Obama who has none, and the hordes of Americans feeling guilty because some of our historical persons had s More...

Commendable service

On the morning of Aug. 19, I departed our ranch near Baird en route to Austin for a family gathering. A few miles north of Lampasas on U.S. 183, a tire on my Ford F150 pickup blew out. More...