October 3, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Lampasan indicted for intoxication manslaughter in fatal crash

A Lampasas man was in Lampasas County Jail at press time Monday, in connection with his arrest earlier last week on warrants for intoxication manslaughter and aggravated assault. More...

Sharon Watson seeks elected office

Sharon Watson, the deputy treasurer for Lampasas County, has announced her candidacy for county treasurer. “As the current deputy treasurer since February 2012, I am very qualified for an easy transition into this position,” Mrs. More...

BRIEFLY

COMMUNITY PRAYER SERVICE   A community prayer service will be Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the bandstand on the courthouse square.  GAME WARDEN EVENT   More...

Special Sections

Deaths

Mrs. Atkins

Malinda Mae (Sweet) Atkins, 104, died Sept. 28, 2017 in Lexington, South Carolina, where she had lived three years. She previously was a resident of Seagoville, Texas.  Visitation will be Oct. 4 from 6-8 p.m. More...

Ms. Gonzales

Roberta Gonzales, 86, of Lampasas died Sept. 30, 2017 at Spring Oaks Nursing and Rehab.  She was born June 7, 1931 in Briggs, the daughter of Juan Ramirez and Dolores (Gonzales) Ramirez. More...

Mrs. Taylor

Annie Mae Taylor, 96, of Copperas Cove died Sept. 28, 2017 at her home. Funeral services will be Oct. 3 at 10 a.m. at Kempner Oak Hills Baptist Church, with Dwayne Smith and Dr. James Spurgeon officiating. More...

Sports

Early momentum fizzles

Defense improves in Homecoming loss; Hawks contain LHS offense after halftime

Momentum changed quickly in the Badgers’ Homecoming game on Friday, and Canyon Lake used a 28-0 run to come away with a 35-21 win. More...

Lometa rolls over Eagles 33-6 in ‘mud bowl’

Another strong defensive night on Friday helped Lometa to a 33-6 win on a waterlogged Hornet Field.  “It was just a sloppy mud bowl,” coach D.T. Torres said. More...

Lampasas JV defeated, but freshmen beat Hawks

Canyon Lake held off the Lampasas JV 34-7 on the Hawks’ home turf Thursday.  Jason Andrews threw the Badgers’ only touchdown pass of the game, completing it to Nick Olivarez.  Cody Osburn played well for the defense, coach Shane More...

Woman killed in wreck on U.S. Highway 190 - Free Access

The Texas Department of Public Safety has identified the woman killed in yesterday's two-vehicle wreck on U.S. Highway 190 about halfway between Lampasas and Kempner. Sabine Gupton, 30, of Cape Coral, Florida was pronounced dead at the scene. More...

National Night Out set today at H-E-B

The Lampasas Police Department has a busy week planned, beginning with a National Night Out event at the H-E-B parking lot today, starting at 6 p.m. More...

Cosper to seek re-election to Texas House

State Rep. Scott Cosper (R-Killeen) has announced he will seek re-election to the Texas House. More...

Melissa Karcher announces her candidacy

EDITOR’S NOTE: County Treasurer Nelda DeRiso said she will not seek re-election when her term ends Dec. 31, 2018. Melissa Karcher and Sharon Watson have announced they will file as treasurer candidates in the Republican primary. More...

Another win for Lometa

Logan Evans (5) lunges forward with the ball during Lometa’s 33-6 victory over Cedar Park Summit on Friday. The Hornets improved to 4-1 with the win. More...

Life

Local men continue to serve small towns stricken by hurricane

It’s been more than a month since Hurricane Harvey made landfall, dumping a massive amount of rain on Houston and neighboring cities. More...

Benton makes donation to LHS athletic department

Dr. Craig Benton donated $1,032 to Lampasas High School athletic trainer Jan Brister after holding his annual Patient Appreciation Day fundraiser. More...

Heritage Day set at Colorado Bend State Park

On Oct. More...

News

Pickup struck by 18-wheeler hauling rock

A collision Friday at the intersection of South Key Avenue and E.E. Jr. More...

Bend resident indicted in deaths of bald eagles

Man faces additional charges for allegedly killing vultures

A Lampasas County grand jury has returned an indictment against a man from Bend on two counts of killing bald eagles, a protected non-game animal. More...

Opinion

Unfair charges of systemic racism

Why is it that anytime leftists engage in political debate or protest, no matter how inflammatory their content or manner of expression, they are glorified and defended? More...

Offsides for the kneel-in

Let’s not stress out, shall we, while endeavoring to make sense of the fuss and foolishness over mass NFL boycotting of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” That would be because the fuss and foolishness themselves make no sense: save as a w More...

AMERICANS FOR LIMITED GOV’T

How crazy can California get as a sanctuary state?

California is one step closer to full lunacy, and the final step was expected to be taken late last week.  More...