October 24, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

City aims for internet improvements

In response to multiple phone and internet service outages this year, city staff and the Lampasas Economic Development Corp. are working to select a company to assess Lampasas' telecommunication system and offer suggestions for improvements. More...

Early voting underway on seven proposed amendments

Voting on proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution has commenced for those who like to exercise their civic duty early.  Early voting will be offered weekdays in Lampasas County through Nov. 3. Election day is Nov. More...

BRIEFLY

BURN BAN   A countywide burn ban, which prohibits outdoor fires in areas outside incorporated city limits, remains in effect. A violation is a Class C misdemeanor, punishable by a fine not to exceed $500.  More...

Special Sections

Deaths

Mrs. Embrey

Funeral services for Cecilia Elizabeth “Betty” Embrey, 84, of Lampasas were held Oct. 23 at Crawford Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen. Mrs. Embrey died on Oct. More...

Mrs. Warren

Margaret Lucille Warren, 96, died in Cedar Park on Oct. 15, 2017. A graveside service was held Oct. 17 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lampasas. Sneed Funeral Chapel had charge of arrangements.  More...

Sports

Area champions in tennis

Badgers sweep Madisonville 19-0 on Thursday; defeat China Spring in regionals

Lampasas breezed through the tennis area playoffs with a 19-0 win over Madisonville on Thursday in Waco. The shutout marked the first time since a 2014 contest against Caldwell that the Badgers won all 19 matches. More...

Panthers’ punishing ground game leads to win

Eleven penalties were some of the few flaws for the Liberty Hill Panthers in their 56-27 Homecoming win on Friday over the Badgers. Liberty Hill stormed out to a 42-6 halftime lead over Lampasas. More...

LMS ‘A’ teams win on Marble Falls gridiron

The Badger eighth-grade “A” team beat Marble Falls 35-21 to move to 5-0 on the season.  “In the ‘A’ team game, we faced some adversity, being down at halftime, but the kids showed great mental toughness and came bac More...

Letters

A city that welcomes and embraces those in need

A few weeks ago, this wonderful hometown newspaper published a most gracious article about my soon-to-be move to North Texas. Thank you for such flattering remarks. At times I was sure you were talking about someone else.  More...

Agribusiness

Wildlife tips for small-acreage landowners

Biologist’s program offers suggestions about creating habitat for birds, other animals

A program earlier this month by Texas Parks & Wildlife Department biologist Erin Wehland focused on ways to create wildlife habitat on small acreage. More...

Cody Reed seeks re-election

District Clerk Cody Reed has announced he is seeking re-election to his position.  The Republican was appointed to the post in May 2016, after Terri Cox announced she was retiring as district clerk. More...

Edith Harrison plans to file for post

Edith Harrison has announced she is running as a Republican candidate for district clerk.  Mrs. More...

Tennis team dominates area playoff match

Kevin Fesler returns a volley during the Badgers’ 19-0 blowout win over Madisonville on Thursday. Lampasas advanced to the team tennis regional quarterfinals Monday. More...

Life

Lampasan competes in Southwestern Association of Criminal Justice Conference

For 10 months, A&M-Central Texas assistant professor Tammy Bracewell and her students prepared to attend the 2017 Southwestern Association of Criminal Justice Conference in Fort Worth.  More...

High school prepares for Willy Wonka play

From left, Amy Figurski, Garrett McGuire, Laura-Anne Gehring, Owen Davis, Makayla Osburn and Sara Bryant practice a scene during rehearsals Sunday afternoon at Lampasas High School. More...

KWE to hold fall festival

Kline Whitis Elementary will hold a fall festival on Monday at the school from 5-7 p.m.  The festival is free to attend, and there will be a host of activities for students and families to participate in, including bounce houses, pumpkin bean ba More...

News

Rollover occurs Friday on County Road 3421 north of Lampasas

A teenage driver avoided major injury in a rollover Friday on County Road 3421 about two miles north of the Lampasas city limits.  The rollover happened about 8:10 a.m. at a point 0.8 miles north of the intersection of CR 3421 and CR 3420. More...

Opinion

Some measures on the ballot deserve ratification

On Nov. 7, Texans will have an opportunity to vote on seven proposed amendments to the state’s constitution. These were ratified by the Texas Legislature during its session earlier this year and now go before the voters for approval.  More...

No, we are not all the same

Liberty, equality, fraternity” was the watchword of the French revolutionaries. More...

Media ignore real Democratic scandals

Why the collective liberal media yawn on the multi-headed Democratic scandals surfacing everywhere except on their pages and airwaves? More...

Public Notices - Free Access

PUBLIC NOTICES

PUBLIC NOTICE:  The City Council of the City of Lometa will hold a public hearing in the City Council Chambers located in City Hall, 100 E. San Saba St., Lometa, Texas 76853, at 7:00 p.m. More...