October 31, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Planning for a not-so-spooky Halloween

Police officer gives safety recommendations for trick-or-treaters

As Halloween trick-or-treaters hit the streets tonight, the Lampasas Police Department wants to make sure residents have a great time while maintaining their safety. More...

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Deaths

Mr. Allen

A graveside service for longtime real estate appraiser Ray Allen of Lampasas was held Oct. 27 at Pidcoke Cemetery with Jim Rutland officiating. Sneed Funeral Chapel had charge of arrangements.  Mr. Allen died in Temple on Oct. More...

Mr. Hemphill

Brent Hemphill, 41, of Coleman County died Oct. 22, 2017 at Coleman County Medical Center.  A memorial service was held Oct. 26 at First United Methodist Church in Coleman, with the Rev. Wayne Lewis and the Rev. Richard Hetzel officiating. More...

Mr. Crisp

Bert Kenneth Crisp Sr., 76, of Lampasas died Oct. 26, 2017 in a Copperas Cove nursing home.  Visitation was held Oct. More...

Sports

Rockets’ revenge

Robinson ends LHS tennis season in regionals, after close Badger win in September

The Robinson Rockets upset the Badgers in regional tennis action for the second year in a row, ending Lampasas’ season on Friday.  Earlier in the year, Lampasas pulled off an 11-8 win on the Rockets’ home court.  On Friday, Lamp More...

Busy day for LHS athlete

Lampasas High School junior Diane Hurst bagged this eight-point buck during the youth-only hunting weekend on Saturday. More...

Bobcats win close district opener over Lometa

The Medina Bobcats stayed undefeated Friday with a come-from-behind 47-38 win over Lometa.  The Hornets led for most of the district football opener, after entering the game as 45-point underdogs.  “We had our chances to put ’em More...

Letters

Honoring veterans who defend our freedoms

Since 1919, Americans have paused to remember the service and sacrifice of the men and women who have defended the American way of life. More...

Failure to enact property tax reform should be addressed

We have a state representative, Scott Cosper, who claims to be a conservative but votes for House Speaker Joe Straus, who habitually blocks any common-sense conservative legislation in the House. More...

Silence not an option

Russia’s best weapon to destroy our American way of life is President Trump.  Since taking office, President Trump has made ceaseless attacks on our fragile democracy and glorifies divisiveness. More...

Repairs planned at Hostess House

During its meeting last week, the Lampasas City Council awarded contracts for work on two historic landmarks -- the Hostess House and the Lampasas Colored School. More...

UIL overturns suspension of Gatesville players

Six athletes allegedly took performance-enhancing drug in summer

At a tense meeting Friday, the District 13-4A Div. I Executive Committee voted 3-1 to impose a 30-school-day suspension on six Gatesville football players for allegedly taking performance enhancing drugs. More...

BRIEFLY

EARLY VOTING CONTINUES Early voting continues through Friday for the election about state constitutional amendments. More...

Life

LHS band performs well at contests

From left, Lampasas High School Band president Savannah Cook, drum major Amanda Fuller, drum major Kelly Ruperto and color guard captain Rebecca Knowles pose with their awards gained this season. More...

Turning a pumpkin into a fall treat

It’s fall, y’all. And you know what that means: pumpkins! Pumpkins everywhere.  More...

Museum prepares for Veterans Day presentation

Col. Robert A. Wright IV has been called to temporary duty, and he will be unable to speak at the Lampasas County Museum as scheduled on Veterans Day. The museum has announced that retired Col. More...

News

Wreck on FM 2657 sends woman to hospital

A Copperas Cove woman was taken to Killeen’s Metroplex Hospital Sunday after a one-vehicle crash in far southeastern Lampasas County.  Trooper Chad Freeman of the Texas Department of Public Safety gave this account.  The DPS received More...

Mazda, Hyundai collide Sunday

A two-vehicle collision Sunday afternoon at South Key Avenue and Central Texas Expressway sent four people to Rollins Brook Community Hospital. More...

Officer of the Year honor

Kempner Police Chief Forrest Spence holds the Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer of the Year plaque he received last week from Mount Hiram Masonic Lodge in Copperas Cove. More...

Opinion

AMERICANS FOR LIMITED GOV’T

Senate Majority Leader should bear blame for GOP infighting, inaction

The Republican Party is in the middle of a civil war. Steve Bannon has promised to wage an insurgency against the GOP establishment candidates in the upcoming Senate primaries. More...

Undermining America

Our nation’s leftist progressives have long sought to undermine the American values expressed in our Declaration of Independence and Constitution. More...

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