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BURN BAN   The county’s burn ban is lifted until today at 6 p.m.  FLU SHOTS OFFERED   Metroplex Health System will provide a free flu shot clinic Thursday from 1-4 p.m. at Rollins Brook Community Hospital. More...

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Lampasas posts gain in November sales taxes

Sales tax revenue grew 2 percent this month for the city of Lampasas, compared to the numbers it posted last November. The positive monthly returns did not spread to Lometa and Kempner, however. More...

Fall foliage on display throughout the area

Thanks to recent cold fronts, enchanting shades of red, orange and yellow leaves are bursting to life in Lampasas County and at Texas state parks.  More...

Deadline nears for ordering poinsettias

Lampasas Lions Club is taking orders for holiday poinsettias. Red, white and pink varieties are available. Proceeds from the fundraiser will be used to provide vision exams and glasses for Lampasas County residents.  Poinsettias are $15 each. More...

Opinion

An ICE agent’s quest for justice

Betrayed. Victor Avila is a survivor. Softspoken but iron-willed, he dedicated his life to law enforcement and to his country. More...

Moral reconstruction

That word again: evil. A whiff of sulfur about it, no warmth, no pulse, evil as the actuating force in another mass shooting, with more of it to come, certainly, in this beat-up age of ours. More...

AMERICANS FOR LIMITED GOV’T

Bigger tax cut needed to get economy moving again

If the tax plan put on the table by House Republicans is the final version of the tax bill, in the first four years the tax cut will average $182.2 billion a year, according to the Joint Committee on Taxation. More...

Kempner-area stabbing called homicide-suicide

Deceased man’s ex-wife is sole suspect, authorities say

The former wife of a Kempner-area man whose body was discovered Nov. 3 outside his residence has been named the suspect in what authorities now are calling a homicide-suicide. More...

Badger Band performance

Claire Cain plays the xylophone during the Badger Band performance at halftime of Friday’s varsity football game against China Spring. See page 6 for results of area football games. More...

Life

The Badger yearbook receives state award nomination

The 2016-2017 Lampasas High School yearbook has been nominated for a Star Award through the UIL. The nomination means the yearbook is near the top 10 percent of student newspapers and yearbooks in Texas. More...

Lometa 4-H donates pig to stock show family

Lampasas County 4-H clubs recently held fundraisers to help families affected by Hurricane Harvey. More...

Supplies donated

Ella Glawson of Vidor is shown holding a bucket of stock show supplies donated by the Hines family. More...

Sports

Lometa faces No. 4 Jonesboro tonight for bi-district title

The Lometa Hornets aim for their first football bi-district championship in five years as they take on Jonesboro tonight in Hico. Jonesboro (9-1) is ranked fourth in the state, according to sixmanfootball.com. More...

No. 7 Cougars survive Badgers’ early stops

Playoff-bound China Spring ends Lampasas’ season by respectable 41-20 score

China Spring scored crucial touchdowns just before halftime and on the first drive after the half, to pull away after a close start against Lampasas.  The seventh-ranked Cougars won 41-20 to end Lampasas’ season Friday, as they secured the More...

Lometa earns bi-district rematch with Jonesboro

Logan Evans racked up four touchdowns for Lometa in a 46-26 playoff-clinching win Friday in Eden.  The Hornets recovered from a 6-0 deficit and “pretty much had control throughout the game,” head coach D.T. More...