Kashawn Anton-James Ratliff, 20, of Copperas Cove pleaded guilty July 30 to a murder charge connected to the September 16, 2019 shooting death of Kempner resident Vance Henry Helzer.
Jared Rice, left, and Nichole Stone, second from left, register their children Cole Thacker -- an incoming freshman -- and Chloe Thacker -- an incoming seventh-grader -- for the upcoming Lampasas Independent School District academic year. During the registration event July 22 at Lampasas High School, 88 students signed up, Assistant Superintendent Dr. Kevin Bott said. LISD normally has 150-200 sign-ups at new student registration days, Bott said. See related photo on page 3.
The Lometa Independent School District Board of Trustees voted Monday to push the first day of the upcoming school year back from Aug. 10 to Aug. 19.
Ace Whitehead, who has verbally committed to the Texas Longhorns for baseball, ended his summer baseball season with a .420 batting average as leadoff hitter for his 17U team.
With eight returning lettermen and less interruption from coronavirus shutdowns than other sports have experienced, Lady Badger volleyball is right on track for the first practice on Monday.
The product of a decadeslong dream, Lotus Beauty Spa and Salon opened this spring and hosted an open house and Lampasas County Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting ceremony July 24.
Hill Country Community Action offers financial assistance to local families experiencing job loss, decreased work hours or pay, shelter-in-place orders, and other COVID-19 restrictions.