Family hosts drive-through birthday party

Felipa Maceyra sits next to a table with her birthday gifts, balloons and cupcakes at her 80th birthday drive-through celebration Sunday on the courthouse square.

State senator honors sheriff’s office staff members

In a brief ceremony Thursday in the county courthouse, District 24 State Senator Dawn Buckingham recognized five Lampasas County Sheriff’s Office deputies and one communications officer who received awards for life-saving actions. The sheriff’s office recognized the staff members in February, but Buckingham was unable to attend at that time. Pictured, left to right, are Deputies Calvin Wilcox, Rhett Levingston and Johnny Arellano; State Senator Dawn Buckingham, Sheriff Jess G. Ramos, Communications Officer Elaine Tobar, and Deputies Justin Wilson and Jerome Ervin.

Parks have pet waste collection units

The Central Texas Council of Governments donated two petwaste pick-up stations to the city. They were placed in Hancock and Sue Ann parks. There are also pet-waste pick-up stations at Campbell and W.M. Brook parks.

Richard Petty Plymouth Superbird at local dealership

The Benny Boyd auto dealership in Lampasas recently acquired a 1970 Plymouth Superbird built by NASCAR driver Richard Petty. Sales Manager Danny Marquez said the Superbird, a modified version of the Plymouth Road Runner, was once banned from NASCAR, as officials were concerned about its high speed. MADELEINE MILLER

Advice offered for giving landscape a summer facelift

Whether it is the hot weather, the age of your landscape or simply the need for change, a late summer makeover can help increase the landscape’s beauty. Put the “wow” back into your garden with a few new plantings, garden art or other simple improvements.