Student receives scholarship

Jessica Ball, a Lampasas High School graduate and Texas A&M University student, is the Lampasas County recipient of an educational scholarship from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

Victory over Japan announced 75 years ago

The largest and deadliest war in human history ended with Imperial Japan’s surrender -- which was announced 75 years ago this week and formalized in written documents on Sept. 2, 1945.

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Accident prompts installation of fence around spring

The Parks and Recreation Department re-erected a wire fence around Hanna Spring after a woman swam in the spring and was unable to get out. In June, with the city’s consent, the Lampasas Heritage Foundation removed a fence formerly surrounding the spring as part of its efforts to beautify the spring and surrounding grounds. Parks and Recreation Director Chris Eicher said people have attempted to swim in the spring before, but emergency responders have not needed to rescue anyone from the spring until the fence was taken down. Eicher said the city is considering placing permanent barriers around Hanna Spring. MADELEINE MILLER

Gardening expert debunks hot-pepper myths

You can enjoy the spicy heat hot peppers add to your meals without concern for the many myths surrounding these garden vegetables. Here are a few you may have heard but are not true.