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Bootmaking -- and wearing -- are Lampasas traditions

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Lampasas-area bootmakers and boot-wearers agree that the ideal cowboy boot fits precisely and lasts for decades. During the 1970s, Denzel Smith worked for master bootmaker Ray Jones, who made about 1,000 pairs of boots annually, attracted international clients and often had a five-year waiting list.

Exhibitors place in Grandstand, Chisholm Trail shows

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Marshall Belanger and Jaycee Lockhart’s gate won their class and placed second in their division at the Grandstand ag mechanics show in Fredericksburg. Belanger was the Reserve Champion Overall at the Grandstand torch cutting contest and received a $1,000 scholarship, a torch and belt buckle.

Tree-trimming effort continues around electric lines

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Workers trim tree limbs on Nix Road. The tree-trimming project, which McCoy Tree Surgery is doing for the city as part of an agreement with the Lower Colorado River Authority, is set to end in late February or early March, city Electric Superintendent Flint Geagley said. Lampasas has had an LCRA contractor trim around electric lines for several years, and city officials have credited trimming with reducing electrical outages caused by fallen tree branches or limbs. JEFF LOWE

Rollover on County Road 3430 kills Kempner resident

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Stacy Len Tucker, a 52-year-old Kempner man, was pronounced dead at the site of a one-vehicle crash Friday afternoon on County Road 3430. The Texas Department of Public Safety reported the rollover occurred two miles northeast of Lampasas at 1:38 p.m.

Cowboy boots: an inside look at a Texas tradition

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Few items are as quintessentially “Texan” as the cowboy boot. For many across the Lone Star State, from full-time cattle raisers to more urban dwellers who still enjoy a connection to the ranching way of life, cowboy boots can be a dependable part of their daily work -- or even a style statement.

BRIEFLY

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KEMPNER CITY COUNCIL The Kempner City Council will meet Jan. 26 at 7 p.m.

DISTRICT COURT

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Lampasas County 27th District Court convened last week with Judge John Gauntt presiding over the day’s hearings. Defendant Daniel Ray Delacerda of Goldthwaite pleaded guilty and received five years’ deferred probation for possession of a controlled substance greater than or equal to 1 gram and less than 4 grams.