The La Vernia Bears defeated Lampasas 51-50 in overtime in Friday's non-district varsity football game.

The Badgers posted a 24-0 lead near the middle of the second quarter. The Bears closed the gap to 24-14 at halftime. The score at the end of regulation was 44-44.

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for the area as of 11:46 a.m. Friday. 
The flash flood watch includes Lampasas, Coryell, Bell, McLennan, Bosque, Hamilton, Mills and Ellis counties, and is effective until Saturday afternoon.

Victor Vargas, left, blocks for Lane Evans (10).

The Lometa Hornets (1-3) topped the Mullin Bulldogs (1-3) in varsity football Thursday night at Mullin. Lometa coach D.T. Torres said his team turned the tide in the second quarter after Mullin got on the scoreboard first. Lometa came away with several interception returns for touchdowns.

Lampasas High School's home tennis match against Burnet has been postponed from Thursday, Sept. 20 until Monday, Sept. 24 due to rain.

Elementary students from all three district campuses participated in a bookmark design contest in support of International Literacy Day on Sept. 8. 
The competition theme was “Reading Takes You Everywhere!” 
Entries were judged on originality, neatness and use of theme. 

Arrowheads, fossils and gems galore! The Indian Artifact & Gem and Mineral Show returns to Lampasas this weekend.
The show will take place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lampasas County Livestock Association Show Barn, 283 North U.S. Highway 183.