From the beginning of April through the end of May, I visited with over 1,200 elementary students. Before I continue, I would just like to say to all teachers who spend their days with these young minds: I admire you, and you are true rock stars.

This year, Lometa High School submitted the names of four candidates for Girls State. The school was allotted only one space, however, and the American Legion Auxiliary committee decided Maria Castillo would most benefit from the Girls State experience.

William Lee Bowden, 77, died May 30, 2018 in Lampasas, surrounded by loved ones.

Visitation is scheduled for June 5 from 6-8 p.m. at Sneed Funeral Chapel.

Court action planned for today in Lampasas County 27th District Court includes:

Arraignment of Billy Ralph Bruns, 59, of Lampasas, charged with possession of a controlled substance less than 1 gram. An attorney was appointed for him.

A Lometa woman was arrested Tuesday on three charges of abandon/endanger a child-criminal negligence after she let a 7-year-old drive a vehicle, which the child then crashed into a utility pole and a parked vehicle while a 10-year-old was riding on the vehicle’s sideboards.

Challenger Brad Buckley defeated incumbent District 54 State Rep. Scott Cosper in the Republican Party Primary Runoff Election on Tuesday.

Buckley had a substantial margin of victory across the district, which includes Lampasas County and part of Bell County.