Photo by Jeff Lowe

Harris Ratings 4A Div. I Top 10 (numbers after team name indicate power ranking)

1. Lampasas 253

2. Argyle 249

3. Waco La Vega 243

4. Dumas 241

5. Melissa 240

6. Corpus Christi Miller 238

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Lampasas Fire Chief Jeff Smith, left, Fire Capt. Corey Greiner and TxDOT personnel coordinate the response to a vehicle stranded between two flooded water crossings on FM 580 West early Friday afternoon.

Texas fall eludes your Northern writer

Home-designer Joanna Gaines admitted in an article published in the most recent issue of her magazine, The Magnolia Journal, that fall is elusive in Texas.

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Lampasas never trailed in a 55-23 season-opening victory in varsity football against Brownwood.

Case Brister had three touchdowns (two rushing and one on a kick return).

Jack Jerome ran for two touchdowns.

Badger football practice in full swing

Senior receiver Mike Murray makes a one-handed catch in practice on Tuesday. Murray has received offers from the University of New Mexico and the University of Tulsa. The Badgers’ first scrimmage is Aug. 21 at home, and the season opener is Aug. 28 at home against Brownwood. JEFF LOWE