Members of the 62nd Engineer Battalion at Fort Hood prepare to post the colors at an armed services monument at Sylvia Tucker Memorial Park in Kempner on Monday

166th Aviation Command Chief Warrant
Officer Immanuel DelaCruz gave the keynote
speech at Kempner’s annual Memorial Day
service on Monday. DelaCruz has served a
total of 16 years overseas between Korea,
Japan and Germany. He has received a Bronze

Lometa announces valedictorian, salutatorian

Taylor Dunlap, left, is the valedictorian of the Lometa High School Class of 2020. Sage Thompson is salutatorian. Dunlap is the daughter of Jimmy and Tanya Thompson. Sage Thompson’s parents -- no relation to Dunlap’s parents -- are Mackey and Brenda Thompson. CHERI JAY-WIENEKCE

Whitehead receives offer from West Point

Incoming Lampasas senior Ace Whitehead announced on Twitter last week that he has received an offer to play baseball at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.