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

Adamsville firefighters train with grant-funded equipment

With a rural stretch of U.S. Highway 281 running through the community, the Adamsville Volunteer Fire Department often is called upon to administer emergency services at the scene of fires and vehicle collisions.

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Last week brought the hottest temperatures of the year so far to Lampasas County, topping out at 105 degrees [at a station west of town] during a streak of five triple-digit-degree days.

Pedro Fuentes

Pedro Fuentes, 77, waves to spectators as he passes a water station at Sixth Street and Spring Street in the 5K race sponsored by the chamber of commerce. JEFF LOWE