December 12, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Christmas on the Creek in W.M. Brook Park

Canton Weiser, 4, shakes Santa Claus’ hand during the Christmas on the Creek light display celebration Saturday in W.M. Brook Park. More...

Big buck

A 12-point whitetail buck stands near a wooded area on the southwest side of Lampasas. Cold weather in recent days has had deer on the move throughout the county. More...

BRIEFLY

KEMPNER CITY COUNCIL   The Kempner City Council will meet today at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall, 12288 East U.S. Highway 190.  More...

Special Sections

Deaths

Mrs. Fitzgerald

Mary Louise Fitzgerald, 76, of Adamsville died Dec. 3, 2017.  Visitation was held Dec. 9 at Adamsville Presbyterian Church. The funeral service followed.  Burial took place in Hines Chapel Cemetery near Adamsville. More...

Mr. Dobbs

Dewey “Duane” Allan Dobbs died unexpectedly in Lampasas on Dec. 4, 2017. He was 61.  He was a graduate of Moline Senior High School in Moline, Illinois.  More...

Sports

Lady Badgers silence Savio 52-15

The Lady Badgers won a key confidence-builder Friday night with their 52-15 victory over St. Dominic Savio. The visiting Lady Eagles did not score until the last minute of the first quarter and never threatened the Lampasas lead. More...

Dublin stuns Badgers for Ted Jones tournament gold

The Dublin Lions upset Lampasas 74-71 in the Ted Jones Memorial tournament championship Saturday night. Lampasas was the two-time defending champion of the Hamilton tournament and had beaten Dublin 85-57 in the first round on Thursday. More...

Wrestlers see mixed results at Ellison dual match

Cameron Everts went undefeated at the Ellison wrestling dual match on Saturday. Everts, a week after finishing runner-up in Austin, went 3-0 Saturday against the Eagles.  Connor Luis and Seth Fraughton each went 2-1 for the day. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

PUBLIC NOTICES

BID NOTICE At 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 4, 2018, sealed bids will be opened and read aloud in the Staff Conference Room, 312 East Third, Lampasas, Texas for the following bid: West Avenue E Water and Wastewater Improvements.   More...

Army veteran running for Texas House

Army veteran Larry Smith has filed again for the Texas House of Representatives District 54 race. More...

Former councilman files for Pct. 2 commissioner

Former Lampasas City Council member Chris Harrison has filed to run for Precinct 2 county commissioner.  Harrison will face Ron Farr and Jamie Smart in the Republican Party primary in March. More...

Sales tax receipts decline in county

Although sales tax distributions across the state to Texas cities and counties were up almost 11 percent in December, Lampasas County entities didn’t all share that joyous news this period.  Lampasas and Kempner both had decreased revenue More...

Life

FFA helps decorate Spring Oaks

Last week, Lampasas High School FFA members went to Spring Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation to assist in decorating for Christmas. More...

Retired teachers gather for annual Christmas dinner

The Lampasas County Retired Teachers Association met Dec. 5 and had good attendance for its annual Christmas dinner and program at the Lometa United Methodist Church. Members furnished the meal.  Dr. More...

Straleys provide music for DRT program

The Oran Milo Roberts Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas celebrated the holiday season with their annual Christmas dinner at the Hostess House on Dec. More...

News

Workshops will discuss wildlife tax valuation

Texas Parks & Wildlife has slated a series of Wildlife Tax Valuation Workshops to be held in 2018. More...

Aggravated robbery reported at Alon store Sunday

Lampasas Police Department responded to a call about an aggravated robbery Sunday at 3:35 a.m. at the Alon convenience store, 108 S. Key Ave.  Sgt. Tim Ryan is the lead investigator for the crime and has tracked down at least one suspect.  More...

Opinion

Trumps change how Christmas is celebrated at the White House

There’ve been a lot of wise men in the White House. But this Christmas, there are three more in the East Room, where the Trumps are highlighting a Nativity scene.  More...

The sky isn’t falling; we just think it is

Rooms full of racket and nonstop commotion drive a person nuts. You want to clap hands over your ears and flee. More...

AMERICANS FOR LIMITED GOV’T

What’s wrong with local control of the land?

President Trump traveled to Utah last week and signed two proclamations giving control of large portions of Bears Ears and the Grand Staircase-Escalante Monuments back to the people of Utah and Nevada. More...