August 15, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Mission work in Honduras

Meredith Lane -- a nurse and a Lampasas High School graduate -- takes care of a baby while members of Honduras Good Works provide medical services near the town of Moroceli. More...

Special Sections

Deaths

Mrs. Gartman

Mary Louise Hartzfeld Gartman died on Aug. 7, 2017 in Montgomery, Texas. She was 95.  A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Aug. 19 at Sneed Funeral Chapel in Lampasas.  Mrs. Gartman was born in DuBois, Pennsylvania. More...

Mrs. Landers

Anna Lois Landers, 87, of Lampasas died Aug. 12, 2017 at her home.  Visitation will be at Sneed Funeral Chapel in Lampasas on Aug. 15 from 6-8 p.m.  Funeral services will be held at Sneed Funeral Chapel on Aug. More...

Sports

Defensive stops, big runs highlight intrasquad scrimmage

The popping of football pads brought some excitement to the Badgers’ practice field after about nine months without full-contact drills. More...

BADGER VARSITY FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

Aug. 18 Scrimmage at Taylor  Aug. 25 Scrimmage vs. Elgin  Sept. 1 Fredericksburg Away 7:30 p.m.  Sept. 8 Robinson Away 7:30 p.m.  Sept. 15 Wimberley Away 7:30 p.m.  Sept. 22 Lorena Away 7:30 p.m.  Sept. More...

Special teams practice

Logan Evans, front left, watches a kick sail off the foot of a teammate during practice last week in Lometa. More...

Letters

Reminder to be safe on the roadways

Hello! My name is Sean Gardner, and I wanted to give my personal opinion on people driving while distracted.  More...

Lometa Reporter

Lometa Independent School District superintendent explains next year’s proposed budget

The Lometa Independent School District's total spending is projected to decrease in the upcoming fiscal year, according to a proposed budget presented at last week's school board meeting.  More...

Back-to-school shopping

Jacqueline Dentel shops with her children, 2-year-old George, 7-year-old Vanessa and 12-yearold Kiana Swiatkowski at Walmart during Friday’s sales tax holiday. More...

Lampasas posts small sales tax gain

Lampasas County entities saw their sales tax allocations slip this month, compared to numbers they posted in August 2016. The city of Lampasas was the only one locally to see some growth this period in the sales tax rebate. More...

BRIEFLY

STREET WORK   Contractors for the Texas Department of Transportation are scheduled to perform seal-coat operations on Key Avenue and portions of East Fourth Street, including the courthouse area, on Monday.  More...

Life

Local doctor, businessman travel to Honduras for mission trip

Dr. Mark Lane, his daughter Meredith and local businessman Benton Floerke recently returned from a medical mission to Honduras. The July 19-26 trip was led by Honduras Good Works, which is run by Rumley residents Drs. Donald and Bobbi Hopkins. More...

Farm Credit Bank reports loan growth

Farm Credit Bank of Texas, a wholesale bank that funds 14 rural lending cooperatives in five states, reported growth in earnings and loan volume in the second quarter of 2017.  More...

Queens, princesses head to the library

The Lampasas Snow Queens will hold a Princess Story Time and Crafts event at the Lampasas Public Library Aug. More...

News

Outdoor burn prohibition remains in effect

The countywide burn ban remains in effect.  As a result, outdoor fires are prohibited in areas outside incorporated city limits.  A violation of the burn ban is a Class C misdemeanor, punishable by a fine not to exceed $500.  More...

Opinion

AMERICANS FOR LIMITED GOV’T

Reining in cities of lawlessness

Article I, Section 8, clause 4 of the U.S. More...

Quiet time in the city of power

Who weeps, who languishes, who darts anxious glances at the clock just about the time Congress goes on vacation?  More...

Is a college education worth it?

August is the month when parents bid farewell to not only their college-bound youngsters but also a sizable chunk of cash for tuition. More than 18 million students attend our more than 4,300 degree granting institutions. More...

Agribusiness

CATTLE AUCTION

The report from the Aug. 9 Lampasas Cattle Auction follows.  Cattle and calves: Estimated receipts 319, compared to 505 last sale and 594 at this time last year.  Compared to last sale, feeder steers and heifers were $2-$4 lower. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE

Pursuant to Chapter 59 of the Texas Property Code, AA Mini Storage, located at 406 S. Brown St. in Lampasas, Texas 76550, will hold a Public Auction of property to satisfy a landlords lien. More...