January 5, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Property tax payment deadline nears

Property tax payments for the 2017 tax year are due Jan. 31 at 5 p.m. at the Lampasas Central Appraisal District office, 109 E. Fifth St. The payment deadline is uniform for all the taxing entities LCAD serves, so bills are due Jan. More...

Special Sections

Deaths

Mrs. Arms

Theodessa “Theo” Arms, 76, of Liberty Hill died Jan. 1, 2018.  Funeral service will be held Jan. 5 at Bertram Cumberland Presbyterian Church at 10 a.m., with interment to follow at Bear Creek Cemetery. More...

News

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

SATURDAY, JAN. 6  COURTHOUSE TOURS: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Lampasas County Courthouse, 501 E. Fourth St.  MONDAY, JAN. 8   More...

Author to read story

Susan Mitchell will host The Gus Club Jan. 13 at the Lampasas Public Library and explore more adventures from her Gus the Ghost-Faced Dog series. More...

Recalling the challenges of our childhood

Childhood illnesses in the mid-20th century were rarely treated by physicians who practiced medicine. More...

Agribusiness

CATTLE AUCTION

The report from the Jan. 3 Lampasas Cattle Auction follows.  Cattle and calves: Estimated receipts 157, compared to 667 last sale and 684 at this time last year.  More...

Public Notices - Free Access

PUBLIC NOTICES

PUBLIC HEARING IN LOMETA  The Board of Trustees of the Lometa Independent School District will hold a hearing for public discussion regarding the Lometa ISD 2016--2017 Texas Academic Performance Report on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. More...

Candidate filing to start soon for city, school elections

Those who wish to run for a city council or school board seat may file for a place on the ballot beginning Jan. 17. Filings are due by the close of business on Feb. 16. The city and school election day will be May 5. More...

Sulphur Creek partially drained to control vegetation

For the second consecutive year, the city’s Parks and Recreation Department has dropped the water level temporarily in Sulphur Creek within W.M. Brook Park as part of an effort to control aquatic vegetation.  More...

BRIEFLY

PEE WEE FOOD FAIR   The Lampasas County Youth Livestock Show Pee Wee Food Fair is seeking participants.  No entry fee is required, and there are no pre-entries. More...

Life

Police department plans citizen’s academy

Classes include patrol, investigation

Lampasas Police Department is launching its own iteration of a popular national program, the Citizen’s Police Academy, Chief of Police Sammy Bailey said.  The academy is not unlike real training officers receive, only it’s geared tow More...

LCRA accepting new grant applications

The Lower Colorado River Authority is accepting applications for grants of up to $50,000 for community projects in LCRA’s wholesale electric or water service area. More...

This month, Texas governor asks residents to recognize school boards’ work

Gov. Greg Abbott has declared January as School Board Recognition Month.  “In Texas, we place immense value in our youth,” Abbott said in a press release. More...

Sports

LHS girls edge state-ranked Armadillos in overtime

Lampasas beat the No. 17th-ranked Conference 2A team, the San Saba Lady Armadillos, 43-41 in overtime Tuesday. The home victory gives the Lady Badgers a 15-12 record as they return to district play tonight at Leander Glenn.  More...

Badgers prepare for young, improved Grizzlies

The last time the Badgers played Leander Glenn in basketball, Lampasas won 97-20. More...

DRAWN HUNTS AT STATE PARK

Colorado Bend State Park will be closed to the public on the following dates as the park hosts drawn hunts: from 10 p.m. Jan. 9 to 2 p.m. Jan. 12, and from 10 p.m. Jan. 16 to 2 p.m. Jan. 19. The park is open this weekend, starting at 2 p.m. today. More...