October 28, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

New Walmart manager keeps focus on customers

Overseeing about 190 employees and $5 million to $6 million worth of merchandise, Lampasas Walmart store manager Denise Gonzalez has a lot of responsibility. But her first responsibility is to the customer, she said. Mrs. More...

Lifestyles

Student Council gathers donations

The Gatesville High School Student Council recently challenged their Lampasas High School counterpart to a peanut butter and jelly collection to benefit area food pantries. GHS gathered peanut butter; the Lampasas Student Council gathered jelly. More...

Photo

Lampasas High School students who took part in the peanut butter-jelly exchange with Gatesville High School representatives included Lindsey Kuehne, far left; Blake Webb, third from left; Mikaela Sou More...

Game Day held at Hostess House

The Hostess House was the site for Game Day, hosted last week by the Oran Milo Roberts Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. Upstairs had two tables of dominoes going. More...

Letters

Middle school program to honor our veterans

On Veterans Day, we honor all those who have served in defense of our nation. More...

Shawn Mohr Nursing Scholarship

My nephew, Shawn Mohr, was a really good kid. Yes, I guess you can say I am biased and proud to be. In August 2001, Shawn graduated magna cum laude from Texas A&M University with a degree in kinesiology. More...

Religion is a private matter

This is what I hope to be a thoughtful response to a letter published in the Lampasas Dispatch Record on Oct. 7 [“Voting time”]. You say, “...our founding fathers’ faith in Christ.” More...

Agribusiness

Local beekeepers enjoy good honey harvest

When bees make the headlines, it is often bad news, involving either attacks by Africanized bees or reports of the decline in pollination, which is hurting many farmers. More...

Fall is time for forage assessment

As fall continues and cooler weather approaches, this is a great time to assess what forage has been produced over the growing season. During this time of year, most natives have produced seed heads. This makes plant identification easier. More...

New risk-management programs offered

U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced new programs to help farmers better manage risk -- as well as tools to provide farmers the information they need to choose the new safety net program that is right for their business. More...

Police, LFD to host holiday safety seminar

A free holiday safety seminar – to feature presentations by the Lampasas police and fire departments – will be Monday. The public is encouraged to attend the event, set for 1-3 p.m. at the First Baptist Church fellowship hall, 402 S. More...

Longtime banker Don Windham to retire

Don Windham appreciates the friendships he has formed with area residents in his 15 years as an officer at First State Bank of Burnet’s Lampasas branch. More...

WEATHER

Date High Low Rain Oct. 23 81 62 Oct. 24 83 58 Oct. 25 86 60 Oct. 26 More...

BRIEFLY

Hunters The Lampasas County Chamber of Commerce’s 15th Annual Hunters’ Welcome will be Friday in the H-E-B parking lot. Barbecue meals, which are $6, will be served begining at 9 a.m. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Obama's policies toxic to Democrats

Politically speaking, President Barack Obama is almost as toxic as the ominous viruses he continues to mismanage. Every Democratic candidate fears the contagion and seeks to quarantine himself from his presence and policies. More...

Why Wendy can’t win

“[Wendy] Davis is running [for governor] against Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, who is heavily favored to win in a state that remains strongly Republican.” Katie Glueck, in “Wendy Davis and the everlonger odds,” Politico, More...

Deaths

Mrs. Burns

Elisabeth Ziegelmuller Burns, 85, of Lampasas died Oct. 23, 2014 at Rollins Brook Community Hospital. Funeral services were held Oct. 27 at First Street Church of Christ in Lampasas. Burial followed at Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. More...

Sports

Volleyball subvarsity photos - Free Access

Raegan Whitehead, right, sets the ball during Friday's junior varsity match at home against Liberty Hill. The Lady Panthers won 25-8, 25-11 over the Lady Badger JV. More...

LMS volleyball season ends - Free Access

Liberty Hill defeated Lampasas in all four middle school volleyball matches Monday.The eighth-grade "A" team fell 10-25, 11-25; the eighth-grade "B" team was beaten 10-25, 11-25; the seventh-grade "A" team came up short 9-25, 17-25; and the seventh-g More...

Four-set loss to Taylor ends Lady Badgers' volleyball season - Free Access

The Lady Badgers fell 25-17, 19-25, 20-25, 18-25 to Taylor on Tuesday in the final match of the season for Lampasas. More...

Poll

Who are you voting for in the 2014 election for governor?