August 18, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Working on railroad crossing

A crew works on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad crossing on County Road 2001, also called Old Lometa Road, Wednesday morning. More...

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AMERICAN LEGION   The American Legion Post 277 will meet Saturday at 7 a.m. at the Country Kitchen restaurant, 307 N. Key Ave. All veterans are welcome to attend.  KEMPNER CITY COUNCIL   More...

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Deaths

Mr. Bohall

A memorial service will be held Aug. 20 at 2 p.m. at 501 County Road 4630 in Kempner for John Dale Bohall Sr.  Mr. Bohall died Aug. 9, 2017 at home at the age of 70.  Born March 28, 1947 in Des Moines, Iowa, Mr. More...

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Kimberly Kay Weatherford Shaw

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News

DISTRICT COURT

Lampasas County 27th District Court convened last week with Judge John Gauntt presiding over the day’s hearings. More...

ARRESTS

The following arrests were reported to the Lampasas Dispatch Record by area law enforcement officials. The Dispatch Record prints the name and charge(s) of people arrested on at least one Class B misdemeanor – or more serious – charge. More...

Tire causes damage at business

Lampasas firefighters Robert Resa, left, and Charles Wotherspoon clean up inside Lucy Suz on U.S. Highway 281 after a tire from a semi trailer crashed through a wooden gate and a door at the side of the business late Thursday morning.  More...

Budget plan is balanced

Proposal calls for electric rate hikes, but no increase in property tax rate

The Lampasas City Council on Monday stated support for a plan that would balance the 2017- 2018 city budget with electric rate increases but no change in the property tax rate. More...

County, city entering agreement to handle development regulations

The Lampasas County Commissioners Court on Monday approved an interlocal agreement with the city of Lampasas to clarify development regulations in the city's extraterritorial jurisdiction. More...

Council approves purchase for water line to serve facilities at FM 580 West park

The Lampasas City Council voted Monday to purchase pipe, fire hydrants and related parts for a water line extension to serve a new parks department shop building and a riding arena at the sports complex on FM 580 West.  More...

Seal-coat paving planned on Key Avenue, Fourth Street

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

Life

Giving hugs through teddy bears, books

Five-year-old Madison Phinney was reading a book about kindness with her mother, Michaela Phinney, when she had an idea to help other children.  “We were reading a book about acts of kindness – things that children can do – and More...

Checking into class

Paige Goldston, an eighth-grade student, checks into Terry Rushfeldt’s class at the Lampasas Middle School open house on Monday. Students went around the campus finding out their schedule and checking in with their prospective teachers.   More...

Looking for a teacher

Bella Guerra asks athletic coach Warren Scott questions about where a particular class is during open house Monday. Bella was a previous student of Scott’s, and he helped her locate the place she needed to be.   More...

Sports

Six returning Badgers voted as unit leaders

Early this week, Lampasas football players voted on position leaders as part of coach Troy Rogers’ plan to teach the “power of the unit.”  Six players, all returning lettermen, were elected as leaders over the following units o More...

Lometa gears up for two scrimmage opponents today

With a week of contact drills under their belts, the Hornets’ starting line-up is slowly coming into focus.  “The first day of pads was good for us,” coach D.T. Torres said. More...

Tennis team cruises past ’Roos, Eagles

Despite early-season ‘rust’, Badgers easily win opening matches on Tuesday

Lampasas easily beat two Killeen schools on Tuesday to start the team tennis season at 2-0. In the morning match at Killeen High School, the Kangaroos won the No. More...