February 21, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Chamber of commerce director resigns

Lampasas County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kenny Mandell has resigned his position, and the chamber is working to train a successor, chamber Board of Directors President Brandi Watkins said Friday.  Mandell served as chairman of the More...

BRIEFLY

COMMISSIONERS COURT   The Lampasas County Commissioners Court will meet Monday at 9 a.m. in the first-floor courtroom at the county courthouse.  The meeting is open to the public and includes a time for public comments. More...

Special Sections

Deaths

Mrs. Rodgers

Sue Ann Rodgers, 67, died Feb. 16, 2017 in Graham.  Funeral service was Feb. 20 in Morrison Funeral Home Chapel in Graham. More...

Mr. English

William C. English, 80, of Lampasas and formerly of Michigan, died Feb. 18, 2017 at Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple.  Viewing will be Feb. 22 from 5-7 p.m. at Sneed Funeral Chapel.  Graveside service will be Feb. More...

News

Fire on CR 4964 destroys buildings, vehicles

A structure fire on County Road 4964 destroyed a workshop, lawn mower shed and a couple vehicles in the early hours of Monday, Fire Marshal Ronnie Withers said.  Two vehicles were lost: a 2008 Ford F-150 and a nonoperational 1957 Chevrolet car s More...

Rabies vaccination project

Texas Wildlife Service technicians Beau Wilson, left, and Pat Flanigan load oral rabies vaccine bait in a helicopter off County Road 2001 on Friday. More...

Lometa ISD seeks grant for after-school program

The Lometa Independent School District Board of Trustees adopted a resolution Thursday night to apply for a grant from the Criminal Justice Department for a continuation of funding for the district’s after-school program. More...

Opinion

Bumps in the road: Trump vs. Obama

The resignation of national security advisor Michael Flynn has the anti- Trump media declaring the new administration a “mess,” in “turmoil” and thrown into “chaos.” Funny, these same Chicken Littles barely shrugge More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

School board, city council incumbents draw challengers

Several school board and city positions will be contested in the May 6 election.  Candidate filing ended Friday for local entities -- although filing will continue through March 6 for a Lometa school board special election. More...

Dispatch Record holding photo contest

The Lampasas Dispatch Record is preparing for its 2017-2018 Guide to Lampasas – a full-color, glossy magazine filled with photographs and information about events, popular sites and everyday life in Lampasas and surrounding areas. More...

A ride in the park

Ilonka Margis of Kempner sits in a drawing cart as her American Miniature Horse named Hexe leads her on a ride through W.M. Brook Park on Thursday. Mrs. More...

Life

High school student performs in all-state band as tuba player

Lampasas High School senior Isaiah Margis, a tuba player in the Badger Band, recently performed in a concert in San Antonio as part of the Association of Texas Small School Bands All-State Symphonic Band.  More...

Rachel Porter named finalist in National Merit Scholar program

Lampasas High School senior Rachel Porter has been named a finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program, becoming one of 15,000 students across the country to make it to that level. More...

100 days of school have gone by in Lometa

Lometa Elementary students joined hands last week in celebration of the first 100 days of school. The students held an energy stick that conducted electricity when their hands completed the circuit. More...

Sports

Badgers win bi-district championship over Caldwell

Lampasas clinched its first bi-district basketball title since 2001 with a 63-37 win over Caldwell on Tuesday. More...

Caldwell on tap in bi-district playoffs

Shivers not underestimating athletic ability of fourth-seeded Hornets

Aiming for their first bi-district basketball championship since 2001, the Badgers face Caldwell tonight in Hutto. More...

Badgers earn boys’ doubles gold at Copperas Cove

Timothy Cavalieri/ Garrett McGuire brought home gold from the Copperas Cove varsity tennis tournament on Friday.  After entering as an unseeded team, the Badger duo won all four boys’ doubles matches of the day.  More...

Letters

America’s ‘Hezekiah moment’ -- the election of Donald Trump

For more than two years, as now-former President Barack Obama accelerated his race to destroy America during the latter half of his failed presidency, this writer tirelessly warned Americans that the destruction and havoc Obama’s presidency had More...

Refreshing comments from a West Point graduate

A West Point cadet expressed his personal observation and concern to the Eagle Forum Report this month just prior to swearing his oaths of commission along with his classmates to uphold and defend the Constitution from all enemies, foreign and domest More...