April 25, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

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SENIOR AWARDS PROGRAM   The Lampasas High School Senior Awards Program will be Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria. The public is invited.  PRAYER BREAKFAST   More...

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Deaths

Mr. Chism

Harold Loyd Chism, 70, of Kempner died April 20, 2017 at Scott & White Medical Center-Temple after battling a long illness.  Funeral service for Mr. Chism will be April 25 at 9 a.m. More...

Mr. Storey

Robert Storey, 73, of Kempner died in Temple on April 13, 2017.  Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. April 29 at Scott's Funeral Home of Copperas Cove.  Mr. More...

Sports

Lady Badgers start playoffs Thursday against Giddings

Three-game series on tap against state-ranked Lady Buffs

After a district-finale loss on Friday, the Lady Badgers start the softball playoffs this week against a coach with multiple state titles under his belt. More...

Badgers stack up well with regional golf opponents

Wilkins ranked in top 10 individually

The Badgers are hoping to return to the boys’ state golf meet for the first time in three years. The Region III-4A tournament starts Wednesday at Raven Nest Golf Club in Huntsville, and round two is Thursday at the same location.  More...

TEXAS GIRLS COACHES ASSOCIATION 4A SOFTBALL RANKINGS - APRIL 17

1. Liberty Hill 2. Krum 3. Crandall 4. Paris North Lamar 5. Stephenville 6. Rio Hondo 7. LaGrange 8. Levelland 9. Brownwood 10. Andrews 11. Giddings 12. Beeville Jones 13. Lorena 14. Carthage 15. Pearsall 16. Hudson More...

Agribusiness

Rancher says good stewardship, natural processes make agriculture sustainable

COMMENTARY

The Soil Conservation Service was established after the great dust storms in the West. It was such a devastating problem that something had to be done immediately. More...

Sales taxes dip for Lampasas in April

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar has sent April sales tax allocations to the cities and counties that levy a local assessment on sales within their jurisdictions. These total rebates were 5 percent higher across the state than in April 2016. More...

Meeting addresses jail proposal

Days before early voting began in the bond election, the county held a town hall meeting in Lampasas about the proposal to build a new jail and sheriff's office.  The Lometa school hosted a similar community forum last month, and the county held More...

Life

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Lampasan shuttles packages, runs errands as service for those with limited ability

Esmerelda Sanchez has started a free delivery service for Lampasans who may not be able to drive to pick up groceries or prescriptions, or who just do not have enough time on a lunch break to get food.  More...

‘Golden Age’ of Lampasas stories told to Pierians

The GFWC/TFWC Pierian Club met April 11 at the Lampasas Public Library with co-hostesses Sue Faulkner and Jane McMillin.  Cherie Leavell gave the invocation, and Crystal Hammett led the pledges to the flags of the United States and Texas. More...

Central Texas motorcyclists ask for car drivers to look out

An annual motorcycle run is headed to Lampasas to increase awareness of motorcycle riders throughout Central Texas.  Arleen “Zuky” Gonzalez, the treasurer and secretary of The Forgotten Soldiers motorcycle club, said this is the fift More...

News

Motorist reports mobile home fire Saturday on U.S. Highway 281

A manufactured home eight miles north of Lampasas was termed a total loss after fire struck the residence late Saturday afternoon.  Lampasas Fire Marshal Ronnie Withers gave this account.  At 5:01 p.m., the Lampasas Fire Department was disp More...

Iconic bridge gets makeover

Carlos Rodriguez of S&S Bridge Painting Inc. sprays primer on the underside of the pedestrian suspension bridge in W.M. Brook Park. More...

CORRECTION

In the Guide to Lampasas and Surrounding Areas magazine that was in Friday’s Dispatch Record, the name of Renee Simons was misspelled. Several of her photographs appeared in the magazine.   More...

Opinion

Time has come to build new jail, sheriff facility

On the May 6 ballot for Lampasas County voters is a proposition to authorize the issuance of up to $18.75 million in bonds for the construction and equipping of a jail facility and sheriff’s office. More...

Life without norms

What you end up with when the moral barriers topple is, not least, the end of due process at American colleges and universities. More...

The evidence for Christ

Lee Strobel has a new movie out, “The Case for Christ,” which is based on his blockbuster book with the same title. This movie is fabulous. More...