June 27, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

City Council picks architect for proposed civic center; sets animal impound fees

The Lampasas City Council on Monday approved a contract with Secord & Lebow Architects LLP for architectural services related to the proposed new civic center. The city will pay Secord & Lebow 8.5 percent of the construction costs. More...

Fireworks

Fireworks vendors may sell rockets with missiles and fins, County Judge Wayne Boultinghouse's office has announced. More...

Registration

New student registration for those entering prekindergarten through eighth grade is July 31 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Lampasas Middle School cafeteria. More...

Special Sections

Deaths

Mrs. Mathews

Paula Diane Mathews, 52, of Florence died June 24, 2008, at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas. Funeral services are June 27 at 10 a.m. at Sneed Funeral Chapel in Lampasas with David Webb offici- ating. More...

News

Probation given in drug case

Dale Roy Noordam, 33, received 10 years' deferred adjudication probation and a $500 fine for possession of a controlled substance. Action came in recent 27th District Court with Judge Joe Carroll presiding. More...

TxDOT completes improvements

The Texas Department of Transportation has completed a series of safety improvements along a sixmile stretch of Farm-to-Market Road 580 West. Work began at the intersection of Porter Street and FM 580 and continued westward, officials said. More...

NOAA: Lightning is 'underrated killer'

This week is National Lightning Safety Week. Lightning is the number-two thunderstorm-related killer, ranking second only to floods. Most summertime storms will bring lightning and thus are potentially deadly. More...

Lometa Reporter

Lometa ISD commended students for 2007-08

PHOTOS BY CHERI JAY-WIENECKE Third-graders recognized included, kneeling from left, Ashton Chism, Graham Bradley, Connell Barnett, Colton Watson and Savannah Phillips; back row from left, Alyssa Tobias, Bailee Sanefufemia, McKenzie Pettigrew, Laina C More...

Lometa Senior Center

111 N. W. Railway St. • 752-3693 • 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Reservations for lunches must be made a day ahead and before noon. No lunch served on Fridays. Monday, June 30, 2008 Menu: Pepper steak, brown rice, spinach, hot cinnamon pears, whole wheat bread, graham crackers and milk. More...

Lometa's FFA Junior Rodeo on tap

Dust off your Stetson and give those boots a shine. It's time for the 55th annual Lometa FFA Junior Rodeo. Beginning at 8 p.m. More...

Forums set to consider zoning for campuses

Four public hearings will be held for Lampasas Independent School District officials to gather information about where to draw zoning lines for each of three schools. More...

Lampasas, area cities show sales tax growth

June sales tax allocations to Texas cities grew an average of 8 percent compared to June 2007 statistics. And about half the cities in the surrounding Central Texas area matched that sales tax growth this period. More...

Adamsville celebration to begin

Adamsville residents -- past and present -- as well as visitors are expected to be on hand Saturday for the 100-year celebration of the township. Events will be at the community center from 10 a.m. More...

Offices closed

Lampasas Dispatch Record and The Print Shop will be closed July 4 for the Fourth of July holiday. Accelerated deadlines are in effect. More...

Seminar

"Marketing strategies to jump start your business" will be presented Tuesday from noon to 2 p.m. at City Council Chambers, 312 E. Third St. Those planning to attend should bring a brown bag lunch. There is no cost to attend. More...

Life

Fire department donations

Proceeds from the 2007 Firehouse Biker Rally were distributed recently to the Lampasas Fire Department, Briggs Community Center, Bend Community Center, volunteer fire departments in Lometa, Adamsville. More...

Donations being accepted for longtime local barber

Donations are being accepted to defray medical expenses for longtime Lampasas barber Terry Reed. Reed is in Metroplex Hospital in Killeen with serious health issues. Donations may be mailed to or dropped off at Community Church, 219 E. More...

Girl Scouts tour museum, visit rock collector, park

Seventeen Girl Scouts of varying ages visited the Keystone Square Museum earlier this month to learn about Lampasas County history. The visit was part of a summer program, "Museum Mondays," initiated by the Girl Scouts of Central Texas in Killeen. More...

Sports

FLYIN' RYAN

Local motocross standout qualifies for national finals

Some of Ryan Fesler's first memories are of his dad, Randy, holding him and cruising around their property on his dirt bike. Now, 8-year-old Ryan is making his own memories atop a bike. More...

Cyclones claim silver at Burnet

The Lampasas Cyclones 8 and under baseball team advanced to the championship game of the Burnet Super Series Tournament last weekend and will play in the South State Championship Friday and Saturday. More...

Semi-automatic pistol has quite a history

Since the adoption of the John M. Browning designed, semiautomatic pistol by the U.S. Army in 1911, never has a gun been more copied, improved and customized. More...