July 1, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Commissioners Court reverses road name change

In a unanimous vote Monday, the Lampasas County Commissioners Court reversed a road name change the court approved April 25.  As a result, properties north of town that would have had to switch to Private Road 3407 addresses will get to keep the More...

Martial arts demonstration

Ysa Swain, 7, practices a “push kick” while Brandon Crawford holds a pad during a martial arts activity by Path of Harmony Martial Arts. The event was Wednesday at the Lampasas Public Library as part of the Summer Reading Program. More...

Special Sections

Deaths

Mr. Beyer

Albin Edward Beyer, 80, of Lampasas died June 25, 2016 at Rollins Brook Community Hospital.  Funeral service will be July 1 at 11 a.m. at Sneed Funeral Chapel, with visitation from 10-11 a.m. More...

Mrs. Brewer

Mary Irvilene Brewer, 78, of Izoro died June 27, 2016 at Health South in Round Rock.  Rosary was recited June 29 at Sneed Funeral Chapel in Lampasas.  Mass of Christian burial was held June 30 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. More...

Mrs. Tower

Longtime Lometa resident Martha Lou Price Tower died June 20, 2016. She had been living the last eight years with Alzheimer’s. The past four years she resided at the Northern Montana Care Center in Havre, Montana, where she had family.  More...

Sports

Father-son coaching duo

Frank Reyes III joins father on Lometa basketball staff

Frank Reyes III has been hired as the Lometa Lady Hornets’ head basketball coach, pending official school board approval.  His father, Frank Reyes II, will lead the boys’ basketball program, and the two have coached together before.& More...

Badgers end 7-on-7 with winning record

On Monday, the last day of 7-on- 7 football, the Badgers beat Marble Falls for the first time this summer. Lampasas won 18-13 over the Mustangs, who hosted the threeteam June league. More...

Lady Badger selected for elite softball showcases

Kyndal Moyer, an incoming Lampasas junior, is gaining attention for her academics as well as her athletic performance.  Moyer plays select softball for the Firecrackers DFW 16U Black team. More...

Time for Spring Ho

Myriad of events to fill six days of citywide festival

The 45th annual Spring Ho Festival will bring entertainment, children’s activities, county fair competition, races of all sorts, vendors, fireworks and a downtown parade to Lampasas. More...

July 4 fireworks display planned in Lometa

Independence Day entertainment, free to the public, is scheduled for Monday night in Lometa.  The annual Hometown 4th of July fireworks show will begin shortly after dark at Lometa Regional Park.  More...

Kempner names acting police chief

The Kempner City Council voted Tuesday to accept the resignation of Police Chief David Sheedy.  The council then named police officer Mike Lock the acting chief.  The votes in regular session came after an approximately 10-minute executive More...

BRIEFLY

Holiday The Lampasas Dispatch Record will be closed Monday for Independence Day. As a result, the July 5 edition will be printed one day later than usual. More...

Life

Reading of Declaration of Independence planned at courthouse - Free Access

Attorneys to participate in ceremonial event July 1 at 1:15 p.m.

To honor the nation’s 240th anniversary, Texas criminal defense lawyers with the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association will lead readings of the Declaration of Independence in every county in the state. More...

H-E-B donates to Spring Ho Festival

Employees of H-E-B -- sponsor of the Spring Ho fireworks display scheduled Wednesday -- present the Spring Ho Committee a check for $5,000.  More...

DRT hosts Game Day

Game Day at the Hancock Park Hostess House was June 20, hosted by the Oran Milo Roberts Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas.  Game Day is held every other month as a fundraiser to support maintenance of the historic Hostess House.& More...

News

Council awards contract for sewer work

The Lampasas City Council voted Monday to award a contract to Qro- Mex Construction Co. for the installation of a gravity sewer main and a new lift station with a sewer force main at the corner of North Key Avenue and FM 580 East. More...

Explaining fireworks rules

Pyrotechnics allowed outside city limits; policies vary in municipalities

In Lampasas County outside city limits, people may discharge fireworks this Fourth of July. With dry conditions expected, however, they should use caution.  The county-wide burn ban resumes Monday at 7 p.m. More...

New sheriff in town

Above: Kristin Yates shares a laugh with new Lampasas County Sheriff Jess Ramos, who coached her son’s youth football team, during a reception Wednesday evening at Toupsie’s Cajun restaurant.  More...

Agribusiness

Cattle Auction

The report from the June 29 Lampasas Cattle Auction follows.  Cattle and calves: Estimated receipts 512, compared to 413 last sale and 347 at this time last year.  Compared to last sale, feeder steers and heifers were $12- $15 higher. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

INVITATION TO BID 2016-17 School Year Sealed bids for : MISC. More...