October 25, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Wine tour a success

From left, Kimberly Rhoades, Christie Ford, Roxanne Leal, Ashley Underwood and Dr. More...

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Best of the Best contest   The Lampasas Dispatch Record has launched its inaugural Best of the Best contest. More...

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Early voting underway for general election

Early voting for the November general election has begun.  Early voting dates are weekdays through Nov. 4. Election day is Nov. 8.  The early voting site is the Lampasas County Elections Administrator office, 407 S. Pecan St. in Lampasas. More...

Blood drive scheduled Nov. 7

A Red Cross blood drive is scheduled Nov. 7 from 12:30- 6:30 p.m. in the First Street Church of Christ fellowship hall.  All blood types are needed, but there is a special need for Type O this time. More...

Burn ban lifted

County Judge Wayne Boultinghouse has lifted the burn ban until Monday at 7 p.m. More...

Opinion

Debate disorder

How many more broadcast bust-ups will it take before America finally decides to make its presidential election debates tolerable again? I can’t take it anymore. Can you?  More...

Nastiness of the Clinton campaign

Memo to Hillary Clinton: Yessum, you may win this thing. I wouldn’t fall over in a state of cardiac arrest should that happen, given what the polls are saying. More...

Dangerous collusion

I don’t know how reasonable people can fail to recognize the overt collusion of the Obama administration, the Democratic National Committee, the Democratic Party and the liberal media to shield Hillary Clinton from accountability for her many m More...

Agribusiness

The future of crops is changing

As with any business sector, agriculture-related companies are bought, sold and split apart on a regular basis. For example, John Deere merged with many different tractor and equipment companies before it was independently known as John Deere.  More...

Walnut caterpillars feed on pecan leaves

Expert: Damage may not be as bad as it looks

Is your nut-laden pecan tree suddenly developing a “bald spot?” The culprit is probably the walnut caterpillar, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologist.  Dr. More...

Mixed bag for beekeepers

Colonies rebound but expenses, Chinese honey weigh on Texas producers

American honeybees are rebounding, but new reports indicate it may be beekeepers who are on the decline.  Illegally imported honey from China, lower returns and higher input prices are taking their toll on beekeepers, according to Brazoria Count More...

Auction planned for county barn property in Nix

The county will hold an auction Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. More...

‘Great year’ for hay growers

Production high, but effect on cattle market is uncertain

The 2016 hay season was a banner year for many producers in the area.  “I would say it’s the best year we’ve had,” said Lampasas-area resident Bill Crawford, who has been in the hay business about 25 years.  Crawford More...

La Niña prediction

Forecast says Texas’ winter may be warmer, drier than normal

A relatively warm and dry winter could be on the way for Central Texas, according to a long-range forecast.  More...

BRIEFLY

Kline Whitis   Kline Whitis Elementary School will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a program today from 5-7 p.m.  More...

Life

World, this is K5LMS

Middle school students compete in international radio contest

Lampasas Middle School students piled into the campus radio room last week, competing in the American Radio Relay League School Roundup. More...

Veterans Day program set

Lampasas Middle School will host a veterans breakfast, followed by a special Veterans Day Program, on Nov. 11.  Veterans and their family members are invited to the breakfast, set for 8:30 a.m. More...

Travel club plans next adventure

Wanda Lang and Friends travel club will explore coastal wonders on its next trip set for June 26, 2017.  A presentation about the trip will be offered Nov. 3 at 1:30 p.m. at the Lampasas County Museum, 303 S. Western Ave. More...

Sports

Pirates expand win streak to 24 games

La Vega’s raw athletic ability led the Pirates to a 45-26 win over the Badgers on Friday. The defending state champions remained unbeaten (at 3-0 in district, 8-0 overall) and now have 24 straight victories since the start of 2015. More...

Volleyball team hopes to end season on a high note

It hasn’t been easy this year, but Lady Badger seniors say their volleyball experience has been worth the ride.  Rylee Davis, Kennedy Rinehart and Savannah Bertrand end their varsity volleyball careers tonight as Lampasas travels to No. More...

LHS tennis ranked first in region

Lampasas brings an eight-match winning streak into the regional tennis tournament this week. The Badgers (10-1) are coming off a 12-6 win over Liberty Hill in the area playoffs. More...

Letters

Honoring our veterans

The service members we honor today come from all walks of life, but they shared several fundamental qualities. More...

Lometa Reporter

Lometa hosts Harvest Festival

Lometa third-graders joined together for a rendition of Elvis Presley classics during Saturday night’s Harvest Festival. More...

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Public Notices

Pursuant to provisions of Occupations Code 2303 this is notice to the owner and lien holder of the following item/ vehicle to reclaim the items within 30 days and pay all fees or your failure to do so shall be a waiver of all your rights, title, or i More...