November 1, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Brush program begins

The city of Lampasas’ free brush chipping program is underway.  The program, which began Monday, allows residents to leave piles of brush at the curb for city crews to pick up for no charge. More...

Early voting continues through Friday

Early voting for the Nov. 8 general election will end Friday.  The polling place for early voting is the elections administrator office, 407 S. Pecan St. in downtown Lampasas.  Polls will be open today until 7 p.m. More...

BRIEFLY

Flags   American Legion Post 277 will honor veterans by placing flags on their graves at Oak Hill Cemetery on Saturday at 8 a.m. The public is invited to attend and participate.  Blood drive   More...

Special Sections

Deaths

Mrs. Garnett

Services for Betty Patricia Snipes Garnett of Kempner will be Nov. 1, 2016 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1502 Virginia Ave. in Copperas Cove, with a viewing at 5 p.m. More...

Mr. Muckleroy

Glenn Von Muckleroy, 81, of Lampasas died Oct. 26, 2016 at home.  Visitation was held Oct. 29 at Sneed Funeral Chapel, followed by the funeral service. Burial was at Hillsdale Cemetery near Izoro.  Mr. More...

Mr. Reuther

A.J. Reuther, 88, of Lampasas died Oct. 27, 2016 at a Georgetown, Texas assistedliving center.  Visitation with the family took place Oct. 29 at Sneed Funeral Chapel in Lampasas.  A graveside service was conducted Oct. 29 at 2:30 p.m. More...

Sports

Bulldogs eliminate Badgers from playoff picture

Burnet quarterback Koby Edwards was on a roll Friday night, while the Badgers struggled to finish offensive drives. The Bulldogs won 42-6 on their home turf to stay in the playoff chase at 2-2 in district play. More...

Lometa earns crucial win at Nueces Canyon

After leading nearly the whole game, Lometa won a close 60-52 district football contest Friday over Nueces Canyon. The Hornets (1-1 in district, 5-4 overall) can clinch the playoffs with a win in the season finale this week. More...

Runners qualify for state

Lady Badgers take third in Huntsville; two LHS boys qualify individually

Two Badgers qualified individually for the state cross country meet, and the Lady Badgers advanced as the third-place team in the Region III-4A meet. Nathan Herrin, a junior, had the highest individual placement for Lampasas. More...

Letters

Time to repair foundation

What happens to a house built on a solid foundation when the inhabitants of the house do little or nothing to maintain that house? Those residing within the house must be ever vigilant lest the house fall into disrepair and collapse. More...

‘Committee’ at work

Please remember that during President Bill Clinton’s administration Hillary Clinton promoted “It takes a village to raise a child.” Each of us should draw our own conclusion as to exactly what she meant, because in a few weeks she w More...

Please volunteer to read to students

Dear Lampasas,  Kids are a reflection of their environment. There are so many kids in our community who struggle with reading that could use a friendly adult to encourage them and help them become better readers. More...

Girl dies after trick-or-treating accident in Lometa - Free Access

A 7-year-old girl from San Saba was killed Monday night when she fell off a trailer while trick-or-treating in Lometa. The Lampasas County Sheriff's Office and Lometa Police Department were notified of the accident Monday at 8:16 p.m. More...

Soaring at Square Silly

Jeremie Kilhullen, 8, uses Fierce Pierce’s bungee jump to soar into the air at the Lampasas courthouse square during Squared Silly on Saturday. For more photos, see page 3. More...

State qualifiers

Lady Badgers Kyndal Moyer, Taylor Moore and Mackenzie Best (in blue uniforms, center) race in dense fog at the regional cross country meet Saturday in Huntsville. More...

Inside

Best of the Best   The Lampasas Dispatch Record’s inaugural Best of the Best contest will close on Nov. 11. More...

Life

Local FFA chapter attends national convention

Lampasas High School’s FFA chapter went to the organization’s recent national convention in Indianapolis, marking the first time its officers had attended.  For Chapter President Quint Smith, a senior, it was a chance to see how larg More...

Welcome events offered for hunters

A number of area organizations have scheduled dinners to coincide with the opening weekend of the general deer hunting season. These events are open to hunters and non-hunters alike.   Hunters Welcome  More...

Red Ribbon Week’s powerful message

Lampasas Independent School District’s Red Ribbon Week events concluded Friday. While the week offered an opportunity for students to dress up in various ways, drug and alcohol abuse prevention was the primary goal of activities.  More...

News

Photos

Lampasas High School FFA beef exhibitor Gracie Moore, foreground, and -- background from left -- her father Jim Moore, heifer validation chair and ag teacher Clint Nygard, and Lampasas County Youth L More...

New roof

Roof replacement work by AmeriVet Enterprises took place last week at the Kempner Volunteer Fire Department station. More...

Meeting slated Wednesday about jail construction

The Lampasas County Commissioners Court will hold a workshop session Wednesday about jail construction processes.  The meeting will be at 1:30 p.m. in the county annex conference room at 409 S. Pecan St. More...

Opinion

Deannexation of land would have permanent consequences on LISD

While politicians wrangle over voters in the national elections, local officials are involved in their own political wrestling match – this time over jurisdiction of acreage in east Lampasas County.  More...

Turnout time

Some of us this election year don’t even want to say the words “Clinton” or “Trump” -- and with good reason. However, there is one word that we should keep in mind: “Turnout.”  More...

Veteran shares thoughts about importance of vote

Roy Hale, 93, of Lometa may not be the typical first-time voter, but his attitudes reflect a common theme in this election cycle.  He is fed up with what he sees as the government’s corruption, mismanagement of economic issues and foreign More...

Public Notices - Free Access

LEGAL NOTICE

This Texas Lottery Commission scratch ticket game will close on November 4, 2016. You have until May 3, 2017, to redeem any tickets for this game: #1749 Money Bags ($2) overall odds are 1 in 4.70. More...