December 20, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Mail galore

Flurry of holiday deliveries makes December hectic for postal employees

The Lampasas United States Postal Service office is much busier this time a year. It goes from an average of 600 packages a day during normal weeks to 1,800-2,000 during the holiday season, postal spokesman Sam Bolen said.  More...

Special Sections

Deaths

Mr. Wood

Thomas J. Wood Jr., a retired first sergeant, of Lampasas died Dec. 17, 2016 at a local nursing home. He was 80.  Mr. More...

News

Spreading Christmas cheer

The Lampasas High School Health Science class celebrated the holidays by sharing good cheer at Lampasas Nursing and Rehabilitation, Spring Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation, and Regal Nursing and Rehab More...

Feels like winter

Myers Cedar Yard employee Augustine Gonzalez splits firewood Monday morning in subfreezing weather. More...

Another accident occurs on U.S. 190 near Lometa

A woman pulling a 16-foot flatbed trailer behind a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe was in a one-vehicle rollover Saturday morning west of Lometa.  Capt. More...

Opinion

The Christmas message: God became flesh and dwelt among us

Christmas is upon us. Not the shopping season, or the time of festive winter parties, but the holy day on which Christians around the world commemorate the birth of Christ.  More...

Transitional anxieties

It’s time, if you please, just to get on with the Trump administration. More...

Russians are (not) coming

Editor’s note: David Limbaugh is off this week. The following column is by Erick Erickson.   Shortly before the presidential election, Donald Trump publicly announced that the election was rigged. More...

Congressman discusses next session during district visit

Touring his district before the next congressional session opens, U.S. Rep. Roger Williams (R-Austin) visited Copperas Cove last week to make a donation and meet with the press. More...

Lometa school board eyes new ag truck

Meeting in regular session last week, the Lometa Independent School District Board of Trustees addressed an agenda filled with school improvement projects. More...

BRIEFLY

Early deadline   The Lampasas Dispatch Record will have an early deadline this week because of the Christmas holidays.  The news and advertising deadline for the Dec. 27 edition is Thursday at 5 p.m.  More...

Life

Christmas brings out the best Lampasas offers

Christmas is important in my family for several reasons: It’s a time to give back; it’s a time to come together; and it’s a time to have fun.  One of the hard things about raising kids in today’s society is keeping them f More...

The Badger wins award

The 2015-16 LHS yearbook The Badger received an Award of Distinguished Merit from the Texas UIL Interscholastic League Press Conference. The award is the top honor given to yearbooks from ILPC. More...

Calendar events offered in newspaper

Beginning in January, the Lampasas Dispatch Record will offer a new feature for readers.  A Community Calendar will list the various public meetings in the county, plus church, club and civic organization gatherings.  More...

Sports

Late free throws hold off Llano

Several times, the Lady Jackets threatened to steal the lead on Friday, but the Lady Badgers kept fighting them off with free throws. Lampasas made 21 free throws, including the game-winning pair by Kamri Corbin, in a 54-52 win Friday at Llano. More...

First Day Hikes on tap

Several state parks in Central Texas and the Hill Country will offer First Day Hikes on New Year’s Day.  More...

Badgers play fast, physical to beat Jackets

The Badgers’ district-opening win Friday in Llano may have been their most physical game of the season so far. Clearly outmatching Llano, the Badgers extended their winning streak to nine games with the 63-32 victory. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS  The Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Lampasas, Texas will hold public hearings on January 5, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. in the City Council Chambers located at 405 South Main Street on the following items:   More...