December 27, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Arkansas teen killed in wreck on Christmas Eve

A Hot Springs, Arkansas, teenager was killed in a two-vehicle accident early on Christmas Eve. The crash on U.S. Highway 281, about two miles north of Lampasas, occurred shortly before 4 a.m. Sgt. More...

Briefly

Newspaper schedule   The Lampasas Dispatch Record will be closed Monday for a New Year’s holiday. As a result, the Jan. 3 edition will be printed and mailed one day later than is usual for Tuesday editions. The Jan. More...

Special Sections

Deaths

Ms. Pelfrey

Joyce Carol (Leadbetter) Pelfrey of Lampasas died Dec. 23, 2016 in Temple.  Visitation and funeral service were held Dec. 26 at Sneed Funeral Chapel. Burial followed at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lampasas.  Ms. Pelfrey was born Dec. More...

News

Collision on Friday near Stripes sends two to Metroplex Hospital

Several accidents on Key Avenue last Friday kept Lampasas police busy.  Authorities received a call at 4:08 p.m. about a crash at Fifth Street and Key. More...

County’s outdoor burn ban resumes

A countywide ban on outdoor burning is back in effect.  The ban applies to areas outside incorporated city limits.  More...

Opinion

A public service

Sometimes someone inadvertently performs a public service by bringing an unbelievably stupid and dangerous idea to the surface, where it can be exposed for what it is. More...

Two kinds of power

If we could just, at last, finally get the right government in! Then we’ll get things fixed. What kind of things? More...

Michelle Obama’s Christmas lump of coal

Just what we all need this Christmas season: Un-merry millionaire Michelle Obama bellyaching about the burdens and sacrifices of public life with billionaire Oprah Winfrey. More...

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Public Notices

LEGAL NOTICE

This Texas Lottery Commission scratch ticket game will close on January 15, 2017. You have until July 14, 2017, to redeem any tickets for this game: #1797 Cashword Multiplier ($10) overall odds are 1 in 3.65. More...

Fascinated by rattlesnakes

Wilma Loughmiller handles a rattlesnake outside a workshop at her friend Mike Hail’s property. Hail and Mrs. More...

Tree trimming to begin this week

Tree trimming around city electric lines is set to begin this week on the west side of town.  The city has contracted with McCoy Tree Surgery for the trimming program, which is expected to be complete at the end of January.  The first work More...

Three arrested in connection with vehicle burglaries

Three people have been arrested in connection with a string of vehicle burglaries that occurred last week.  Lampasas Police Department Patrol Sgt. More...

Life

Men’s fellowship scheduled Jan. 6-7

Lampasas Baptist Church is inviting all area men to join for a time of fellowship to start the new year.  The church is located at 133 County Road 4126, just off U.S. More...

Things heat up for stock show

At right: First-time heifer exhibitor J.R. Lockhart will be showing a Chianina beef heifer on Jan. 14 at the Lampasas County Youth Livestock Show at the county show barn. More...

Drunk driving simulation

Santos Vega pedals and crashes into a garbage bin obstacle with a three-wheeled vehicle with drunk driving simulating goggles on Dec. More...

Sports

2016 sports highlights

Deep postseason runs, coaching changes top news

Local sports highlights of the year include the hiring of a new athletic director and head football coach, plus teams and individuals advancing to state meets. More...

Several basketball tournaments underway

The Lampasas varsity boys’ basketball team competes in the Boerne tournament today and Wednesday, while the Lady Badgers play in the Troy tournament the same days.  Both Lometa varsity squads compete in the May Holiday Tournament this week More...

Lampasas graduate prepares for another year in UT track

With a year of college track under his belt, former Badger Steffin McCarter hopes to go even further this next year.  As a freshman at the University of Texas, McCarter placed third in long jump at the Big 12 Outdoor Championship last spring.&nb More...

Agribusiness

Delighted by diamondbacks

Interest in rattlesnakes leads longtime friends to raise them as a hobby

Wilma Loughmiller and Mike Hail joke that they may be a bit crazy. Their reason? The longtime friends love rattlesnakes -- so much so that they are raising diamondbacks at their homes. More...