December 30, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Services set today for former bank executive

L. Sherwood Yancy, 87, of Lampasas died Dec. 27, 2016 at home.  Visitation with the family of the longtime banking executive was held Dec. 29 at Sneed Funeral Chapel.  Funeral service is scheduled for today (Dec. More...

Briefly

Tree trimming   A program to trim trees around city electric lines is underway.  The city has contracted with McCoy Tree Surgery, which began work earlier this week and is expected to be complete at the end of January.  More...

Special Sections

Deaths

Mr. Bowers

Delbert Duane Bowers, 87, of Harker Heights died Dec. 26, 2016 in a Harker Heights hospital.  Visitation was held Dec. 28 at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Copperas Cove and Dec. 29 at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen.  More...

News

Purple martins head to Texas

Purple martins will be making their way to the Central Texas area in February, and the Kingsland Branch Library wants to have homes ready for the birds after their long trip from Brazil.  Master Gardener Robert Yantis will tell guests what to do More...

Multiple arrests reported

The following arrests were reported to the Lampasas Dispatch Record by area law enforcement officials. The Dispatch Record prints the name and charge(s) of people arrested on at least one Class B misdemeanor – or more serious – charge. More...

Creek draining planned as weed-control strategy

The parks department plans to lower the water level of Sulphur Creek in W.M. More...

Looking back on 2016

New officeholders, wet weather, fires among biggest headlines of past year

Ask the average American to name the most prominent news stories from this year, and chances are politics and/ or election coverage would be included in the list. More...

Burn ban in effect

A countywide ban on outdoor burning has resumed.  The ban applies to areas outside incorporated city limits.  More...

Longtime bookkeeper Bill Hampton dies

Longtime bookkeeper and former Lampasas resident Bill Hampton died Dec. 26, 2016 in Midlothian after a battle with acute leukemia.  Visitation was held Dec. More...

Life

Lometa teams perform well at district UIL meet

The Lometa Elementary and Junior High UIL teams made a good showing at their respective district meets in Priddy.  The elementary teams claimed the district title, bringing home the sweepstakes trophy, while the junior high teams finished third More...

Balance seminar starts in 2017

The Lampasas AgriLife Extension Office will host a seminar entitled “A Matter of Balance” about staying active at home and minimizing the risk of falling. Each program is offered in two two-hour weekly classes starting Jan. 11. More...

Workshops on wildlife tax valuation set

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department biologists will host free workshops in Lampasas, Bell, Coryell and Williamson counties to give landowners information about the Wildlife Tax Valuation. More...

Sports

Badgers trump Shivers’ alma mater

Lampasas wins Boerne tournament, topping ninth-ranked Greyhounds

Lampasas breezed past Wimberley and Boerne, and escaped close comeback attempts by Harlandale and Holy Cross in the Boerne tournament. More...

LHS girls survive overtime; win gold at Troy

Sweeping four opponents in Troy, the Lady Badgers brought home gold and now have a fivegame winning streak. Lampasas earned first place in the Troy Christmas Classic with a 42-40 doubleovertime win over Moody on Wednesday. More...

Cougars, Yoemen on tap for Badger soccer

Lampasas will face China Spring and Cameron Yoe today in a soccer scrimmage event at Copperas Cove High School.  The Badger varsity boys will play the China Spring Cougars at 9:30 a.m. More...