January 3, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

New faces, bigger spaces

School staff changes, facility expansions among news highlights of 2016

In smaller communities, much of what is important centers around activities involving the schools. Administrative changes are big news to many residents. More...

Special Sections

Deaths

Mr. Hodge

Larry Neal Hodge, 93, of Lake Victor died Dec. 31, 2016.  Visitation was Jan. 2, 2017 at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Burnet. A graveside service and interment were held Jan. 3 at Pleasant Hill Cemetery with the Rev. More...

Mr. Warren

John A. Warren of Burnet died at the age of 86 on Dec. 29, 2016. Visitation will be Jan. 4 at 10 a.m., and services will be at 11 a.m. at Sneed Funeral Chapel in Lampasas. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery in Lampasas. A donation in Mr. More...

Sports

Lady Hawks out-shoot LHS

Three-pointers lead Canyon Lake over Lady Badgers 49-38

Four three-pointers in the third quarter helped Canyon Lake turn a close halftime score into an eventual 49-38 win over the Lady Badgers on Monday. About a month earlier, Canyon Lake defeated Lampasas by almost the same score. More...

Deer season winds down

A 10-point buck is shown toward the end of the general season for white-tailed deer hunting, which finished Jan. 1 in Lampasas County. Through Jan. More...

GUN TALK

Reloading your ammunition

Every time you shoot your .243 – or, for that matter, any of today’s center-fire rifle cartridges – and throw away the empty cartridge case, you are throwing away about $1. More...

Letters

Jericho drive around county

One year ago this month, a group of 10 believers got together and started Heart of Forgiveness church in Lampasas.  More...

Dispatch Record gets a makeover

Yes, your Lampasas Dispatch Record looks different today. We're glad you noticed -- and we think you will like it. More...

Tree trimming

A branch falls to the ground as a worker for McCoy Tree Surgery trims a tree Friday morning at the intersection of South Willis and West Fourth streets. More...

Life

Preparing for kindergarten in today’s world

Kindergartners are entering Lampasas Independent School District and immediately getting to work – often leaving behind some former classroom staples like naptime and creative play. More...

News

County officials sworn in to office

New county officials as well as current officeholders who began new terms Jan. 1 gathered Sunday for a swearing-in ceremony in the district courtroom at the county courthouse. More...

Researchers say red meat consumption does not increase cardiovascular disease risk factors

Researchers at Purdue University found that consuming red meat in amounts above what is typically recommended does not affect short-term cardiovascular disease risk factors, such as blood pressure and blood cholesterol.  More...

Councils to meet in Lampasas, Lometa, Kempner

The Lampasas City Council will meet in regular session Monday at 7 p.m. in City Council Chambers. The council meeting room is at 405 S. Main St. More...

Opinion

Apologies to Israel, but help is on the way

I am not surprised at President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry’s parting insults to Israel, but they are nonetheless unconscionable. More...

Trump nixes pet projects of liberal, conservative elites

Editor’s Note: William Murchison is off this week. More...

A time to say farewell

Even the best things come to an end. After enjoying a quarter of a century of writing this column for Creators Syndicate, I have decided to stop. More...