January 24, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Cheerleaders win national championship

Lampasas High School cheerleaders won the NCA Championship in Dallas on Saturday. More...

BRIEFLY

KEMPNER CITY COUNCIL   The Kempner City Council will meet today at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 12288 East U.S. Highway 190. More...

Special Sections

Deaths

Mr. Van Winkle

Gayle N. Van Winkle, 79, of Evant died Jan. 16, 2017 at Coryell Memorial Hospital in Gatesville.  His body will be cremated, and a memorial service will be held April 15 at noon at Cedar Ridge Park in Moffat. More...

News

GRAND JURY

Lampasas County grand jury met Wednesday in its most recent term. More...

CATTLE AUCTION

The report from the Jan. More...

Fire on Thursday destroys mobile home outside Lometa

A double-wide mobile home in Lometa has been called a total loss after a fire Thursday night destroyed most of the structure. Lampasas Fire Chief Reece Oestreich investigated the blaze. More...

Opinion

Obama’s inexcusable commutation

I highly doubt President Obama commuted Chelsea Manning’s sentence out of compassion -- and suspect it was just one more slap in America’s face on his way out the door.  More...

Politics and other basic irrelevancies

A new presidency looms -- U.S. Rep. John Lewis of Georgia notwithstanding. (Question: Was Lewis, in denying, in heralded fashion, the legitimacy of Donald Trump’s Nov. 8 victory, applying for a thank-you note from Trump Tower? More...

Americans for limited gov’t

Which executive actions will Trump undo first?

President-elect Donald Trump has got “a few [executive actions] probably in the area of four or five that we’re looking at for Friday. More...

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Economic development director selected

After a month-long search, the city of Lampasas has named a new director of economic development.  Mandy Walsh, formally of Pearland but raised in Lampasas, has been appointed to the position by City Manager Finley deGraffenried.  More...

Services held for youth organization founder Richard Williams

Richard Lee Williams, known almost exclusively in the community as “Big R,” died Jan. 18, 2017 at the age of 82.  Funeral services were held Jan. 21 at Grace Fellowship, with burial at Nix Cemetery. More...

Lometa school trustee Ben Leggett resigns; successor to be chosen in special election

The Lometa Independent School District Board of Trustees will have an empty seat at the table for meetings this spring, as longtime trustee Ben Leggett has resigned. More...

Life

History of Hancock Springs shared at the library

Author and Hancock Springs historian Glynda Carpenter spoke about the springs to a full Foundation Room audience at the Lampasas Public Library Thursday afternoon.  Mrs. More...

COLLEGE HONORS

SCHREINER UNIVERSITY   Schreiner University has named qualified students to its president’s and dean’s list.  To be eligible for the President’s List, full-time students must earn at least a 3.75 grade-point average and ha More...

Garden club preps for Valentine’s Day

Lometa L-M Garden and Civic Club had its first meeting of the year Jan. 16 at the club building on East Main Street.  About 14 members were present. More...

Sports

Fourth-quarter surge saves No. 17 Badgers

Lampasas made enough of the right plays at the right time Friday to overcome cold shooting and defeat Salado.  Stretching their winning streak to 18 games, six in district, the Badgers won 46- 36 on the road.  More...

Cheerleaders seize national championship

Lampasas High School won the National Cheerleaders Association championship for the second time in three years, sweeping the competition on Saturday. More...

Lampasas lifters win home meet

Lampasas won both divisions of the powerlifting season opener at home on Thursday. The Badgers placed first as a team, one point higher than Liberty Hill in the boys’ division. More...

Letters

Best customer service

I am a customer of a local bank in Lampasas: First State Bank of Burnet on Key Avenue. I have been a customer of theirs for many years. I have gotten only the best of service, and over the years they have truly been wonderful.  More...

Agribusiness

Workshop discusses wildlife tax valuation

A Texas Parks and Wildlife workshop on Friday discussed wildlife tax valuation requirements and gave an overview of management practices. More...

Grand champion steer

Lampasas High School senior Braedon Raub exhibited the grand champion market steer on Friday at the 2017 Kerrville show. More...

Correction

This photo appeared in the Lampasas County Youth Livestock Show special section Jan. 20, but a name supplied to the Dispatch Record was incorrect. Raelynne Salazar, right, was the Canales-Kelley Hardship award winner. More...