February 28, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Texas Well Owner Network to test water samples in Lampasas

The Texas Well Owner Network is hosting a water well screening March 8 from 8:30-10 a.m. at the Lampasas County Farm Bureau Office, 1793 North U.S. Highway 281.  A meeting to explain screening results will be March 9 at 6 p.m. More...

Special Sections

Deaths

Mrs. Deakin

Paula J. Deakin, 50, of Kempner died Feb. 23, 2017.  Funeral services were held Feb. 27 at Scott's Funeral Home of Copperas Cove.  Mrs. More...

News

FFA livestock judging team competes in San Antonio

The Lampasas FFA livestock judging team competed this weekend in two Career Development Events in San Antonio.  On Saturday, the team competed at East Central High School, taking 32nd out of 84 teams and finishing second in district behind Liber More...

Motorcyclist crashes after driving off FM 580 East

A 21-year-old Fort Hood man was taken by Acadian Ambulance Service on Thursday evening to Temple’s Scott & White Memorial Hospital after a motorcycle accident. The wreck occurred about 5:40 p.m.  Cpl. More...

Blue-ribbon ag mechanics students

Lampasas FFA members Jack Procter, left, and Landon Irvin received a first-division blue-ribbon rating Saturday at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo with the flatbed gooseneck trailer they enter More...

Opinion

Pouting and shouting of the liberal left

I ’d almost forgotten how unreasonable the left can be when out of power, but liberals are giving us a daily refresher course. They describe everything President Donald Trump does in hyperbolic terms. He’s a fascist. More...

Trump and the media

We seem to have gotten into a national free-for-all over the behavior of the media -- my profession for half a century. I am on the side of both sides, the pros and the cons, the booers and the booed. More...

Costs can be concealed, but nothing is really free

It was Nobel laureate economist Milton Friedman who made famous the adage, “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.” More...

County to contact firms about auditing services for 2017

The Lampasas County Commissioners Court on Monday voted unanimously to contact auditing firms about their qualifications in case the court decides to switch to a different outside auditor. More...

Badgers’ playoff run ends

Lampasas High School senior Tyler Shivers moves under the net for a basket he made during the area-round matchup with Athens on Friday. More...

BRIEFLY

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

Life

Cardiologist gives tips on heart health, impact it makes on life

A cardiologist with Austin Heart in Lampasas wants to spread information about heart disease to help residents lower the likelihood of an early death from the disease.  Dr. More...

Wildflowers bloom in Central Texas

The spring wildflower season in Central Texas may come early this year and be spread out over several months rather than a rush during March and April, according to experts at The University of Texas’ Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.  More...

Kiwanis annual peach sale nets nearly $2,000

Boys & Girls Club of Lampasas Branch Director Michael Blount accepts a check for the club from Lampasas County Kiwanis Club President Ashley Underwood. More...

Sports

Persistent Hornets surge to area win

Athens eliminates Badgers from playoffs 68-66, ending banner season

Jason Murphy led a hard nosed, aggressive offense in his final Badger basketball game, but the Athens Hornets made just enough clutch plays to win Friday’s area playoff 68-66. More...

No. 10 Lingleville outlasts Lometa

The 10th-ranked Lingleville Cardinals eventually wore down Lometa to turn a close game into a 59-43 season ending defeat for the Hornets on Friday. More...

District 25-4A soccer standings - Free Access

Boys' soccer Team W L TW TL Points Salado 6 0 2 0 22 Liberty Hill 7 1 0 1 22 More...

Letters

Vouchers are necessary to combat school monopoly

I urge all to contact their representatives and urge their support of the school voucher bills being considered in the Texas Legislature.  More...

Agribusiness

Ag commissioner approves pesticide to take aim at feral hog population

Feral hogs cause significant agricultural damage throughout the state, but landowners will have a new tool to use to combat the invasive animals. More...

How to read nutrition labels

Serving size? Trans fat? Saturated fat? Total fat? What are calories? More...

Commentary: Feral hog pesticide could have unintended consequences

OUTDOORSMAN MATTHEW RENNER of Caldwell contacted the Dispatch Record to share his thoughts about the approval of a warfarin-based pesticide for feral hog control. More...