June 13, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Dan Hause back at the helm of Kempner fire department

Dan Hause, a Kempner volunteer firefighter for more than 20 years total, has returned to the position of KVFD chief.  The department voted June 1 to name Hause as president, after former chief Dewey Owen resigned recently.  Hause, 50, joine More...

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Deaths

Mr. Carson

A service to celebrate the life of Terence “Terry” Raymond Carson will be held June 17 at 10 a.m. at Prairie View Cemetery in Briggs.  Friends and family members are welcome to attend.  Mr. More...

News

Pickup crossed into oncoming traffic on U.S. 281 before collision with church van

A three-vehicle accident Friday afternoon south of Lampasas sent multiple individuals to area hospitals, including the driver of a Fredericksburg church van who was airlifted from the scene.  More...

Crash occurs near coin laundry

Five people went to Rollins Brook Community Hospital Thursday afternoon after a two-vehicle accident at East Fourth and College streets.  Lampasas Police Department received a call at 4:42 p.m. More...

Opinion

President won; Comey minus one

Trying to be objective -- and that’s sometimes difficult when it comes to politics -- I don’t agree that former FBI Director James Comey’s congressional testimony was equally good news and bad news for President Trump. More...

Terrorists out-believe us

So: more police on the streets; better intelligence; better security arrangements; less nonsense when it comes to tolerance for the outrageous. The British are doing what they must and can to ward off future terrorist-related catastrophes.  More...

AMERICANS FOR LIMITED GOV’T

Trump right to exit Paris climate accord

A fter being lobbied by foreign leaders, the Pope and even members of his own family, President Donald Trump took the courageous step of leading America out from the clutches of the horrendously negotiated Paris climate change accords.  More...

Dispatch Record posts sheriff's office videos of May 25 arrests of Copperas Cove men - Free Access

The Lampasas County Sheriff’s Office last week released dashcam and body camera videos of an early-morning May 25 incident in which two Copperas Cove men reportedly struck local peace officers, and a sheriff’s deputy in turn threw punches at one of t More...

Smokin’ tires

A crowd watches as Randy Langford punches the accelerator on Mike White’s Chevrolet Chevelle during the Sulphur Creek Car Cruise burnout competition Saturday in W.M. Brook Park. More...

Lometa council to consider new substation for city’s firefighting efforts

Meeting in regular session last Monday, the Lometa City Council addressed a modest agenda.  Whitney Goble, development coordinator at the Hill Country Children’s Advocacy Center in Burnet, spoke in open forum regarding the group’s se More...

BRIEFLY

BLOOD DRIVE   Rollins Brook Community Hospital is hosting a blood drive Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus.  Potential blood donors may volunteer beginning at age 16 with parental consent. More...

Life

‘Doc’ Forsythe gave ag programs shot in the arm

Dr. Steve Forsythe has hung up his FFA adviser jacket, but he’s not through mentoring people in ag education. More...

Lometa to hold Boys State fundraiser raffle, breakfast

American Legion Post 116 in Lometa is holding a raffle to generate funds to send students to the Boys State program in Austin.  Each year, Post 116 sends two boys to Boys State, and the Auxiliary sends two girls to Girls State.  More...

Cemetery receives new benches

Pictured is one of six benches Walmart recently donated to Oak Hill Cemetery. More...

Sports

Gridlock in Washington

With Congressional Baseball series tied, Williams aims to give GOP edge

Congressman Roger Williams is gearing up for his next major showdown in Washington, D.C. For a short few hours on Thursday, his colleagues will not be debating Dodd-Frank regulations or a probe into Russian intrigues. More...

Summer hoops team goes 3-1 in Salado

Lampasas won three games and lost one in a summer basketball state-qualifying tournament Saturday in Salado.  The team’s only loss was in game one, a 62-61 overtime defeat at the hands of Cameron Yoe.  Lampasas placed highly enough in More...

Parker medals at Beltway golf event

LeeAnn Parker, left, placed third in the diamond division of the Beltway Junior Golf Tour Austin Region tournament on Wednesday. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

INVITATION TO BID

The County of  Lampasas, Texas will accept sealed bids on the following: GASOLINE AND DIESEL  (DELIVERY ONLY)   More...

INVITATION TO BID

The County of  Lampasas, Texas will accept sealed bids on the following:  AGGREGATE FOR  More...