September 12, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Rodeo arena installed at FM 580 park

Coy Harrison, far left, holds a tape measure while, clockwise from left, Bryan Northcutt, Jeff Burress, Jesse James, Jeremy Avara and Eric Dunn check to see if a post for a center gate is level at th More...

BRIEFLY

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

Special Sections

Deaths

Mrs. Long

Sylvia E. Long of Kempner died Sept. 6, 2017. Services will be Sept. 13 at Heritage Funeral Home in Harker Heights. Visitation will be at 11:30 a.m., and the funeral service will be at 12:30 p.m. More...

Mrs. Bessent

Wanda Jean Bessent, 88, died Sept. 9, 2017 in Lampasas.  The family is honoring her request to be cremated, and a private family service will be held at a later date. Sneed Funeral Chapel has charge of arrangements.  More...

Mrs. Gaston

Dorothy Mae Gaston, 89, of Ballinger and formerly of Lampasas, died Sept. 5, 2017 in San Angelo.  Graveside service was conducted Sept. 9 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lampasas. Sneed Funeral Chapel had charge of arrangements.  Mrs. More...

Sports

Offense unleashed in 67-62 win

Whitehead contributes 43 points against Rockets; Badgers break road losing streak

The Badgers (1-1) wrecked the Robinson defense for nine touchdowns on Friday and ended a nearly three-year road losing streak.  In the 67-62 win, freshman Ace Whitehead threw five touchdown passes to Brandon Pierino – three of them in the More...

FRIDAY’S VARSITY FOOTBALL STATISTICS

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 FINAL LAM 7 16 14 30 67 ROB 14 7< More...

LHS girls win Pflugerville race

The Lady Badgers won the 1A-4A division of the Pflugerville Invitational on Friday, and the Badgers took second in the boys’ division.  Kyndal Moyer earned her first bronze medal of the season with her best time of 13:11.  More...

Letters

Hurricane relief efforts

I would like to thank the Lampasas Dispatch for bringing us stories of the people in Lampasas and Kempner who volunteered to assist the Harvey victims with rescue, safety enforcement and relief. More...

Fine choice for principal

It is my understanding that Mr. Robert White is the new principal of Lampasas High School, and that his wife, Shelley, is serving on the faculty. In my judgment, finer choices could not have been made. More...

Donations appreciated

Kempner Volunteer Fire Department says thank you to the community for donations which are headed to the needed areas.  Donations have ceased immediately.  Kempner Volunteer Fire Department   More...

Sales taxes dip for Lampasas

The city of Lampasas recorded its first sales tax percentage decline of 2017, as September collections were down 4 percent this period. More...

Slightly warm fall, winter expected

Lampasas got an early taste of fall weather last week, but long-term forecasts indicate that sustained cool weather remains a ways off.  Bob Rose, chief meteorologist for the Lower Colorado River Authority, said recent models indicate fall and w More...

Patriotic display for 9/11

Flowers rest on a steel beam that was recovered from the World Trade Center and donated to the Lampasas Fire Department in 2004 as a memorial to the victims and heroes of Sept. 11, 2001. More...

Life

Lampasas Mission names Charlotte Holland new administrator

After several years as Lampasas Mission administrator, Carolyn Reed is stepping out of that role and training new administrator Charlotte Holland. Mrs. More...

LCHEC starts its IT technician program

Lampasas County Higher Education Center’s Director Derrick Berrios sought out a program to expand the non-profit center’s core curriculum.  He found the course with the most opportunity to bring in students, get them certified and of More...

Evant students help those affected by hurricane

Evant High School seniors and other students raised more than $400 and collected more than 400 food items for the victims of Hurricane Harvey during the school’s PJ Day. More...

News

Three vehicles collide near post office

A three-vehicle accident Saturday evening sent a male juvenile to Rollins Brook Community Hospital.  The accident occurred in the 1700 block of East Fourth Street. More...

Rodeo arena installed at sports park on FM 580 West

A rodeo arena has been installed at the sports park on FM 580 West.  The work over the weekend was done by a crew from Priefert Ranch & Rodeo, along with former City Council member Chris Harrison and his company, Harrison Construction. More...

Opinion

Senators Feinstein, Durbin fooling no one

It’s rich that rule of law-scoffing Democratic Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Dick Durbin grilled one of President Trump’s judicial nominees, law professor Amy Coney Barrett, for placing her religious beliefs above the law. More...

The big-government ‘debate’ over Hurricane Harvey aid

Well, nyaaah, nyaaah, nyaaah! Out pops, in the general direction of small-government conservatives, the fastidious tongue of The New York Times itself. Just look at these small-government conservatives, the Times enjoins. More...

Liberals in a tizzy over statues

Many blacks and their white liberal allies demand the removal of statues of Confederate generals and the Confederate battle flag, and they are working up steam to destroy the images of Gens. Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of JAMES RICHARD THOMPSON, Deceased, were issued on 7-6-17, in Cause No. More...