November 7, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Polls open today

Ballot includes seven proposed amendments to Texas Constitution

Statewide voting takes place today for the Constitutional Amendment Election. Seven proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution are on the ballot.  Early voting ended Friday. More...

Police report increase in THC-related offenses

Illegal drug activity continually takes new forms, and in recent years the Lampasas Police Department has seen an increase in the use of tetrahydrocannabinol – commonly called THC.  The active ingredient in cannabis, THC is more concentrat More...

Special Sections

Deaths

Mr. Queen

Billy M. Queen, 75, of Cross Plains died Oct. 30, 2017 in Abilene.  He was born Oct. 23, 1942 in Lampasas to the late Lester Queen and Ola Ming Queen.  He married Elaine Dufner on Nov. 18, 1966 in Lampasas.  Mr. More...

News

Shed, trailer home damaged in fire

A shed and trailer home were damaged in a fire Friday afternoon in the 8000 block of North U.S. More...

Best of best contest voting to end Friday

Friday is the final deadline to submit ballots in the Reader’s Choice “Best of the Best” contest. Newspaper ballots must be postmarked by Nov. 10 or turned in to the Dispatch Record office at 416 S. Live Oak in Lampasas by 5 p.m. More...

Three vehicles collide at CTE, East Fourth

A three-vehicle collision Thursday afternoon near Walmart sent a Granbury woman to Rollins Brook Community Hospital. Lampasas police received a call about the accident – at Central Texas Expressway and East Fourth Street -- at 1:01 p.m. More...

Opinion

More terrorism in the name of ‘Allahu Akbar’

Shout ‘Allahu Akbar,’ because this strikes fear in the hearts of the non-believers.” Who knew hijacker Mohammed More...

‘Let There Be Light’ a must-see movie

Let There Be Light” is a fabulous movie that has taken the box office by storm and by surprise, opening in a modest  373 theaters and exploding to more than 650 in just its second week.  More...

AMERICANS FOR LIMITED GOV’T

Numerous examples of fraud, abuse surround the diversity visa lottery

Last Tuesday, a radical Islamist launched a terrorist attack against pedestrians and cyclists, blocks from the World  More...

Constitutional amendments see strong support in state election - Free Access

With more than 99 percent of precincts reporting, Tuesday's election results show that voters approved all seven proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution.   More...

Fatal ATV accident occurs Monday - Free Access

A fatal ATV accident occurred Monday afternoon at a ranch on County Road 3790. More...

Possible homicide

Man found with stab wounds on CR 3355 near Kempner

The Lampasas County Sheriff’s Office and the Texas Rangers have begun a joint investigation into a possible homicide after a Lampasas County man was found dead in the front yard of a rural residence Friday afternoon.  The man, 66-year-old More...

Events scheduled to honor veterans

A s Veterans Day approaches, several events are planned throughout the county this week to honor those who served in the United States armed forces.  More...

BRIEFLY

MUSEUM EVENTS   Lampasas County Museum, 303 S. Western, will host a book launch Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Life

1966 Ford Mustang fuels friendship from Spain to Lampasas

After man from Ibiza needed tools for a classic car, Lampasan helps out

A Lampasas County man has made a friend from Ibiza, a small island off the coast of Spain in the Mediterranean Ocean. How was such a faraway connection made? Through a love of classic cars – especially Mustangs.  More...

COLLEGE HONORS

TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY   Morgan Tongish of Lampasas recently was initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective, all-discipline collegiate honor society.  Ms. More...

McDonald’s donates to LMS attendance program

Lampasas Middle School Principal Dana Holcomb is pictured with Mary Olivares, manager at Lampasas McDonald’s, after the local business supported the school’s attendance awards program wit More...

Sports

Badgers live to fight another day

51-35 rivalry win keeps fifth-place team in playoff contention

The Badgers’ 51-35 win over Burnet was their best all-around game in more than two months. Five Lampasas players scored, and the team put up 584 total yards. More...

Runners face tough competition, conditions at state meet

Nathan Herrin finished near the middle of a 152-man pack at the Conference 4A state cross country meet on Saturday. The Lady Badgers placed 14th as a team, led by Kyndal Moyer. More...

Basketball season opener ahead

Jessica Ball and the Lady Badgers will start the basketball regular season tonight at 6:30 p.m. in Hamilton. More...

Letters

Selective memory

For most of my life I’ve been accused of having selective hearing. In response, I would usually reply that I only heard important stuff. Recently, I tend to smile, change the subject or walk away.  More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE TO CREDITORS  Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of MAVIS DORINE OHNMEISS, Deceased, were issued on November 1, 2017, in Cause No. More...