November 10, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Lometa City Council holds public hearing on zoning issues

Meeting in regular session Monday evening, the Lometa City Council moved ahead with zoning issues and discussed the best means to assist the Lometa Volunteer Fire Department with expansion.  Council member Julia Thomas was absent from the meetin More...

Seven proposed amendments pass

All seven proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution passed on Tuesday. Lampasas County voters approved five of the seven proposals. Of the county’s 13,464 registered voters, approximately 6.2 percent participated in this election. More...

Special Sections

Deaths

Mr. Riggs

Walter Woodrow Wilson Riggs, 95, of San Saba, died Nov. 7, 2017.  Visitation will be held Nov. 11 from 5-7 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home in San Saba.  Funeral services will be Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. More...

Mrs. Mercer

Geneva Louella Mercer, 85, of Lampasas died Nov. 5, 2017 in Waco.  Viewing was held Nov. 9 at Sneed Funeral Chapel. Her body was to be cremated afterward.  Mrs. Mercer was born April 19, 1932 in Olivia, Texas, the daughter of John H. More...

Sports

Close race for fourth

Entering regular-season finale, Lampasas aims for district’s last playoff spot

A cold, rainy practice Wednesday evening couldn’t take away from Troy Rogers’ optimism. It was just the kind of weather he is preparing to face in the playoffs, as he told the Badgers on Wednesday. More...

Freshman ranked on national recruiting site

Badger quarterback Ace Whitehead was ranked 28th in the nation among freshman high school quarterbacks on the recruiting website qbhitlist.com.  Whitehead has started all nine games for the Badger varsity this season and passed for more than 2,0 More...

Defense outperforms offense in opening loss

The Lady Badgers’ defense made for a closer season-opener than the team had last year, but the offense could not keep up. More...

Burn ban lifted

Outdoor fires allowed outside city limits until Nov. 14 at 6 p.m.

County Judge Wayne Boultinghouse announced he is lifting the burn ban until Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 6 p.m. As a result, outdoor fires are allowed outside incorporated city limits. More...

Officials have suspect in possible homicide

Authorities have a suspect in last week’s possible homicide northeast of Kempner.  On Nov. 3, 66-year-old Harold Francis Leate Jr. More...

Man killed in ATV accident

A fatal ATV accident occurred Monday afternoon at a ranch on County Road 3790.  Lampasas County Sheriff’s Office responded with a deputy and an investigator, while Texas Parks and Wildlife sent game wardens to the scene. More...

Preparing to hang Christmas lights

City electric department employees earlier this week strung Christmas lights to the top of the Lampasas County Courthouse. Justin McDonald, left, Raymond Roberts and Wayne Sanders are shown as they rolled lights off a large electrical spool. More...

BRIEFLY

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

Life

After nearly a century with one family, the Gillen House is sold

The historic Gillen House at 606 S. Key Ave. has left the loving hands of the family that bears its name. The home, built in 1907, has been sold to attorney Eddie Shell, who plans to use it as a law office. More...

Adamsville Baptist to host community dinner

The annual Adamsville Baptist Church Thanksgiving Community Dinner will be held Nov. 18. Serving will begin at 5:30 p.m. for the “come and go” meal. More...

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

We would like to help get your group’s event(s) listed in the Dispatch Record Calendar. The listing of community events and meetings is free. Calendar items must be submitted in writing. More...

News

LISD selects Christmas card artwork, OKs budget changes

Lampasas Independent School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved several budget amendments at the Monday evening meeting.  The largest expenditure covered a walk-in cooler for Kline Whitis Elementary School at a cost of $45,000.  More...

‘Willy Wonka’ shows at LHS this weekend

Kenzie Peacock as Mrs. TV attempts to control her son Mike TV, played by Carmen Ferrer, during Lampasas High School theater’s “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” play. The last two shows are Saturday at 7 p.m. More...

DISTRICT COURT

Lampasas County 27th District Court convened last week with Judge John Gauntt presiding over the day’s hearings.  More...

Agribusiness

RAIN REPORT

Rancher Travis Herring reported a two-inch rainfall this week on his property north of Lometa.  That amount is triple what the Lampasas Municipal Airport received on Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.   More...