Lampasas County Sheriff’s Office Detention Sgt. John Reza leads Kashawn Anton-James Ratliff into the Lampasas County Courthouse for a plea hearing July 30.
County approves contract for COVID-19 contact tracing
Lampasas council OKs purchases, discusses fiscal year 2021 budget
Lampasas ISD reeives 1 million pairs of gloves as part of coronavirus protective steps
Whitehead wraps up standout season in summer baseball
Volleyball team brings back most of 2019 varsity squad

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DAVID LOWE | DISPATCH RECORD Jared Rice, left, and Nichole Stone, second from left, register their children Cole Thacker -- an incoming freshman -- and Chloe Thacker -- an incoming seventh-grader -- for the upcoming Lampasas Independent School District academic year.

Jared Rice, left, and Nichole Stone, second from left, register their children Cole Thacker -- an incoming freshman -- and Chloe Thacker -- an incoming seventh-grader -- for the upcoming Lampasas Independent School District academic year. During the registration event July 22 at Lampasas High School, 88 students signed up, Assistant Superintendent Dr. Kevin Bott said. LISD normally has 150-200 sign-ups at new student registration days, Bott said. See related photo on page 3.

The Lometa Independent School District Board of Trustees voted Monday to push the first day of the upcoming school year back from Aug. 10 to Aug. 19.

Sports

Whitehead wraps up standout season in summer baseball

Ace Whitehead, who has verbally committed to the Texas Longhorns for baseball, ended his summer baseball season with a .420 batting average as leadoff hitter for his 17U team.

Volleyball team brings back most of 2019 varsity squad

With eight returning lettermen and less interruption from coronavirus shutdowns than other sports have experienced, Lady Badger volleyball is right on track for the first practice on Monday.

Life

Lotus Beauty Spa and Salon hosts ribbon cutting

The product of a decadeslong dream, Lotus Beauty Spa and Salon opened this spring and hosted an open house and Lampasas County Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting ceremony July 24.

Financial relief available to families affected by COVID-19 employment restrictions

Hill Country Community Action offers financial assistance to local families experiencing job loss, decreased work hours or pay, shelter-in-place orders, and other COVID-19 restrictions.

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Whitehead wraps up standout season in summer baseball

Ace Whitehead, who has verbally committed to the Texas Longhorns for baseball, ended his summer baseball season with a .420 batting average as leadoff hitter for his 17U team.

Volleyball team brings back most of 2019 varsity squad

With eight returning lettermen and less interruption from coronavirus shutdowns than other sports have experienced, Lady Badger volleyball is right on track for the first practice on Monday.