The Lometa Independent School District Board of Trustees voted unanimously Monday to adopt a 2020-2021 tax rate of $1.242457.

Classics at the Classic has decided to cancel its fall car show this year.

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Judy Keeney, left, Zach Taylor and Brandi Watkins sort trays of brisket near the end of judging at the LTX BBQ Fest cookoff on Saturday. The Lampasas County Chamber of Commerce organized the event. See related photo on page 2.

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First responders from agencies in Lampasas County attend a Sept. 11 lunch at the Bella Italia restaurant. Members of the Lampasas Police Department, Lampasas County Sheriff’s Office, Lampasas Fire Department and Acadian Ambulance Service of Texas attended the event, which was sponsored by Heritage Funeral Homes.

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The Lometa Independent School District recently hired John Clawson to replace former principal Michael Sibberson, who retired this summer. Clawson originally expected to begin his tenure earlier in the school year, but he tested positive for COVID-19 on Aug. 1 and was out for some time as he recuperated. He joined his fellow Lometa administrators on Sept. 1.

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A man and his son were killed as they drove home from work early Sept. 9. An allegedly intoxicated driver of a speeding sports car ran a red light and collided with their motorcycle at the intersection of U.S. Highway 183 and the 183A toll road in Leander after evading police in Lampasas.

By Madeleine Miller | Dispatch Record
After years of research, the city of Lampasas is finalizing pole-attachment agreements with two internet-service providers, enabling them to provide high-speed fiberoptic internet to the city.

Sales tax rebates to area entities continue to grow in 2020, despite some of the economic restrictions imposed by state officials on businesses this year.

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