A countywide ban on outdoor burning is in effect. A violation of the burn ban is a Class C misdemeanor, punishable by a fine not to exceed $500. Despite the

JEFF LOWE | DISPATCH RECORD

Residential development is slightly ahead of pace this year, based on building permits issued through the first week of June. As of Thursday, 19 permits had been issued for new

DEREK MOY | DISPATCH RECORD

The number of applicants at a Lampasas job fair on Thursday fell short of last year's figure, but Economic Development Director Mandy Walsh believes that actually may be a good

RHL Inc. Project Manager Jason Ace Brown -- in scissor lift on left -- and Daniel Sommers -- in the lift on the right -- paint the Wieser buildings on

SULPHUR CREEK CAR CRUISE The 32nd Annual Sulphur Creek Car Cruise will be Saturday in W.M. Brook Park. Registration will begin at 9 a.m., and a burnout competition is scheduled

Area farmers and ranchers have been busy cutting and baling hay, as evidenced by this field of large round bales near Kempner. Recent rains, coupled with warm, sunny days have

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