A crowd gathers for nighttime music on the downtown square during Spring Ho. Although the Lampasas City Council voted to lower the maximum allowable decibel level at night in most zoning districts, the council still is able to waive distance or decibel restrictions during Spring Ho and other events.

By David Lowe
Lampasas Dispatch Record

The Lampasas City Council recently voted unanimously to approve the first reading of amendments to the noise ordinance.

October sales tax rebates reflect an upward trend for many nearby cities.

By Gail Lowe
Dispatch Record

Solid sales tax returns continue for most entities in the Central Texas area, as all but one city in the surrounding counties showed percentage gains in October.

EARLY VOTING Early voting for the state constitutional amendment election ends Friday. The early voting site is the county elections administrator’s office, 407 S. Pecan St. in Lampasas. Polls will

Lampasas Police Department Patrol Lt. Chuck Montgomery directs traffic as personnel from several public safety agencies respond to a rollover Monday.

Lampasas first responders said the driver of a Ford F-150 pickup was uninjured after a rollover just before 1 p.m. Monday west of the intersection of U.S. Highway 190 and East Fourth Street. Lampasas Police Department Patrol Lt.

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A hand grinder being used to smooth out work on a fence threw sparks that ignited dry grass Wednesday, and high winds quickly fanned flames that burned almost 257 acres

DAVID LOWE | DISPATCH RECORD

New rental rates are in effect for the Hancock Springs Hostess House now that the city is managing the historic facility. The council voted unanimously in August to take over

EARLY VOTING Early voting for the state constitutional amendment election continues each weekday through Nov. 1. The early voting site is the county elections administrator’s office, 407 S. Pecan St.

Kempner City Council approved three city policies after an hour-long workshop Tuesday night. Although councilmen John Wilkerson and Bob Crane were absent from the workshop and meeting, the remaining quorum

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Edward Jones held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 18 for financial adviser Jeyde Kelly’s recently opened office, located at 102 E. Fifth St. Those present included Edward Jones staff members, family,

The report from the Oct. 23 Lampasas Cattle Auction follows. Cattle and calves: Total cattle 918, compared to 335 last sale and 508 at this time last year. Compared to

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