KEMPNER CITY COUNCIL The Kempner City Council will meet today in Council Chambers at City Hall, 12288 East U.S. Highway 190. A workshop session at 6 p.m. will include discussion

JEFF LOWE | DISPATCH RECORD

In just a few minutes, Lampasas’ hottest day of the year turned into a stormy Sunday evening with widespread wind damage. Wind gusts out of the north replaced steamy, muggy

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Kempner City Secretary Stacy Roberts receives help from Kempner Volunteer Fire Department Chief Dan Hause, second from left, and Lt. Todd Burkett in starting up the cotton candy machine at

ALEXANDRIA RANDOLPH | DISPATCH RECORD During a job fair on Friday, Rebecca Ramos, left, and Cristopher Brister, second from left, talk to Hanna Kirk and her mother, Carrie Kirk, about jobs at the Lampasas County Sheriff's Office.

By Alexandria Randolph
Dispatch Record 

Whether they were moving into town, changing careers or just starting out in a vocation, visitors at the Summer Job Fair had plenty of options to peruse on Friday.

A house shows extensive damage after a sudden wind storm Sunday.

BY JEFF LOWE AND ALEXANDRIA RANDOLPH
Dispatch Record

A National Weather Service damage survey determined that an EF-2 tornado struck Sunday three miles west-northwest of Copperas Cove, close to the Lampasas County line. Estimated peak winds reached 115 miles per hour, and the twister followed a path that was about 1.57 miles long and 500 yards wide. No fatalities or injuries were reported. Copperas Cove Deputy Fire Chief and Emergency Management Coordinator Gary Young said 196 homes in the Big Divide area east of Kempner were damaged. 

DAVID LOWE | DISPATCH RECORD Professional stunt juggler Matt Tardy balances a chair on his chin during a performance in the Lampasas Public Library’s Foundation Room on Wednesday. The room was packed, with 117 children and 29 adults in attendance.

Professional stunt juggler Matt Tardy balances a chair on his chin during a performance in the Lampasas Public Library’s Foundation Room on Wednesday. The room was packed, with 117 children and 29 adults in attendance.

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