The Lampasas County Commissioners Court voted unanimously Wednesday to reject a change order that would have increased the new jail construction cost by $5,414. The requested expense was to compensate

Severe storms predicted wednesday

by Alexandria Randolph

The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook at 4 a.m. Wednesday for Lampasas, Hamilton, Coryell, Bell and surrounding counties.

The outlook cited storms forecast for Wednesday afternoon.

BLOOD DRIVE AdventHealth Rollins Brook will host a blood drive for Carter BloodCare on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All donors will receive a gift card for Cinemark

By David Lowe
Dispatch Record 

The Lampasas City Council voted last week to approve the first reading of an ordinance to prevent registered sex offenders from living within 1,000 feet of schools, parks and other specified places where children gather.

FILE PHOTO Prescribed fire is a management tool some landowners use -- such as in this burn years ago on property east of Lampasas. During a burn ban, Lampasas County allows prescribed fires only if they are conducted by a prescribed burn manager who holds a specific certification from the state.

By David Lowe
Dispatch Record 

The Lampasas County Commissioners Court voted unanimously last week to create the framework for a new burn ban that can remain in effect until July 7, if necessary. At press time Monday, however, the burn ban was lifted until April 22 at 7 p.m.

The Lampasas City
Council voted Monday to
approve a preliminary plat
for a potential residential
subdivision just outside
town on FM 580 West.
The plat is for Hillside
Acres, a development
proposed by MD Homes.
Matt McDonald and Robert

Kempner City Council approved a new gaming ordinance Tuesday night and reconsidered the recently approved city smoking ordinance. The City Council unanimously OK’d a gaming ordinance with no discussion at

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