Delores Atkinson, general manager of Kempner Water Supply Corp., on Wednesday night was given a 3.5 percent pay raise by the entity’s board of directors. Her salary was not disclosed. The vote was 7-1, with one of the nine board members – George McClintock – absent.

Texas does a wonderful job of shaming women who rely on Medicaid, Julie Oliver told a group of about 20 Saturday afternoon at a town hall meeting in Lampasas. Oliver is a Democratic candidate for U.S. House District 25.

Lampasas had a relatively calm Spring Ho week, thanks in part to an enhanced police presence.

Twenty Lampasas Police Department officers combined for a total of 207 overtime hours during the festival.

Lampasas Fire Department, Kempner Volunteer Fire Department and Copperas Cove Fire Department were dispatched to a fire at 2222 West U.S. Highway 190 near Big Divide Road at approximately 11 p.m. Wednesday night.

BURN BAN 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.

DEREK MOY | DISPATCH RECORD

All manner of animals participated in this year’s edition of the Spring Ho Pet Parade. Results from judging are listed below. Grand Champion: Tye Langford and her dog Rosebud Reserve

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