BURN BAN AND FIREWORKS A countywide burn ban is in effect, prohibiting outdoor fires outside incorporated city limits. A violation of the burn ban is a Class C misdemeanor, punishable

BURN BAN AND FIREWORKS A countywide burn ban is in effect, prohibiting outdoor fires outside incorporated city limits. A violation of the burn ban is a Class C misdemeanor, punishable

Texas’ unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted, remained 3.4% for the sixth consecutive month. The 3.4% figure for November 2019 continues a trend of slightly lower unemployment in Texas than the nationwide

Lampasas County 27th District Court is scheduled to hear cases Jan. 3, Jan. 10, Jan. 17 and Jan. 24. (See the Dispatch Record’s Dec. 20 edition for listing of those.)

UPDATE: The Dec. 24 arrest report for 30-year-old Justin Ernest Rodriguez of Abilene has been corrected to reflect that one of Rodriguez's charges was aggravated assault against a public servant. The list of charges provided to the Dispatch Record by the Lampasas County Sheriff's Office contained an error, said Fonda Rhoades, administrative assistant for the sheriff's office.

COURTESY PHOTO This 1944 photo shows Odis Wise and his wife Dorothy with their children. Front row from left are Syble and Wylie. Back row from left are Dan, Dorothy, Marvin, Odis and LaVern.

By David Lowe

Dispatch Record

For Kempner resident Dan Wise, the 75th anniversary of World War II’s Battle of the Bulge is not just a piece of history. It is personal.

DAVID LOWE | DISPATCH RECORD

A Lampasas man who suffered extensive burns in a residence fire Wednesday died Sunday as a result of his injuries, Fire Marshal Ronnie Withers said. Steven Ray Gant, 56, died

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Lampasas Volunteer Fire Department Chaplain Butch Hodges (back-center of photo) and Fire Marshal Ronnie Withers (in red, next to Hodges) supervise distribution of toys on Saturday. The fire department’s annual toy drive served 151 total families, 271 children and 32 infants.

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