KempnerFest is scheduled Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sylvia Tucker Memorial Park on U.S. Highway 190. The festival will include concerts, a barbecue cookoff, a baking challenge, vendors, games, inflatables, a dance party and a dunk tank. For more details, call City Hall at 512-932-2180.

The report from the June 17 Lampasas Cattle Auction follows.

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House construction is set to begin on the Brodie Estates subdivision, on the east side of Brown Street, within the next 45 days. Developers said they believe Brodie Estates will be the first residential subdivision within city limits to feature underground electric lines.

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Ace Whitehead, right, verbally committed to the University of Texas baseball team on Wednesday. He is shown sliding into third against Gatesville in February. Whitehead also is the quarterback of the Badgers’ defending state semifinalist football team. See related story, page 6.