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Total rainfall for 2020: 21.36 in.

Parents are invited to register their kindergarten or pre-K students for the Lampasas Independent School District’s 2020-2021 academic year.

Late fees and disconnections for overdue city of Lampasas utility bills will resume July 1.

Lampasas County 27 District Court convened last week with Judge John Gauntt presiding over the day’s hearings.

The following arrests were reported to the Lampasas Dispatch Record by area law enforcement officials. The Dispatch Record prints the name and charge(s) of people arrested on at least one Class B misdemeanor – or more serious – charge.

Killeen man pleads guilty in Helzer murder case

Javier Kristian Gutierrez – an 18-year-old Killeen resident identified earlier in arrest affidavits as the shooter in the slaying last Sept. 16 of Vance Henry Helzer, 24, of Kempner – pleaded guilty Friday to murder.

Spring set stage for strong hay season

Two-year-old Nolan Brown helps bale hay on his grandfather Ed Brown’s land near east Lampasas. Their first cutting near the end of May produced 237 round bales and 400 square bales on 100 acres. With above-average rain so far this year, the Browns hope to make a second cutting later this month.