PATSY STONEHAM | STONEHAM PHOTOGRAPHY Spring Ho Committee members for 2019 are, from left, Henry John Langford, Sherrie Berry, Bradley Johnson, Terri Stubbs, Louis Ikonen, Tracy Irvin, Dayna Berry, Ryan Hill, Chairman Randy Hoyer, Jonna Langford, Derrek Eckermann and Jackie Lindeman.

PATSY STONEHAM | STONEHAM PHOTOGRAPHY The annual Spring Ho festival will start Monday and offer a variety of activities through July 14. Spring Ho Committee members for 2019 are, from left, Henry John Langford, Sherrie Berry, Bradley Johnson, Terri Stubbs, Louis Ikonen, Tracy Irvin, Dayna Berry, Ryan Hill, Chairman Randy Hoyer, Jonna Langford, Derrek Eckermann and Jackie Lindeman.

COURTESY PHOTO Robert Resa, right, landed a monster 70-pound flathead catfish on the Colorado River in a tournament benefiting a young boy in need. Resa’s fishing partner, Kevin Harris, shows another big catch.

Robert Resa’s big catch is a new unofficial record for the Colorado River. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department had not designated it officially at press time Monday. The previous weight

Jeff Smith

BY DAVID LOWE
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The Lampasas Fire Department has a new leader.

Jeff S. Smith, who served as division chief of training, safety and fitness for the Lewisville Fire Department, has accepted the position of Lampasas chief.

Courtesy photo National Weather Service

BY ALEXANDRIA RANDOLPH
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A heat advisory has been extended for the Lampasas area, and authorities warn to be cautious of extreme temperatures. 

TALA RESORTS INC. | COURTESY PHOTO This composite shows how the main building could look at the proposed TALA Texas wilderness resort in the southwest part of the county.

BY DAVID LOWE
LAMPASAS DISPATCH RECORD

Developers hope to create a wilderness resort and high-end residential subdivision on an approximately 3,200-acre ranch southwest of Nix.

BY ALEXANDRIA RANDOLPH
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Lampasas Police Department is warning residents not to give out any information in phones calls that appear to originate from the department. 

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