Former Badger head football coach Joey McQueen, shown coaching in the 2015 Fellowship of Christian Athletes Victory Bowl, is returning to Lampasas to become Lampasas High School assistant principal.

Lampasas Independent School District Board of Trustees approved the hiring of a former coach and athletic director to be the new assistant principal at Lampasas High School.

FILE PHOTO Xavier Lacroix walks his dog Ginger at Campbell Park during a Bark for Life event earlier this year. Creation of a dog park was one of many suggestions offered by participants in a parks-related town hall meeting Monday. Also, Parks and Recreation Department Director Chris Eicher reported that the Campbell Park walking trails, which were made of gravel when this photo was taken, have been paved with concrete.

A town hall session Monday offered an overview of Lampasas' parks system and allowed participants to offer a plethora of ideas for expanding on what the city offers.
About 50 people participated in the meeting, held at the old Lampasas Middle School cafeteria on Western Avenue.

JEFF LOWE | DISPATCH RECORD Josh Swain, left, and Andrew Fish stand in front of the hardware store and next to the 1926 Model T Ford Sports Roadster.

A 1926 Model T Ford Sports Roadster graces the former showroom of Love Bros. Motor Co. – now Swain’s Lampasas Hardware Inc. – at 302 S. Western Ave.
Swain’s is across the street from the historic Keystone Hotel, which is undergoing restoration.

BRAD BOGUE | COUTESY PHOTO Abbie Kistner and Bryce Brederson play the xylophone at last week’s Percussion in the Park.

The Lampasas Badger Band percussion section, under the direction of Eduardo Zambrano, performed a Percussion in the Park show last week at Ruth Eakin Outdoor Theatre.

Former Badger coach Ken Wiginton has incorporated memories of his lengthy career in his second published book. 
Titled “If It’s Worth Doing, It’s Worth Doing Well,” the manuscript was sent to Litfire Publishers on Jan. 5 and was scheduled to be published the last week of April. 

COURTESY IMAGE A Domino’s Pizza store will open at the former Extraco Bank building on North Key Avenue -- possibly by September.

Ranch Investments is relocating to the former Extraco Bank building at 302 N. Key Ave. after John Ed Stepan purchased the building April 27.
Stepan said he plans to move from his current office, which he has leased from another owner, to the new location by about Aug. 1.

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