Junior Kaitlyn McCann, left-front, and sophomore April Smith, right-front, sign in and hand in their tickets to Pierian Club member Lucy Walker as the students enter the annual Junior Pierian dance Jan. 25 at the Hancock Springs Hostess House.

A recent robotics competition at Taylor Creek Elementary School included not just Lampasas Independent School District contestants, but also students from Robinson and Clifton.

DAVID LOWE | DISPATCH RECORD Lometa Independent School District Student of the Month and Staff Member of the Month honorees for January are, from left, Francisco Jaimes (high school), Sandra Verney (staff), Marcus Moreno (pre-kindergarten), Jeremiah Torres (junior high) and Jonathon Lujan (elementary).

Fifth-grader Quinn Smith pushes a wheelbarrow filled with shavings during a barn cleanup time Saturday at the Lampasas County Youth Livestock Center. Exhibitors cleaned the barn to prepare for the Lampasas County Youth Livestock Show, which will be Jan. 9-11.

Historic Hanna Springs in Campbell Park was surrounded by a thick cloud cover Friday morning as fog rolled into the downtown area. A railroad trestle can be seen faintly at right.

Isabella Glowinski tries to cool a flaming marshmallow at a free treat station operated by the Girl Scouts of Lampasas during Christmas on the Creek. The event was Dec. 14 in W.M. Brook Park. For more photos, see pages 1 and 2 of the Lampasas Dispatch Record's Dec. 17 print edition.

Lampasas County courthouse square was illuminated and crowded during Saturday's Carol of Lights festivities. 

Lampasas native Dwight Smith was named grand marshal for the annual Lighted Christmas Parade, sponsored by Ajinomoto Foods. He has been an employee at the food manufacturing plant for 35 years. 

During a Texas Agriculture Memorial Day ceremony Nov. 21 at the state capitol, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, foreground left; John Paul Dineen V, foreground center; and John Paul Dineen III, foreground right; hold cowboy hats over their hearts while looking toward a memorial wreath. Travis William Herring -- a longtime Lometa rancher who died Feb. 27, 2019 after he was kicked by a bull -- was one of 15 people honored as part of the Texas Agriculture Memorial Day ceremony.

The Sulphur Creek at W.M. Brook Park was aglow Saturday night with luminaria representing the well wishes, hopes and thanksgivings of community members during the inaugural Lantern Lighting event.