Last week, coaches heard a decision they probably couldn’t have imagined a couple of months ago.
City of Lampasas electric department employee Justin McDonald -- in elevated bucket -- trims a tree limb as street department employee Joe Levine, at left, stands ready to assist with work. The two city departments collaborated this week on West First Street between Race and Park streets to run a primary electric line and re-route secondary lines away from trees to prevent fallen limbs from knocking down lines, Public Works Director Rickie Roy said. The project will make electric service more reliable and efficient, Roy said.
Azarael Sanchez (back-center), Nathan Abken (15) and Kai Cartwright (7) swarm to the ball in the Badgers’ 2-1 home loss to Burnet on Friday. Victor Castruita scored the Badgers’ only goal, and their last home game was scheduled for Monday after press time. “While we lost, our kids gave it everything, and I am very proud of that,” coach Ryan Race said. JEFF LOWE | DISPATCH RECORD
Ace Whitehead pitched 5 1/3 innings of scoreless, no-hit baseball before Gatesville had a double, and the Badgers went on to win 10-1 on Monday.
It was the regular-season opener, held on the Hornets' home field.
Whitehead also had four hits and nearly hit for the cycle, with a triple, a double and two singles.
After heavy rain this week, a tractor sculpture in the Hanna Springs Sculpture Garden at Campbell Park looks firmly stuck in muddy runoff. Parts of the county received their biggest rain of 2020 so far, with 2.85 inches reported Tuesday and Wednesday at a Lower Colorado River Authority data site near Nix.