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Lometa rodeo action

Thomas Minshew of Bangs topped the leader board in senior bulls Saturday night at the Lometa FFA Junior Rodeo with his score of 65. More...

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Woman thrown from vehicle in rollover on U.S. 183 South

A 27-year-old woman was flown to Temple for medical treatment Saturday after she was thrown from a vehicle in a rollover on U.S. More...

Concrete work around Hollywood Drive intended to improve drainage

In response to drainage concerns on Hollywood Drive, the city of Lampasas had work done last week near the intersection of Hollywood and Central Texas Expressway.  More...

Dispatch Record captures press awards

The Lampasas Dispatch Record earned an award in all 11 categories it entered in the West Texas Press Association 2017 Better Newspaper Contest.  The Dispatch Record brought home one first place plaque, nine third-place awards and one fourth-plac More...

Opinion

No more excuses on health care reform

Until now, I haven’t been too concerned about the Republican Party’s difficulties in passing a health care reform bill because delays have resulted in improvements to the proposed legislation. But enough is enough. No more games.  More...

All for the want of a spine

John McCain’s blood clot [that has now been diagnosed as a brain tumor], which caused Republican Senate leadership to suspend formal consideration of their Obamacare replacement, is not, by far, the Grand Old Party’s gravest malady. More...

Senate missteps will cost jobs and slow energy production

The Senate just failed to roll back an Obama-era regulation that will discourage energy production, cost millions of dollars, and kill thousands of American jobs.  More...

Commissioners Court approves first bond sale for new jail

The Lampasas County Commissioners Court voted unanimously Monday to approve the first bond sale for construction of a new county jail. More...

Lane changes on U.S. 281 South planned Wednesday

The Texas Department of Transportation announced it is proceeding with a previously announced restriping plan, which is intended to improve safety on U.S. Highway 281 south of Central Texas Expressway.  More...

Lometa ISD Board of Trustees prepares for online posting of policies

The Lometa Independent School District Board of Trustees approved policy changes Thursday to get ready to place its policy manual on the district website. The move is intended to offer more transparency and accessibility to the public.  More...

BRIEFLY

BURN BAN IN EFFECT A countywide burn ban is in effect. As a result, outdoor burns are prohibited outside incorporated city limits. A violation of the burn ban is a Class C misdemeanor, punishable by a fine not to exceed $500. More...

Life

After 46 years of public service, Werlinger stops the ride

Dean Werlinger, who retired Monday from the Lampasas Police Department, vividly remembers developing an early interest in being a motorcycle officer.  Forty-nine years ago, he had lunch with a Houston motorcycle police officer. More...

Kiwanis Club offers scholarship

Kiwanis Club of Lampasas County is offering a $2,000 scholarship opportunity to two continuing students at an institution of higher learning, including universities, colleges, academies, seminaries, institutes of technology, vocational schools, trade More...

LISD launches online payment portal

Lampasas Independent School District will have an online payment portal option for parents to pay bills associated with their children’s accounts. More...

Sports

Building Badgers Youth League hosts meet

Cameron Everts, center, passes the baton to Sean Williams during the 400-meter relay, while Robert Madden prepares to start the anchor leg for his relay team. More...

Jeff Urofsky Memorial Tournament set Aug. 5

Hancock Park Golf Course will host the annual Jeff Urofsky Memorial Golf Tournament Aug. 5 at 1 p.m.  The three-person scramble costs $70 per player. More...

Hitting his stride

Lander Chisholm, right, speeds down the home stretch ahead of a Burnet runner in the 16U boys’ 100-meter dash. Chisholm placed first in the event. More...

Letters

Is this Trump’s idea of draining the swamp?

During the campaign, Trump talked often of Draining the Swamp. He signed an executive order banning for two years any lobbyist working for the administration if they had previously worked in the same area. More...

Great coverage offered of our County Fair

Many thanks are in order to our Lampasas Dispatch Record for its great job in covering our yearly County Fair held during Spring Ho week.  A great job was done in listing all the Best of Show and Division winners, along with pictures. More...

Agribusiness

Results released from rabies vaccine study

A study early this year on oral rabies vaccines shows additional work will be needed to control skunk rabies, according to Texas Wildlife Service Assistant State Director Bruce Leland. More...