Goldthwaite, TX

Central Texas Sheep & Goat Seminar Oct. 12

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host a Central Texas Sheep & Goat Seminar on October 12. The program was developed by AgriLife Extension agents in Brown, Burnet, Hamilton, Lampasas, Mills, and San Saba counties to address the needs of area sheep and goat producers during a challenging year. The event will be held at the Mills County Civic Center in Goldthwaite. There will be a $25 registration fee that will include a noon meal. Three general CEU’s will be provided to individuals with a private pesticide applicators license. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the program beginning at 9:00 a.m. and ending at 2:00 p.m.
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Robert Long, 97, of Goldthwaite

Robert Long, 97 of Goldthwaite, passed away Wednesday, October 5, 2022. Visitation will be Friday, October 7, from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm at Stacy-Wilkins Funeral Home in Goldthwaite. Funeral service will be Saturday, October 8 at 10:00 am at First United Methodist Church in Goldthwaite.

Early’s Madden Wise achieves a State Fair of Texas first

EARLY – A feat never before accomplished in the history of the State Fair of Texas now belongs to Early 16-year-old sophomore Madden Wise. Over the last week, Wise became the first person to be awarded Grand Champion Market Goat and Grand Champion Market Lamb in the same year at the State Fair.

VFW Fish Fry Fundraiser This Friday

VFW Post 3278 and Auxiliary will host a Fish Fry Fundraiser on Friday, October 7, between 10:30 am and 1:00 pm. Deliver/pickup starts at 10:30 am. NO DINE IN OR WALK-IN ORDERS. The meal will consist of fried fish, coleslaw, hush puppies, beans and relish for $10 per plate. Delivery...

Early police make recent arrests for DWI, Assault Family Violence

The Early Police Department posted the following information on Facebook Tuesday afternoon:. The Early Police Department received a call regarding a reckless driver on highway 183 north coming into Early. The vehicle was located on Heartland drive and officers confirmed the reckless driving and initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle. Officers could smell a strong odor of alcohol coming from the individual and provided a field sobriety test. The driver, Nicholas Ray Delgado, Jr. was placed under arrest for DWI 2nd offense and taken to the Brown County Jail.

Part 2: The town and county of Lampasas go dry

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second in a series on early-day prohibition efforts in Lampasas County. Part 1 of local historian Jeff Jackson’s research, “The ups and downs of local option elections in Lampasas County,” appeared in the Sept. 23 edition of the Dispatch Record. Local option is a general term for laws that allow voters to decide if or how alcohol will be sold in their communities. …

Early, Texas to be featured “Destination Days” city October 17th at State Fair

Over 24 days of the State Fair of Texas, Sept. 30–Oct. 23, 2022, more than 2.2 million visitors (2021 figures, at will attend from within and outside Texas. The State Fair of Texas, one of America’s largest, longest (since 1886), and most historic state fairs, provides a unique venue for the promotion of heritage tourism as a vitally important Texas product.

Sippin’ across Lampasas County

Wine enthusiasts, from left, Lauren Crawford, Krysta Huckabee and Ellie Orlando take a photo at Fiesta Winery during the 11th annual Lampasas County Chamber of Commerce Wine Tour.

Early Police Investigating Criminal Mischief at New Pavilion

The Early Police department is investigating criminal mischief to the new pavilion at McDonald Park. The light fixtures that were just installed were damaged inside the pavilion. Anyone who has information regarding the damage is asked to please contact the Early Police Department at 325-646-5322. Early Police also ask anyone...

Comanche continues Early’s district drought

EARLY – The Early Lady Horns’ District 8-3A skid reached seven matches Tuesday as they suffered a 25-14, 25-21, 25-13 home loss to Comanche. Early (8-17, 1-7) defeated Comanche in four sets in the district opener for both teams on Sept. 10, but the Lady Horns have not collected a victory since.

County enters agreement for another waste collection

Lampasas County will host another household hazardous waste event – its second in two years. During a regular meeting on Sept. 12, the Lampasas County Commissioners Court approved an interlocal agreement “for pass-through funding services” with Central Texas Council of Governments, or CTCOG. According to CTCOG, pass-through financing is a tool created to allow local communities to fund upfront…

Early kicks off District 2-3A Division II slate at Ballinger

EARLY – A stellar slate of pre-district foes has prepared the Early Longhorns for the District 2-3A Division II schedule, which begins Friday night as head coach Daniel Price attempts to guide the program to its first league title since 2007. The Longhorns (2-3, 0-0) kick off district action...

LCLA Reverse Raffle set for Oct. 22

The Lampasas County Livestock Association will host its annual Reverse Raffle fundraiser on Oct. 22 from 5-9 p.m. The event will be held at the Lampasas County Show Barn, 283 U.S. Highway 190. Proceeds from the fundraiser typically are focused on agricultural education, and this year they will benefit the Lometa ISD ag department. LCLA Treasurer Dala Irvin said annual scholarships for Lampasas…

Lometa Lions Club event raises money for scholarships and more

Lometa had a night to remember Saturday when the Harlem Legends came to town. The event served as a fundraiser for the Lometa Lions Club, which gives scholarships to students and does community service work. The Legends are led by Michael Douglas, who was a top pick for the Harlem Globetrotters and played from 1986-1993. Douglas’ Youth Foundation utilizes the Harlem Legends to carry out the…

Lometa City Council approves new budget

The Lometa City Council met Sept. 26 to hold the state-required public hearing before approving the Fiscal Year 2023 budget and tax rate. Over the summer, Lometa held numerous budget workshops to trim the proposed expenditures — nearly $130,000 in total. Lometa’s overall budget of $707,346 includes one less maintenance position, pay raises in some departments, and projected increases in sales…

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group meets monthly at courthouse annex

AgriLife Extension Agent Karen DeZarn has reminded Lampasans that the Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group meets the third Friday of each month at 10 a.m. in the conference room of the Lampasas County Office Building, 409 S. Pecan St. in Lampasas. The support group is offered by the Alzheimer’s Association in partnership with the Area Agency on Aging of Central Texas and Texas A&M AgriLife…

HD Daiquiris provides new, unique option to local landscape

EARLY – “We’ve never had anything like this in Early or Brownwood so it’s nice to have something new coming to town.”. Those were the words of Drew Sessler, who along with Hadley Spieckerman have opened HD Daquiris at 111 C. Early Blvd. The business, which began greeting customers on Thursday, Sept. 22, offers beer, wine, tobacco products and even ice cream and slushies. But the heart of the business resolves around daiquiris.