Goldthwaite, TX

Homecoming Games for Brownwood and Early Friday

Burnet (0-2) – which cancelled last week’s game due to a COVID outbreak – has fallen to 5A Division II programs Marble Falls (41-9) and Leander Rouse (44-7). According to Harris Ratings Weekly, Brownwood is a 13-point favorite. Early vs Merkel. Off to one of their best starts in school...
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Fire in camper displaces Kempner-area family

A fire late Tuesday afternoon in the east end of the county destroyed a Sierra RV and displaced a family. Multiple fire departments responded to a structure fire in the 700 block of County Road 4804 shortly before 5 p.m. The fire was contained just before 5:30 p.m. According to eyewitnesses, the family that lived in the camper left an hour before the incident. One neighbor said she heard a…
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Longhorn Legends to be recognized before Friday’s game with Merkel

Five Early Longhorn Legends will be recognized for their contributions prior to the Longhorns’ homecoming football game against Merkel at 7:30 p.m. Friday. They are:. Judy Reed has been selected as a 2021 Longhorn Legend. Mrs. Reed served EISD as an award winning Choir teacher for thirty years from 1985-2015. She is loved by all of her former choir students and colleagues. She is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association. She was voted Region Teacher of the Year and Early High School Teacher of the Year twice. Many former choir students have wonderful memories of when she took them to perform at Carnegie Hall. She even took her class to England! Mrs.Reed led two of her choirs to the state championship in UIL. Her choirs earned twenty-one Sweepstakes at UIL Concert and Sight-Reading Contests. She directed over twenty major musicals and four Madrigal Dinners. She took over 250 students to compete at State UIL Solo and Ensemble Contests during her years at Early. Her choir program was special because she had very high expectations, but she managed to get the very best from her students in a loving and respectful way. Her motto is “The key to excellence is to remember.” Judy Reed is what Longhorn Legends are all about!

Evant Weather Forecast

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Evant: Friday, September 17: Sunny during the day; while clear overnight; Saturday, September 18: Sunny during the day; while mostly clear overnight; Sunday, September 19: Sunny during the day; while clear overnight; Monday, September 20: Sunny during the day; while

Tommy Wayne White, 59, of Zephyr

Tommy Wayne White, age 59 of Zephyr passed away peacefully at his home, Saturday, September 11, 2021 surrounded by his family. Tommy was born Monday, March 19, 1962 in Grand Prairie, Texas to Wilburn and Andrea White. He attended school at Grand Prairie High School, where he was a member of the High School Rodeo Team. Tommy loved to ride bulls. A traumatic accident caused Tommy to lose the use of his legs and was forced to be in a wheelchair. Tommy was strong willed and had a fighting spirit, with braces on his legs and the use of crutches, Tommy was determined to walk at least one more time. He concurred that goal and walked the length of the rehab gym. Tommy loved spending time with his nieces and nephews, going camping, hunting and fishing.

LTX BBQ Fest winners named

Taking grand-champion honors at the 2021 Lampasas Beer Barn LTX BBQ Fest was the team of Double U BBQ. Reserve champion was garnered by Oakalla Que. The LTX BBQ Fest took place Sept. 10-11 at the Lampasas County Youth Livestock Center. It is an International Bar-B-Que Cookers Associationsanctioned event. Results from the various contest divisions follow. TOP 10 Place 1: Clinton Ullman of…

Hornets to take on Cranfills Gap after blowout win over Ranger

Lometa picked up a dominant win Sept. 10 to move to 2-0 on the year. The Hornets beat the Ranger Bulldogs 64-18 after Lometa missed action the prior week because of the number of COVID-19 cases. Last Friday's game ended 11 seconds into the fourth quarter because of the 45-point mercy rule in six-man football. The Hornets led by more than 45 points in the second half with the ball, and that is…

Undefeated Early welcomes Merkel for homecoming

EARLY – Off to one of their best starts in school history, the Early Longhorns look to remain unbeaten as they host the Merkel Badgers at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the 2021 homecoming contest. The Longhorns (3-0) have started the season with victories over Bangs (48-12), Tolar (33-16) and Comanche...

Motorcade honors the fallen from 9/11

First responders from across Lampasas County took part in the Sept. 11 20th anniversary remembrance ceremony. A motorcade opened the solumn observance. JEROMIAH LIZAMA | DISPATCH RECORD.

Take advantage of Thursday sun in San Saba

(SAN SABA, TX) The forecast is calling for sun today in San Saba. Here are three ideas for how to make the most of it, along with a four-day forecast. Have a picnic: As the COVID-19 pandemic wears on, meeting a friend somewhere pretty with a basket of snacks can be a spontaneous way to enjoy a sunny afternoon in a safer environment than indoors. Risk levels should always be taken into account along with advice from health authorities on gathering sizes. Don’t forget your picnic blanket!

Light the grills for Kids’ Que

Jack Duncan and his father, Dusty Duncan, prepare the coals for the Kids’ Que competition at last year’s LTX BBQ Cookoff. The 2021 event takes place Friday and Saturday at the Lampasas County Youth Livestock Center. FILE PHOTO.
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Happy Herman's Hideaway

Hello there, my San Saba loves, and how have you been since last we spoke? It has been quite a week in the human world, and not one that historians will be writing about with joy. Hurricane Ida brought back many unpleasant memories in our house as the parentals have lived that fear many times. Dad was watching it blow in on YouTube, and he asked mom if she still missed the beach. And she gave the most ridiculous answer…“Yes!”
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Happy Herman's Hideaway

There will be Ups and Downs as Life can be a Roller Coaster Ride. Hello there, my San Saba loves, and did you have a good week since last we spoke? For those of you who have children, did you make sandwiches, pack chips and perhaps Twinkies or Little Debbie’s? Okay, now I have made myself hungry, and it isn’t even time for my snack. I may have to do some fancy dachshund foot work to persuade mom to give me my peanut butter cracker early. I wish I went to school, but even if I did, she would never let me have an entire sandwich because even if I never watch my weight, mom does!
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Leon Coffee

Leon Coffee (shown above), legendary rodeo clown, entertains last year’s crowd at the San Saba Rodeo. This year’s 83rd annual UPRA-CPRA sanctioned rodeo, produced by Cadillac Rodeo Company, will take place on Friday and Saturday, August 20th-21st. The children’s event, “Mutton bustin’,” for 8-years-old and under will start each night at 8:00 p.m; sign-ups are required for these events. Then, professional rodeo contestants will compete in traditional events beginning at 8:00 p.m. Don’t forget about the awesome rodeo parade on Saturday morning, August 21st, starting at 10:00 a.m. in downtown San Saba. As always, the proceeds from the rodeo are used to promote higher education of San Saba County youth.
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Happy Herman's Hideaway

Hello, my San Saba loves, and how has life been treating you since last we spoke? I truly cannot believe school starts this week; I thought it only a moment ago we heard the cheers from children about the last day of school. I would be a liar if I said I do not have concerns and worries. I consider our children not political chess pieces to be strategically moved to win a point but to be protected no matter what the cost to ego or pride.
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Happy Herman's Hideaway

Hello, my San Saba sweethearts; I sure hope you have been staying safe, taking extra precautions and being very careful about that horrible Covid variant. My heart is so sad about what that awful disease has done to this world over the past years and not only in terms of deaths but to the very psyche of our world. I so worry for all of those I love and have never met.