Lometa, TX

Killeen Daily Herald

Truck stuck on tracks in Cove

COPPERAS COVE — An 18-wheeler got stuck on the railroad crossing at 17th Street between Avenues B and D in Copperas Cove on Monday morning. The incident backed up traffic behind Copperas Cove High School Monday morning. The steep hump at the railroad crossing often causes the trailers on the...
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Killeen Daily Herald

Holy Family Catholic Church in Copperas Cove hosts annual Fall Fest

COPPERAS COVE — Families flocked Saturday to Holy Family Catholic Church in Copperas Cove for the 7th annual Fall Fest to enjoy pony rides, kids’ games, a miniature train, petting zoo, bingo, plenty of food, arts and crafts vendors, rock climbing wall, and some good old-fashioned outdoor family fun. Kewayne...
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Copperas Cove High School Class of 2011 holds 10-year reunion

The Copperas Cove High School Graduating Class of 2011 gathered for their 10-year reunion this weekend, with events held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, offering a chance for old friends to reconnect and reminisce. The festivities kicked off beneath the Friday night lights at the Bulldawgs’ homecoming football game as a...
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Badgers, Hornets both prevail in football

Conner Keele wraps up the Gatesville ball carrier during Lampasas’ 41-33 victory over the Hornets on Friday. A.J. Torrez (51) assists on the play. For more coverage of the game — the Badgers’ final contest before district play — see page 6. HUNTER KING | DISPATCH RECORD Luis Hernandez carries the ball, following Tim Juarez, during the Hornets’ 69-20 mercy-rule win over Rochelle on Friday. For…

Tennis squad wins another close match to move to 3-0 in district play

The Lampasas tennis team won a hard-fought match over Brownwood on Saturday at 11-8. That team victory keeps the undefeated district run going. The Brownwood match started with doubles, and some lasted up to an hour and a half, with four of the six matches going to a thirdset tiebreaker. Nate Champion and Tyler Ecker won the only boys’ doubles match for the Badgers, but the three girls’ doubles…

Kempner firefighters train in extrication techniques

Kempner volunteer firefighters trained recently to develop life-saving extrication skills vital to a community where the majority of incidents are crash related. Todd Burkett, the Kempner Volunteer Fire Department public information officer, said five volunteers attended the seventh Annual Extrication Training Tech 1 class in Temple alongside firefighters from Temple, Morgan’s Point, Harker…

PWA holds 7th Annual Pink Warrior Dash

The Pink Warrior Angels of Texas held the seventh annual Pink Warrior Dash 5K race Saturday morning at the Copperas Cove City Park. Participants took off downhill from near Field 7 and made three laps around the park for the completion of the 5K. Approximately 200 people registered for the...

Range tour planned Wednesday

A Lampasas & Mills Range Tour is scheduled Wednesday at the Haney Ranch, located at 760 U.S. Highway 183 South in Goldthwaite. The program is presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Natural Resources Conservation Service. The range tour will address soil health, plant identification, and management of grazing, brush and weeds. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.,…

Wild Meadows Art Collective opens Saturday in Kempner

A refurbished barn turned dance studio is the home of the newly formed Wild Meadows Arts Collective. Stephan Gaeth, co-owner and co-founder of Wild Meadows Arts Collective, hopes that the barn turned dance studio will be a safe place of healing for people who come out. The building is located...

Vendors display their unique items

Jimmy Terrell, left, looks over the personal collection of Larry Wall at the Indian Artifact & Mineral and Gem Show held Saturday in Lampasas. JEROMIAH LIZAMA | DISPATCH RECORD.

Ledger Furniture to close its doors

The parking lot was starting to fill up on Thursday morning with the vehicles of eager shoppers around 9 a.m. at Ledger Furniture, although the doors did not open for the “private sale” until 10 a.m. The store, which has been a fixture at its location at 104 E. Avenue...

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…
San Saba News & Star

Winners announced for quilts auctioned at Cherokee's VFD Supper

And the winners are. . . Suzanne and Larry Crum won the Raffle Quilt at Cherokee’s VFD Supper last Saturday night. Sherie & Roy Fischer got the King Size Auction Quilt and little Walker Shanklin got the John Deere - Picnic Quilt. The event went without a hitch and everyone...
Temple Daily Telegram

Travel: Where the wild things are

COPPERAS COVE — Topsey Exotic Ranch is the perfect place to spend a weekend afternoon with your family. If you’re looking for something fun to do that breaks from the norm, but are short on time, this is the place. Animals that you may encounter on your safari include: camels,...

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.

Barbecue fest scheduled this weekend; wine tour planned for Sept. 25

Lampasas expects barbecue lovers and wine connoisseurs to visit this month, as the City Council in August approved funding for the annual barbecue cookoff and a wine tour. The Lampasas Beer Barn LTX BBQ Fest — set Friday and Saturday at the county show barn — is gaining traction with its nationally recognized cookoff. The championship payout this year increased from $5,000 to $7,500, according…
San Saba News & Star

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!”