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Two Lady Badgers have traveled the country playing basketball

DISPATCH RECORD A couple of Lady Badger basketball players have been active and on the road all summer, playing basketball to keep themselves ready for next season and beyond. Addison Borchardt and Abigail Williams, both incoming sophomores at Lampasas High School, have played in a national circuit with Phoenix out of Austin. They have competed in more than 50 games inAustin, Dallas, Chicago,…
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Coastal Bend community says goodbye to former Mayor and Judge Lloyd Neal

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coastal Bend community said goodbye to Lloyd Neal who served the public as both Mayor of Corpus Christi and Nueces County Judge. "He was a wonderful father, he was a leader by example, he was a lover, he was an encourager, but more than that, he was someone who was always present," Neal Jr.'s son said. "You always said, 'How can he be present if he does so much?' But he was there, and he left shoes that were literally and figuratively too big to fill, but I'm so grateful to carry his name."
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Bess Wilcox

A memorial service for Bess Wilcox, 89, of Goldthwaite, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 12 at First Baptist Church in Goldthwaite. Interment will follow at Goldthwaite Memorial Cemetery. Stacy-Wilkins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. She passed away July 29, 2022 in Goldthwaite. She was born...

Bess Wilcox, 89, of Goldthwaite

Bess Wilcox, 89, of Goldthwaite, Texas passed away Friday, July 29, 2022. A Memorial Service will be held Friday, August 12, 2022 at 10:00 am at the First Baptist Church in Goldthwaite, under direction of Stacy-Wilkins Funeral Home. Interment will be at Goldthwaite Memorial Cemetery.

Rollin’ down the street with Spring Ho spirit

This year’s festival theme, “Let Freedom Spring,” was depicted on this Lampasas Independent School District school bus, driven by Cathy Schneider, as a parade entry last week. Hundreds gathered around downtown Lampasas to view the event. CHRIS MILES | DISPATCH RECORD.

Holiday travel not slowing down despite inflation

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — One of this years busiest travel weekends is upon us. It is the Fourth of July weekend and a lot of Coastal Bend residents are on their way to their destinations. Joshua Zuber with Triple AAA said although inflation continues to rise when it comes...

Time to cool off in our historical spring-fed pool

This exceptionally hot weather has us all trying to find some relief from the high temperatures. There is a great place at the juncture of U.S. Highway 281 South, right here in town, that will take you back to a time in historic Lampasas. Our unique Hancock Springs Free-Flow Swim Area can bring relief from these hot days with a refreshing swim in the oldest natural-flowing spring-fed pool in…

Annual Kid Fish event in W.M. Brook Park deemed a success

Fishing, family, friends and fun were all part of the annual Kid Fish event on June 3-4 in W.M. Brook Park. The Lampasas Parks and Recreation Department sponsored the event. “This a way for us to give back to the community and provide a great outdoor experience for everyone,” Parks and Recreation Director Chris Eicher said. “We’ve even released 350 catfish into Sulphur Creek for this event.” …

Animal-themed Summer Reading Story Time held at library

A teen volunteer reads a story to children ages 3-6 during Animal Story Time on Monday at the Lampasas Public Library. The library had 58 participants for the 3-6 age group and 52 for the 7-10 age, with a total of 148 people involved. COURTESY PHOTO Youth ages 7 to 10 painted a nature scene of their choice during Summer Reading Story Time and Crafts at the Lampasas Public Library. COURTESY PHOTO.

Annual Kid Fish event Friday

The annual Kid Fish & Camping in the Park will return to Lampasas on Friday, and this year the Lampasas Public Library will partner with Parks & Recreation to teach “Fishing 101.” Chris Eicher, Parks & Recreation director, said the Kid Fish at W.M. Brook Park has been held annually for more than 16 years. “It’s come one, come all,” he said. Fishing registration will begin Friday at…