Remember when it rained? - back when it seemed like we couldn't get a break from rain in order to have an outside event? That seems like a long time ago and a different place, but it was in fact here, and it did have its problems. For one, the annual Fort Hood Welcome Party had to be postponed, and a new date just wasn't decided on at the time. So-o, now after working with our Ft. Hood military friends on a possible and convenient time to reschedule, the sponsoring Lampasas Chamber of Commerce and Guyco Construction have come up with a new date. The Ft. Hood Welcome Party will be Thursday, August 11th, at the Crawford Party House. The fish-fry and casual mingle with local and Ft. Hood guests will be the order of the evening. The Chamber of Commerce has tickets available, both online and by phone order, at 512-556-5172 .