LAMPASAS — Congressman and U.S. Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke, D-El Paso, held a packed town hall meeting at the Hostess House at Hancock Springs in Lampasas Thursday afternoon. The event followed similar over-capacity events in Temple earlier Thursday and in Waco Wednesday.
O’Rourke faced a crowd limited by the fire marshal, with a line out front, and standing crowds along the sides of the hall. Citizens endured overflow parking. Members of the Lampasas Democratic Party, which sponsored the event, said they had never seen such crowds for a political event in Lampasas County.