County Judge Randy Hoyer issued a statement Tuesday, in conjunction with a recent announcement from Dr. Georgia Hay -- the county's local health authority -- to reiterate the importance of following precautions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The officials issued their warnings amid confirmation of new COVID-19 cases in the county.

Quick actions contain Del Norte house fire on Thursday

A fire Thursday evening on Del Norte Street heavily damaged the back side of a single-family house, but no occupants were inside at the time of the incident, Lampasas Fire Marshal Ronnie Withers said.

Weekly farmers’ market in full swing

Ed Rollmann, whose peach orchard is based in Joppa, talks with customers at the farmers’ market on the courthouse square on Saturday. Rollmann said untimely freezes earlier this year hurt production, and he also had to find a new location to sell after his usual selling place in Burnet was closed this season. JEFF LOWE

Former Lampasas ISD substitute sentenced

Former substitute teacher and bus driver Dennis Keith Robinson – whom the Lampasas Independent School District fired April 11, 2019 after an investigation into his alleged inappropriate electronic communications with a student – was sentenced earlier this month to probation on a charge of injury to a child.