Nursing home holds parade to honor mothers

Cedar Hill Healthcare Centre residents and staff members -- spaced several feet apart, in keeping with coronavirus “social distancing” precautions -- wave as vehicles parade through the nursing home’s parking lot Friday afternoon for a pre-Mother’s Day celebration. The parade offered a way for family members to honor their mothers at a time when COVID-19 concerns have kept nursing homes from allowing visitors. The parade included a police escort.

Fire south of Lampasas under investigation

Burnet Fire Marshal John Paul Erskine began investigating two structure fires that occurred over the weekend and which drew a multi-agency response that included the Lampasas Fire Department.

The Texas Military Department will conduct COVID-19 drive-through testing in Lometa on Wednesday, beginning at 8 a.m. at the Lometa Fire Station, 107 E. San Saba St.

Railroad Commission votes no on forced proration

The Texas Railroad Commission announced earlier this month it will not pursue mandatory proration to curtail the production of oil. The commission hosted a virtual townhall in late April to discuss that possible action.

LFD fights fire in north Burnet Couty

The Lampasas Fire Department responded to a fully engulfed residential structure at 157 Burnet County Road 103 on Sunday about 8:15 p.m. LFD provided a rescue truck with three personnel, a command unit and a fire investigation unit. This was the second structure fire in less than 24 hours that LFD assisted with in Burnet County. Other details, including the cause, had not been announced at press time.

Lampasas High School announces top seniors

The 2020 Lampasas High School valedictorian is Jessica Ball. The daughter of Sid and Kristi Ball, she plans to attend Texas A&M University. The salutatorian is Scooter Cook. The son of Steven Cook and Alanna Cook, he plans to attend Rice University and become an engineer.