John Carl Phillips

A 43-year-old man is in Lampasas County Jail after being charged today (Tuesday) with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon – family violence, in connection with an alleged shooting at Boone RV Park on South U.S.

The 50th annual Lometa Diamondback Jubilee has been canceled due to the coronavirus, event organizer Terri Harris announced on Facebook. 

The Lampasas County Republican Party is postponing its county convention -- which had been set March 20 -- as part of efforts to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

JURY DUTY

County Clerk Connie Hartmann has announced that jury duty for County Court, scheduled on March 18, has been canceled. Those who received a jury notice do not need to report for that date.

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Kenny Burns, left -- the architect for the construction of the new county jail -- talks to Sheriff Jess Ramos, center, and County Judge Randy Hoyer during a meeting last week about efforts to complete the building at 1210 Barnes St.

The city of Lampasas is offering free curbside pick-up of brush this month. This week, workers will pick up brush east of Key Avenue and south of First Street. On March 23-27, work will be east of Key and north of First.

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