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July 2014


This Week's Events

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  • Hot Wheels
    Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:00 PM
    David Bennett (left) and Fire Chief Larry Duyck continue to spray water to cool the situation after extinguishing flames that engulfed the right rear tires and axles on a Kenworth truck about six miles south of Lamesa on Highway 87 on Tuesday evening. Owned by Swaggin Wagon of Tulsa, Okla., the truck was pulling a trailer full of sand when the tires ignited about 7 p.m. Firefighters were at the scene for over an hour and used about 600 gallons of water to snuff the flames and cool the equipment.   (Russel Skiles/Press-Reporter) 
  • Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:00 PM
        The only changes that taxpayers in the Lamesa Independent School District are likely to see on their school tax bill this year will be a result of any changes in property values. 
  • Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:00 PM
        Six people have applied as candidates for the dual position of executive director for the Lamesa Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) and the Lamesa Economic Alliance Project (LEAP). 
  • Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:00 PM
        Entries now are being sought for the annual rodeo parade scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, in conjunction with the 65th annual Lamesa Rodeo. 
  • Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:00 PM
        A special election has been set for Tuesday, Sept. 9, to fill the Texas State Senate District 28 seat, recently vacated by Robert Duncan who resigned to serve as chancellor of the Texas Tech University System. 
  • Manhunt, search ends in arrest
    Saturday, July 19, 2014 6:00 AM
        Two Lamesa men are facing multiple felony charges after allegedly leading local law enforcement officers on a vehicle chase that ended at a pasture northeast of the city. 

Inside News


Tower Topper
Workers peer from inside as a large crane gingerly lifts the top half of the tank into place this past Saturday morning on a new elevated water storage facility located in the industrial park area just south of N.E. 14th Street. Welders were expected to finish putting the tower together this week before painters put the final touches on the structure. (Russel Skiles/Press-Reporter)


  • Thelma Holcomb
    Thursday, July 24, 2014 5:50 PM
        Funeral services for Thelma Beatrice Holcomb, 78, of Lamesa, will be held on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., at Klondike Baptist Church with Brian Pinkerton officiating. 
  • Doug Yates
    Thursday, July 24, 2014 5:48 PM
        Funeral services for Arthur Douglas Yates, 83, of Lamesa, will be held on Monday, July 28, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., at Second Baptist Church with Brother Gary Yates officiating. 
  • Luis Rodriquez Jr.
    Wednesday, July 23, 2014 2:33 PM
        Memorial services for Luis Rodriquez Jr., 55, of New Braunfels, were held on Monday, July 21, at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church. 
  • Robert Felton Freeman
    Tuesday, July 22, 2014 6:52 PM
        Robert Felton Freeman, 79, of Midland, passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014. 
  • Severiano Amaya Gonzalez
    Tuesday, July 22, 2014 6:49 PM
        Funeral services for Severiano Amaya Gonzalez, 87, of O’Donnell, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Family Harvest Church in Lamesa with Pastor Joey Rivas officiating.