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This Week's Events

Front Page

  • Wednesday, December 17, 2014 12:00 PM
        Although it looked at one time like the entire gin was ablaze, a Sunday afternoon fire at King-Mesa Gin actually caused very little property damage. 
  • Wednesday, December 17, 2014 12:00 PM
        The first readings of two separate proposed ordinances were approved by the Lamesa City Council on Tuesday, but discussions indicated that each could require some tweaking before their second and final approvals. 
  • Sr. Center director dies early Sunday
    Wednesday, December 17, 2014 12:00 PM
        Cora Brown, who had dedicated almost 40 years of her life to serving the residents of Lamesa and Dawson County, died this past Sunday morning at Covenant Lakeside Hospital in Lubbock. 
  • Tuesday Morning Crash
    Wednesday, December 17, 2014 12:00 PM
    One person reportedly was taken by ambulance to the hospital after a two-vehicle collision about 6:30 Tuesday morning near the intersection of State Highway 349 and FM Highway 2052 just south of Lamesa. The collision involved a refrigerated Mitsubishi box van/truck with Boar’s Head Brand Provisions and a black Ford Super Duty pickup.   (Russel Skiles/Press-Reporter) 
  • In Honor
    Saturday, December 13, 2014 6:00 AM
    In honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe, local Catholics participated in an annual processional from St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church to Our Lady of Guadalupe on Friday afternoon. Participants walked and rode east along North 2nd Street.   (Herrel Hallmark/Press-Reporter) 
  • Stephens named District 6 State Director
    Saturday, December 13, 2014 6:00 AM
        Dawson County farmer Val Stephens has been named to a key leadership position in the 500,000-member Texas Farm Bureau. 

Inside News

  • Wednesday, December 17, 2014 12:00 PM
        After a short executive session to discuss an employee’s resignation, the Lamesa Independent School District board of trustees, on Tuesday evening, voted to authorize Superintendent John Ramos to take action against former Lamesa Middle School employee Rita Silvas. 
  • County officials hear airport plans
    Saturday, December 13, 2014 6:00 AM
        Information about some major improvements planned for the Lamesa Municipal Airport, which is jointly owned by the City of Lamesa and Dawson County, was presented to the Dawson County Commissioners Court this past Tuesday afternoon. 
  • Saturday, December 13, 2014 6:00 AM
        The KBDI (Keetch-Byram Drought Index) rating for Dawson County had increased by 46 points over the past two weeks, climbing from 100 on Nov. 24 to 146 by this past Tuesday. 

Sports

Gin Fire
Lamesa firefighters direct streams of water in an attempt to extinguish flames, which erupted on Sunday, in the cotton lint that had built up on the outside of King-Mesa Gin about five miles west of Lamesa. High winds spread the flames across the top of the gin and to the seed hoppers but did not enter the gin or damage any cotton or seed. (Russel Skiles/Press-Reporter)

Obituaries

  • Earnest Rodgers
    Saturday, December 20, 2014 3:56 AM
        Graveside services for Earnest Noel Rodgers, 77, of Lubbock, Texas, will be held on Tuesday, December 23, 2014, at 2:00 p.m., at Lamesa Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction Branon Funeral Home. 
  • Cora Brown
    Tuesday, December 16, 2014 3:18 PM
        Funeral services to celebrate the life of Cora Brown, age 64, of Lamesa, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 20, 2014 at First Baptist Church of Lamesa. 
  • Ramsay J. Jennings
    Tuesday, December 16, 2014 3:12 PM
        ARANSAS PASS, TEXAS – Ramsay J. Jennings was born on February 8, 1942 in San Augustine, Fla. to Jarvis and Jean Jennings. He passed away on Saturday, December 13, 2014 in Corpus Christi, Texas. 
  • Gloria Alvarez
    Monday, December 15, 2014 10:16 AM
        Funeral services for Gloria Alvarez, 54, of Lamesa, will be held on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., at Templo Elim Spanish Assembly of God Church in Lamesa with Reverend Raul Martinez officiating. 
  • Baciel Lambert
    Monday, December 15, 2014 10:15 AM
        Funeral services for Baciel Wayne Lambert, 93, of Lubbock and formerly of Lamesa, were held on Monday, December 15, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., at First Baptist Church in Lamesa with Roy Byrd officiating. 

Lifestyles

  • Wednesday, December 17, 2014 12:00 PM
    South Elementary School second grade teacher Elonna Moore with the Lamesa Independent School District has been recognized by Mrs. Baird’s Bread and United Supermarkets as one of the three Teachers on the Rise for November.

     
  • Teacher receives recognition
    Saturday, December 13, 2014 6:00 AM
    South Elementary School second grade teacher Elonna Brown with the Lamesa Independent School District has been recognized by Mrs. Baird’s Bread and United Supermarkets as one of the three Teachers on the Rise for November.

     
  • Bikers With Hearts
    Wednesday, December 10, 2014 12:00 PM
    The Los Carnales Bike Club donated several new toys to Lights of Love representative Amanda Barrera during their fifth annual Toy Run for Lights of Love held last Saturday. The Lamesa club invited Brownfield, Lubbock and several other clubs to attend and give to the Lights of Love organization. Los Carnales members also took up monetary donations during their event at The Courtyard on the square in downtown Lamesa. The last day to donate toys or money to Lights of Love is this Friday, Dec. 12.   (Photo courtesy of Amanda Barrera)