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March, 2017


This Week's Events

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  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017 12:00 PM
        Local officials basically said “thanks, but no thanks” here this week in regard to a request for a resolution supporting a proposed extension of Interstate 27 south of Lubbock along the Ports-to-Plains Corridor to the border with Mexico.
  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017 11:59 AM
        Several agenda items dealing with the upcoming May 6 election, including the declaration of an unopposed candidate as being elected, were addressed by the Lamesa City Council on Tuesday evening.
  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017 11:58 AM
        Four bids, ranging in price from almost $1.38 million to just over $1.76 million, were opened by Mayor Josh Stevens on Tuesday evening for the citywide replacement of water meters and related computer software in Lamesa.
  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017 11:57 AM
        Out of 246 members of the Lamesa Area Chamber of Commerce, 79 percent had paid their annual dues by this week.
  • Parking Lot Maintenance
    Wednesday, March 22, 2017 11:56 AM
    Workers were busy on Tuesday afternoon sealing the parking area near the Emergency and Outpatient entrance for Medical Arts Hospital in Lamesa. That entrance was blocked off, but the hospital and adjoining Rural Health Clinic could be accessed by the clinic’s driveway. Work will continue, weather permitting, in different areas until the entire parking lot has been completed.   (Herrel Hallmark/Press-Reporter)
  • Improvements made at cemetery
    Saturday, March 18, 2017 6:00 AM
        Barely two months into ownership by the county, a lot of improvements already have been made to the new section of Dawson County Cemetery.

Inside News

  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017 12:00 PM
        It is the time of year for school boards to renew or terminate the contracts of their employees, so the Lamesa school board will be busy during its meeting this Thursday, beginning at 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017 11:59 AM
        A horizontal drilling operation west of Patricia is one of two oil ventures in Dawson County that have received drilling permits from the Texas Railroad Commission since the first of March.
  • Winning Photograph
    Saturday, March 18, 2017 6:00 AM
    Sands High School student Bryce Hamlin submitted a football photo into the Six-Man Heaven Photography Contest and was named Runner-Up for his picture of the Sands Mustangs football team, cheerleaders and the mascot coming through the fan line before a football game, while carrying American flags. The Six-Man Heaven Contest encourages students to document their school and community in a creative outlet. Hamlin’s instructor is Glenda Kennedy.   (Photo courtesy Glenda Kennedy/SCISD)


Busy Bee
Although springtime did not officially start until this past Monday, the early arrival of warm temperatures has caused bees to be as busy as ... well, bees ... as bradford pear trees around the city have been in full blossom the past few weeks. (Russel Skiles/Press-Reporter)


  • Meliton Garza Sr.
    Wednesday, March 22, 2017 2:25 PM
        Funeral services for Meliton Garza Sr., 69, of Lamesa, will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2017, at 10:00 a.m., at Branon Funeral Home Chapel.
  • Howard Griffin
    Tuesday, March 21, 2017 4:22 PM
        Howard Griffin, 73, of Lubbock, passed away peacefully at home in his sleep on the morning of Monday, March 20, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Madeliene Griffin, his dedicated wife of 53 years.
  • Lavina Weaver
    Monday, March 20, 2017 6:05 PM
        Memorial services for Lavina Rose Weaver, 86, of Lamesa and formerly of Lancaster, California, will be held on Friday, March 24, 2017, at 2:00 p.m., at Sunset Baptist Church with Sarita Cooley officiating.
  • Pat Ranson
    Friday, March 17, 2017 11:28 AM
        Memorial services for Pat A. Ranson, 82, of Lamesa, will be held on Monday, March 20, 2017, at 1:00 p.m., at First Baptist Church with Pastor Jim Medley and Wayne Smith officiating.
  • Ricky Hughes
    Tuesday, March 14, 2017 2:11 PM
        Ricky Lee Hughes, 62, of Big Spring, died on Sunday, March 12, 2017 in a Fort Worth hospital.