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February, 2017


This Week's Events

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  • Saturday, February 25, 2017 6:00 AM
        Water customers of the City of Lamesa are being asked to be mindful of how much water they are using this coming week and to be conservative.
  • Saturday, February 25, 2017 5:59 AM
        U.S. Representative Michael Conaway (R-Texas) visited Lamesa on Friday morning to sit down with local educators for a round-table discussion.
  • Saturday, February 25, 2017 5:58 AM
        The 2017 version of Lamesa’s Original Chicken Fried Steak Festival and Crossroads Balloon Rally will get underway here in nine weeks and local organizers are anticipating this year’s event will be even bigger and better than in the past.
  • Belly Laughs
    Saturday, February 25, 2017 5:57 AM
    South Elementary School students, while watching a PowerPoint display of themselves at fun and in school, laughed loudly as one of the slides featured the kids in a funny pose.   (Regina Crutcher/Press-Reporter)
  • Saturday, February 25, 2017 5:56 AM
        Both O’Donnell city residents and O’Donnell school district residents will go to the polls on May 6, while Ackerly is not expected to hold any elections.
  • Wednesday, February 22, 2017 12:00 PM
        The development of a new apartment complex here is back on the table as a pre-application currently is being prepared for submittal to the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA).

Inside News

  • Saturday, February 25, 2017 6:00 AM
        Only two action items are on the agenda for this coming week’s meeting of the Dawson County Commissioners Court, but a new routine item has been added to the agenda in the form of a report about Dawson County Cemetery.
  • Preparing The Land
    Saturday, February 25, 2017 5:59 AM
    A tractor was kicking up a cloud of dust as it pulled a stalk cutter across a cotton field west of Lamesa on Friday. With clear weather, a number of farmers are now in their fields making preparations for the 2017 growing season.   (LPR photo)
  • Wednesday, February 22, 2017 12:00 PM
        Phony sweepstakes representatives apparently are bombarding some local residents with telephone calls as part of an apparent scam.


Discussing Education
A round-table discussion was held on Friday morning between local school representatives and U.S. Representative Michael Conaway (R-Texas) to voice their opinions about federal and state laws that affect education. Conaway is pictured (at left) with Lamesa ISD Superintendent Jim Knight and Kortni Nowlin, District Testing Coordinator for the Lamesa ISD. Four of the five school districts in Dawson County had representatives at Friday’s meeting in the Lamesa ISD board room. (Herrel Hallmark/Press-Reporter)


  • Ruth Crumley
    Tuesday, February 28, 2017 9:58 AM
        Ruth W. Crumley, 90, of Monroe, Nebraska, died on Saturday, February 25, 2017, at the Columbus Care and Rehabilitation Center in Columbus.
  • Tuesday, February 28, 2017 9:20 AM
        Arrangements to celebrate a Catholic funeral mass for Francisca Gonzales, age 94, of Lamesa will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 3, 2017 at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church with Father Jose Kurumbel officiating and assisted by Deacon Daniel Valenzuela.
  • Alicia C. Torres
    Tuesday, February 28, 2017 9:08 AM
        A Catholic funeral mass will be celebrated for Alicia C. Torres, age 84, of Lamesa, at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 28, at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church with Father Joseph Kurumbel officiating and assisted by Deacon Daniel Valenzuela.
  • Julia Morales
    Tuesday, February 28, 2017 8:54 AM
        Chapel funeral services for Julia Morales, age 55, of Lamesa will be held at 10:00 a.m Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at Gonzales Funeral Home Chapel with Patro Raul Perez officiating.
  • Alma Williams
    Monday, February 27, 2017 5:24 PM
        Alma Lucretia Williams, 99, of Iowa Park, passed away on Saturday, February 25, 2017 in Wichita Falls. She was born on January 20, 1918 in Buffalo, New York to the late John Sandy Williams and Anna Kline Williams.