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October, 2016


This Week's Events

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  • Thieves hit tank batteries
    Wednesday, October 26, 2016 12:00 PM
        An estimated $20,000 worth of crude oil has been reported as stolen from two different tank batteries located a few miles apart along County Road AA, just off F.M. Highway 115, in southwest Dawson County.
  • Wednesday, October 26, 2016 11:59 AM
        Some spaces remain available around the courthouse square for the 2016 Trunk or Treat that will be on Halloween, but those spaces are filling up fast.
  • Wednesday, October 26, 2016 11:58 AM
        The first day of early voting on Monday for the Nov. 8 General Election has resulted in a number of large counties throughout the State of Texas reporting record turnouts of voters over previous Presidential election years.
  • Reception set Friday for Parchman
    Wednesday, October 26, 2016 11:57 AM
        A retirement reception for Kent Parchman, who served as sheriff from January of 2009 until Aug. 31 of this year, will be held this Friday.
  • Wednesday, October 26, 2016 11:56 AM
        A separate contract with NTS was approved for extension with the District Attorney’s office, while a county-wide contract for long-distance phone service with NTS was replaced on Tuesday afternoon.
  • Saturday, October 22, 2016 6:00 AM
        A Lamesa man almost certainly will be spending the rest of his life behind bars after being convicted by a jury this past week on three charges alleging sexual activity with a child.

Inside News


No More Walmart
Only the outline of the sign remains as Walmart, a major retailer in Lamesa for some 30 years, has closed its doors to the public just weeks after making the announcement at the end of September. Over the last two weeks the store has been holding a liquidation sale for its remaining fixtures and equipment in a final effort to clear out the building before its lease expires next Monday. (LPR photo)


  • Wednesday, October 26, 2016 2:09 PM
        Skeet Noret, 94, died peacefully in his home in Lubbock on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016.
  • Wednesday, October 26, 2016 2:08 PM
        The arrangement of funeral services for Peggy J. Kelley, 60, of Odessa, were pending on Wednesday morning at a funeral home in Odessa.
  • Donald Neil Whittenburg
    Wednesday, October 26, 2016 9:34 AM
        Funeral services for Donald Neil Whittenburg, 77, of Levelland, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, October 28, 2016 at the Krestridge Funeral Home Chapel in Levelland with Pastor Gary DeLay officiating.
  • Mary Ramirez
    Tuesday, October 25, 2016 1:58 PM
        Funeral services for Mary Biera Ramirez, age 73, of Lamesa, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, October 27, 2016 at the Primera Baptist Church in Lamesa with Pastor Larry Gamez officiating.
  • Richard Brewer
    Monday, October 24, 2016 9:14 AM
        Funeral services for Richard Brewer, 86, of Lamesa, will be held on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, at 10:00 a.m., at First Baptist Church with Pastor Jim Medley officiating.


  • Brotherly Love
    Wednesday, October 26, 2016 2:16 PM
    Finicky Felix, played by Scott Leonard, argues with Sloppy Oscar, played by Scott’s brother, Randy Leonard, during rehearsals for the Lamesa Community Players production of “The Odd Couple.” The Neil Simon comedy will be staged here on Nov. 10-12, at 7 o’clock each night, and on Nov. 13 at a 2 p.m. matinee. The play is directed by Kenny Nance and Shanna Smith and co-stars Roy Keyes, Ben Menix, Jay Porterfield, Kent Rinewalt, Carmen Furlow and Letha Leonard. Season ticket holders may get their tickets beginning next Tuesday, Nov. 1, while tickets for the general public will go on sale on Monday, Nov. 7. Tickets are $10 each.
  • Shofner inducted into  WTAMU Hall of Fame
    Saturday, October 22, 2016 6:00 AM
    Ann Shofner, a former graduate of Klondike High School, has been inducted into the Communication Hall of Fame by the West Texas A&M University’s Department of Communication.

    Saturday, October 22, 2016 6:00 AM