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October, 2015


This Week's Events

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  • Mesquite Creek Wind dedication
    Saturday, October 03, 2015 6:00 AM
        A dedication celebration was held this past Thursday for the commissioning of the Mesquite Creek Wind, LLC, project located near the Caprock in eastern Dawson County and western Borden County. 
  • Mammography screenings available
    Saturday, October 03, 2015 5:59 AM
        With October designated as Breast Cancer Awareness Month by the American Cancer Society, Medical Arts Hospital is doing its part to make screenings easier for educators and school employees. 
  • Saturday, October 03, 2015 5:58 AM
        Early voting will be held here later this month in the statewide Constitutional Amendment Election that is scheduled for Nov. 3, but requests for a ballot by mail already are being taken. 
  • Saturday, October 03, 2015 5:57 AM
        The search for a new superintendent will continue as the Lamesa Independent School District board prepares to interview more candidates this coming week. 
  • Wednesday, September 30, 2015 12:00 PM
    Foul play no longer is suspected in connection with a badly-charred body discovered on Monday morning inside a burned-out vehicle a few miles east of Lamesa. 
  • Wednesday, September 30, 2015 11:59 AM
        An increase in the total contract cost for defending indigents charged with felony crimes in the 106th Judicial District, along with a higher percentage of those cases being handled in Lamesa, will have Dawson County paying almost $7,000 more for that service in the 2015-2016 fiscal year. 

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A cotton stripper works near U.S. Highway 180 east of Lamesa early on Thursday afternoon, while another stripper (in background at right) begins working again after emptying cotton into a boll buggy. This cotton field is located within the Mesquite Creek Wind, LLC, project area and the large wind turbines are visible in the background throughout the cotton field. (Herrel Hallmark/Press-Reporter)


  • LeRoy Olsak
    Tuesday, October 06, 2015 2:11 PM
        LeRoy Olsak, 92, passed away peacefully in a San Angelo nursing home on Monday, October 5, 2015. Born in Runnels County on March 24, 1923, he was the first born son of Rudolph R. and Clara Kohutek Olsak. 
  • Elida Guicoza
    Monday, October 05, 2015 3:42 PM
        A Catholic funeral service Mass will be celebrated for Elida Guicoza, age 79, of Lamesa, at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday October 6, 2015 at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church with Father Joseph Thanavelil officiating. 
  • William Harold Browning Jr.
    Monday, October 05, 2015 3:38 PM
        William Harold Browning Jr. died in Amarillo, Texas on Sunday, October 4, 2015 at the age of 66. 
  • Stuart 'Keith' Chapman
    Monday, October 05, 2015 3:36 PM
        Stuart “Keith” Chapman, age 71, of Austin, Texas passed away on Friday, October 2, 2015. Keith was born in Lamesa, Texas, the youngest of five brothers. 
  • Peggy Jo Pearce Barbee
    Monday, October 05, 2015 3:34 PM
        Peggy Jo Pearce Barbee, 79, of El Campo, passed away on Thursday, September 17, 2015 in Austin after a brief illness.