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This Week's Events

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  • Furlow claims DA’s race
    Wednesday, May 25, 2016 12:00 PM
        Although local Attorney Philip Mack Furlow lost in Dawson County by 70 votes, he won by a total of 380 votes in the four-county 106th Judicial District to upset current District Attorney Michael Munk’s bid for re-election.
  • Wednesday, May 25, 2016 11:59 AM
        Saving the two neighboring houses proved to be a major victory for firefighters battling a spectacular blaze that destroyed a Lamesa residence early this past Sunday morning.
  • Wednesday, May 25, 2016 11:58 AM
        Anytime that an outdoor ceremony is planned, such as this Friday’s graduation for Lamesa High School, there is some concern about the possibility of bad weather having an impact on that event.
  • Wednesday, May 25, 2016 11:57 AM
        Seniors at Sands High School in Ackerly and Borden County High School in Gail will receive their diplomas in graduation ceremonies scheduled this Friday night.
  • Making Their Mark
    Wednesday, May 25, 2016 11:56 AM
    From the ground and atop ladders and scaffolding, Lamesa High School seniors used spray cans, brushes and rollers on Monday to participate in the annual pre-graduation painting of “The Wall.” The event – seniors painting their names on the tall brick wall of a former lumber yard in the 400 block of South 2nd Street – has been a tradition here since the late 1930s or early 1940s.   (Russel Skiles/Press-Reporter)
  • Saturday, May 21, 2016 5:59 AM
        Practically every farmer in the South Plains received a much needed planting rain this past week.

Inside News


Spectacular Blaze
Firefighters continue to work from the ground while the Lamesa Fire Department’s ladder truck, extended over a neighboring house, pours water from above onto the flames erupting from a house at 1204 North 13th Street early Sunday morning. The blaze completely destroyed the residence owned by Harvey Stegman, but firefighters successfully kept it from spreading to the two neighboring homes just a few feet away. (Russel Skiles/Press-Reporter)


  • Jose G. Solis
    Thursday, May 26, 2016 9:35 AM
        Jose G. Solis, 53, entered into eternal rest on Monday, May 23, 2016 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, Texas. He was born to Abraham Lopez Ruiz and Noemi G. Solis on March 11, 1963 in Mexico.
  • George Don Vaughn
    Tuesday, May 24, 2016 2:17 PM
        Funeral services for George Don Vaughn, 82, of Lubbock, will be held on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at 2:00 p.m., at First Baptist Church in Lamesa with Pastor Taylor Wood officiating.
  • Richard David Rodrigues
    Tuesday, May 24, 2016 9:46 AM
        Funeral services for Richard David Rodrigues, 62, of Lamesa, will be held on Thursday, May 26, 2016, at 11:00 a.m., at River of Life Fellowship with Mike Barkowsky officiating.
  • Margarita Contreras
    Monday, May 23, 2016 4:59 PM
        Funeral mass for Margarita Contreras, 85, of Welch, will be held on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at 10:00 a.m., at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church with Father Joseph Kurumbel officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Branon Funeral Home.
  • Lobano Hernandez Jr.
    Friday, May 20, 2016 6:51 PM
        Chapel funeral services for Lobano Hernandez Jr., age 68, of Lamesa, will be held on Monday, May 23, 2016, at 10:00 a.m., at Gonzales Funeral Home with Pastor Lee Iglesias officiating.