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September, 2014


This Week's Events

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  • Wednesday, September 17, 2014 12:00 PM
       An interim principal already has taken the reins at Lamesa Middle School following the resignation last week of Principal Patricia Flores. 
  • Wednesday, September 17, 2014 12:00 PM
        County officials have moved ahead with plans to seek bids from contractors for the repair of roads that have been affected by the increased amount of oil and gas production in their areas of the county. 
  • Wednesday, September 17, 2014 12:00 PM
        Over four inches of rain last weekend and a total of just over six inches in the last two weeks in some parts of the county had dropped the KBDI (Keetch-Byram Drought Index) for Dawson County by 277 points on Tuesday. 
  • Fiestas Patrias
    Wednesday, September 17, 2014 12:00 PM
    Melanie Benitez, who was Little Miss Fiesta 2012, is pictured as she waves from a car in the Fiestas Patrias parade held on Saturday morning. 
  • Annual farm tour scheduled Monday
    Wednesday, September 17, 2014 12:00 PM
        Dawson County’s annual Agriculture Tour has been scheduled for next Monday, according to Gary Roschetzky, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension agent here. 
  • United Fund launches its annual drive
    Saturday, September 13, 2014 6:00 AM
    The official kickoff luncheon for the 2014 campaign drive of Dawson County United Fund was held this past week and it was announced that just over 26 percent of the goal already has been pledged. 

Inside News


  • Golden Tor volleyballers keep getting tuned up
    Wednesday, September 17, 2014 12:00 PM
    The Golden Tornado volleyballers are now just over a week away from beginning what these Lamesa High School spikers are hoping will be another playoff push.
  • Golden Tors fall to Bobcats in homecoming
    Saturday, September 13, 2014 6:00 AM
    On homecoming night here at Lamesa High School the home team Golden Tors had the first laugh and then also the last.
  • Friday, September 12, 2014 9:58 PM

    Childress 36, Lamesa 15

    Klondike 41, Anton 31

    Borden County 54, Rankin 6 (Game was ended at halftime on six-man football's 45-point mercy rule.)

    O'Donnell 77, Loop 30 (Game was ended with 8:20 remaining in the fourth quarter on six-man football's 45-point mercy rule.)

    New Home 70, Sands 50

    Whitharral 42, Dawson 25

Little Miss Fiesta
Emiliana Dalia Gonzales, four-year-old daughter of Emiliano Gonzales III and Debbie Guerra Gonzales, was named as Little Miss Fiesta 2014 after raising over $10,000 in the sale of raffle tickets for last Saturday’s Fiesta Patrias celebration hosted by the Local Knights of Columbus. Gonzales is shown receiving her tiara and robe from Marie Briseno, who coordinated the competition. (Julie Guerra/Press-Reporter)


  • Clayton (Clay) Dow Wright
    Wednesday, September 17, 2014 1:55 PM
        Clayton (Clay) Dow Wright, 54, of Graham, died at his home on Thursday, September 11, 2014. 
  • Rosie Cuellar Maciel
    Wednesday, September 17, 2014 9:46 AM
        A Catholic funeral service mass will be celebrated for Rosie Cuellar Maciel, 60, of Emporia, Kan., at 9 a.m., on Saturday, September 20, at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Lamesa with Father Joseph Kurumbel officiating. 
  • Monday, September 15, 2014 1:53 PM
        Nelda Joy Parsons, born to Lester and Minnie (Stovall) Parsons, on May 29, 1936 in Lamesa went Home to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 13, 2014 in Abilene, Texas. 
  • Robert Hunt
    Monday, September 15, 2014 1:46 PM
        Robert R. “Bob” Hunt, 81, of Big Spring, died on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at his residence. 
  • Bill Tune
    Friday, September 12, 2014 2:44 PM
        Bill Tune, 88, of Big Spring, died on Thursday, September 11, 2014 in a local nursing home.