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November, 2014


This Week's Events

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  • Wednesday, November 19, 2014 12:00 PM
        Local agriculture leaders believe Congressman Mike Conaway’s selection as the next chairman of the U.S. House Agriculture Committee will prove beneficial to Dawson County farmers and the overall agriculture industry in West Texas. 
  • Wednesday, November 19, 2014 12:00 PM
        Complaints about big trucks – 18-wheel tractor-trailers – parking in residential areas and illegally along city streets prompted a lengthy discussion by the Lamesa City Council on Tuesday evening. 
  • Wednesday, November 19, 2014 12:00 PM
        The annual Community Thanksgiving Service will be held this Sunday, at 6 p.m., at First United Methodist Church, 409 North 3rd Street, in Lamesa. 
  • Wednesday, November 19, 2014 12:00 PM
        Construction continues at the Lamesa High School and South Elementary School campuses. 
  • First Snow
    Wednesday, November 19, 2014 12:00 PM
    The Lamesa area received a light dusting of snow on Sunday afternoon, marking the first winter precipitation for 2014. Overnight temperatures here have been dipping below freezing since Nov. 11, according to the West Texas Mesonet website’s recording station in Lamesa for Texas Tech University.   (Herrel Hallmark/Press-Reporter) 
  • Removing Underground Tanks
    Saturday, November 15, 2014 6:00 AM
    The existing underground fuel storage tanks at the former Anne’s Mini Mart in Lamesa, 1104 North 4th Street, were being dug up and removed on Friday in preparation of installing new double-wall tanks for the Swift Stop convenience store under construction at that same location. Representatives of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) were monitoring the process to ensure there was no contamination of the site.   (Herrel Hallmark/Press-Reporter) 

Inside News

  • Wednesday, November 19, 2014 12:00 PM
        The KBDI (Keetch-Byram Drought Index) rating for Dawson County was 74 points lower this past week than two weeks earlier, but the county’s rating was higher than four of the eight counties monitored here. 
  • Wednesday, November 19, 2014 12:00 PM
        The sale of city tax notes in the aggregate principal amount of $750,000 was one out of a number of agenda items approved by the Lamesa City Council on Tuesday evening. 
  • Special Recognition
    Wednesday, November 19, 2014 12:00 PM
    Quinton Airhart (left) was honored Monday night by the Klondike school board for representing the school district for 21 years as a board member of the Dawson County Central Appraisal District. The school board and Superintendent Steve McLaren presented Airhart, who recently resigned from the appraisal district, with a plaque, a knife and a money clip in appreciation for his service.   (Submitted photo) 


Pulling Cotton Sample
U.S. Congressman Mike Conaway (right) pulls a cotton sample at King Mesa Gin east of Lamesa during his recent day-long visit in Dawson County to learn about cotton harvesting operations and to meet with agriculture leaders from Lamesa and across the state. Jerry Harris, owner of King Mesa Gin, is pictured with Conaway. (Russel Skiles/Press-Reporter)


  • Maria Arcelia Villegas
    Thursday, November 20, 2014 6:56 PM
        Services for Maria Arcelia Villegas, 74, of Lamesa, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Iglesia La Hermosura De Dios with Pastor Gino Salazar officiating. 
  • Susie Cornett
    Thursday, November 20, 2014 6:06 PM
        Funeral services for Susie Marie Cornett, 88, of Lamesa, will be held on Saturday, November 22, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., at Northside Baptist Church with Brother Dee Woolam officiating. 
  • Jerry Allen Chancy Jr.
    Thursday, November 20, 2014 6:04 PM
        Jerry Allen Chancy Jr., 44, of Big Spring, died on Monday, November 17, 2014 in an Odessa hospital. 
  • Dorothy Barrington
    Tuesday, November 18, 2014 2:25 PM
        Funeral services for Dorothy Lou Barrington, 82, of Kingwood and formerly of Lamesa, will be held on Saturday, November 22, 2014, at 1:30 p.m., at First Baptist Church in Lamesa with Mark Hardy and Jim Rush officiating. 
  • Sabrina Munoz Lozano
    Thursday, November 13, 2014 2:26 PM
        A Catholic funeral service mass will be celebrated for Sabrina Munoz Lozano, age 39, of Lamesa, at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 15, 2014 at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church with Father Joseph Kurumbel officiating, along with the assistance of Deacon Johnny Arguello of Holy Trinity Catholic Church of Big Spring, Texas.