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  • Saturday, April 30, 2016 6:00 AM
        An investigation by Texas Rangers reportedly was underway this past week into the identification of a human skull and skeletal bones that were found last Sunday afternoon on some city-owned land near the city landfill south of Lamesa.
  • CFS Festival will continue Sunday
    Saturday, April 30, 2016 5:59 AM
        Although Saturday is a full day of activities, beginning at sunrise and winding down around midnight, Lamesa’s Original Chicken Fried Steak Festival and Crossroads Balloon Rally also has a couple of activities scheduled for Sunday morning.
  • Saturday, April 30, 2016 5:58 AM
        Two straight months with unusually high patient revenue has helped the Dawson County Hospital District close its 2015-2016 fiscal year in a better financial position than anticipated.
  • Saturday, April 30, 2016 5:57 AM
        Any qualified voter who wants to request a ballot by mail for the May 24 runoff elections – and did not request one for the primary elections held back in March – has two weeks to submit an application.
  • Saturday, April 30, 2016 5:56 AM
        Twelve individuals – mostly local pastors – will lead in prayers for the city, county, state and country here at 12 noon this coming Thursday.
  • CFS Festival set this weekend
    Wednesday, April 27, 2016 12:00 PM
        Six teams had registered by Wednesday morning, but more were expected to register before the Chicken Fried Steak Cook-Off competition gets underway this Saturday at Lamesa’s Original Chicken Fried Steak Festival and Crossroads Balloon Rally.

Inside News

  • Prayer At Thee Cross
    Saturday, April 30, 2016 6:00 AM
    Gary Barron gave a short scripture lesson and led the prayer on Friday morning at Thee Cross on the Plains, which is located about seven miles south of Lamesa at the Donald Vogler Farm just off Highway 349 (the Midland Highway). The annual informal gathering of local residents to pray for rain for this year’s crops, as well as pray for the United States in general, is held at 7 a.m. on the Friday of Lamesa’s Original Chicken Fried Steak Festival and Crossroads Balloon Rally.   (Herrel Hallmark/Press-Reporter)
  • Movieland gets digital marquee
    Saturday, April 30, 2016 5:59 AM
        Thanks largely to the generosity of its supporters, Lamesa’s Movieland Theater is continuing to stay on the cutting edge of technology.
  • Saturday, April 30, 2016 5:58 AM
        Strong showings in district speaking competition this past Monday will have a number of local FFA members advancing to the area round of competition.

Sports

Balloon Lesson
Hot air balloonist Walter Hawkins gives a lesson on ballooning to Lamesa students, teachers and some parents on Friday morning. Some 20 balloonists were scheduled to participate in this weekend’s Crossroads Balloon Rally that is held in conjunction with the Chicken Fried Steak Festival. (Russel Skiles/Press-Reporter)

Obituaries

  • Nancy Lou Saunders
    Saturday, April 30, 2016 2:12 AM
        A memorial for Nancy Lou Saunders, 76, of Longview, Washington and formerly of Lamesa, will be held at Sunset Baptist Church, in Lamesa, at 4:00 p.m. May, 7, 2016.
  • John Russel King
    Friday, April 29, 2016 10:01 AM
        John Russel King of Lubbock passed away on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at the age of 53. He was born on March 19, 1963 in Lamesa, Texas to Bobby Wayne and Bessie Darnell (Digby) King Sr.
  • Maria Ana (Anita) Perez
    Thursday, April 28, 2016 10:35 AM
        Funeral services for Maria Ana (Anita) Perez, age 76, of Lamesa, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 30, 2016, at the Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall in Lamesa.
  • Thursday, April 28, 2016 10:34 AM
        A Celebration of Life Service for Thelma Hambrick Moore was held on Tuesday, April 26, at 1:00 p.m., at Hillside Baptist Church in Mariposa, Calif. Committal was under the direction of Branon Funeral Home.
  • Marlene O'Bannon
    Saturday, April 23, 2016 1:30 PM
        Graveside services for Marlene O’Bannon, 80, will be held on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at 2:00 p.m., at Lamesa Memorial Park with Roy Byrd officiating.

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