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June 2018


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  • Wednesday, June 20, 2018 12:00 PM
        Following last month’s formal dedication of the new pavilion at Lamesa Boys and Girls Club Lake, City Manager Shawna D. Burkhart said several requests have been received to reserve that space for events.
  • Wednesday, June 20, 2018 11:59 AM
        Ronald Brown has been appointed by the Dawson County Commissioners Court as the county’s representative on the Dawson County Central Appraisal District Board.
  • Wednesday, June 20, 2018 11:58 AM
        A Kickball Tournament is one of many events being organized for Lamesa’s Independence Day Celebration.
  • Wednesday, June 20, 2018 11:57 AM
        Improvements by U.S. Silica to County Road 11 northwest of Lamesa got underway on June 4 and are expected to be completed about mid-September, according to information received this week.
  • Water In The Field
    Wednesday, June 20, 2018 11:56 AM
    With clouds still visible in the background, sunlight reflects off water standing in a field west of Lamesa early Sunday morning following overnight rainfall across the county. Rainfall totals varied, with 1.4 inches recorded at the West Texas Mesonet recording site just southeast of Lamesa and 2.02 at the Mesonet site in Welch. The weekend’s rainfall was the largest amount of precipitation measured in a 24-hour period since last September.   (LPR Photo)
  • Saturday, June 16, 2018 6:00 AM
        Lamesa’s economy is thriving, according to sales tax receipts issued to the City of Lamesa.

Inside News

  • Wednesday, June 20, 2018 12:00 PM
        The consensus of the Dawson County Commissioners Court is to continue working with the proposed 2018-2019 fiscal year county budget in order to not go above the effective tax rate to fund that budget.
  • Wednesday, June 20, 2018 11:59 AM
        The Lamesa Community Players’ production of “Greater Tuna” will be performed  nightly at 7 o’clock this Thursday through Saturday, June 21-23, and next Friday and Saturday, June 29-30.
  • Doctor Appreciation
    Wednesday, June 20, 2018 11:58 AM
    Connie Wyatt (right) visits with Dr. G. Chow and his wife during an appreciation reception for the doctor this past Saturday. More than 120 people attended the come-and-go event at the Dal Paso Museum. After practicing in Lamesa for almost 34 years, Dr. Chow is joining the staff of the Lynn County Hospital District and will be seeing patients in Tahoka and O’Donnell beginning on July 9.   (LPR Photo)


Firefighters Talk With Kids
Firefighters Jason Wiley and Garrett Wheeler show off Lamesa Fire Rescue’s fire trucks at the Dawson County Public Library kid’s event held on the Dawson County Courthouse lawn on Tuesday afternoon. Wheeler is shown dressed in his bunker gear and mask as Wiley advised the children not to be scared of firefighters and to trust them in case of a fire. The firefighters also gave demonstrations using the department’s ladder truck and Jaws of Life. (Benjamin Hettick/Press-Reporter)


  • Wednesday, June 20, 2018 5:23 PM
        Graveside services for Genevieve Love, 96, of Lamesa, will be held on Thursday June 21, 2018, at 10:00 a.m., at Dawson County Cemetery with Pastor Garland Stueart officiating.
  • Mary Elizabeth (Liz) Walton
    Wednesday, June 20, 2018 10:51 AM
        Funeral services for Mary Elizabeth (Liz) Walton, 81, of Lamesa, will be held on Thursday, June 21, 2018, at 2:00 p.m., at Faith Temple Church with Pastor Jerry Walton officiating.
  • Orville Prather
    Tuesday, June 19, 2018 1:37 PM
        A memorial service for Orville Prather, 80, of Temple and formerly of Lamesa, is planned on Saturday, June 23, at 11 a.m., at the Western Hills Church of Christ in Temple.
  • Barbara Barkowsky
    Monday, June 18, 2018 4:55 PM
        Funeral services for Barbara Mirth Barkowsky, 86, of Lamesa, will be held on Friday, June 22, 2018, at 2:00 p.m., at First Baptist Church of Lamesa with grandson, Jerret Sykes, officiating.
  • Ruth Ann Peterson
    Friday, June 15, 2018 11:16 AM
        Ruth Ann “Meme” Peterson died on Thursday, June 14, 2018 in Lamesa, Texas. Ruth was born in McCamey, Texas on September 27, 1946 to Gilbert and Dorothy Tiemann.