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August 2018


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  • Saturday, August 18, 2018 6:00 AM
        Whenever there is a major break in the Canadian River Municipal Water Authority’s pipeline that serves the City of Lamesa, local officials begin to be very concerned about how long the city can get by with only its local resources.
  • Saturday, August 18, 2018 5:59 AM
        Four out of the five area school districts will begin their 2018-2019 school years this coming Monday, while students in the Lamesa ISD will start classes on Wednesday.
  • Saturday, August 18, 2018 5:58 AM
        Separate public hearings for the proposed 2018-2019 fiscal year budget and the proposed property tax rate to support that budget will be held by the Lamesa City Council during a regular meeting scheduled this coming Thursday.
  • Saturday, August 18, 2018 5:57 AM
        Directors of the Dawson County Hospital District this coming Wednesday will hold the first of two required public hearings on their preliminary tax rate for the 2018-2019 fiscal year.
  • UF drive to kickoff Aug. 29
    Saturday, August 18, 2018 5:56 AM
        The fund drive for the 2018 Dawson County United Fund officially will get underway next week with the annual kickoff luncheon scheduled for 12 noon Wednesday, Aug. 29, in the Forrest Park Community Center.
  • Saturday, August 18, 2018 5:55 AM
        Directors of the Mesa Underground Water Conservation District are expected to adopt a new tax rate and budget when they hold their regular meeting here this coming Wednesday morning.

Inside News

  • Saturday, August 18, 2018 6:00 AM
        A report by an electricity broker, a retrospective of the MS Bike Ride and an update on the teacher appreciation packets all were given during the Lamesa Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors meeting this past Monday.
  • Saturday, August 18, 2018 5:59 AM
        The Keetch-Byram Drought Index (KBDI) rating for Dawson County had climbed all the way up to 619 points by last Wednesday, but rains that evening dropped the rating back down to 542 by the very next day.
  • Wednesday, August 15, 2018 12:00 PM
        County officials have authorized the extension of new water lines in Dawson County Cemetery to replace old existing PVC lines that began leaking or were broken over the years and eventually were capped.


Almost Tee Time
City employee Johnny Lucio mows the tee boxes at Lamesa Municipal Golf Course this past Friday afternoon with a greens mower designed for golf courses. With over 1.5 inches of rainfall recorded for Lamesa in the last week and a half, residents have been seen all over the city mowing grass and weeds that received a boost from the moisture. A chance of additional rainfall was in the local forecast, beginning Saturday night and continuing for several days. (Herrel Hallmark/Press-Reporter)


  • Russell Mooney
    Friday, August 17, 2018 7:00 PM
        Graveside services for Russell Allen Mooney, 63, of Lamesa, were held on Saturday, August 18, 2018, at 3:30 p.m., at Dawson County Cemetery with Wayne Smith officiating and Jim Medley assisting. Arrangements were under the direction of Branon Funeral Home.
  • Ramona Ramirez
    Friday, August 17, 2018 4:24 PM
        Funeral services for Ramona Ramirez, age 85, of Lamesa, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at the First Baptist Church with Pastor Jim Medley officiating.
  • Amelia Antuna
    Friday, August 17, 2018 3:41 PM
        A Catholic funeral mass service will be celebrated for Amelia Antuna, age 83, of O’Donnell, Texas, at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 18, 2018 at St. Pius X Catholic Church in O’Donnell, Texas with Father John Steven Rathinam officiating.
  • James Howard
    Friday, August 17, 2018 10:01 AM
        Funeral services for James Haven Howard, 81, of Lamesa, were held on Friday, August 17, 2018, at 10:00 a.m., at Second Baptist Church with Roy Byrd officiating.
  • Debbie Peterson
    Thursday, August 16, 2018 12:06 PM
        Funeral services for Debbie Merrill Peterson, 61, of Lamesa, will be held on Saturday, August 18, 2018, at 10:00 a.m., at Second Baptist Church with Pastor Pat Githens officiating.