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  • Wednesday, February 25, 2015 12:00 PM
        A brother and sister who were en route to Lamesa for a family funeral both died after the car they were passengers in apparently hit an icy spot in the road and wrecked south of Big Spring on Sunday night. 
  • Wednesday, February 25, 2015 12:00 PM
       One man died as the result of injuries he received in a one-vehicle rollover on Tuesday morning in northeastern Dawson County, according to a report from the Texas Department of Public Safety. 
  • Wednesday, February 25, 2015 12:00 PM
        Eight years in prison is the sentence for a man who pleaded guilty here last week to a charge of aggravated assault after having previously been convicted of manslaughter. 
  • Wednesday, February 25, 2015 12:00 PM
        No additional candidates had filed by Wednesday morning for places on the ballots of the governing board elections of the City of Lamesa, Lamesa Independent School District or Dawson County Hospital District. 
  • Wednesday, February 25, 2015 12:00 PM
        “Other Than Cotton” is the title of an informational meeting scheduled here this coming Friday by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension personnel. 
  • Preparing For Foundation
    Wednesday, February 25, 2015 12:00 PM
    Workers were busy with dirt work and forms on Wednesday morning in preparation of concrete being poured at a later date for the foundation of a new 40-by-60-foot metal building, which will house the offices of the Dawson County AgriLife Extension Service. That building will be constructed just east of the Lee Roy Colgan Building – previously the Dawson County Community Building and more widely known as the Women’s Building. Neil Fehr with Fair Home Improvement of Seminole had the winning bid for the building at a total cost of $176,125.   (Herrel Hallmark/Press-Reporter) 

Inside News

  • Wednesday, February 25, 2015 12:00 PM
        Those who want to put their names in the hat for the City of O’Donnell, O’Donnell Independent School District, City of Ackerly and Sands Consolidated ISD elections, which will be held on Saturday, May 9, have until this Friday afternoon to fill out the paperwork. 
  • Wednesday, February 25, 2015 12:00 PM
        The Lamesa Independent School District board of trustees will conduct a special called meeting this Friday, Feb. 27, at 12 noon. 
  • Wednesday, February 25, 2015 12:00 PM
        Sub-freezing cold temperatures and a layer of ice reported on the roadways delayed the start of school on Monday morning for the Dawson Independent School District in Welch, Klondike ISD and Sands Consolidated ISD in Ackerly. 

Sports

Steel Work
Two workers on Wednesday morning prepare to weld a piece of steel in place atop the framework being constructed for the new pre-kindergarten addition at South Elementary School in Lamesa. Pharr and Co. is the general contractor for that addition, which will cost a maximum of $4.2 million. (Herrel Hallmark/Press-Reporter)

Obituaries

  • Helen Maye Levacy
    Friday, February 27, 2015 10:25 AM
        Funeral services for Helen Maye Levacy will be held on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at 2:00 p.m., at Cornerstone Fellowship in Lamesa with Robert Davis and Ramona Billingslea officiating. 
  • Thursday, February 26, 2015 5:14 PM
        Graveside services for Mamie Ferguson, 99, of Lamesa, will be held on Monday, March 2, 2015, at 2:00 p.m., at Lamesa Memorial Park with Wayne Smith and Dennis Adams officiating. 
  • Wednesday, February 25, 2015 12:00 PM
        Funeral services for Delia Guerrero Lopez, 71, of La Porte, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception in La Porte. 
  • Martin Guerrero
    Tuesday, February 24, 2015 2:52 PM
        Funeral services for Martin Guerrero, age 66, of Lamesa, are set for 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 27, 2015, at the church of Templo Elim, located at 610 South Avenue F, with Pastor Raul Martinez officiating. 
  • Miguel 'Mike' Jimenez
    Tuesday, February 24, 2015 2:50 PM
        Funeral services for Miguel “Mike” Jimenez, age 63, of Lamesa, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 26, 2015, at The River of Life Church with Pastor Mike Barkowsky officiating. 

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