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August, 2016


This Week's Events

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  • Saturday, August 27, 2016 3:36 AM
    Lamesa will have to wait another two weeks before learning whether a new apartment complex will soon be going up here.
  • Water status back to normal
    Saturday, August 27, 2016 3:31 AM
    It is again safe to drink the water in Lamesa.
    City officials announced shortly before 4 p.m. Thursday that the notice issued on Tuesday to boil water before consumption had been lifted.
  • Lamesa enrollment at 2,022
    Saturday, August 27, 2016 3:28 AM
    The Lamesa school district finished the first week of classes with a total enrollment of 2,022 students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade,  including the Success Academy.
  • Saturday, August 27, 2016 3:25 AM
    O’Donnell schools counted 288 students at the end of the first week of school, which is down about 12 students from the end of last year.
  • Ag leaders seek crowd for Conaway
    Saturday, August 27, 2016 3:23 AM
    Local agriculture leaders are hoping for a large turnout when Congressman Mike Conaway (R-Midland) comes to town on Monday.
  • Rainfall totals vary
    Saturday, August 27, 2016 3:21 AM
    As seems to be the norm in recent weeks, thunderstorms which soaked parts of the county with more than 2 inches of rainfall during the past few days left other areas high and dry.

Inside News


Fatal Accident
Kendall Amos, 54, of Lamesa, was killed a few miles west of the city on Monday morning when the motorcycle he was riding eastbound on Highway 180 collided with a westbound tractor-trailer rig. The accident remains under investigation. (Russel Skiles/Press-Reporter)


  • Monday, August 29, 2016 3:47 PM
        The arrangement of funeral services for Kendall Amos, 54, of Lamesa were pending on Monday afternoon with Gonzales Funeral Home.
  • Monday, August 29, 2016 3:46 PM
        Nancy Powell Merrick of Greenville, Texas passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016, at Presbyterian Rockwall Hospital surrounded by her loving family.
  • Barbara Walker
    Monday, August 29, 2016 3:45 PM
        Funeral services for Barbara Elsie Eiland Walker, 100, of Fort Worth, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at Branon Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Gary Heatherly officiating.
  • John Wesley (JW) Massengale
    Friday, August 26, 2016 9:43 AM
    John Wesley (JW) Massengale went to be with the Lord on Friday, August 12, 2016 in Lamesa surrounded by his loving wife and family.
  • Vernon Ray Swearingen
    Thursday, August 25, 2016 8:20 PM
    Memorial services for Vernon Ray Swearingen, Jr, 75, of Lamesa, will be held on Sunday, August 28th, 2016 at 2pm at First United Methodist Church with Pastor Scott Seymour officiating. The celebration will continue immediately afterwards – with stories, song and humor – at Realty Ministries