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  • Saturday, September 24, 2016 6:00 AM
        A special called meeting of the Lamesa City Council had to be canceled this past Thursday evening, since only one out of seven council members showed up for that meeting.
  • SO busts suspected burglary ring
    Saturday, September 24, 2016 5:59 AM
        A tip from a local resident last Sunday helped the Dawson County Sheriff Office to solve several burglaries and thefts reported in the county, as well as recover a lot of the stolen property.
  • United Fund drive is officially underway
    Saturday, September 24, 2016 5:58 AM
        The 2016 Dawson County United Fund drive officially kicked off with the ringing of two bells this past Wednesday at the noon hour.
  • Saturday, September 24, 2016 5:57 AM
        Local residents only have a little over two weeks left in which to register to vote, if they have not done so already, and still be able to vote in the Nov. 8 General Election.
  • Saturday, September 24, 2016 5:56 AM
        With the 2016-2017 fiscal year set to get underway on Oct. 1, several routine business items will be addressed by the Dawson County Commissioners Court this coming week.
  • Wednesday, September 21, 2016 12:00 PM
        Damage to the roofs of some homes and to some vehicles was being reported throughout Lamesa this week, following a severe thunderstorm that dropped hail throughout the area shortly after 9 p.m. Friday.

Inside News

Sports

Lining Up For Chihuahuas
The line of people waiting to get inside Forrest Park Community Center on Friday evening for a Chihuahua stretched from the front door of the building into a long line stretching north in the parking lot. Sam Kirkland was cooking up the Chihuahuas made famous locally at the now closed Sky-Vue Drive-In Theater in connection with the Great H.O.G.G. (Healing Only God Gives) Race to help pay medical expenses of Brooklyn Dossey, a first grade student at Klondike ISD, who has been undergoing treatments for kidney cancer. since February. Dossey was released to go back to class earlier this month after her CT scan came back clear with no sign of cancer. The actual Great H.O.G.G. Race, which included a one-mile fun run, 5K, 10K and half-marathon, was held on Saturday morning at Forrest Park. A silent auction also was held. (Herrel Hallmark/Press-Reporter)

Obituaries

  • Jewel Foehser
    Wednesday, September 21, 2016 3:22 PM
        Services for Jewel Hinson Foehser, 92, of Canyon, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, September 23, 2016 at Washington Avenue Christian Church in Amarillo with Jim Shelburne, pastor, officiating.
  • Wednesday, September 21, 2016 2:00 PM
        A memorial service for Marcia Lee Hunt-Ray, 59, of Lamesa, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at The First Church of the Nazarene in Lamesa.
  • Ines B. Flores
    Thursday, September 15, 2016 10:15 AM
        Ines B. Flores of Tahoka passed away on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at the age of 76. She was born on January 21, 1940 in Hearne, Texas to Vidal and Maria (Villarreal) Benavides.
  • Brenda Rickman Manning
    Tuesday, September 13, 2016 10:30 AM
        A Celebration of Life for Brenda Rickman Manning, 65, of Longview and formerly of Lamesa, will be held at her sister, Carolyn’s home on Saturday, September 17, 2016 in Gilmer, Texas.
  • Johnnie (Jon) Forrest Igo
    Tuesday, September 13, 2016 9:40 AM
        Johnnie (Jon) Forrest Igo departed this life on Thursday, September 8, 2016 in Lubbock, Texas. Jon was born on August 9, 1942 in Grand Prairie, Texas to the late Clifton Forrest Igo and Norma Spradling Igo.

Lifestyles

  • Saturday, September 24, 2016 6:00 AM
    Lamesa High School Student Council has teamed up with the American Cancer Society to help spread the awareness of cancer. The color pink is the color designated for cancer.

  • Saturday, September 24, 2016 6:00 AM
    Hispanic Heritage Week was established in 1968 by President Lyndon Johnson. The week was expanded to a month – Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 – by President Ronald Reagan in 1988.
        Hispanic culture, language and influence permeates the southwestern United States, with Texas leading the way with an estimated population of 9.3 million residents.

  • Saturday, September 24, 2016 6:00 AM
    A ribbon cutting, open house and tours of the new building for the secondary campus of O’Donnell ISD will be hosted by O’Donnell Superintendent Dr. Cathy Amonett and her faculty during Homecoming festivities on Friday, Sept. 30.