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  • Local voters have forced a rollback of the ad valorem property tax rate for the Dawson County Hospital District by a little over eight cents, according to unofficial results of Saturday's Election of Tax Ratification.
    A total of 785 voters or 78 percent voted for reducing the hospital's tax rate from 45.7517 cents per $100 valution to 37.6842 cents, while 220 (22 percent) voted against, Letha Stokes, CEO of Medical Arts Hospital, reported on Saturday night.

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  • Saturday, December 16, 2017 6:00 AM
        A Lamesa family of five – with another child due to arrive in February – was left homeless following a major fire that destroyed their residence this past Thursday night.
  • Saturday, December 16, 2017 5:59 AM
        After hiring the first new office employee in a couple of decades, the Mesa Underground Water Conservation District Board of Directors have agreed they need to take a new look at several governing rules and policies concerning the district.
  • Saturday, December 16, 2017 5:58 AM
        The first steps to order a General Election next year for three places on the Lamesa City Council will be among a number of items on the agenda for this coming week’s regular meeting of the Lamesa City Council.
  • Worker Injured At United Gin
    Saturday, December 16, 2017 5:57 AM
    Emergency response personnel transport Salvador Villalobos, 38, by stretcher from a Medical Arts Hospital EMS ambulance to a waiting Air Evac medical helicopter for transportation to University Medical Center in Lubbock. The helicopter landed in a field just north of United Gin, which is located along U.S. Highway 87 south of Lamesa. Villalobos was working on a press used inside the gin when his left hand or arm got caught, pulling his arm into the machinery up to his elbow, according to Chief Deputy Josh Peterson with the Dawson County Sheriff Office. When the first deputy arrived at the scene around 5 p.m. Wednesday, Peterson said, emergency personnel were working to free Villalobos’s arm from the machinery. He said Villalobos was conscious and talking with the emergency workers. When Villalobos was freed from the machinery he was taken to the ambulance where he was treated by EMS personnel until the helicopter arrived on the scene.   (Herrel Hallmark/Press-Reporter)
  • Saturday, December 16, 2017 5:56 AM
        The Dawson school board and administration have some very hard decisions to make within the next month.
  • Rollback election is Saturday
    Wednesday, December 13, 2017 12:00 PM
        Voting in the ad valorem property tax rollback election of the Dawson County Hospital District will be held this coming Saturday, from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m., at four county precinct locations.

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Big Blaze
As flames consume the roof, Lamesa firefighter Brian Beck directs a spray of water through a back window of a residence in the 700 block of South 4th Street in Lamesa. The blaze on Thursday night basically destroyed the residence and left a Lamesa family of five homeless. (Russel Skiles/Press-Reporter)


  • Bill E. Taylor
    Friday, December 15, 2017 3:40 PM
        Bill E. Taylor, 85, of Wichita Falls, passed from this life on Wednesday, December 13, 2017.
  • Friday, December 15, 2017 10:59 AM
        GARLAND – Joey Deon Latimer passed away from a heart attack in his home in Garland, Texas on Thursday, November 30, 2017. Joey was born at Shackelford Memorial Hospital on October 5, 1954 in Albany, Texas to L.D. and Jane Latimer as the fourth of their five children.
  • Ann Estes
    Friday, December 15, 2017 9:46 AM
        Memorial services for Amelia Ann Estes, 67, of San Antonio, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 16, 2017, at the First Baptist Church Chapel in Lamesa, Texas.
  • Alice Howard
    Wednesday, December 13, 2017 2:28 PM
        Funeral services for Alice Marie Howard, 80, of Lamesa, will be held on Friday, December 15, 2017, at 10:00 a.m., at First Baptist Church in Lamesa with Kalith Brown and Jim Medley officiating.
  • Charles Leonard
    Wednesday, December 13, 2017 10:06 AM
        Mr. James Charles Leonard Sr., better known as “Papa Charles,” age 88, of Brilliant, Alabama, departed this life to reside with his Heavenly family on Friday, December 8, 2017.