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July 2014


This Week's Events

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  • Saturday, July 19, 2014 6:00 AM
        Council members and city staff spent almost two hours in a budget work session this past Tuesday, discussing priorities for the 2014-2015 city budget. 
  • Saturday, July 19, 2014 6:00 AM
        A lack of a quorum resulted in the cancellation of both the Lamesa Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) and Lamesa Economic Alliance Project (LEAP) board meetings slated for this past Monday evening. 
  • Saturday, July 19, 2014 6:00 AM
        Those residents who live within the Dawson Independent School District in Welch and the Klondike ISD who would like to be a school board candidate have until Aug. 18 to file at their respective school district’s administrative offices. 
  • Manhunt, search ends in arrest
    Saturday, July 19, 2014 6:00 AM
        Two Lamesa men are facing multiple felony charges after allegedly leading local law enforcement officers on a vehicle chase that ended at a pasture northeast of the city. 
  • Getting Ready
    Saturday, July 19, 2014 6:00 AM
    Employees of the Lamesa Independent School District are getting the local campuses ready for the start of the 2014-2015 school year. A worker is shown painting stripes for parking at North Elementary School this past Friday afternoon.   (Herrel Hallmark/Press-Reporter) 
  • New principal named at Lamesa Middle School
    Wednesday, July 16, 2014 12:00 PM
        Patricia Flores is the latest graduate of Lamesa High School to return to the school system in an administrative role. 

Inside News

  • Nice Donation
    Saturday, July 19, 2014 6:00 AM
    Representatives of Devon Energy on Tuesday made a $1,500 contribution to the Lamesa Fire Department. Shown are (from left) Tim Jones with Devon Energy, Lamesa Volunteer Fire Chief Steven Archer, Scott Middleton and Tyler Archer with Devon Energy, and Fire Chief Larry Duyck. Devon Energy annually makes contributions to a number of fire departments in the area where it has oil field locations.   (LPR Photo) 
  • Saturday, July 19, 2014 6:00 AM
        The opening and awarding of bids for a new patrol vehicle for the sheriff’s office will be considered by the Dawson County Commissioners Court at its regular meeting this week. 
  • Fencing
    Saturday, July 19, 2014 6:00 AM
    Workers have been busy this past week erecting a fence around the city-owned property at the northeast corner of South 3rd Street and Houston Avenue. Wayne Smith, chief inspector with the Office of Code Enforcement for the City of Lamesa, said the property belongs to the Water Department and will be used for the storage of equipment.   (LPR Photo) 


New Look At LHS
A new digital message board has been installed in front of the new entrance for Lamesa High School. The second phase of the high school renovation project is expected to get underway on Monday with the start of the removal of asbestos in the areas of the building that will be involved in that second phase. (Herrel Hallmark/Press-Reporter)


  • Harry Childers
    Friday, July 18, 2014 4:03 PM
        SEAGRAVES, TEXAS – Celebration of Life Service for Harry Childers, age 88, will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, July 20, 2014 at the First Baptist Church in Seagraves with Harold Rhoades and Casey Childers  officiating. 
  • Friday, July 18, 2014 4:02 PM
        Graveside service and inurnment for H.L. Hanna, age 72, of Rolla, Kan., will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 26, at the Rolla Cemetery in Rolla, Kan. with Pastor Terrell Giddens officiating.   
  • Clark Ray  Whitley
    Tuesday, July 15, 2014 5:06 PM
        On the morning of Monday, July 14, 2014, Clark Ray Whitley joined his wife, Carolyn, in the loving arms of the Lord. 
  • Tuesday, July 15, 2014 5:05 PM
        Graveside services for Ginny Barkowsky, 76, of Lamesa, were held on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., at Lamesa Memorial Park with Brother Roy Byrd officiating, under the direction of Branon Funeral Home. 
  • The Rev. H.A. Bowens Sr.
    Tuesday, July 15, 2014 5:04 PM
        Funeral services for The Rev. Hampton Austin Bowens Sr., 88, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 19, at the First United Methodist Church in Crane.