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  • Groundbreaking For New Sanctuary
    Wednesday, April 18, 2018 12:00 PM
    With members of the church’s leadership team and building committee using the shovels, the congregation of First United Methodist Church in Lamesa participated in an official groundbreaking ceremony after its worship service this past Sunday morning. Construction was set to get underway this week on a 7,500-square-foot addition that will include a new sanctuary, nursery and offices just east of the existing building. The new sanctuary building is phase two of a construction project that got underway in 2013. The first phase -- the Ministries Activity Center, kitchen, two sets of restrooms, a choir/music room and new classrooms -- was completed in 2014 and the congregation has been using that building for its worship center, as well as all other church and community-related activities. JW&T, Inc. of Seminole is the general contractor for the new addition, while a number of local businesses will be sub-contractors of the construction that is expected  to cost just under $1 million.   (Herrel Hallmark/Press-Reporter)
  • Wednesday, April 18, 2018 11:59 AM
        Although agreeing to cap the taxable value on the project well below its appraised value, the Klondike school district still will see a significant financial boost from a planned solar energy project in the southwestern part of Dawson County.
  • FFA teams going to state
    Wednesday, April 18, 2018 11:58 AM
        Klondike and Dawson both had FFA teams qualify to advance to state from Area II contests held this past Saturday in conjunction with the Career Development Events (CDE) competition hosted by Texas Tech University.


Splish Splash, Taking A Bath
Lamesa Firefighters Jason Wiley and Garrett Wheeler took turns washing three elephants with Circus Saurus on Tuesday afternoon in preparation for two performances here that afternoon and night. Wheeler sprays water from a fire hose on the back of one of the elephants, while the circus trainer and handler watches. The elephants would lie down on the handler’s command to allow the water to be sprayed on their backs and bellies and then stand and turn around for a complete washing. The other two elephants can be seen waiting in the background. Others helping were Lamesa Fire Chief Larry Duyck and Firefighter Kevin Furlow. Sandra Adams, president of the Lamesa Area Chamber of Commerce, which sponsored the circus, also took a turn at washing one of the elephants. (Herrel Hallmark/Press-Reporter)


  • Roberto Serrato
    Tuesday, April 17, 2018 5:15 PM
        Roberto Sanchez Serrato, 81, passed away on Saturday, March 14, 2018 at Midland Memorial Hospital.
  • Montana Dunlap
    Tuesday, April 17, 2018 5:14 PM
        Funeral services for Montana Frank “Tana” Dunlap, 30, of Welch, will be held on Friday, April 20, 2018, at 2:00 p.m., at Second Baptist Church with Nicky Chapman officiating.
  • Drusilla Meador
    Monday, April 16, 2018 5:23 PM
        A memorial service for Drusilla Hardwick Meador, 89, of Ramona, Calif., was held on Saturday, April 7, at 11 a.m., at Mountain View Community Church in Ramona, Calif.
  • Lucille Gutierrez
    Thursday, April 12, 2018 5:37 PM
        Funeral services for Lucille Gutierrez, age 47, of Lamesa, Texas were held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at Primera Baptist Church of Lamesa with Pastor Larry Gamez officiating.
  • Maria Louisa Garza Villalobos
    Thursday, April 12, 2018 2:58 PM
        Maria Louisa Garza Villalobos was born on November 22, 1930 to Agustine and Cadelaria Salazar in Ozona, Texas. She was raised in Sonora, Texas and the family then moved to Lamesa, Texas where she met the love of her life, Enrique Villalobos. They married on September 29, 1945. Together they raised their family.


  • Wednesday, April 18, 2018 12:00 PM
        All five Class 1A schools in the Lamesa area will be sending students to state in University Interscholastic League (UIL) academic competition after strong performances at regional this past weekend.
  • Wednesday, April 18, 2018 11:59 AM
        Lamesa Community Players Theater will offer a night of music, awards, stars, laughter and memories this coming Saturday beginning at 7 p.m. at the LCP Playhouse, 214 N. Austin Ave.
  • Saturday, April 14, 2018 6:00 AM
        A new event – Earth Fest Convergence – will be held next weekend, April 20-22, in conjunction with Earth Day at the northwest corner of Bryan Avenue and South 8th Street in Lamesa.