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July, 2016


This Week's Events

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  • Saturday, July 23, 2016 6:00 AM
        For the second straight month the Mesa Underground Water Conservation District has postponed a required public hearing on a regional water plan.
  • Saturday, July 23, 2016 5:59 AM
        Although its primary mission is to raise funds for research to find a cure for Multiple Sclerosis, the annual MS Bike: Cactus and Crude Ride also has had an economic impact on Lamesa in its first two years as a host city.
  • Saturday, July 23, 2016 5:58 AM
        Fourteen years in prison is the sentence assessed to a man who pleaded guilty here to a charge of possessing, with intent to deliver, more than four grams of methamphetamine.
  • Pokemon GO spurs urge to pay attention
    Saturday, July 23, 2016 5:57 AM
        If you see someone staring intently at their smartphone and wandering or driving around like they are lost, there is a good chance they are playing the latest digital craze – Pokemon GO.
  • Vara gets $18,000 scholarship in FFA
    Saturday, July 23, 2016 5:56 AM
        Recent Lamesa graduate Ashton Vara was awarded an $18,000 scholarship from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo at the 88th Annual Texas FFA State Convention held on July 11-15 in Dallas.
  • House fire under investigation
    Wednesday, July 20, 2016 12:00 PM
        Seven members of an extended family have been dislocated by a pre-dawn weekend fire whose origins now are being labeled as suspicious.

Inside News


Where's The Weather, Man?
KCBD-TV Channel 11 Meteorologist John Robison films a weather segment for the 6 o’clock newscast, while visiting in Lamesa this past Friday evening. The Lubbock-based television news team visited five area towns this past week during its annual Live Community Coverage Tour. Lamesa was the last stop on this summer’s tour. (Regina Crutcher/Press-Reporter)


  • Michael Thomas Strahan Sr.
    Thursday, July 21, 2016 5:12 PM
        Michael Thomas Strahan Sr., 59, of Lubbock, passed away on Wednesday, July 20, 2016.
  • Leon Holsenbeck
    Tuesday, July 19, 2016 2:20 PM
        Leon Holsenbeck, 77, of Breckenridge, passed away on Monday, July 17, 2016 at his home.
  • Dolores Garza
    Wednesday, July 13, 2016 4:16 PM
        Dolores (Lola) Garza, 79, went home to her Heavenly Father on Sunday, July 10, 2016. Dolores was born on December 24, 1936 in Alamo, Texas. She married Rodolfo (Rudy) Garza on August 15, 1958.
  • Joe Donald Cowan
    Tuesday, July 12, 2016 4:06 PM
        A Celebration of Life service for Joe Donald Cowan, 76, of Hamlin, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 15, at First Baptist Church, Hamlin, directed by Adams-Foster-Ray Funeral Home.
  • Annie Cohorn
    Monday, July 11, 2016 3:03 PM
        Private graveside services for Annie Lou Cohorn, 97, of Lamesa, will be held on Monday, July 11, 2016, at 4:00 p.m., at Lamesa Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Branon Funeral Home.


  • Saturday, July 23, 2016 6:00 AM
        In earning their Eagle Scout rankings, Campbell Cowan and Ashton Vara devoted many hours to their Scout projects throughout the years.
  • Defenders of the Faith
    Saturday, July 23, 2016 6:00 AM
    For most Christian Americans, stories about atrocities against people of faith only can be imagined, but for the new pastor of La Trinidad United Methodist Church and his wife those stories are all too real.

  • Wednesday, July 20, 2016 1:41 PM
    Lamesa ISD Social Worker Frankie Sauseda continues his quest to help students of the district in any way he can.