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The number of requests for domestic well permits to be considered this week by officials with the Mesa Underground Water Conservation District outnumber those for irrigation wells.

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With an average of more than 10 new COVID-19 cases popping up here every day, Dawson County has recorded its fourth death from the virus, according to the South Plains Public Health District.


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    Luciano Gonzales Cavazos, Jr., a long-time Austin, Texas resident, passed away on Thursday, September 17, 2020, surrounded by his family.  He was 78.

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    Kevin Ben Putman of Lamesa passed away with family by his side on Monday, September 21, 2020 at the age of 49. 

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    Oscar Garza Vasquez, 68, of Lamesa passed away Sunday, September 20, 2020 in Lamesa, Texas.  


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The District 3-3A gridiron race kicks off next week and for right about 40 minutes here Friday night against Monahans the Golden Tornadoes looked like a definite contender.

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The Golden Tornadoes’ sub-varsity football team saved its best for last in Thursday evening’s game against Midland Christian.

Earlier this week, Klondike head football coach Dalton DeGraffenreid referred to Buena Vista as his Cougars’ toughest test so far this season.


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The day’s twilight came with September at its best. My wife urged me to take Sailor, our rescue dog, on a walk around the block.

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The Latin term Caveat Emptor roughly translated means “buyer beware.” In my book “It’s the Customer, Stupid!” (John Wiley & Sons), I had the gall to suggest that the customer is not always righ

New recipes for lockdown

We’ve been on lockdown (or semi-lockdown) for nearly six months. It’s been interesting, to say the least.

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