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Texas gets over 600 new laws

Texas gets over 600 new laws

More than 600 new laws signed into law by Governor Greg Abbott went into effect Sept. 1. The new state laws — including one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country, the right to carry handguns both concealed and openly without a license, changes to election law and a bill allowing restaurants to sell alcohol to go — were passed during the regular session of the legislature, which ended May 31.

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Farewell to the ‘toonist

Forty-one years ago this month the Lamesa Press-Reporter printed its fi rst submission from a relatively new cartoonist named Barry McWilliams. Ever since then, McWilliams’ “JP Doodles” drawings have appeared about once a week in this newspaper, providing an insightful view of small-town life either by lifting it up or good-naturedly poking fun at it.


Lamesa Press-Reporter

P.O. Box 710
Lamesa, TX 79331