Health reform, research bill passes House
A bill that would result in improved health research and treatment passed the United States House of Representatives Wednesday evening by a bipartisan vote of 392-26, according to information provided by Congressman Mac Thornberry’s (R-Clarendon) press office.

'Ransoc' uses social media against you
A new variety of ransomware, computer malware that installs covertly on a victim’s computer, carries out an attack and demands a "ransom" payment, has surfaced. Unlike other forms of ransomware, this new version incorporates victims’ social media accounts to produce customized demands that can include a person’s photo, date of birth, current address or additional information. Read more in the Dec. 1 print edition of the News-Press.

Santa for Seniors deadline is Monday, Dec. 5
A local program that aims to make Christmas brighter for area senior citizens is approaching its cut off for nominations. Santa for Seniors’ nomination deadline is Monday, Dec. 5. Find a nomination form on the mcnewspress facebook page or at Dumas PD, Accolade Home Care, Moore County Senior Center, Meals on Wheels, Moore County Food Pantry or the Chamber of Commerce.

City, Goodheart reach agreement
After two lengthy discussions at each of the two recent meetings of the Dumas City Commission, city leaders have reached an agreement with Darren Goodheart/287 Roadhouse for renting the golf course restaurant/banquet facility. Read more about the agreement in the Nov. 27 print edition.

Preparing for performances
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Members of the cast of “The Pirates of the Penzance” are pictured above during a visit to Morningside Elementary School on Monday. The cast visited all five Dumas ISD elementary schools Monday to promote the show. Tickets are available at and at various locations in Dumas, as well as from choir or drama students. Tickets will also be available at the door. Performance times are 7 p.m. both Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. All performances will be in the Dumas High School Auditorium.

DISD board recognizes athletic success
The Dumas ISD School Board met on Monday, Nov. 14, in the library on the campus of Dumas Intermediate School and recognized the outstanding performances of the football and cross country programs. The Dumas Demons football team was recognized for its 8-2 record and for advancing to bi-district against Abilene Cooper at Texas Tech’s AT&T Jones Stadium. The Dumas cross country team was recognized for its accomplishments including an appearance at the state meet in Round Rock. Find out about other action taken by the board by reading the Nov. 17 print edition.

Trump pulls out victory in presidential election
America elected a new president Tuesday night. Donald Trump was the night's big winner, defeating Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. Read more about the election in Sunday's print edition.

City of Dumas welcomes new finance director
After several months of either having no finance director or relying upon the services of an interim finance director, the City of Dumas has filled the position. Jay Patel recently joined the City of Dumas staff at city hall, serving as the city's new finance director. Read more about Jay in Thursday's print edition of the News-Press.

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