Steve Ramos

Thornburg’s sentencing in Coach Erickson’s death set for Monday

Above: Dumas High School students mourn the death of Coach Ryne Erickson at a memorial organized a few hours after he was killed by a hit-and-run driver Sept. 11, 2016. (File photo) Almost a year after...

Multiple agencies respond to fire north of Dumas

Above: Dumas Fire Department Capt. Galen Davis prepares a water supply line to help fight a fire on the north side of Dumas on Friday. An alliance of personnel from two city fire departments, Moore County...

To the city of Dumas: Get a clue

Two years ago, I called the Dumas Fire Department to ask for the health inspections of the restaurants and other businesses that sell prepared food in the city. The inspections are public record, and many...

If your salary is paid with tax dollars, you will be held accountable for your behavior

Since the publication of the story about DISD employee Nicki Ames’ arrest for Assault: Causing Bodily Damage, I’ve received emails encouraging me “to get a life”, advising me to “mind my own business” and observing...

Dumas ISD employee arrested for family violence charge

Above: Nikki Ames (Photo courtesy Moore County Sheriff's Department) Editor's Note: The story has been updated to indicate the incident is still under investigation. Dumas police arrested a DISD employee for a family violence charge, according to...

Former city of Dumas official arrested on Count II of indictment

Above: Former city of Dumas Health/Code Enforcement Officer Holly Lafever was arrested for theft of a vacuum cleaner, which the indictment says belongs to the Dumas Fire Department. A former city of Dumas official who was...