Quality of Life

cotton 1Lamesan’s enjoy a serene quality of life in a city that operates like a town. In Lamesa, people know your name and the grocery stores carry your bags to your vehicle. Due to its equidistant proximity (an hour’s drive or less) to cities like Lubbock, Midland, Odessa, and Big Spring, Lamesans also enjoy the amenities of much larger populations, including universities, restaurants, and community events. Lamesa’s location along Highway 87 offers its citizens the best of big city amenities while simultaneously providing a small town atmosphere from which to enjoy them.

Even though the population is just more than 9,000, the City enjoys two golf courses, which also operate as event centers. Lamesa is also home to the Chicken Fried Steak Festival, held on the last weekend of April every year. To learn about ongoing events, visit the Lamesa Area Chamber of Commerce Website.

The following is a list of popular community websites:

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Here is a small list of Lamesa amenities:

Lamesa Country Club Golf Course, located just south of Lamesa on Highway 87, is one of two nine hole golf courses In Lamesa.
Green Fees are $26.69 during the week to play 18 holes with a golf cart. The price is $35.00 on weekends and holidays.

Lamesa Municipal Golf Course
202 Avenue S, 806-872-8100
Formerly Plains Fairway Golf Course, the nine hole golf course is now operated by the city and has about 110 members.
Green fees are $10.00 on weekdays and $15.00 on weekends. Carts rent for $7.50 per rider for nine holes or $15.00 per rider for 18 holes.

The Lamesa Community Players
214 N. Austin Ave.
For 27 years the Lamesa community players have delighted audiences from here and throughout the area with an array of on-stage theatrical productions. One of the longest running theatrical organizations in West Texas, the LCP succeeds through the amazing talent and dedicated efforts of local volunteers with about 130 members, the organization normally puts on three performances a year at the playhouse just off the downtown square on Austin avenue

Dal Paso Museum
306 South First Street
Lamesa, TX 79331-5531

Description – The museum displays pioneer tools, furnishing, agricultural equipment, Madame Alexander dolls, military uniforms and memorabilia, early 1900’s living, church memorabilia, a courthouse setting, Lamesa ISD memorabilia, early medical as well as art & seasonal exhibits. It is housed in what was originally the Dal Paso Hotel which was constructed around1926. It later became the museum with a grand opening on December 18, 1987.


Weekdays 8a.m.-5 p.m.

Saturday 2-5 p.m.

Click here for more information on the Dal Paso Museum

Sky-Vue Drive In
Home of the famous Chihuahua sandwich. Double feature every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Show starts at dark. $5.00 per person, kids 5 and under are free. Snack bar opens at 6:00, movie tickets start selling at 7:00. Due to fire, the Sky-Vue is rebuilding.

Lamesa Movieland Theatre

Lamesa is home to a first-run, volunteer-run, theater! This city gem shows the latest box-office hits the day they come out, 3D projectors, classic movie thowback, and the best prices anywhere. Grab a bag of popcorn and enjoy!
604 N. Austin

The Wall by Jerry Cotten

The Wall by Jerry Cotten

The Wall

One block west, in the 400 block of south 2nd street. It’s simply known as the wall, and its history as a local landmark dates back to the late 1920’s or early 30’s. Originally there was a block long brick wall-part of competing lumber companies one each side of the street, giving the clock its all street nickname. Sometime in the late 1930’s, local youngsters started painting their names and other graffiti on the walls–perhaps without permission but also without punishment from the owners. Over the years, the routine painting of graffiti on the wall has largely given way to a tradition of the seniors at Lamesa high school painting the entire wall, with their names and other artwork, in one big event a couple of days before graduation.

Bertha Bethel Lamesa BIg LadyThe Big Lady

Some call her Bertha Bethel, but to most she is just known generally as the big lady or the tall woman in front of Reid Bethel Tire Co. at 310 S. Dallas Ave.

Built of fiberglass, the 16ft tall figure in high heels originally was used to promote Uniroyal tires when it came to Lamesa in the early 1960’s now owned by store manager Gary Culp, the figure was repainted several years ago to resemble Lamesa high school golden tornado cheerleader. Travelers along business route 87 through town regularly stop to take photos with the big lady.

Quanah Parker Arrow

A giant arrow representative of the Comanche tribe has been erected at the north “Y” intersection, where Lynn and Dallas Avenues merge together, to commemorate the Comanche Indians domination of the Panhandle area.