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Lamesa (pronounced "la-MEE-sa", "la-MEE-suh") is the seat of Dawson County, Texas, United States. Located south of Lubbock on the Llano Estacado, Lamesa was founded in 1903. Most of the economy is based on cattle and cotton. The Preston E. Smith prison unit, named for the former Texas governor, is located just outside of Lamesa. A branch of Howard College, a community college in Big Spring, is located in Lamesa. Preston Smith, a Democrat, served as governor from 1969-1973. He grew up in Lamesa and graduated from Lamesa High School in 1928. He was born in Williamson County and launched his successful business and political career from Lubbock.