The City of Big Lake received a $50,000.00 donation Monday from the Chevron Corporation.
Chevron’s Gary Lentz was on hand to present the check to Big Lake Mayor Kyle Rockwell and City Secretary Evelyn Ammons.
The money will be used to install new fire hydrants.
"We were moved to action after the pair of house fires on the same day in 2013 that happened near faulty hydrants," Lentz said. "We hope this donation will go a long way toward improving the city’s fire protection."
Reagan County Care Center will welcome its new Long Term Care Administrator Monday.
Quincy D. Edwards is coming to the facility with a freshly minted Long Term Care Administrator license.
"We are excited about the addition of Mr. Edwards to our administrative team," Pamela Clark, Reagan Hospital District CEO said. "He is young and energetic. We are looking forward to the new ideas he is going to bring to the Care Center family."
Clark said that she is impressed with Edwards because he is in the long term care industry for the right reasons.
The State Fire Marshall Office investigation into a pair of house fires that happened on July 6, 2013 has been closed.
An open records request submitted by the Wildcat on December 10, 2014 was answered by the Texas Department of Insurance with the finalized reports and all supporting documents.
The cause of both the fires was ruled undetermined.
Filing is currently underway for the City of Big Lake City Council and Reagan Hospital District Trustee elections.
Filing runs from January 28 through February 27.
The positions up for election for the City of Big Lake are all At-Large seats.
The three spots are currently held by Deonna Thompson, Phil Pool and Charlie Walker.
There are also three positions up for election in the Hospital trustee election.