Reagan County’s Tracy Tatum-Smith was named the 3A Coach of the Year during the Texas Tennis Coaches Association’s convention on December 5.

This is the second time Tracy, known as Coach T at RCISD, has received the honor. The first was in 2003.

“It is such an honor to receive this award,” Coach T said. “It is truly a reflection of our players and our assistant coaches. They all put in long hours to get this program to the top. This goes out to them.”

Coach T is a second generation Texas Coach of the Year.

Her mother, Mary Tatum also received the honor, and was inducted into the TTCA’s Hall of Fame in 2001.

Reagan Hospital District’s board of trustees voted Monday night to cut nearly $2 million out of their budget for this fiscal year.

“We made the decision in October to try and cut $1 million out of the budget once we knew there was still an issue with our billing,” Board President Linda Rees said. “We are trying to be as proactive as possible with the situation. We want this hospital to succeed.”

Rees said she was astonished when the board was presented with a budget that nearly cut double what the board requested.

The 84th Annual Reagan County Mary Tatum Holiday Classic basketball tournament will be held December 29-31 in the High School gym complex.

This year’s tournament boasts 18 teams with nine playing in boys bracket and nine in the girls.

The tournament, founded by F.F. Tannery in 1929, is the oldest basketball tournament held in West Texas and one of the oldest in Texas.

The tourney tips-off Monday with the girls bracket at 9:00 a.m. followed by the boys at 10:30 a.m.