Reagan County Commissioners approved the purchase of two pieces of extrication equipment for the Big Lake Volunteer Fire Department last Monday.

The equipment, according to EMS Director Alan Garner, will be used along with the department’s current equipment to pry patients out of crumpled vehicles much quicker.

“We are seeing a lot of head-on accidents,” Garner said. “These newer cars and trucks are designed to have crumple zones. They are doing exactly what they are supposed to do. The only problem is that one of the major crumple zones is directly on the driver’s legs.”

The Big Lake Economic Development Corporation received information last week that a Sonic Drive-In is in the works for Big Lake.

The information came to the group through a grant application during their regular meeting Thursday.

According to EDC Director Gloria Baggett, the project is in its early stages, and a lot can change over the coming months.

The proposed Sonic would be located east of Big Lake on the newly created Conneticut Avenue past Pioneer Natural Resources.

Reagan County Elementary School will host its Second Annual Family Fitness Turkey Trot on Monday, November 24.

The event was originally scheduled for November 13, but was pushed back due to weather.

Participants are encouraged to come down and burn off that pumpkin pie and create a tradition of giving back to the community this holiday season.

The event will take place at the High School track from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.