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Filing for City Election Ends Friday

Filing for City of Big Lake’s May election runs through February 16th. There are three seats up for election this year.

The Blotter: January 25, 2024

The Blotter is a summary of the previous week’s activity by the Reagan County Sheriff’s Dept. For practical reasons of time and space, The Blotter does not include every call made to the Sheriff’s office, nor does it include routine security checks, minor traffic stops or routine patrols. Incidents of major impact may be reported separately. Subjects reported to have been arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Reagan County Elementary School People of the Month for December

Reagan County Elementary School has announced their People of the Month for December 2023.Camila Medina is the student of the month for Pre-K. She is the daughter of Alonzo Medina and Maria Granado. …

RCES Takes 2nd in District UIL Meet

Reagan County Elementary School’s UIL team traveled to Forsan for the UIL District 7-2A North Zone Academic Meet. RCES finished in 2nd place overall with 558 points. Forsan won the event with 798.5 points.

Reagan County Powerlifting Flexes Muscle in Colorado City Invitational

The Reagan County Powerlifting team traveled to Colorado City on Saturday with the girls placing 3rd as a team and the boys placing 4th as a team.

The Blotter: January 18, 2024

The Blotter is a summary of the previous week’s activity by the Reagan County Sheriff’s Dept. For practical reasons of time and space, The Blotter does not include every call made to the Sheriff’s office, nor does it include routine security checks, minor traffic stops or routine patrols. Incidents of major impact may be reported separately. Subjects reported to have been arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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Reagan County’s Yasmin De La Cruz receives an inbound pass Friday during the Lady Owls’ close loss to Eldorado. The Lady Owls are back in action Friday as they host Water Valley.
Lady Owls Basketball vs. Eldorado
The Reagan County Lady Owls were defeated in a close game against Eldorado on Friday, January 5, 2024.
Reagan County's Raymond Saldibar looks focused as the Owls' offense sets up Friday during the team's 88-43 win over Eldorado.
Owls Basketball vs. Eldorado
The Reagan County Owls defeated Eldorado 88-43 on Friday, January 5th.
Reagan County Baseball Places 7 to District 5-2A All-District Team
The Reagan County Owls baseball team concluded a remarkable season with a record of 14 wins and 11 losses, including an impressive 11-3 district record. Finishing as co-runners up in their district, the Owls demonstrated their talent and determination on the field.
Reagan County Softball Places 12 to District 5-2A All-District Team
The Reagan County Softball Team has made a statement this season, finishing with a 15-12 record and earning 12 spots on the District 5-2A All-District Team.
CrIStian Gutierrez, Leevi Knight & Alex Rodriguez
Reagan County Tennis Team Earns Two Third-Place Finishes at 2A State Tournament
The Reagan County Tennis team delivered an impressive performance at the 2A State Tennis Tournament held on April 25 and 26 at the Blossom Tennis Center.
Obituaries
VICKIE LYNN PARKER (MANNING)
October 9, 1957 - January 7, 2024
VICKIE LYNN PARKER (MANNING)
Vickie Lynn Parker (Manning), 66, of Big Lake, Texas, passed away on January 7, 2024. She was born on October 9, 1957, in Bryan, Texas. Vickie was a beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, and grandmother.
Tommy David Albertson
TOMMY DAVID ALBERTSON
Tommy David Albertson gained his wings and golden golf clubs on December 31, 2023 at 8:08am.
Rebecca (Becky) Benson
REBECCA (BECKY) BENSON
Rebecca (Becky) Benson, a devout follower of Christ, peacefully passed away on December 16, 2023 surrounded by her family in Midland, Texas. Born with a heart full of love and compassion, she dedicated her life to serving others and spreading the message of God’s grace.
Concho Valley
Ft. McKavett Archeology Exhibiton
Fort McKavett State Historic Site will host an archeology exhibition at its visitor center museum on Friday, March 1, 2024. Special tours and exhibits will be featured.
SAGHS to Hold Feb. 6 Virtual Meeting
Genealogy enthusiasts and researchers are invited to join SAGHS for an exciting virtual event, “Lost in Your Genealogical Research? Would a Map Help?”
ASU-SBDC Hosting Virtual Business Seminar
The Angelo State University Small Business Development Center (ASU-SBDC) is excited to host the virtual event “Separate Yourself from Your Business: Establishing Business Credit” on …
Lone Star State

Earling Voting Ends Friday in Party Primary Elections

Early voting in the March 5 primary election ends Friday with a host of candidates on the ballot in both parties, including president, U.S. Senate, all 38 Texas U.S. representatives, all 150 Texas House representatives, and down to local races for district attorney, sheriff and other positions.

Ag Census: Texas Lost 17,700 Farms Over Past Five Years

Texas farmland decreased by over 1.6 million acres, losing more than 17,700 farms, according to the latest Agriculture Census. As of 2022, Texas had 125,417,325 acres dedicated to farming and ranching, down from 127,036,184 acres five years prior.

Lt. Governor Supports Construction of New Power Plants

Lt. Gov Dan Patrick joined with the world’s largest investment firm to pitch investors on building natural gas power plants in Texas at a summit held last week in Houston.
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Cheap Insurance looks into the role of vehicle onboard dashcams in legal proceedings, including traffic court cases, accident lawsuits, and car insurance rates.
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Lifestyle
Who's counting? A glimpse into the world of math teachers
Study.com examines the demographics of math teachers today and what may be driving the national teacher shortage.
Centre su atención en la salud renal: conozca sus riñones
(NAPSI)—¿Qué mejor momento para conocer sus riñones que el Mes Nacional de los Riñones?   Los riñones juegan un papel fundamental en el funcionamiento del cuerpo; por lo tanto, unos …
Keeping our promise to America’s women veterans
(BPT) - Women veterans are dying by suicide at an alarming rate. Between 2020 and 2021, suicide rates among women veterans jumped 24.1%; that’s nearly four times higher than the increase among …
How US wedding costs compare to other countries—and where spending is changing the most
A special celebration, but at what cost? Peerspace looked at data from The Knot to compare how wedding spending has been changing.
The more you know about your kidneys, the better they can keep you healthy.
Shining a Spotlight on Kidney Health: Get to Know Your Kidneys
(NAPSI)—What better time to get to know your kidneys than National Kidney Month?   Your kidneys play a vital role in keeping your body functioning, which is why healthy kidneys are important …
Inflation of goods vs. gold: How these costs have changed over time
SD Bullion charted the changes in gold prices compared to U.S. inflation, using data from the World Gold Council and the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Texans can do well and do good with a career in public health informatics.
Do you PHIT? Why A Career in Public Health Informatics Might Be for You and How to Get the Training You Need
From the Public Health Informatics & Technology (PHIT) Workforce Development Program (NAPSI)—Are you looking to pursue a career in health care but don’t think direct patient is right for you? …
Californians can do well and do good with a career in public health informatics.
Do you PHIT? Why A Career in Public Health Informatics Might Be for You and How to Get the Training You Need
From the Public Health Informatics & Technology (PHIT) Workforce Development Program (NAPSI)—Are you looking to pursue a career in health care but don’t think direct patient is right for you? …
Snacking for dinner? You're right on trend
(BPT) - How do you get your snack on in 2024? Dip for dinner? Are you creating your own perfect bite like a snack savant? In advance of National Snack Day this weekend, find out if your snack and …
The 10 most dangerous things inside every home may surprise you
With emergency room visits for home injuries topping 10 million a year, ConsumerAffairs analyzed data from the Consumer Product Safety Commission's National Electronic Injury Surveillance System to break down the 10 most dangerous things in the average American home.