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Reagan County Elementary School Thanksgiving Letters

Reagan County Elementary students submitted letters about what they are thankful for and also how to cook a turkey. Enjoy!

Lab-Grown Meat Product Clears FDA Hurdle for Human Consumption

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared a meat product for human consumption that is grown in a laboratory from animal cells, the regulatory agency announced on Wednesday, November 16, 2022

5.4 Magnitude Earthquake Near Mentone Blamed for Damage Hundreds of Miles Away

A strong earthquake centered some 23 miles south of Mentone in remote West Texas, is being cited as the cause of damage in San Antonio, some 340 miles away, according to officials with University …

Holiday Angel Tree

The Reagan County Child Welfare Board and American Momentum Bank are hosting an Angel Tree for the less fortunate children in our community.
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Sports
Reagan County in Hunt for First District Title Since 1993
The Reagan County Owls know one thing for sure... After their 46-6 win over Anthony on Friday, the Owls are heading to the playoffs. That is where the certainty ends. As of today, the Owls can enter the playoffs anywhere from the second seed to the fourth seed depending on how things shake out on Friday.
Rodriguez Advances to State with Strong Run at Regionals
Reagan County’s Julian Rodriguez took fourth place at the Region 1-2A Cross Country Meet securing his spot at the State Meet. Rodriguez finished the course at Mae Simmons Park in Lubbock on Monday with a time of 17:25.8 behind a group of runners from Plains.
VOLLEYBALL SENIORS
The Reagan County Lady Owls recognized its seven seniors Saturday prior to their game against Roscoe.
7th Grade Owls Drop Close Game in Ozona
The 7th grade football team traveled to Ozona going in the game undefeated in district play. The Owls fell short 6-8, leaving their record for district play to 2 wins and 1 loss. The defense …
Varsity Owls Dominate Ozona 39-7
The Reagan County Owls moved to 2-1 in district play with a dominating 39-7 win over Ozona on Friday.
Obituaries
BARBARA WILLIAMS
Barbara Williams, 93, of Big Lake passed peacefully on Sunday, November 20, 2022. Graveside service will be Wednesday, November 23, 2022, 2.p.m. at Glen Rest Cemetery in Big Lake.
Rosantina “Rosa” Barrera FLores
On November 12, Rosantina “Rosa” Barrera Flores, departed this earth. Born October 8th, 1954, she migrated from Mexico and settled in Big Lake, TX. At the age of 19 she married her husband, Pablo Flores, of San Saba, TX. They spent the next 49 years making a life in Big Lake and raising their family.
CYNTHIA LEA “CYNDY” BROWNE
Cynthia Lea “Cyndy” Browne, 56 of Big Lake, formerly of Colorado City passed away at her home on the ranch on Sunday October 30, 2022. She was born on July 6, 1966 in Big Lake the daughter of O.W. Parker and Cathryn Cope Kessler.
Concho Valley
Tom Green County and Goodfellow AFB to Benefit from $13.1 Million in Grants to Texas Military Communities
Governor Greg Abbott today announced that his Public Safety Office (PSO) will administer more than $355 million in grant funding for a variety of public safety programs and services in …
Fairmount Cemetery asks for volunteers to help place flags on veterans' graves
The Friends of Fairmount Cemetery Board needs volunteers to help place American flags on the graves of veterans buried at the cemetery. There are more than 1,600 service members buried at Fairmount – spanning from its origins in the 1800s up to present day.
ASU-SBDC to Host 'Intellectual Property Basics' Training Event
 The ASU-SBDC (Angelo State University Small Business Development Center) is excited to host the virtual training event “Intellectual Property Basics” on Thursday, November 10, 2022, …
Lone Star State

Governor Abbott, HHSC Announce Extension Of Emergency SNAP Benefits For December 2022

Governor Greg Abbott today announced the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is providing more than $341.4 million in emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits for the month of December. The allotments are expected to help about 1.6 million Texas households.

Changes Urged in the Funding of State’s Community Colleges

A report submitted to state leaders ahead of the 88th legislative session’s opening in January urges lawmakers to develop “an innovative new model” to fund community colleges.

Comptroller Moves $7.3 Billion to State Highway and Rainy Day Funds

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced Tuesday he has completed the transfer of about $7.3 billion into the State Highway Fund (SHF) and the Economic Stabilization Fund (ESF; commonly known as the “Rainy Day Fund”). Each fund received nearly $3.64 billion, or 50 percent of the total transfer.
Web extras
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(BPT) - If you’re a fan of all things canine, you probably look forward to watching The National Dog Show Presented by Purina each year even more than the Thanksgiving meal. First airing in …
(BPT) - The hustle and bustle of the holiday season can get the best of even the most organized of people, leaving you frazzled and distracted. During the rush of the holiday season, another thing …
(BPT) - Imagine you’re a college student performing with your musical theater troupe. It’s summertime and swampy-hot at the outdoor venue, and it doesn’t help that you’re …
Lifestyle
These 25 metro areas have the highest homeownership rates in the US
ZeroDown has gathered the 25 metro areas with some of the highest homeownership rates in the U.S., which are concentrated in the Midwest and South.  
5 better holiday baking tips to elevate your celebrations
(BPT) - Baking during the holidays is a great way to bring family and friends together. Whether you're trying out a new recipe or following old traditions, there are plenty of ways to elevate your …
“UN/Reconciled:” Passionate, Powerful Poems On a Delicate Love Gone Off
(NewsUSA) - “This is a work of fiction -- really.” It’s hard for poet Pasquale Trozzolo to convince us that his brilliant “UN/Reconciled:” (Kelsay Books) is not intended to portray any …
How a HouseCalls visit changed – and may have saved – one man’s life
(BPT) - A knock on the door at Roy Gault’s home may have saved his life.Roy, who is in his late 70s, was feeling fine when nurse practitioner Diana Dombrowski showed up at his home for a …
What free college looks like in the US
Study.com collected information on every state that offers some form of free college tuition from state government sources, news reports, and the Campaign for Free College Tuition.
What free college looks like in the US
Study.com collected information on every state that offers some form of free college tuition from state government sources, news reports, and the Campaign for Free College Tuition.
How one test can determine your food sensitivities — and help improve your health
(BPT) - Research has found that 70% of illnesses can be prevented by changes in lifestyle and diet. While many Americans may believe that food affects their health, most don’t know what to …
Countries that award the most STEM degrees
College Ave used data from the National Center for Education Statistics to rank the countries that award the most STEM bachelor's degrees.
5 tips for remote caregiving
(BPT) - If you’re one of the millions of caregivers in the United States, you know that caregiving can be difficult. The last few years may have brought unexpected new challenges, such as the …
Planning for the unexpected: When caregiving happens without warning
(BPT) - When a medical emergency or sudden change in health occurs, loved ones may be thrust into a caregiving role they did not expect. Oftentimes, this can be an overwhelming change to their …