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11 on Ballot for Upcoming May 4th City Election

A total of 11 people are filed to run in the City of Big Lake’s upcoming election on May 4th which has three seats up for grabs. Three of those people are filed for the Mayor position. Mayor …

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. …

Reagan County Owls Take Sole Possession of District Lead

The Reagan County Owls sit atop District 7-2A as district play passed the mid-point. The Owls, ranked #4 in the State for 2A, traveled to Sterling City on Friday and returned home with a 69-46 win. They followed that win up with another district victory on Tuesday against Sonora by a 76-53 margin.

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.
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Reagan County Junior Kason Brown achieved a significant milestone in his basketball career by surpassing 2,000 points during the Owls’ 71-51 victory over Sterling City on Monday. “Reaching 2,000 points means a lot to me,” Brown said. “What means even more is doing it surrounded by my family, teammates, and community.” Kason has had his sights set on this goal since childhood. “I knew at a young age that I loved the game of basketball,” he said. “Reaching 2,000 points is significant because of all the work I’ve put in that nobody sees.”
Reagan County Owls Poised for Deep Playoff Run
The Reagan County Owls have their eyes firmly set on San Antonio. As the team enters the Bi-District round of the playoffs, their goal of reaching the State Tournament comes into focus. “I think this year is our best shot at it,” Junior Kason Brown said. “We have so much talent and experience on this team. Most of that stemming from our senior leaders AJ Avalos and Raymond Saldibar.”
Reagan County Senior Raymond Saldibar takes the ball to the hoop Tuesday in the Owls’ 60-42 win over Christoval. Saldibar is a big reason for the Owls’ success this season. “Raymond has been tremendous for us,” Coach Kyle Brown said. “He has grown so much since his freshman year. He has always been athletically gifted, but the intensity and effort he plays with is outstanding. He has been solid while handling the ball and has become a very strong finisher at the basket.”  The Owls are back in action this Friday as they travel to Sterling City to take on the Eagles. That game has a 6:15 p.m. tipoff.
Owls Knock Off Christoval in Big District Showdown
The #4 Reagan County Owls took a huge 60-42 win Tuesday night over Christoval as they near the mid-point of district play. The victory brought the Owls to 5-1 in district play tying things up at the top with Christoval and Forsan. “Christoval has a lot of length on the court,” Coach Kyle Brown said. “They are a solid team with a lot of size.”
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.
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.
Obituaries
Marvis Louise Gay Wilburn
Marvis Louise Gay Wilburn was born in West Greene, Alabama, to Irving and Audrey Burton Gay on April 4, 1925. Known affectionately as “Meme” or “Aunt Sissy” by so many …
James “Jim” Miller McCoy
James Miller (Jim) McCoy, 71, of Big Lake, Texas passed away on February 24, 2024 at Shannon Hospital in San Angelo, Texas, after a brief illness. He was born to Lucian and Lura Dell (Miller) McCoy …
Edward M. “Lalo” Soto
Edward M. “Lalo” Soto, 73, of Big Lake entered Heaven on Monday, March 25, 2024 surrounded by his family and friends. Viewing was from 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM on Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at …
Concho Valley
Owning Your Piece of Texas Workshop Set April 23 in SA
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host an “Owning Your Piece of Texas: Key Laws Texas Landowners Need to Know” workshop on April 23 in San Angelo.
ASU News: $5.2 Million Gift for New Golf Facility
Angelo State University has received a $5.2 million gift from an anonymous donor to fund construction of an all-inclusive new golf facility, the Angelo State Golf Complex, on the east side of the ASU campus.
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.
Lone Star State

East Texas Flood Victims Urged Caution Upon Returning Home

As East Texas residents return to clean up their homes and businesses after extensive flooding earlier this month, the Texas Department of State Health Services urged residents and business owners to exercise caution. Among the recommendations:

Wild Horse & Burro Adoption Slated May 17-18 in Willis, TX

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will hold a two-day wild horse and burro event May 17-18, at the Willis Ag Barn and Arena in Willis, Texas.

Tips to Prevent Barn Swallow Nests This Spring

Whether you hate the mess barn swallows leave or enjoy being able to watch them up close, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert encourages you to plan for these birds’ arrival now.
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Knowing when to sell your car isn't necessarily easy. Sell it too soon and you could be forgoing months or even years of a potentially happy union. Hold onto it for too long, however, and it could cost you more than planned in terms of depreciation, unexpected bills, or a lack of suitability for changing needs. With that in mind, CarGurus compiled five easy signs that all indicate the time might well have come to sell your car.  1. When It No Longer Meets Your Needs Life changes. Landing a new job, moving, starting a family, watching kids leave the nest—events like these determine how you'll use your car, and in time inform when to sell your car. Buying that four-wheel-drive truck made sense when you were living with New England winters, but now that you've moved to Arizona, you might want to look for something more fuel-efficient, or perhaps something with a convertible top. Or you might love that two-door sports car, but with a kid on the way, it's time to start looking for a minivan with more room. 2. When It's at Its Most Valuable One of the five signs it's time to sell your car concerns resale value. It's wise to sell your used car when it's at its most valuable. Here are some factors affecting the selling price of your used vehicle: Demand Demand plays a massive role in the resale value of your used car, and market trends can affect demand in powerful ways. For example, if there are supply issues that cause new and used car inventory to be low, demand for used cars may skyrocket. Depending on the year and model, the value of your car may be higher than you think. If demand for used cars is high, it may be an excellent time to sell your vehicle. Overall Condition Your vehicle's condition affects its price on the used car market. If you want to sell your vehicle with the least hassle (and for the most money), do it when everything is in good working condition. Selling a car that needs major repairs, whether mechanical or cosmetic, can be difficult. When potential buyers discover the vehicle needs work, they will likely ask to deduct the cost of repairs from the asking price—or they'll walk away from the deal. Mileage Selling before the odometer hits the 60,000-to-70,000-mile mark is a good idea since that's often when expensive fixes become necessary. Sell a car before this mileage marker, and you can ask for a higher price. If your current vehicle has already passed 70,000 miles, it will still be easier to find a buyer if you list now before it reaches 100,000 miles. Though the condition of your car might not change at that mileage marker, shoppers may think differently about the same used vehicle once it passes six figures' worth of miles, even if it's a Toyota, Honda, or other notoriously long-lived make. 3. When It Costs More to Keep Running Than It's Worth Ideally, you'd sell your car when it's running well. But what if your vehicle is already costing you a lot of money in repair costs? Getting a $2,000 repair estimate for a car worth $2,000 means it's time to sell, but it won't always be that obvious. Estimating the value of your vehicle and comparing that value with the cost of keeping your car on the road will take some research and math, but that effort will save you time and money in the end. First, determine how much the vehicle is worth. Next, ask your trusted mechanic about upcoming maintenance costs. These may include significant repairs needed to keep your car on the road, repairs coming in the next year that aren't necessary right now, and considerable maintenance due in the next year based on mileage. Finally, compare the vehicle's worth to how much it costs to keep it running. If costs exceed the value of the car itself, it's time to sell. 4. When It's Too Expensive to Drive A car typically has two expenses you'll face consistently: fuel and insurance. Those expenses vary based on the model of your vehicle. For example, a small hybrid may use less gas than a full-size SUV. And you may face higher insurance premiums with a luxury car than a budget-friendly hatchback. You may have reached a point with your car where fuel or insurance costs are too steep for you to handle. Maybe higher gas prices have left you wanting to switch from a gas-guzzler to something more fuel-efficient. Or maybe your financial situation has changed and you want to save money by getting a car with lower insurance costs. If your car's expenses for gas or insurance are burdensome, it may be an excellent time to switch vehicles. 5. When It Feels Unsafe One of the five signs it's time to sell your car concerns safety. Your car may start every time you turn the key, but maybe stopping with those worn-out brakes feels less certain. Or perhaps the engine is purring, but there's so much rust you worry about parts falling off every time you drive. Also, your vehicle's safety features can tell you whether it's time to buy a new car. For example, many modern vehicles come with advanced driver-assistance features that can help prevent accidents. Getting a newer model might make sense if your car lacks these features. The old "safety first" rule applies here. If your car's safety is in question, that's a sure sign the time has come to part ways. Conclusion If any of the above criteria apply to you, take it as a sign that the time has come to sell your car. And if you're wondering how to do that, check out the best ways to sell your car.  
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Lifestyle
In-person socialization is alive in these states—here's where people are the most social
Peerspace mapped the states that spend the most time socializing using data from the American Time Use Survey via IPUMS.
Where in the world are people most optimistic about AI?
Verbit analyzed data from a December 2023 Bosch survey to see where people are the most excited by AI and how they hope it will change their lives. 
Why do feet stink by the end of the day?
When I was a kid, our family would end the day by relaxing in front of the TV after dinner. Everyone would have a seat, take off their shoes and put up their feet. Before long, a strange and unsavory aroma invaded our noses. Sometimes our feet smelled so bad that my dad would joke, “Who cut the cheese?”
When schools experimented with $10,000 pay hikes for teachers in hard-to-staff areas, the results were surprising
The Hechinger Report presents findings from studies on teacher pay hike experiments in schools' hard-to-staff areas.
The future of home water heating: How heat pump technology is changing the game
(BPT) - The Department of Energy (DOE) recently released higher energy-efficiency standards for water heaters that will go into effect in 2029. Focusing on decarbonization, the new standards …
Fighting Food Insecurity Across the Country
(Family Features) To help fight food insecurity in America, a network of refurbished refrigerators containing free, fresh food for anyone in need has been placed across the country since launching in 2021.
Rodent damage: Will your car insurance cover chewed-up wiring?
Cheap Insurance provides advice on how to handle rodent damage to your car and how to avoid it in the future.
Rodent damage: Will your car insurance cover chewed-up wiring?
Cheap Insurance provides advice on how to handle rodent damage to your car and how to avoid it in the future.
Katelyn Lonas has written and illustrated over 70 book­s and she’s only 17.
Books Can Make For A Great Way To Bond
(NAPSI)—What do you do for an encore when you publish your first book at age 9? Well, if you’re Katelyn Lonas, you go on to write and illustrate over 70 more by the tender age of 17. Katelyn’s …
Are you a mosquito magnet? Here are 4 reasons why and how to protect yourself
(BPT) - There's nothing quite like the lure of the outdoors when the sun is shining, temperatures are heating up and the world is in bloom. Unfortunately, while you and your family are enjoying all …