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Fraud Alert: Genetic Testing Scam Targets Senior Citizens

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General ( HHS OIG)is alerting the public about a fraud scheme involving genetic testing. Scammers are offering Medicare beneficiaries cheek swabs for genetic testing to obtain their Medicare information for identity theft or fraudulent billing purposes

Representative Drew Darby Announces Re-Election Campaign for Texas House of Representatives

Representative Drew Darby officially announced his intention to seek re-election to the Texas House of Representatives, reaffirming his commitment to serving the constituents of House District 72. …

Residents Won’t Pay Late Fee Due to Late City Bills

The City of Big Lake is proactively working on a permanent solution to their billing issues which have caused bills to be sent out to residents 10 days late or more.

Patrons Holdings, Inc. to Acquire Eden Financial Corporation

Patrons Holdings, Inc., a newly formed corporation led by a Dallas-based group of investors, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Eden Financial Corporation, and its subsidiary banks, Texas Financial Bank and Amistad Bank. As part of the transaction, Patrons Holdings plans to inject additional capital into the subsidiary banks to continue to support the local community as well as supplement growth into the Dallas-Fort Worth market.

Anthrax Confirmed in a Crockett County Hair Sheep

 AUSTIN, TX – Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) officials received confirmation of anthrax in a hair sheep, on a premises in Crockett County on June 26, 2023. This is the first case …

Public Utility Commission Calls for Voluntary Power Conservation

The Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) is echoing a notice from the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) asking Texans to voluntarily reduce electricity use, if safe to do so, due to extreme temperatures and forecasted record demand.
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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.
The Reagan County Lady Owls secured the Bi-District Crown at home on Thursday with a dominating sweep of Christoval. The team outpaced Christoval 41 runs to eight in the two-game sweep. The Lady Owls turn their attention to their Area round match up against Hawley. That series will be played in Stanton starting on Friday at 4 p.m.
Lady Owls Crush Christoval in Bi-District Sweep
The Reagan County Lady Owls claimed their first Bi-District championship since 2017 with their sweep of Christoval on Thursday on their home field. The Lady Owls out scored Christoval 41 to eight in …
Reagan County Middle School Tennis Dominates Home Tournament
The middle school tennis team competed in their own invitational tournament on April 29th and did not disappoint. The 7th and 8th grade both were overall team champions with 39 and 43 points respectively.
Cody Lee Mitchell
Cody Lee Mitchell, a beloved father, son, brother, uncle, and friend, passed away on Thursday, August 31, 2023, in Wichita Falls, Texas, at the age of 35. He was born on April 5, 1988, in Decatur, Texas, to his loving parents, Warren Lee Mitchell and Tracy Denise Duffie.
Gabriel James Robles
Gabriel James Robles, 40, went home to be with the Lord on July 3, 2023. Public viewing will be from 10:00 AM until 8:00 PM with the rosary being prayed at 6:00 PM Thursday, July 13, 2023, at Robert Massie Riverside Chapel. Mass will be at 1:00 PM Friday, July 14, 2023, at St. Margaret of Cortona Catholic Church in Big Lake, Texas. Burial will follow at Glen Rest Cemetery under the direction of Robert Massie Funeral Home.
Tate Shane Siegenthaler
November 25, 1961 - June 1, 2023
Tate Shane Siegenthaler
Tate Shane Siegenthaler, 61, of Bluffton, TX passed away on Thursday, June 1, 2023. He was born on November 25, 1961 in Lovington, NM to Mack and Betty Siegenthaler.
Concho Valley
San Antonio Food Bank Requests Donations of Wild Game to its 29-County Service Area
The San Antonio Food Bank extends donations requests for deer to 29 counties. The San Antonio Food Bank is the only food bank in the country to operate its own wild game processing facility, called Casa Venado, as part of Texas’s Hunters for the Hungry Program. Donated deer are processed, with meat finishing as 1.5 lb ground meat in vacuum sealed bags.
SAGHS Sponsors Finding Family Writing Contest
Discover your roots and let your family’s legacy shine with the Finding Family Writing Contest. The San Angelo Genealogical and Historical Society (SAGHS) invites you to delve deep into your family’s past, share captivating tales, cherished memories, and age-old legends that have shaped generations.
Baseball Heritage Program on Saturday at Fort Concho
Fort Concho will host a fall baseball heritage program from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Oct. 14 at the site’s Living History Stables classroom, 236 Henry O. Flipper Street in San Angelo. Speakers will …
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Governor Abbott Says School Voucher Battle Will Continue

As time runs out next week on the fourth special session, Gov. Greg Abbott said he will continue to fight for school choice, despite the Texas House once again decisively rejecting it when 21 Republicans largely from rural districts joined Democrats in stripping it from a $7.6 billion education bill.

Real Texas Christmas Trees Boost Economy by $397 Million

More than four million real Christmas trees are sold annually in Texas, supporting farms and agriculture businesses throughout the state. As the holiday season nears, Texas A&M Forest Service encourages purchasing real Christmas trees to help boost the Texas economy.

Governor Abbott Skydives with 106-Year-Old WWII Veteran

Texas Governor Greg Abbott went skydiving on Monday, November 27th, with 106-year-old World War II veteran Al Blaschke at Skydive Spaceland in San Marcos.
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Stacker dove into some of the ways people celebrate Christmas across the globe. Read on to learn more and gain inspiration for new family traditions.
Stacker compiled a list of fall and winter holidays celebrated all over the world, including religious festivals, ceremonies honoring the change of seasons, and secular events.
The science of procrastination and how to beat it
Wysa researched the psychology behind procrastination, what makes people do it, and how they can work to overcome it.
Tips to Make Holiday Giving Stress-Free
(BPT) - It’s the most wonderful time of the year. This means good cheer, festive gatherings, and a fair amount of stress. But there are ways to shop, prepare and get great gifts with ease. …
Beautiful photos of Christmas markets around the world
Stacker compiled a collection of 25 images showcasing some of the most beautiful Christmas markets out there.
Unique baby names from the year you were born
Stacker highlighted one of the least-used baby names from each year between 1950 and 2022, using data from the Social Security Administration.
The promise of Suboxone depends on erasing stigma in opioid use disorder treatment
Ophelia analyzed data and studies from the National Institutes of Health to break down the stigmatization of medication-assisted treatment.
Have a healthy and happy holiday season with pets with these veterinarian-recommended tips.
A Veterinarian’s Top Tips for a Safe, Festive Holiday Season with Pets
by Dr. Whitney Miller,    DVM, MBA, DACVPM (NAPSI)—Pet parents across the country are gearing up to spread holiday cheer with their favorite furry family members. Whether cuddling by the …
Overcoming childhood cancer and celebrating in the sweetest way possible
(BPT) - When Pierce was in the hospital battling childhood leukemia, he would often watch candy-making videos to distract him during the chemo treatments. When his cancer went into remission, he knew …
Top tech gifts to keep you connected this holiday season and beyond
(BPT) - Holidays are all about gathering together with family and friends. But when you can't be physically together, it's even more important to stay connected, no matter where you are. Fortunately, …
Tips to keep your cat happy and healthy this holiday season and beyond
(BPT) - In the company of loved ones, the holidays transform into a meaningful celebration marked by decadent foods, delightful presents and joyous gatherings. As a pet parent, you want to share in …
Health care inflation remains low as other services continue to spike
Vivian Health used data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to examine year-over-year inflation for health care services compared to other services.