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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
Texas A&M AgriLife Prescribed Burn School Scheduled for July 22-24 in San Angelo
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host a prescribed burn school July 22-24 in San Angelo. The school takes place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at San Angelo, 7887 U.S. Highway 87 N., San Angelo.
Sheep and Goat Expo Slated Aug. 16-17 in San Angelo
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Texas Sheep and Goat Expo, the largest event in the U.S. for small ruminant producers, will be held Aug. 16-17 in San Angelo.
ASU Maintains 'College of Distinction' Status
Angelo State University has been named a national "College of Distinction" for the seventh straight year by the Colleges of Distinction print and online college guide that recognizes colleges and universities implementing best practices in higher education.
Lone Star State

Proposed Fed Rule Would Protect Workers From Extreme Heat

A year after a new state law ended mandatory water breaks in Texas, a proposed federal rule would protect millions of workers from the risks caused by extreme heat, The Texas Tribune reported. The …

The Smithsonian Is Coming to Texas in August

Texans are proud of their small towns, but what does rural America look like today and how has it changed over the last century? This is the central question posed in “Crossroads: Change in Rural America” a Smithsonian exhibit traveling to seven small towns across the state starting in August.

Electric Demand in Texas Could Nearly Double by 2030

The chief of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas told state lawmakers recently that the state’s power demand could nearly double in just six years. The reasons: population growth, new requests for grid connections, and a rise in requests from data centers and other heavy users.
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Lifestyle
5 Travel Tips for People with Diabetes
(Family Features) One thing travelers living with type 1 diabetes can't leave behind: their diabetes. If you're planning a trip this summer and looking for a better way to manage your diabetes, consider these tips.
Give Your Grilling Game a Flavor Boost: 3 tips to make summer meals deliciously memorable
(Family Features) Make sure your grill game is on fire this summer. The right prepping, seasoning and grilling techniques can help you serve your favorite foods.
There’s a rare and devastating cancer affecting young adults: One woman’s tips on how to cope with a difficult diagnosis
(BPT) - Sponsored by Adaptimmune Therapeutics.Megan was 12 years old, an active student-athlete, and an enthusiastic member of her cheerleading squad when she first started experiencing what she …
Election analysis for U.S. richest and poorest counties, 2016-2022
Ballotpedia reports on the 50 richest and 50 poorest counties in the U.S. and their voting trends since 2016.
You can save cold cash and still keep your home cool.
Navigating the Heat to Keep Power Bills Cool
(NAPSI)—The heat of summer doesn’t just mean it’s time to drink more water or eat ice cream to keep cool. It also means an increase in air conditioning and energy to cool your home. The U.S. …
5 tips to staying on track for students headed to college in the fall
Chalkbeat lists the five things students can do this summer to make it easier for them as they head to college in the fall.
You can save cold cash and still keep your home cool.
Navigating the Heat to Keep Power Bills Cool
(NAPSI)—The heat of summer doesn’t just mean it’s time to drink more water or eat ice cream to keep cool. It also means an increase in air conditioning and energy to cool your home. The U.S. …
How electric harps are protecting honey bees
Reasons to be Cheerful reports that as Asian hornets sow chaos in apiaries across Europe, strategically strung electrified wires are giving beekeepers cause for hope.
Kids, screen time and despair: An expert in the economics of happiness echoes psychologists' warnings about tech
The 74 reports on a new paper that uses surveys from the past 15 years to show a pronounced increase in sadness affecting 14- to 24-year-olds.
5 garden parties made headlines and history
Peerspace put together a list of five unforgettable garden parties that made headlines and shaped history, using government archives and news reports.