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AEP Texas prepares for winter storm and offers preparation tips for customers

(JANUARY 30, 2023) - AEP Texas is preparing for Winter Storm Mara that is predicted to affect parts of the AEP Texas service territory over the next few days, particularly in west and north Texas. …

Stolen Vehicle Involved in Wreck North of Big Lake

A wreck north of Big Lake last Wednesday turned into a manhunt with 3 helicopters in the air. Reagan County first responders were called out to a two vehicle wreck on FM 33 near Stout Lane at 5:48 a.m. on Wednesday, January 18th.

Texas State Parks Photo Contest Launches in Honor of 100-Year Celebration

Point, focus, shoot! In honor of its 100-year birthday celebration, Texas State Parks is hosting a photo contest throughout 2023 with the chance to win park passes, H-E-B gift cards and even a curated state park experience.

Grants Available to Offset Costs of Prescribed Burning

Texas A&M Forest Service has awarded $522,162 in grants to Texas landowners for the treatment of more than 18,000 acres with prescribed burning.
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Reagan County Powerlifting Looks Strong in First Two Meets
The Reagan County Powerlifting program has started their lifting season out strong with solid performances at the McCamey and Coahoma Powerlifting meets. The boys placed 2nd as a team at both the McCamey and Coahoma meets. The girls placed 3rd as a team at both the McCamey and Coahoma meets.
Seven Lady Owls Placed on District 4-2A All-District Team
The Reagan County Lady Owls placed seven on the District 4-2A All-District Volleyball Team.
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.
Obituaries
JERRY “MIKEY” LYNCH
Celebrating the Life of Jerry “Mikey” Lynch, age 48, of Big Lake, Texas Passed away January 8, 2023.
FRANCES LOUISE MATTHEWS
Frances Louise Matthews, of Big Lake, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 3, 2023.
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.
Concho Valley
West Texas Rehab Telethon 2023 Raises $1.8 Million
West Texas Rehabilitation Center’s (WTRC) 53rd annual telethon and auction Saturday, January 21st, raised over $1,805,313 to support its mission of providing the best patient care in West …
AEP Texas Preparing for Winter Weather
AEP Texas is preparing for a possible severe winter event later this week. As inclement weather is anticipated throughout some areas of the AEP Texas service territory, local outages could occur.AEP …
ASU Plans Fall Commencement Ceremonies
Over 740 students are scheduled to walk the stage during Angelo State University’s two fall commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 10, in the Junell Center/Stephens Arena, 2235 S. Jackson St.
Lone Star State

Ample Natural Gas Supply Available During Winter Storm Mara: RRC is Monitoring Round-the-Clock

The Railroad Commission of Texas’ preparations for Winter Storm Mara began well ahead of time as we began tracking the approaching weather last week; activated the RRC Emergency Management Team on Sunday

Senator Ted Cruz Introduces Constitutional Amendment to Impose Term Limits for Congress

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Ralph Norman (R-S.C.) introduced on Monday an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to impose term limits on members of Congress. The amendment would limit U.S. …

Supreme Court Allows Migrant Removal to Continue for Now

The U.S. Supreme Court’s chief justice on Monday paused the scheduled lifting of an emergency health order the federal government has used for more than two years to quickly turn away migrants, including those seeking asylum, at the southwest border.
Web extras
Stacker took a dive into greatness by curating a list of 26 ageless athletes who competed well into their 40s, drawing on sites including Stathead and Olympedia.
(BPT) - Feb. 1 marks the start of Black History Month, which honors the great contributions the Black community has made throughout history — in music, food, literature, and more.If …
(BPT) - Flowers, food, fragrances and more — Valentine's Day is a special time to show your sweetheart you care with gifts and gestures both grand and small. The goal is to make your valentine …
(BPT) - As we move into 2023, many students will choose which college they’ll attend in the fall. For parents, there are plenty of questions and concerns about the college process, especially …
Lifestyle
See the Great Cities of Europe on a Mediterranean Cruise
(NewsUSA) - See the Great Cities of Europe on a Mediterranean CruiseThe pandemic is over, COVID restrictions are gone and the cruise lines are back in business. So, there has never been a better …
La Oficina del Defensor de Inmigrantes Detenidos ofrece un nuevo enfoque de supervisión en los centros de detención de EE. UU.
(NewsUSA) - La Oficina del Defensor de Inmigrantes Detenidos (OIDO) es un recurso para defensores, representantes legales y familiares de personas detenidas para presentar quejas sobre mala conducta …
Office of the Immigration Detention Ombudsman delivers new approach to oversight at U.S. detention facilities
(NewsUSA) - The Office of the Immigration Detention Ombudsman (OIDO) is a resource for advocates, legal representatives, and family members of detained individuals to file complaints about …
Better Health with Budget Friendly Peanuts
(NewsUSA) - With food costs on the rise, many people are looking for meals and recipes that stretch their dollar. According to The Peanut Institute, peanuts and peanut butter are some of the most …
Americans are known for being bad at taking time off: Are work vacations the solution?
Using research from across the internet, Bounce dug into the details behind America's cultural struggles with taking time off from work.
10 US and Canadian cities that are converting office space into housing
Many new apartments aren't built new; they're converted from offices or warehouses. Calgary.com identified cities following this trend.
The amount of solar home energy increased 32% in 2021. Here's how it happened
Stacker investigated how solar home energy has grown in the U.S. over time using data from the Energy Information Administration and other sources.
5 charts that showcase the US rental market in 2023
Rentlodex examined data from the Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics to explain the current state of the U.S. rental market.
How home equity compares in each state
Is your state house-rich? Portland Real Estate examined real estate data platform ATTOM's quarterly home equity report to see which states have the largest share of equity-rich homeowners in the third quarter of 2022.
Metros with the highest rates of home appreciation
NashvillesMLS examined data from the Federal Housing Finance Agency to see where home appreciation has grown the most over the last year.