The Big Lake Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the Santa Rita Star Spangled Celebration will be held on Saturday, July 1st at Reagan County’s North Park featuring Stoney LaRue, Jon Wolfe and Polo Urias.

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Texas’ Reagan, Irion and Upton Counties and the Middle Concho Soil and Water Conservation District cordially invite the public to participate in a Local Working Group (LWG) event on March 8, 2023, beginning at 1:30 p.m., at the USDA/Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) Building , 606 2nd Street, Suite B in Big Lake.

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Criminal Investigations Division (CID) assisted in a multi-agency, two-day child exploitation operation on February 24-25 that led to the arrest of nine individuals.

(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. …

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.

Reagan County’s Library has received a face-lift thanks to a grant from the Ladd and Katherine Hancher Library Foundation. The $40,000 grant allowed the library to install new bookshelves in the children’s area, new seating throughout the library, and two interactive tables filled with games for children and adults alike.

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.

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.

A new project by the Big Lake Economic Development Corporation will bring a shopping center to the heart of Big Lake in the next year. The shopping center will serve as an incubator for new businesses as they get their start. “We have talked about setting up an startup incubator in Big Lake for some time now,” BLEDC Executive Director Jimmy Barton said. “Our board has dedicated themselves to making this a reality, and it will serve Big Lake in so many ways it is hard to count.”

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.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone! This is the time of season that we all get a reality check on how “good” we were! If Santa comes to see you, you did good! If he doesn’t, maybe you need to reevaluate your demeanor and thought process. I’m most likely one that will need to reevaluate. But, in all sincerity, let’s not forget the real meaning behind Christmas. Whatever your belief is, just remember that it’s more than getting gifts! It’s about giving to the less fortunate, goodwill to all, encouragement to those that need it, and a time for joy and thankfulness! And as we usher out 2022, we sincerely hope that 2023 is a bountiful year for everyone.

Historic articles from Reagan County and Big Lake from this week in history.

The Texas Sheep And Goat Raisers’ Association (TSGRA) held their annual winter meeting at the 4-H Center in San Angelo on Saturday, December 3, 2022. TSGRA, in conjunction with the Texas Section, Society for Range Management, presented the Brockman Ranch with the Outstanding Rangeland Stewardship Award for 2022.

Porfirio Ortiz, 80 of Big Lake, pleaded guilty on November 21st to two counts of Murder in the 112th District Court.

Reagan County Elementary School has announced their students, parent and teacher of the month for November.

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

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

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 …

Two Reagan County deputies were injured Sunday night after a law enforcement pursuit of a stolen vehicle ended East of Big Lake near Ball Road. Reagan County Chief Deputy Destin Wilha said Reagan County deputies joined the chase in progress on FM 1555 West of Big Lake as the stolen Ford F-550 was being pursued by Upton County deputies.

Charles Graves, 41 of Big Lake, was arrested and charged with Deadly Conduct - Discharge of a Firearm after an incident early last Thursday morning. The Reagan County Sheriff’s Department responded to reports at around 8:30 a.m. of a man yelling and gunshots being heard around the area of 10th Street and Georgia Avenue in Big Lake.

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