Damian Escobar, 2, picks a sucker out of a hay bale Monday night in Mrs. Johnson’s classroom during Reagan County Elementary School’s annual Fall Festival.

Damian, his brother Fredy and mother Lucia enjoyed playing games classrooms at RCES’ temporary campus.  

Fredy is a 1st Grader at RCES in Mrs. Wood’s Class.



The Reagan County Trailblazers are preparing for their annual Chili Supper on October 31 to help raise money for the Meals on Wheels program.

Trailblazers Director Debbie Baker said that Meals on Wheels, which has been operating in Reagan County for over 20 years, is a big part of the organizations mission in Reagan County and Big Lake.

“A lot of people don’t know how big of a need we have in our community for this program,” Baker said. “Some of the people that Meals on Wheels benefit don’t see anyone else during the week. If we don’t show up, unfortunately they would go hungry.”

Baker said that Meals on Wheels is more than just feeding the elderly, it is about serving all of the needy in Reagan County.



Early voting for the 2014 General Election ends on Friday, October 31.

Reagan County voters can cast ballots from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., including the lunch hour, from on Thursday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at the courthouse.

There have been a total of 129 early votes through Tuesday at press time.

For those wanting to vote on Election Day, Tuesday, November 4, polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

There are two contested races locally.

The first is in Single Member District 1 of the Reagan County Independent School District between incumbent Juan Chino Rivero, Stephen Dodd and Kent Pullig.

Voters in Reagan County Precinct 4 will also have a choice for Commissioner between incumbent Thomas Strube and write-in candidate Cliff Miller.



Big Lake Christmas festivities will begin Wed., Dec 3, 2014 at 6:00 P.M. with a “Lighted Christmas Parade” of decorated floats, vehicles, ATV’s & bikes.

Santa will follow up on a big Fire Truck.

We encourage all school, church & civic organizations to decorate a float.

We would appreciate businesses or companies to participate as well.

First, Second, and Third Place prizes will be rewarded in each division.

Your entry can be floats, school band, sports teams, school clubs, school royalty, churches, civic clubs, 4-H Clubs, Girl & Boy Scouts, city officials, businesses, day care, family, antique cars, tractors or something we have never seen before.