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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 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.
Reagan County's Raymond Saldibar looks focused as the Owls' offense sets up Friday during the team's 88-43 win over Eldorado.
Owls Basketball vs. Eldorado
The Reagan County Owls defeated Eldorado 88-43 on Friday, January 5th.
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.
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
Owning Your Piece of Texas Workshop Set April 23 in SA
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host an “Owning Your Piece of Texas: Key Laws Texas Landowners Need to Know” workshop on April 23 in San Angelo.
ASU News: $5.2 Million Gift for New Golf Facility
Angelo State University has received a $5.2 million gift from an anonymous donor to fund construction of an all-inclusive new golf facility, the Angelo State Golf Complex, on the east side of the ASU campus.
Ft. McKavett Archeology Exhibiton
Fort McKavett State Historic Site will host an archeology exhibition at its visitor center museum on Friday, March 1, 2024. Special tours and exhibits will be featured.
Lone Star State

East Texas Flood Victims Urged Caution Upon Returning Home

As East Texas residents return to clean up their homes and businesses after extensive flooding earlier this month, the Texas Department of State Health Services urged residents and business owners to exercise caution. Among the recommendations:

Wild Horse & Burro Adoption Slated May 17-18 in Willis, TX

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will hold a two-day wild horse and burro event May 17-18, at the Willis Ag Barn and Arena in Willis, Texas.

Tips to Prevent Barn Swallow Nests This Spring

Whether you hate the mess barn swallows leave or enjoy being able to watch them up close, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert encourages you to plan for these birds’ arrival now.
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(BPT) - The summer travel season is fast approaching, and there is no better time than now to start planning your next adventure. Hilton’s latest trends report found adventure is a top priority …
Charlie Health provides data that highlights how youth and adult mental health differ—from prevalence rates to treatment options.
FinanceBuzz compared current prices of popular fast-food menu items to what they cost a decade ago to find the chains where inflation has had the biggest and smallest impact.
OLBG compiled a ranking of the ten most impressive winning streaks in men's tennis history according to their length.
Lifestyle
5 ways to pay for your wedding
Experian suggests five ways to pay for a wedding while costs continue to increase.
How safe is your city? Crime hotspots in America's largest cities
MoneyGeek analyzed recent FBI crime data to find the most prevalent areas in the U.S. for specific crimes.
Fewer Americans have work friends. Here's how co-workers can bond.
Co-workers are less personally connected. WorkTango analyzed Gallup data and other research to identify ways people can forge stronger ties at work.
How Big Tech protects victims' privacy in the fight against human trafficking
Stacker compiled resources from the United Nations to illustrate how novel statistical models are helping shed light on human trafficking.
Spending increased most in these 10 categories in 2022
Xactly used Bureau of Labor Statistics data to chart the categories where American consumer spending grew the most from 2021 to 2022.
Avoid these carbon credit red flags when you travel
(BPT) - Airlines are forecasting a record year for summer travel, with carriers expected to transport 271 million passengers, up 6.3% from last year — and with more flights come more …
Aquí hay buenas noticias: para mejorar su sistema inmunológico y su función cardíaca, además de aumentar la absorción de calcio y promover la densidad ósea, usted puede tomar un suplemento dietético que contenga la “vitamina del sol” D y su ayudante, la vitamina K.
Mejor Salud, Naturalmente
(NAPSI)—Si usted es como la mayoría de los estadounidenses, entonces toma suplementos dietéticos todos los días, según un informe de los Institutos Nacionales de Salud (National Institutes of …
It Takes 2 para detectar la enfermedad renal: el consejo de una mujer para aquellas personas que tienen diabetes tipo 2 o presión sanguínea alta
(BPT) - A Thelma, nacida en el Bronx y residente actual de Indian Land, Carolina del Sur, le tomó años descubrir que tenía una enfermedad renal, a pesar de presentar …
Residential Refresh: Personalized touches for your home
(Family Features) Your home is an expression of you, your personality and your lifestyle. When it comes to personalizing your home's aesthetic, try leaning into your senses to inspire change within your space.
3 Tips for Fueling Summer Adventures
(Family Features) Encouraging children at an early age to participate in outdoor exploration can help foster lifelong skills. Ensure your family is ready to make memories and enjoy the exciting adventures ahead with these tips.