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  • Los Rieleros del Norte Added to Star Spangled Celebration Lineup
    Thursday, April 8, 2021 4:24 PM

    The Big Lake Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the addition of Los Rieleros del Norte to its 2021 Star Spangled Celebration lineup.

    Los Rieleros will join Whiskey Myers and Kevin Fowler on Saturday, July 3rd at the Reagan County North Park stage.

    The event boasts FREE admission.

    The Chamber, in the spirit of keeping the event free to the public, is actively seeking sponsors.

  • Owls 3-0 in District Play Following Run-Rule Win Over Sonora
    Tuesday, March 30, 2021 11:26 PM

    The Reagan County Owls' Baseball team dominated Sonora 11-1 Tuesday night moving the team to 3-0 (1st Place) in district play.

    Senior Jacob Gallegos took the win on the mound pitching a complete game (6 innings due to run-rule) with 7 strikeouts. He also went 2 of 4 with 3 runs scored.

    Offensively the Owls were led by Sophomore Alexavier Reyes who went 4 of 4 with 3 runs scored and 1 RBI.


  • Kyle Brown Named Reagan County Athletic Director/Head Football Coach
    Tuesday, March 30, 2021 4:36 PM

    Reagan County High School has a new Athletic Director and Head Football Coach.

    RCISD Superintendent Eric Hallmark announced Tuesday that Kyle Brown, Reagan County High School Principal and Head Boys Basketball Coach, will take over the reigns of the Owls' athletic department as AD and Head Football Coach. He will retain his basketball position as well.

    "I am thankful for this opportunity," Brown said. "We are going to have a product, on all levels and on both the boys and girls side of the program, that the community of Big Lake will want to support."

  • Chamber of Commerce’s Star Spangled Celebration is Back
    Wednesday, March 17, 2021 10:26 PM
    Big Lake’s biggest event is back in 2021!
    The Big Lake Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the Star Spangled Celebration will be held on Saturday, July 3rd at Reagan County’s North Park featuring Whiskey Myers and Kevin Fowler.
    “The last year has been tough on so many people,” Chamber Director Loretta Epperson said. “Our event in 2020 had to be canceled due to COVID-19, and we were not sure if we would be able to hold it in 2021.”
    That all changed in early March when Governor Greg Abbott announced Texas would be opening back up to 100 percent and the mask mandate would be lifted.

  • Weston Leaving Reagan County for Sonora AD Job
    Monday, March 8, 2021 8:30 PM
    Reagan County Head Coach Blake Weston will be heading back to Sonora. That news came when the Sonora ISD board of trustees met Monday evening, March 8th and voted to hire him. Weston confirmed the news by phone shortly after the vote. 

  • Reagan County Judge to Order Limits on Gathering Sizes
    Friday, November 13, 2020 2:28 PM
    Reagan County Judge Jim O'Bryan announced Friday that  he will sign an order to limit the number of people who can gather together in Reagan County.

    O'Bryan, citing the recent influx of positive COVID-19 cases in the county, said he will place a limit on gatherings (indoors and outdoors) to 50 people.

  • Tuesday, July 14, 2020 10:27 PM

    The Reagan County Care Center has 12 positive cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday evening.

    Reagan Hospital District CEO Jonathon Voelkel confirmed the cases with the Wildcat on Tuesday.

    "All 12 are currently in stable condition," Voelkel said. "The remaining residents all tested negative for the virus."

    Along with the 12 residents, Voelkel also confirmed that a total of 11 Care Center employees have also tested positive for the virus.


  • Six Reagan County Care Center Residents Test Positive for COVID-19
    Thursday, July 9, 2020 11:29 AM

    The Reagan County Care Center has six residents who tested positive for COVID-19.

    Reagan Hospital District CEO Jonathon Voelkel confirmed the first positive case at the Care Center to the Wildcat on Monday.

    He confirmed the other five Thursday morning.

    "The good news is all six of those residents are doing well and are in stable condition," Voelkel said. "We are following FEMA and HHS guidelines as we navigate this situation. We have set up zones within the Care Center to try and mitigate the spread of the virus to other residents."

    The Reagan County Care Center has six residents who tested positive for COVID-19.

    Reagan Hospital District CEO Jonathon Voelkel confirmed the first positive case at the Care Center to the Wildcat on Monday.

    He confirmed the other five Thursday morning.

    "The good news is all six of those residents are doing well and are in stable condition," Voelkel said. "We are following FEMA and HHS guidelines as we navigate this situation. We have set up zones within the Care Center to mitigate the spread of the virus to other residents."


  • County Judge O'Bryan will Honor Governor Abbott's Face-Covering Mandate for Reagan County
    Monday, July 6, 2020 12:09 PM

    Reagan County Judge Jim O'Bryan will not opt Reagan County out of Governor Greg Abbott's face covering mandate.

    O'Bryan said on Saturday that he intended to file the appropriate form this morning (Monday morning) with the State to exempt Reagan County from the mandate.

    "I've thought about it hard over the weekend," O'Bryan said. "Our cases have not crossed the 20 active positive threshold, but they have jumped to 12 active in a short period of time."

    O'Bryan said that rapid increase over the past week was the driving factor in him deciding against filing the for the exemption.


  • Two More Reagan County Care Center Employees Test Positive for COVID-19
    Friday, July 3, 2020 11:37 AM

    Reagan County added three more positive COVID-19 cases to its total yesterday with two of those coming from Reagan County Care Center employees.

    The three positives raise the total number attributed to Reagan County to nine. The total number of positive cases is a cumulative figure which will never go down.

    The Texas Department of State Health Services is showing Reagan County has two recoveries out of the nine total cases.


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