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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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MR. 2000
Reagan County Junior Kason Brown achieved a significant milestone in his basketball career by surpassing 2,000 points during the Owls’ 71-51 victory over Sterling City on Monday. “Reaching 2,000 points means a lot to me,” Brown said. “What means even more is doing it surrounded by my family, teammates, and community.” Kason has had his sights set on this goal since childhood. “I knew at a young age that I loved the game of basketball,” he said. “Reaching 2,000 points is significant because of all the work I’ve put in that nobody sees.”
Reagan County Owls Poised for Deep Playoff Run
The Reagan County Owls have their eyes firmly set on San Antonio. As the team enters the Bi-District round of the playoffs, their goal of reaching the State Tournament comes into focus. “I think this year is our best shot at it,” Junior Kason Brown said. “We have so much talent and experience on this team. Most of that stemming from our senior leaders AJ Avalos and Raymond Saldibar.”
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.
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
San Angelo Art Club Show Slated Sept. 6-8
The San Angelo Art Club will hold its West Texas Regional Juried Art Show and Sale in September. The event is open to artists living or working in the western half of Texas. Categories include paintings, pastel art, mixed media, three-dimensional art, and photography. Cash prizes will be awarded.
Texas A&M AgriLife Prescribed Burn School Scheduled for July 22-24 in San Angelo
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host a prescribed burn school July 22-24 in San Angelo. The school takes place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at San Angelo, 7887 U.S. Highway 87 N., San Angelo.
Sheep and Goat Expo Slated Aug. 16-17 in San Angelo
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Texas Sheep and Goat Expo, the largest event in the U.S. for small ruminant producers, will be held Aug. 16-17 in San Angelo.
Lone Star State

Governor Abbott Demands Probe Into Beryl Power Outages

More than 2 million Texans lost power when Hurricane Beryl hit the Texas coast, and Gov. Greg Abbott wants to know why. The Austin American-Statesman reported Abbott has ordered the Public Utility …

Texas U.S. Rep. Ronny Jackson Says His Nephew Was Injured in Shooting at Trump Rally

U.S. Rep. Ronny Jackson, R-Amarillo, said Saturday night that his nephew is “doing well” after his nephew's neck was grazed by a bullet during a shooting at former President Donald Trump’s campaign event in Pennsylvania.

Proposed Fed Rule Would Protect Workers From Extreme Heat

A year after a new state law ended mandatory water breaks in Texas, a proposed federal rule would protect millions of workers from the risks caused by extreme heat, The Texas Tribune reported. The …
Web extras
Next City reports that Minnesota's Civility Caucus is helping to develop fertile ground for understanding and collaboration across the aisle of the state legislature.
The Daily Yonder reports on last year's American rural population growth, with 90% happening in the South.
Votebeat reports that while fewer mail-in ballots were rejected in Pennsylvania's 2023 primary election due to an envelope redesign, a new glitch has emerged.
(BPT) - With the school year just around the corner, it’s time to start preparing for an exciting season of educational growth, evening sports games and school lunches. All busy parents know …
Lifestyle
5 Things You Need to Know About Fatty Liver Disease
(BPT) - For nearly 25% of Americans living with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, a more serious condition is silently progressing. Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, or NASH, is a dangerous form of …
Considering homeschooling? Here are helpful resources
(BPT) - If you've been thinking about homeschooling your children — or you're already doing so — you're not alone. According to the Washington Post, homeschooling has continued to surge …
ABANDONED AT BIRTH Paints Vivid Portrait of the Detachment and Longing of an Adopted Child
ABANDONED AT BIRTH Paints Vivid Portrait of the Detachment and Longing of an Adopted Child
(NewsUSA) - It’s stunning to realize that only 10 states make birth records available to American-born adoptees and their biological parents. For adult adoptees born in the 20th century era of …
5 health benefits of honey you may not know
Elvish Honey uncovered five lesser-known health benefits of honey using various scientific studies, medical journals, and news coverage.
A stoner's guide to summer travel: Where you can, and definitely should not, consume weed
Stacker analyzed recreational weed legalization statuses across the U.S. and abroad, using data from DISA and the World Population Review.
How access to opioid treatments is growing across the country
Ophelia used CDC data to map the growing distribution of common medications that prevent opioid overdoses and treat substance use disorders.
How financially literate are your kids?
(BPT) - It's not surprising that many young people today are concerned and even uneasy about their financial futures. The era of a global pandemic, a shaky economy, inflation, high interest rates and …
Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center Announces Historic Gift from Andrea and Anthony Melchiorre to Support New Cancer Center
(BPT) - Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC), an RWJBarnabas Health facility, has received a visionary gift of $30 million from Andrea and Anthony Melchiorre to support the new multidisciplinary …
The one-hit wonders every rock music fan will remember
Stacker dug through the annals of rock music history and highlighted 20 one-hit wonders who only had one single that reached gold or platinum status.
Most popular car colors in America
To see what vehicle colors hold sway today, CheapInsurance.com compiled a ranking of the most popular car colors in America using data from Edmunds.