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Fraud Alert: Genetic Testing Scam Targets Senior Citizens

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General ( HHS OIG)is alerting the public about a fraud scheme involving genetic testing. Scammers are offering Medicare beneficiaries cheek swabs for genetic testing to obtain their Medicare information for identity theft or fraudulent billing purposes

Representative Drew Darby Announces Re-Election Campaign for Texas House of Representatives

Representative Drew Darby officially announced his intention to seek re-election to the Texas House of Representatives, reaffirming his commitment to serving the constituents of House District 72. …

Residents Won’t Pay Late Fee Due to Late City Bills

The City of Big Lake is proactively working on a permanent solution to their billing issues which have caused bills to be sent out to residents 10 days late or more.

Patrons Holdings, Inc. to Acquire Eden Financial Corporation

Patrons Holdings, Inc., a newly formed corporation led by a Dallas-based group of investors, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Eden Financial Corporation, and its subsidiary banks, Texas Financial Bank and Amistad Bank. As part of the transaction, Patrons Holdings plans to inject additional capital into the subsidiary banks to continue to support the local community as well as supplement growth into the Dallas-Fort Worth market.

Anthrax Confirmed in a Crockett County Hair Sheep

 AUSTIN, TX – Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) officials received confirmation of anthrax in a hair sheep, on a premises in Crockett County on June 26, 2023. This is the first case …

Public Utility Commission Calls for Voluntary Power Conservation

The Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) is echoing a notice from the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) asking Texans to voluntarily reduce electricity use, if safe to do so, due to extreme temperatures and forecasted record demand.
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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.
Reagan County Softball Places 12 to District 5-2A All-District Team
The Reagan County Softball Team has made a statement this season, finishing with a 15-12 record and earning 12 spots on the District 5-2A All-District Team.
Reagan County Tennis Team Earns Two Third-Place Finishes at 2A State Tournament
The Reagan County Tennis team delivered an impressive performance at the 2A State Tennis Tournament held on April 25 and 26 at the Blossom Tennis Center.
Lady Owls Crush Christoval in Bi-District Sweep
The Reagan County Lady Owls claimed their first Bi-District championship since 2017 with their sweep of Christoval on Thursday on their home field. The Lady Owls out scored Christoval 41 to eight in …
Reagan County Middle School Tennis Dominates Home Tournament
The middle school tennis team competed in their own invitational tournament on April 29th and did not disappoint. The 7th and 8th grade both were overall team champions with 39 and 43 points respectively.
Cody Lee Mitchell
Cody Lee Mitchell, a beloved father, son, brother, uncle, and friend, passed away on Thursday, August 31, 2023, in Wichita Falls, Texas, at the age of 35. He was born on April 5, 1988, in Decatur, Texas, to his loving parents, Warren Lee Mitchell and Tracy Denise Duffie.
Gabriel James Robles
Gabriel James Robles, 40, went home to be with the Lord on July 3, 2023. Public viewing will be from 10:00 AM until 8:00 PM with the rosary being prayed at 6:00 PM Thursday, July 13, 2023, at Robert Massie Riverside Chapel. Mass will be at 1:00 PM Friday, July 14, 2023, at St. Margaret of Cortona Catholic Church in Big Lake, Texas. Burial will follow at Glen Rest Cemetery under the direction of Robert Massie Funeral Home.
Tate Shane Siegenthaler
Tate Shane Siegenthaler, 61, of Bluffton, TX passed away on Thursday, June 1, 2023. He was born on November 25, 1961 in Lovington, NM to Mack and Betty Siegenthaler.
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SAGHS 50th Anniversary
The San Angelo Genealogical and Historical Society (SAGHS) is excited to announce its return to in-person meetings after three years of virtual gatherings due to the pandemic.
ASU News: Rambunctious Week to Welcome Students to Campus
Angelo State University will kick off the 2023 fall semester with its annual Rambunctious Week, Aug. 23-27, featuring a wide variety of activities designed to welcome students to campus and help new students begin making the transition to college life.
SAGHS Offers Beyond Basic Genealogy
Are you familiar with basic skills in genealogy? Ready to learn more websites to try to find those relatives? It might be time to take the next step in your learning curve. Lisa Mahler, a board member of the San Angelo Genealogical and Historical Society, will teach a class from on Saturday, September 16th from 1-4 pm in the computer lab at the Stephens Central Library in San Angelo
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Governor Calls Another Special Legislative Session for October

Gov. Greg Abbott has called a third special session, this time about school choice, for next month. He is promising retribution for lawmakers who oppose his move to enact school vouchers in Texas, the Texas Tribune reported.

Texas A.G. Ken Paxton Acquitted on All Impeachment Charges

Ken Paxton has been reinstated as Texas Attorney General after the Texas Senate on Saturday acquitted him of charges of bribery and misuse of office. Only two Republican senators joined the 12 Democrats in voting to convict him of some of the 16 charges heard by the Senate, with four other charges dismissed by the Senate, The Dallas Morning News reported.

CWD Detected in Kimble Co. Deer Breeding Facility

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) received confirmation of a case of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in a deer-breeding facility in Kimble County, marking the second such detection in a …
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Exploring racial and ethnic disparities in learning disability diagnosis among students
Using data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Marker Learning examined racial and ethnic differences in students with learning disabilities.
Exploring racial and ethnic disparities in learning disability diagnosis among students
Using data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Marker Learning examined racial and ethnic differences in students with learning disabilities.
7 tips for women to support their sexual health
(BPT) - While you may spend plenty of your time and energy working on health goals like physical fitness, how much effort do you put toward your urinary and vaginal health? If you've ever had a …
How to avoid being tricked by a familiar voice: 'Grandparent scams'
(BPT) - You may have heard about older adults being tricked into sending money to someone they think is a grandchild or other relative in trouble and thought to yourself, "How could anyone fall for …
8 Essential Costs to Consider When Planning a Deck
(BPT) - Building a deck is a fantastic way to enhance your outdoor living space and create a relaxing environment for family gatherings and entertaining guests. However, it’s important to …
4 simple but uncommon immune health tips from a pharmacist
(BPT) - Maintaining a strong immune system is vital for overall well-being and fighting off illnesses. While practices like washing hands and stocking up on vitamin C are common, there are …
3 reasons you should include more sprouted grains into your daily diet
(BPT) - If you're trying to make better-for-you decisions when it comes to what you eat, you've probably read that foods like whole grains provide important nutrients. But have you heard about …
La Oficina del Defensor aboga por condiciones seguras y humanas para todos los inmigrantes detenidos
(la Oficina del Defensor de Inmigrantes Detenidos) - La Oficina del Defensor de Inmigrantes Detenidos (OIDO) está aquí para ayudar a la comunidad de inmigrantes detenidos. La OIDO, una oficina …
Ombudsman Office Champions Safe and Humane Immigration Detention Conditions for All
(the Office of the Immigration Detention Ombudsman) - The Office of the Immigration Detention Ombudsman (OIDO) is here to help the immigration detention community. OIDO, an independent office within …