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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 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
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

35 Texas Counties Eligible for Individual Disaster Aid

Residents in a total of 35 Texas counties now qualify for individual disaster assistance following a series of severe storms and flooding that began in late April, The Dallas Morning News reported.

Phelan Wins Re-Election Bid, Seeks Speaker Post Again

House Speaker Dade Phelan, R-Beaumont, narrowly won re-election in a hotly contested runoff race and has vowed to seek his third term as speaker, drawing threats from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to oppose any of his supporters in the 2024 primary.

Additional Disaster Assistance Approved for 7 Texas Counties

Seven Texas counties have been approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for grants for emergency work and replacement of disaster-damaged public infrastructure, after severe weather and flooding struck much of Deep East Texas, Gov. Gregg Abbott’s office reported. Counties eligible for FEMA’s Public Assistance program include Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto, Trinity and Walker.
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Quantum computing is like Forrest Gump ’s box of chocolates : You never know what you’re gonna get. Quantum phenomena – the behavior of matter and energy at the atomic and subatomic …
This state is expanding college access, but are students actually prepared to earn a degree?
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These car manufacturers are making the most progress in cutting carbon emissions
The General examined Environmental Protection Agency data to see which car manufacturers made the most progress in reducing CO2 emissions in 2023.
Why these 9 cities attract the most international travelers
Which cities are loved by international travelers? Airalo used Euromonitor International data to list the 9 cities with the most international arrivals.
How the internet has changed the way we send each other money
Sending and receiving money is faster and easier than ever. Uniqode mapped out five ways the internet revolutionized how we transfer money.
Want savings on energy-efficient home upgrades? A new tool can help you save big
(BPT) - As a homeowner, you may have heard about incentives to tackle climate change that are available as a result of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), a large piece of legislation that was passed …
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