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AEP Texas prepares for winter storm and offers preparation tips for customers

(JANUARY 30, 2023) - AEP Texas is preparing for Winter Storm Mara that is predicted to affect parts of the AEP Texas service territory over the next few days, particularly in west and north Texas. …

Stolen Vehicle Involved in Wreck North of Big Lake

A wreck north of Big Lake last Wednesday turned into a manhunt with 3 helicopters in the air. Reagan County first responders were called out to a two vehicle wreck on FM 33 near Stout Lane at 5:48 a.m. on Wednesday, January 18th.

Texas State Parks Photo Contest Launches in Honor of 100-Year Celebration

Point, focus, shoot! In honor of its 100-year birthday celebration, Texas State Parks is hosting a photo contest throughout 2023 with the chance to win park passes, H-E-B gift cards and even a curated state park experience.

Grants Available to Offset Costs of Prescribed Burning

Texas A&M Forest Service has awarded $522,162 in grants to Texas landowners for the treatment of more than 18,000 acres with prescribed burning.
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Reagan County Powerlifting Looks Strong in First Two Meets
The Reagan County Powerlifting program has started their lifting season out strong with solid performances at the McCamey and Coahoma Powerlifting meets. The boys placed 2nd as a team at both the McCamey and Coahoma meets. The girls placed 3rd as a team at both the McCamey and Coahoma meets.
Seven Lady Owls Placed on District 4-2A All-District Team
The Reagan County Lady Owls placed seven on the District 4-2A All-District Volleyball Team.
Reagan County in Hunt for First District Title Since 1993
The Reagan County Owls know one thing for sure... After their 46-6 win over Anthony on Friday, the Owls are heading to the playoffs. That is where the certainty ends. As of today, the Owls can enter the playoffs anywhere from the second seed to the fourth seed depending on how things shake out on Friday.
Rodriguez Advances to State with Strong Run at Regionals
Reagan County’s Julian Rodriguez took fourth place at the Region 1-2A Cross Country Meet securing his spot at the State Meet. Rodriguez finished the course at Mae Simmons Park in Lubbock on Monday with a time of 17:25.8 behind a group of runners from Plains.
VOLLEYBALL SENIORS
The Reagan County Lady Owls recognized its seven seniors Saturday prior to their game against Roscoe.
Obituaries
JERRY “MIKEY” LYNCH
Celebrating the Life of Jerry “Mikey” Lynch, age 48, of Big Lake, Texas Passed away January 8, 2023.
FRANCES LOUISE MATTHEWS
Frances Louise Matthews, of Big Lake, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 3, 2023.
BARBARA WILLIAMS
Barbara Williams, 93, of Big Lake passed peacefully on Sunday, November 20, 2022. Graveside service will be Wednesday, November 23, 2022, 2.p.m. at Glen Rest Cemetery in Big Lake.
Concho Valley
West Texas Rehab Telethon 2023 Raises $1.8 Million
West Texas Rehabilitation Center’s (WTRC) 53rd annual telethon and auction Saturday, January 21st, raised over $1,805,313 to support its mission of providing the best patient care in West …
AEP Texas Preparing for Winter Weather
AEP Texas is preparing for a possible severe winter event later this week. As inclement weather is anticipated throughout some areas of the AEP Texas service territory, local outages could occur.AEP …
ASU Plans Fall Commencement Ceremonies
Over 740 students are scheduled to walk the stage during Angelo State University’s two fall commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 10, in the Junell Center/Stephens Arena, 2235 S. Jackson St.
Lone Star State

Ample Natural Gas Supply Available During Winter Storm Mara: RRC is Monitoring Round-the-Clock

The Railroad Commission of Texas’ preparations for Winter Storm Mara began well ahead of time as we began tracking the approaching weather last week; activated the RRC Emergency Management Team on Sunday

Senator Ted Cruz Introduces Constitutional Amendment to Impose Term Limits for Congress

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Ralph Norman (R-S.C.) introduced on Monday an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to impose term limits on members of Congress. The amendment would limit U.S. …

Supreme Court Allows Migrant Removal to Continue for Now

The U.S. Supreme Court’s chief justice on Monday paused the scheduled lifting of an emergency health order the federal government has used for more than two years to quickly turn away migrants, including those seeking asylum, at the southwest border.
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Lifestyle
Top 10 winter cleaning tips: Give your home the post-holiday glow
(BPT) - Holiday gatherings may make the season jolly and bright, but they can also leave your house in need of a deep clean and de-cluttering. The new year is a great time to bring back order and …
6 ways to strengthen your retirement savings this year
Stacker analyzed best practices from reputable news and financial institutions for tips to strengthen your retirement portfolio for the new year.
7 contemporary furniture design trends to look for in 2023
Lazzoni Modern Furniture has compiled seven trends driving furniture styles in 2023.
7 contemporary furniture design trends to look for in 2023
Lazzoni Modern Furniture has compiled seven trends driving furniture styles in 2023.
The states with the highest share of young drivers on the road
Using data from the Federal Highway Administration, The General has compiled the 10 U.S. states with the largest shares of young drivers on the road.  
The states with the highest share of young drivers on the road
Using data from the Federal Highway Administration, The General has compiled the 10 U.S. states with the largest shares of young drivers on the road.  
How inflation has affected vacation rentals—and how it could impact your next trip
Bounce explores the ways inflation is affecting short-term vacation rentals in the U.S. and predicts what 2023 may look like for travelers.  
15 colleges that have produced the most Super Bowl players
JustWatch ranked the 15 most common colleges of players on the rosters of Super Bowl teams throughout NFL history using data from Pro-Football-Reference.com.
15 colleges that have produced the most Super Bowl players
JustWatch ranked the 15 most common colleges of players on the rosters of Super Bowl teams throughout NFL history using data from Pro-Football-Reference.com.
Lowest-rated TV show released the year you were born
Stacker analyzed IMDb data on the lowest-rated TV shows of all time and ranked the #1 worst for each year.