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  • Front Page of Wildcat Leads to Woman’s Arrest at Border Patrol Checkpoint
    Wednesday, July 24, 2019 4:07 PM

    If you give a fake name to law enforcement, make sure you don’t have a copy of the Wildcat with your mugshot and true identity in the vehicle with you.

    Deanna Kleinertz found that out early Wednesday morning at a border patrol checkpoint near Comstock, Texas.

    Kleinertz, who had warrants from the Reagan County Sheriff’s Department for Endangering a Child and a pair of Bond Forfeitures, pulled into the checkpoint around 3 a.m. according to authorities.

  • Texas Unemployment Rate Hits Record Low
    Wednesday, July 24, 2019 4:00 PM
    Texas’ unemployment rate continues to drop to record lows, with the state’s rate for May hitting a seasonally adjusted 3.5%, the Texas Workforce Commission announced Friday. That’s the lowest level since the federal government began collecting the data series used to calculate the rate in 1976.
    The state’s 3.5% unemployment rate breaks the record low of 3.7% Texas set last month.

  • SMC Fest to Take Over North Park this Weekend
    Wednesday, July 24, 2019 3:56 PM

    This year’s SMC Fest promises to be bigger and better than ever.

    St. Margaret of Cortona’s annual event will kick-off on Friday with a dance featuring DJ Parrandas at the Community Building.

    The dance has a $5 entrance fee and will run from 8 p.m. until midnight.

  • Loretta Epperson - Bringing the Masses to Big Lake
    Thursday, July 18, 2019 12:16 PM
    Organizing Big Lake’s biggest event, full of big-name bands, vendors, fireworks and over 10,000 people, is not for the faint of heart.
    Big Lake Chamber of Commerce Director Loretta Epperson takes the responsibility in stride.
    This year’s Santa Rita Star Spangled Banner Celebration, the largest in a string of five, went off without a hitch.

  • Arrest Warrant Lands 2 in Jail on Fresh Meth Charges
    Thursday, July 18, 2019 12:11 PM
    What started as an attempt to serve arrest and search warrants ended up in the brush and cactus Friday morning.
    Reagan County deputies attempted to serve an arrest warrant for William Schneemann at his house west of Big Lake off Lone Wolf Road.
    According to the arrest warrant affidavit, once on scene, deputies witnessed Schneemann exit a side door of the home and run into a field behind the house.

  • Traffic Stop Leads to Pair of Methamphetamine Arrests
    Thursday, July 18, 2019 12:09 PM
    Two people were arrested on drug charges following a traffic stop early Saturday morning.
    Deputy Jaron Young pulled over a white truck at 12:10 a.m. on State Highway 137 near the north Big Lake city limits.
    Young instigated the stop due to the vehicle not having a license plate light.

  • Stolen Vehicle Leads RC Deputies on High Speed Chase
    Thursday, July 18, 2019 12:08 PM
    It was a chase that had a little bit of everything.
    High speeds, near misses with other cars and a state trooper, spike strips, a crash and two foot chases.
    It all began Friday night in Big Lake when a Reagan County deputy ran the plate on a stolen vehicle on 2nd Street.

  • Over 10,000 People Flood North Park for Celebration
    Thursday, July 18, 2019 12:05 PM
    Big Lake’s North Park was flooded with people Saturday, July 6th, for the 5th Annual Santa Rita Star Spangled Celebration.
    The event, presented by The Big Lake Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, was deemed a success in every way with a huge crowd of people from all over the country.

  • Thursday, July 18, 2019 12:05 PM
    With the plentiful rainfall amounts this year, grass and weeds have also grown at a rapid pace.  The City of Big Lake would like to remind residents of Ordinance 6.02.
    Ordinance/Article 6.02 includes Grass & Weeds; Growth Restrictions and areas obstructing the view of traffic.

  • Friday, June 7, 2019 1:28 PM

    Everyone is encouraged to come out this Saturday to help clean up Big Lake.

    The ‘Smash That Trash’ event is sponsored by the Big Lake Economic Development in an effort to promote community pride.

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