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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. …

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.

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.

The Blotter: January 18, 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.
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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.
Reagan County's Raymond Saldibar looks focused as the Owls' offense sets up Friday during the team's 88-43 win over Eldorado.
Owls Basketball vs. Eldorado
The Reagan County Owls defeated Eldorado 88-43 on Friday, January 5th.
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.
CrIStian Gutierrez, Leevi Knight & Alex Rodriguez
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.
Obituaries
VICKIE LYNN PARKER (MANNING)
October 9, 1957 - January 7, 2024
VICKIE LYNN PARKER (MANNING)
Vickie Lynn Parker (Manning), 66, of Big Lake, Texas, passed away on January 7, 2024. She was born on October 9, 1957, in Bryan, Texas. Vickie was a beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, and grandmother.
Tommy David Albertson
TOMMY DAVID ALBERTSON
Tommy David Albertson gained his wings and golden golf clubs on December 31, 2023 at 8:08am.
Rebecca (Becky) Benson
REBECCA (BECKY) BENSON
Rebecca (Becky) Benson, a devout follower of Christ, peacefully passed away on December 16, 2023 surrounded by her family in Midland, Texas. Born with a heart full of love and compassion, she dedicated her life to serving others and spreading the message of God’s grace.
Concho Valley
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.
SAGHS to Hold Feb. 6 Virtual Meeting
Genealogy enthusiasts and researchers are invited to join SAGHS for an exciting virtual event, “Lost in Your Genealogical Research? Would a Map Help?”
ASU-SBDC Hosting Virtual Business Seminar
The Angelo State University Small Business Development Center (ASU-SBDC) is excited to host the virtual event “Separate Yourself from Your Business: Establishing Business Credit” on …
Lone Star State

Lt. Governor Supports Construction of New Power Plants

Lt. Gov Dan Patrick joined with the world’s largest investment firm to pitch investors on building natural gas power plants in Texas at a summit held last week in Houston.

Texas DPS Announces Pair of State’s 10 Most Wanted Fugitives Taken Into Custody

Two of Texas’ 10 Most Wanted are back in custody following their recent arrests. Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive Steven Leifeste was arrested Jan. 26. Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender Kenneth Dove Jr. was arrested Feb. 2. A Crime Stoppers reward will not be paid in either arrest.

Texas Education Agency’s Annual Report Just Released

The Texas Education Agency’s annual report was released last week. It indicates per-student funding in the 2021-2022 school year averaged $14,928 per student, up 42% since 2011. However, state funding has only risen slightly in the past decade, while local funding has increased substantially.
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Lifestyle
4 hacks to make your next game day watch party epic
(BPT) - With many exciting games underway, it's never too late to start planning a watch party that's sure to be remembered. Watch parties are a great way to get the family together so you can bond …
Some Texas counties struggle to meet new law's demand for more polling places
Votebeat's Texas Bureau looks into a law, passed unanimously by Republicans, that requires counties that offer countywide voting to increase the number of locations — a nearly impossible challenge in some areas.
5 credit card myths debunked
BestCards breaks down and debunks five common myths about credit cards.
Most surprising March Madness winners of all time
ATS.io compiled a ranking of the most surprising men's March Madness national champions of the last 40 years using Sports Reference data.
Just 3 in 10 Americans say they aspire to the C-suite: New study
(BPT) - Who wants to be the boss? Just 3 in 10 Americans say they aspire to hold a C-suite role, according to new research from Empower, a leader in financial planning, investing, and advice. Out of …
Serial Entrepreneur Teaches Us How to Go the Distance in Business and in Life
Serial Entrepreneur Teaches Us How to Go the Distance in Business and in Life
(NewsUSA) - “Life begins at the edge of your comfort zone.”From closing multimillion-dollar licensing deals with IBM and Microsoft, to the Ironman World Championship, to ultramarathons and …
So, you want to build a retaining wall: 6 things to know before you start
(BPT) - When you want to enhance your outdoor living space, consider building with retaining wall units. Segmental retaining wall (SRW) units are the basic building blocks of landscaping, and you …
5 things you should always look for in a bank, according to a certified banking professional
GOBankingRates consulted a financial expert to identify the five things you should always look for in a bank.
Why there's growing momentum for paid leave policies
The 19th talked to experts about why the U.S. has lagged when it comes to paid leave policies, who typically benefits and what states are doing to address the issue.
Separate vs. joint bank accounts: Important tips Canadian couples need to consider to manage their money
Attention Canadian couples: Money.ca outlines the pros and cons of choosing between separate or joint bank accounts.