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The school year is almost ending and the summer fun will begin at the County Library. Lots of different, exciting programs are in store for the summer. All programs are free of charge. For …

Reagan County High School's Julian Rodriguez' Valedictorian Address to the Class of 2024: Good afternoon everyone. I’d like to begin by taking a moment to thank my lord and savior Jesus …

Reagan County High School's Mario De Luna's  Salutatorian Speech to the Class of 2024: There are many things important in life to survive such as having money and having a job among other …

The Big Lake City Council met Tuesday night and approved a pair of bids for street improvements. The first bid is for the complete paving of South Reagan Street which includes new concrete curb and …

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.

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.

In the heart of Big Lake, a remarkable centennial celebration is unfolding. The Masonic Lodge #1203, a cornerstone of the community, is commemorating its 100th anniversary. Chartered on December 7, 1923, and relocating to Main Street a year later, this venerable institution has been a beacon of moral and civic leadership in Reagan County.

Reagan County’s oil industry saw a healthy year in 2023 according to information gathered on oil production and drilling permits from the Texas Railroad Commission. The boom in the oil industry is highlighted by the single biggest jump in drilling permits over a one year period since 2010.

In a heartwarming display of holiday spirit, the Reagan County Middle School Student Council orchestrated a delightful surprise for the cherished residents of the Reagan County Care Center on Tuesday, December 18th, 2023.

With Christmas right around the corner, sisters Jocelyn and Remi Diaz took advantage of Santa Claus visiting Big Lake last Wednesday during the annual Christmas in the Park celebration. Jocelyn (8) and Remi (6) are the daughters of Jim and Nocona Diaz.

Renovations at the Reagan County Middle School are flying right along. The campus, as part of the district’s 2022 Bond, is receiving a complete upgrade. “I am pleased to see the progress,” Superintendent Eric Hallmark said Wednesday. “It will look like a completely new school when it is all said and done.”

The much needed rain fell on our eighth annual Santa Rita Star Spangled Celebration during Polo Urias, Hispanic band, music set. The Reagan County stage was loaded with sound, lighting, video screens, and Jon Wolfe and Stoney LaRue’s equipment.

Reagan County ISD’s bond projects are rolling right along this summer. The $70 million bond passed in November, and several of the projects funded by the bond have already been completed. The district has installed keyed access on all doors at the elementary campus.

Hospitalman Valeria Ortiz, a native of Big Lake, Texas, provides beneficiary care and expeditionary medical readiness while serving with Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Lemoore at Naval Health Clinic Lemoore.

The Middle Concho SWCD, with assistance from the Reagan County Elementary School PTO, held a recycling event at Reagan County Elementary School on Thursday, May 4th and Friday, May 5th.

The City of Big Lake swore in Mayor David Melms and Council Members Lissa Cammack, Frank White and Charlie Walker on Tuesday, May 9th during a special called City Council Meeting.

Reagan County High School has announced the top 10 graduates for the Class of 2023, recognizing students who have demonstrated academic excellence and dedication to their studies. The Valedictorian …

Nearly a century ago, on May 28, 1923, an unlikely oil well in West Texas known as Santa Rita No. 1 changed the course of the American oil industry and propelled the Permian Basin to the forefront of global oil production.

The Big Lake Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the Santa Rita Star Spangled Celebration will be held on Saturday, July 1st at Reagan County’s North Park featuring Stoney LaRue, Jon Wolfe and Polo Urias.

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Criminal Investigations Division (CID) assisted in a multi-agency, two-day child exploitation operation on February 24-25 that led to the arrest of nine individuals.

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