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  • After 25 Years in the Blue and Gold, Campbell to Say Farewell
    Wednesday, February 12, 2020 4:22 PM

    Ken Campbell will watch his final tip-off Friday night as coach of the Reagan County Owls.

    Campbell notified his players Monday that he, after 25 years of coaching Owls’ basketball, will not return next season.

    “It has been a great 25 years,” Campbell said Tuesday. “Reagan County has been a great place for me, my wife and family.”

  • School Board Approves Bid for Turf at James H. Bird Memorial Stadium
    Thursday, January 30, 2020 2:58 PM
    The Reagan County Board of Trustees approved a bid Thursday from Hellas Construction for a new synthetic sports turf field at James H. Bird Memorial Stadium.

    The board received three bids for the project, and accepted the low bid from Hellas Construction, an Austin based company, for $1,134,942.

    BTC President Sammy Martin was on hand to present the bids to the board. BTC is the district’s construction manager.

  • RCISD's North Bus Route to Continue Next Year
    Thursday, January 30, 2020 1:34 PM

    The Reagan County ISD Board of Trustees were notified Thursday the district's North rural bus route has been reinstated for next school year.

    The board met at noon for a special called meeting to receive bids for a new synthetic field for the football field.

    Prior to the start of the meeting, Board Members Stephen Dodd and Angel Olvera asked if a discussion of the bus route could happen prior to the board receiving bids for the turf.

  • 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.

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