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Iraan’s Solis representing family as school’s lone pole vaulter

IRAAN, Texas (KMID/KPEJ) – Pole vaulting is far from the most popular sport in West Texas, but thanks to his family, one Iraan sophomore is reaching new heights for the Braves. JD Solis finished third in the state pole vaulting championships last month earning the title as Iraan High School’s best pole vaulter… by default. […]
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National High School BBQ results for Rankin High School

RANKIN, Texas (KOSA) -Kickin Ash, Hot-N-Red-Y, and the Red Devil Smokers competed in Round Rock at Kalahari earlier this week. The teams competed against 17 Texas BBQ teams and HSBBQ teams from Missouri, Ohio, and Tennessee. The results were as follows :. Kickin’ Ash: 3rd Place Overall in the Nation...
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Rankin ISD installs 'Slide to Success'

RANKIN, Texas — Rankin ISD announced on its Facebook page that its new elementary school will have a special feature. The "Slide to Success" has been installed in the Gossett Elementary building. It will be used as a reward incentive for the students. District leaders tried out the slide...

Iraan grad earns all-region track and field honors

Body Former Iraan High School track and field state medalist Canon Andrews ended his throwing career at Angelo State University with top honors in the Rams’ region and as a national qualifier. Andrews was one of 13 members of the Angelo State track and field team that earned NCAA...

Brazos Quinton Davis

Brazos Quinton Davis of Iraan, Texas, passed away peacefully on June 3, 2022, in Reno, Nev., after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Brazos was born Jan. 25, 1966, to Buck and Corene Davis in Eastland, Texas. He was raised on a ranch at Chispa, between Valentine and Van Horn. He worked on and raised his family on ranches in West Texas.

Basin PBS announces new education director

Basin PBS announced the arrival of Johnna Pullig as its new director of education, a press release stated. Pullig, who is from Big Lake, is a world traveler and passionate about education. Pullig attended Texas A&M University where she received her bachelor’s degree in anthropology with a minor in museum...

Severe Thunderstorm Warning near Rankin, Crane – 6-3-22

A line of severe thunderstorms has been located near Garden City, tracking towards Crane and Rankin at 40 MPH. This fast-moving line of storms is currently producing Nickel-sized hail and damaging wind gusts up to 70 MPH. Wind damage to roofing and trees is expected with this storm; please remain indoors and avoid being near windows while this storm passes.

Father murders his wife and daughter in Big Lake

BIG LAKE, Texas (KOSA) - The Reagan County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the double murder of a Mother and Daughter in Big Lake. The Husband and Father of the victims, Porfirio Ortiz, is charged with the killings. On May 18, 2022, at 3:57 p.m., the Reagan County Sheriff received...
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Best Buy's Cyber Monday flash sale just dropped and lasts 12 hours

Cyber Monday is half over, or half still going on, depending on your viewpoint, although "half still going on" isn't a phrase a normal person uses. But we're several weeks into Black Friday sales, and anyone still writing about stuff on sale is just slaphappy. That brings us to Best...

Pets adopted from Best Friends: Where are they now?

Updates and stories from the homes of four beloved, adopted pets. The very best part about working at Best Friends is finding out about adoptions. Every single pet who goes home makes us smile (or cry or both). If you’ve ever fostered an animal, you know that feeling well. It’s the outcome we all want for every homeless pet out there. Just about the only thing that comes close to that warm feeling is hearing updates as the years go by. Join us in smiling, and maybe wiping away a few tears.

Top 5 Anything In Midland-Odessa… Best Of The Best!

Ah "Top 5" lists. We all love to read them. They give us insight into the Best of the Best, no matter WHAT the topic is! Could be Top 5 Shoe Stores In Midland, Top 5 Places To Hide In Odessa And Take A Nap On Your Lunch Hour, Top 5 places to sit outside in the Permian Basin for lunch and NOT have dirt blow in your face.. The lists are endless. Seriously though--if you're thinking about relocating somewhere or maybe just taking a vacation-these are always a fun read to gain insight on your destination. But--they don't JUST have to be about a city, a region, or a State. There are Top 5 lists for a ton of different topics. After all--David Letterman made a nightly thing out of them on Late Night TV for decades (OK--his were Top 10--but we're shortening it for brevity!)

Best Friends responds to Hurricane Ida

Hundreds of dogs and cats who survived Hurricane Ida are now safe and sound, and help is on the way for many more. The storm’s outer bands hit land sooner than many anticipated, throwing a wrench into plans to move Louisiana’s pets out of shelters and out of harm’s way. Even so, Best Friends and our partners worked hard and pulled together to get as many pets as possible out of shelters in the path of the ferocious storm to receiving shelters across the country. By the time the first drops of rain fell in New Orleans, nearly 250 pets were on their way to safety.

West Texas Ice Tea and Small Town Food Trucks

Tonight I'm in Rankin, Tx trying to make a West Texas version of Long Island iced tea and yes there will be before and after pictures and accounts I promise. So a Long Island iced tea is made with white rum, triple sec, gin, vodka, white tequila, simple syrup and a splash of coke.