VALIANT EFFORT — Juan Espinosa pulls slack in an inch-and-a-half line as firefighter Eddie Gutierrez directs a stream onto the flames that engulfed the Bumgardner home some four miles east of Eldorado on U.S. 190. The fire was reported Monday afternoon, as a thunderstorm was moving through the area and officials are confident that the fire was triggered by lightning. Fire crews returned to the scene Monday evening and again on Tuesday after the fire rekindled and had to be doused again. No injuries were reported in the blaze but the home was a total loss. KATHY MANKIN | THE ELDORADO SUCCESS
The final cost of the school’s track, concession stand and press box renovation project has yet to be determined, but SCISD trustees got their first glimpse Monday night of the overall cost, approximately $1.4 million.
Construction consultant Shane Campbell was on hand for the monthly school board meeting. He advised that the project is winding down and noted that the new football scoreboard will be installed this week. Play clocks are also being placed at each end of the field.
When questioned about the project’s overall cost, Campbell noted that a series of 10 change orders approved by the board drove the price up by nearly $400,000.
Tina Delong, a volunteer with the Tom Green Historical Society came bearing CD’s containing pictures and information about the Eldorado Cemetery when she visited Monday, August 11, with Schleicher County Commissioners.
Delong said she was concerned about several documented cemeteries in Schleicher County and others that had never been documented.
Also on hand for the meeting was Norma Lynn Mund, representing the Schleicher County’s Historical Society.
The recent surge of illegal immigrants into Texas from across the state’s southern border has raised the concerns of citizens and elected officials across the state. Included among those are representatives of numerous cities and counties who have passed resolutions opposing the housing of undocumented immigrants in their jurisdictions.
Schleicher County Commissioners on Monday added their voice to the rising chorus of opposition by passing a resolution similar to ones passed in recent days by Runnels and Tom Green counties.