The traffic signal at the intersection of Divide Street and Murchison Avenue in the center of Eldorado is getting a makeover. The four-way signal controls traffic at the point where U.S. 190 East converges with U.S. 277 and F.M. 915 near the Schleicher County Courthouse square.
Willis Electric of Abilene is the contractor in charge of installing new poles and arms on all four corners of the intersection. The arms will meet new standards adopted by the Texas Department of Transportation.
Schleicher County Judge Charlie Bradley dismissed misdemeanor charges against Dr. Lloyd Hammond Barlow for failure to report child abuse. The doctor was the last defendant remaining from a group of men to be criminally indicted following the 2008 raid on the YFZ Ranch. All of the other men, including Warren Jeffs, so-called prophet of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, were sentenced to prison time. Jeffs is serving life plus 20 years for raping two underage girls he had taken as polygamous brides. The youngest of them was only 12.
The judge’s dismissal came at the request of County Attorney Clint Griffin and was signed on July 15th of this year.
The dismissal did not become publicly known until The Success found a record of the action in the County Clerk’s office.
The Eldorado Eagles were driving toward the TLCA end zone on their opening possession but stalled after a pass interference penalty against TLCA went uncalled.
From there on, TLCA dominated the game clock and the scoreboard.
Tres Whitten was the leading rusher for the Warbirds. He gained 46 yards on 13 carries. Fabian Gomez added 36 yards on 7 carries while Jose Guerra gained 28 yards on 12 carries and Victor Castro added 25 yards on 6 attempts.
Coach Bryan Green said after the game that his team didn’t seem ready to play.
Texas DPS Trooper Isaac Serapio Flores reports that the accident that killed Border Patrol Agent Tyler Robledo on September 12th, also claimed the life of another man, John Louis Chamberlain, Jr., 39, of Laredo.
According to the accident report filed by Trooper Flores, Chamberlain was driving eastbound on FM 2644, approximately 10 miles west of Carrizo Springs, when his 2009 Dodge Challenger crossed the center line in a no passing zone and collided with a Ford F-250 pickup driven by Robledo at 1:18 a.m.
VIBRANT COLORS — A migrating Monarch butterfly stopped for a quick snack Tuesday afternoon on this Purple Liatris or Gayfeather plant alongside U.S. 190 a few miles east of Eldorado.
COURTESY PHOTO | FRANKIE LIVELY