Border Patrol Agent Tyler Robledo was remembered Monday as an outgoing young man with a quick smile and a friendly nature who was born and raised in Eldorado. Robledo eventually left his hometown behind to earn distinction, first as a U.S. Marine, then as a U.S. Border Patrol Agent.

Robledo returned home over the weekend and judging by the sheer number of people who crowded into Eagle Gym for his funeral service, Robledo had made a lot of friends along the way. Authorities believe more than 1,000 people attended the unusual 8 a.m. service.

Robledo, 34, died Friday, September 12, 2014, from injuries he sustained in a head-on crash near Carrizo Springs while on duty.

His immediate family, including his wife Merrissa and their children Ethan and Carli, were surrounded by dozens of other family members and many hundreds of friends and co-workers as Reverend Walt Griggs, former pastor of Agape Assembly of God, memorialized Robledo.

  

In the early morning hours of Monday, September 15th, Schleicher County Deputy George Zamarron and Texas DPS Trooper Dustin Henderson escorted the United States Honor Flag from the Menard-Schleicher County line to Kerbow Funeral Home where it was placed adjacent to the body of Border Patrol Agent Tyler Robledo.

The final few miles marked the end of a trip from Topeka, Kansas where the flag was used in the funeral of slain police officer Corporal Jason Harwood. To date, Harwood is the only officer to ever hold the flag as part of an honor guard and later be honored by its presence at a funeral.

 

 

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding Texans in advance of the upcoming November election that Election Identification Certificates (EIC) are available year-round at all Texas driver license offices for individuals in need of proper identification required to vote in elections in Texas. Additional locations to apply for an EIC will be announced in the near future.

The 2014 general election in Texas is November 4, with early voting from Oct. 20 - 31. The last day to register to vote in the 2014 election is Monday, Oct. 6.

 

 

 

Eagles Head Coach Bryan Green suspected his team might experience some wet weather last Friday as they traveled to Camp Wood. So, he took along two sets of uniforms. When the game with Nueces Canyon finally got under way, he was glad that he did.

Following an hour-long lightning delay, the two teams took the field under dark and low hanging clouds. The Eldorado Eagles were wearing black football pants and white jerseys belonging to the JV squad.

Moments after kickoff, the dark clouds above the stadium opened up and emptied themselves on the field as the two teams found themselves playing in a downpour.

The weather favored the Eagles ground game and proved to be a hindrance to the Pirates passing attack.

Also hindering the Panthers was the Eagles swarming defense which allowed Nueces Canyon to gain only 36 yards on the night.