Border Patrol Agent Tyler R. Robledo was killed on duty early Friday morning. He was involved in a two-vehicle collision, while on duty near Carrizo Springs, which resulted in the deaths of both drivers.

 “I am deeply saddened by the death of Border Patrol Agent Tyler R. Robledo. Our hearts go out to the family, friends and co-workers of Agent Robledo during this difficult time,” stated Chief Patrol Agent Rodolfo Karisch.

 Agent Robledo, 34, of the Carrizo Springs Border Patrol Station was involved in a head-on collision with a 2009 Dodge sedan while on patrol on FM 2644 at approximately 1:16 a.m. Agent Robledo suffered traumatic injuries and was airlifted to the San Antonio Military Medical Center, where he later succumbed to the injuries during surgery.

The sole occupant of the 2009 Dodge sedan was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Agent Robledo was a three-year veteran of the U.S. Border Patrol and leaves behind his wife and two young children.

The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating the accident.

 

 

MAKING AN ENTRANCE — Senior receiver Caleb Hearn carried the banner for the Eldorado Eagles last Friday night as the team entered Eagle Stadium through their new “run-through” tunnel purchased for the team by the Eagles Booster Club        J.L. MANKIN | THE ELDORADO SUCCESS

 

The Eldorado City Council met Monday, September 8, 2014 and voted unanimously to adopt a tax rate of 56.09 cents per $100 valuation. The rate equates to a 59.89 percent increase over the present tax rate. The city says it plans to use the windfall to fund a paving program inside the city limits.

Among other business, the council voted to establish the second Monday of each month as its official meeting date. Previously, the council met on the first Monday following the 5th day of the month.

 

 

The Eldorado Eagles had a lot to prove last Friday night as they hosted the Reagan County Owls. They needed to show their critics that the 33-8 loss to Winters a week earlier was little more than an aberration. And, they needed to prove to themselves that all of their hard labor since workouts began last month had not been in vain.

The task would not be easy. The bigger and supposedly faster Owls were fresh off a 20-0 victory over McCamey in which they held the Badgers to only 13 yards of total offense on their home turf in McCamey.

 

 

 

 

Security continues to be a concern at SCISD and Monday night the district’s board of trustees heard a proposal to install an access control system on doors at the Elementary and Middle School campuses.

Technology Director J.D. Doyle presented the proposal that the board had requested at their July meeting. It would provide automated locks on a limited number of doors and a video system so the doors could be monitored from the campus office.

 

 

Schleicher County employees filled the commissioners courtroom on Monday as they gathered to learn details of the county’s new health insurance plan. The plan takes effect on October 1st.

Bobby Zesch with Zesch & Pickett Insurance went through the plan step by step. Also on hand was Joe Max Edmistion who spoke to the group about the benefits of the county’s health insurance cafeteria plan.