Top middle school students recognized
The Eldorado Middle School Awards Program began with an opening procession of the Eighth Grade Class of 2010 shaking the hand of Principal Kara Garlitz at the High School auditorium on the last day of school, Thursday, May 27, 2010.
Student Council President Bailey Espinosa welcomed each class with the anticipation of recognizing the accomplishments of the students in the middle school.
Elementary students honored
The Eldorado Elementary awards ceremony was held Wednesday, May 26, 2009 in the Eldorado Elementary Gym.
The program opened with the Pledge of Allegiance and the Pledge to the Texas Flag with Principal Chad Wright and Elementary Counselor Cathy Newman as emcees.
Accelerated Reader High Point Individuals from each class were recognized first and presented with a certificate. Highest Point Reader went to fourth grader Anthony Olivares with a 304 points.
Class of 2010 graduates from EHS
As strains of “Pomp and Circumstance” were played by the Mighty Eagle Band, thirty-seven members of the Class of 2010 took their final steps together as they filed onto Eagle Stadium track May 28th for commencement ceremonies.
A few minutes later, following a salutatory address by Emily Espinosa and a valedictory address by Timothy Cuevas, members of the class made their way, one by one, to receive their diplomas.
Thuesen to die for Joiner murders
John Darrell Thuesen, 26, of College Station, was sentenced to death Friday, May 28, 2010, by District Judge Travis Bryan III, after a Brazos County Jury unanimously found that he was a threat to society and that there were no mitigating factors that would prevent him from being executed.
The same jury convicted Thuesen last week of Capital Murder in the March 6, 2009 shooting deaths of Travis and Rachel Joiner, siblings from Eldorado, who were living in College Station while attending Texas A&M University.
Agrilife extension offers online rainwater harvesting course for livestock, wildlife
COLLEGE STATION — The Texas AgriLife Extension Service is offering three opportunities for small-acreage landholders to participate in an online course on rainwater collection for livestock and wildlife.
The four-lesson “Rainwater Harvesting for Livestock and Wildlife” course, which can be taken from anywhere there is reliable Internet access, is designed to be completed over a four-week period, according to Justin Mechell, the AgriLife Extension program specialist in College Station coordinating course offerings.
“Though we have made these four lessons to where they can be reasonably completed in the four-week time frame we have established, the course may be completed more quickly if desired,” he said. “If a participant is planning on using a dial-up Internet connections, that’s OK, but download times for course materials may be lengthy.”
Everything you always wanted to know about our underground water district
by Jon Cartwright
The Success is allowing us space to keep the public up to date on groundwater issues, so I am obliged to them, and I will try to be clear and informative enough that some of the readers may give us a glance or two. Today I’ll provide some basics about the District.
For those who have unsuccessfully tried to find the groundwater district in the phone book, next time look in the P’s for Plateau Underground Water, or check our website, www.plateauuwcsd.com. The Plateau Underground Water Conservation & Supply District includes all of Schleicher County, and only Schleicher County, but as a groundwater district we are a political subdivision of the state, operating under Chapter 36 of the State Water Code.