School trustees accept teacher resignation
The Schleicher County ISD board of trustees met Monday evening, April 12, 2010 and voted to accept the resignation of EHS teacher Jorge Pineda, who submitted his resignation, effective the end of the school year, by letter to Superintendent Billy Collins.
Among other business, the trustees learned that total student enrollment stands at 621, with 602 of that number being considered “eligible” for state funding. Superintendent Billy Collins explained the number is within the range predicted when the board was preparing its budget for the year.
The board then received an update on a summer leadership conference to be held June 10-12 in San Antonio. They also discussed the upcoming redistricting cycle which will follow the release of the 2010 census numbers.
Grand jury indicts 13
Schleicher County grand jurors met Monday, April 5, 2010. The following indictments were handed down.
Joseph Joe Tijerina, male, age 58, of Eldorado was indicted for Driving While Intoxicated, 3rd Degree or More enhanced to Habitual Offender. New bond issued and no driving.
Miguel Luna, male, age 19, of Eldorado, was indicted for Burglary of a Building. PR Bond.
Juan Cazarez Nava, male, age 26, of Eldorado, indicted for Aggravated Assault Causes Serious Bodily Injury. New bond issued, no contact with victim.
A Grand Jury was impaneled for April 2010 thru October 2010 term. Thirteen indictments were handed down and 4 have been released as of April 12, 2010.
‘Max & Ruby’ a smash hit with Elementary students
Bunny siblings Max and Ruby and their friends made a stop for a free performance for the elementary students at Eldorado Elementary School on Thursday, April 8. “Max & Ruby” is a Theatreworks USA musical based on the series of books by Rosemary Wells and the popular television program on Nick Jr. and Noggin.
1998 Eldorado High School graduate Kirk Curtis is the General Manager of Theatreworks USA. Curtis and his colleagues arranged for the free performance as a gift to the young students of Eldorado.
Reeve to serve as CV Boy Sout executive
SAN ANGELO, TX. (April, 2010) – Concho Valley Council, a San Angelo-based organization that provides official Boy Scouts programs to more than 2,000 Scouts in south central and southwest Texas, announced today that
Don Griffis, President of the Concho Valley Council has announced that Richard Reeve has been selected to serve as the Scout Executive/CEO of the Concho Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America beginning in March 2010.
“Rick has a solid record of fundraising, staff leadership, program experience and marketing communications”, Griffis said. “The Concho Valley Council has experienced tremendous successes over the years and we are looking forward to reaching new levels of excellence with the experience that Reeve brings to us.”
Details released on Short Creek warrant
Even as the dust settled following last week’s law enforcement raid in the twin cities of Colorado City, Arizona and Hildale, Utah, details about events leading up to the raid were being released to the public.
Expenditures made by fire department personnel appear to be of primary concern to investigators who listed “fraudulent schemes and artifices; Class 2 felony,” and misappropriation of public funds as the reason for the warrant which was served on four fire and rescue stations in as well as the home of Fire Chief Jacob “Jake” L. Barlow and Colorado City Manager David William Darger.
4H to pursue NRA grant
County Agent Cody Bundick met with Schleicher County Commissioners on Monday, April 12th and received permission to pursue a grant from the National Rifle Association to help defray costs associated with the 4H Shooting Sports program. It is even possible, he said, that such a grant could be used to construct an outdoor shooting range.
Bundick received permission from the commissioners at last month’s meeting to construct a storage room inside the Civic Center where a gun safe and other club gear could be kept. It is hoped the NRA grant will offset most if not all the cost.