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Whittens receive gate sign
The Eldorado-Divide SWCD presented Jimmy and David Whitten with a gate sign at the Schleicher County Range, Wool and Mohair contest held Saturday, April 20 at the Schleicher County Civic Center. The Whitten Family has supported the Schleicher County Range, Wool and Mohair contest for many years by hosting the Range portion of the contest. COURTESY PHOTO
U.S. Department of Labor investigates FLDS company on child labor allegations
Arizona man linked to child labor charges was tied to 2008 raid at YFZ Ranch
When authorities sought entry to the YFZ Ranch in 2008, they did so with the hope of finding a man named Dale Barlow. It later turned out that the allegations against Barlow were part of an elaborate hoax, perpetrated by a Colorado Springs woman named Rozita Swinton.
Theo Melancon hired as City Administrator
Theo Melancon has been hired as city administrator for the City of Eldorado. The action came last Friday when the Eldorado City Council met in special session and voted unanimously in favor of Melancon.
Commissioners adopt cemetery regulations
Schleicher County Commissioners met Monday, April 22, 2013, and voted to enact six pages of rules and regulations at the Eldorado Cemetery. The new rules come roughly 107 years after the cemetery was put into operation.
The property commonly known as the “Eldorado Cemetery” was originally purchased from M.A. Keeney in June of 1905 by
New nursing home awaits TDADS follow-up inspection
Schleicher County Hospital District’s new nursing home awaits a return visit from inspectors with the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (TDADS).
Jeffs’ faithful continue to ‘answer them nothing’
Members of Warren Jeffs’ FLDS Church have long followed his “answer them nothing” approach when dealing with state and federal officials. And, they don’t appear to be prepared to change the practice any time soon as the State of Texas is still awaiting a response from YFZ Ranch officials regarding its attempt to seize the 1,691 acre property located four miles northeast of Eldorado on Schleicher County Road 300.