There will be at least three contested races in local elections on May 11th with the possibility for two more.
Filing for most of the positions ended last Friday. The filing period for two unexpired city council seats remains open until 5 p.m. on Monday March 11th.

Schleicher County Commissioners had a chance to look over the county’s newest truck Monday when Road Superintendent Mark Graves parked the 2013 Freightliner truck in the courthouse parking lot, but high winds delayed their inspection.

MINISTERIAL ALLIANCE — Members of the Eldorado Ministerial Alliance gathered at the new Schleicher County Medical Center hospital early Wednesday morning, February 20th, where they participated in  a brief prayer session just prior to the opening of the new facility. Those members present included: (Front L-R) Rev. Jim Sweet, First United Methodist Church; Rev. Henry Flores, Primera Baptist Church; Father Joseph Vathaloor, Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church; Rev. Bob Ferguson, Brushy Top Cowboy Church; Rev. Joe McGee, First Presbyterian Church; Pastor Peter Thornton, Templo Getsemani; Rev. Gary Price, First Baptist Church. Hospital board president Randy Mankin was on hand for the ceremony, so were several members of the SCMC staff.  PHOTO BY KATHY MANKIN

2013 San Angelo Stock Show Mohair and Wool Show was held Feb 16th with 72 contestants and 23 teams. Plaques awarded for 1st place teams and 1st-5th place individuals and overall.

TOTAL LOSS — Elias Garcia looks on as volunteer firefighter Eusebio Esquivel works to extinguish the smoldering remains of the travel trailer where Garcia lived on Northfield Drive near the Eldorado Place Apartments. Authorities believe the fire began after Garcia fell asleep with a lit cigarette in his hand. Fortunately Garcia escaped from the trailer in time to avoid injuries. The blaze was reported to the 9-1-1 dispatcher at 3:45 p.m. on Sunday, March 17th. By the time firefighters arrived the trailer was a total loss.              — PHOTO BY KATHY MANKIN

High winds damaged several homes in and around Eldorado on Monday, causing a series of electrical power outages and leaving a trail of debris scattered across town.