Local News Stories
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.
Emergency crews kept busy
Local firefighters and EMS volunteers responded this week to a pair of vehicle accidents that sent two women to area hospitals.
The first involved a 2004 Chevrolet pickup that rolled and caught fire early Saturday morning on FM 1828, north and west of Eldorado.
New hospital and clinic open for business
The new Schleicher County Hospital and Family Clinic are now open for business.
The 11,124-square-foot hospital and 4,765-square-foot clinic officially opened their doors at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, February 20th.
Oilfield chemical facility proposed
The amount of fresh water needed for hydraulic fracking of oil and gas wells may decline sharply if an Irving chemical company has its way. XCHEM is proposing a new oilfield chemical facility west of Eldorado to manufacture and distribute treatment chemicals that would allow brackish water to replace much of the fresh water now being used in the fracking process.
Stop sign theft could cause deadly accidents
County Road Superintendent Mark Graves voiced concerns Monday about the theft and vandalism of stop signs on county roads. Graves told the Schleicher County Commissioners Court that an increased number of signs are being taken, costing the county $50 per sign.
Council deals with another blocked alley dispute
The Eldorado City Council met Monday evening and found itself again dealing with a complaint of a blocked alleyway.