Local News Stories
4-Hers claim top prize in Wool & Mohair Judging
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.
Shipman is big winner in S.A. Creative Arts contest
Kathryn Shipman, daughter of Gary and Luann Shipman, was the grand prize winner in the Youth Clothing Division at the San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo Creative Arts Contest.
Shipman won two Best of Shows, seven 1st Place, seven 2nd Place, six 3rd Place, and one 4th Place ribbon. She accumulated enough points to in the Youth Clothing Division earn her a new sewing machine.
Shipman placed Best In Show in the Dresses and Decorative Garments. Her seven first place ribbons were in the Accessories, Skirts, Dresses, Blouses, Wool/Mohair, Hair Accessories and Decorative Garments divisions.
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.
“Splashtactular” water slide
IT’S A WINDING ROAD — Large tubes were erected last week for the county’s new “Splashtactular” water slide as a concrete foundation was poured for the new swimming pool concession stand. The rest of the slide will be completed at a later date. Meanwhile work has begun on the adjacent county park with soil being removed for the playscape foundations and walking paths. Construction is said to be on schedule so the pool and park may open on Memorial Day weekend. — PHOTO BY KATHY MANKIN
Commissioners get to see new truck
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.
SCMC to see new doctor
Schleicher County Hospital District trustees held their first-ever board meeting in the new hospital Monday evening, just five days after the new facility opened.
Hospital Administrator Paul Burke updated the board on the move from the old hospital and shared with them some of the challenges his staff faced.