Local News Stories
All-Star Minor League 1st Ozona Tourney
Eldorado Minor League All-Star team placed 1st in the Ozona Minor League Tournament on Saturday, June 15th. In the first round, held on Thursday, Eldorado beat Ozona 15-4. They beat Wall on Saturday 7-3. Eldorado clenched the championship beating Ozona by one run 9-8. Team members include: (Front L-R) Omar Barajas, Korbin Covarrubiaz, Ryllan Martinez, Santiago Hernandez, Mario Arispe and Kas Johnson. (Center L-R) Damian Romo, Braxton Elias, Cooper Meador, Sebastian Rodriguez, Kaden Gonzalez and James Kimble; (Back L-R) Coaches Chris Meador, Kenny Covarrubiaz, Fito Gonzalez, Jimmy Joe Rodriguez and Scotty Johnson. COURTESY PHOTO
EHS grads receive their diplomas
As strains of “Pomp and Circumstance” were played by the Mighty Eagle Band, 45 members of the Class of 2013 took their final steps together as they filed onto the Eagle Stadium track on Friday, May 31st, for commencement ceremonies.
Blaine Mitchell offered the Invocation as the program got underway.
Following a salutatory address by Jessica Pasillas and a valedictory address by Ashleigh Wright, members of the class made their way, one by one, to receive their diplomas.
EHS Principal Robert Gibson then announced the graduates’ names as they crossed in front of the podium. SCISD Board President Kurtis Homer handed out the diplomas while Superintendent Billy Collins moved each graduate’s tassel to signify the beginning of a new chapter of their lives.
As the diplomas were presented, those graduates receiving scholarships and awards were announced.
Following the presentation of diplomas, singing of the school song “Hail Eldorado” and Benediction offered by Alex McMayon, the graduates gathered to the center of the football field and celebrated by tossing their caps high into the air. Family members and friends then moved in to greet the graduates.
Ushers for the evening were Madison Albin, Michael Bilbrey, Reed Hariman and Lupe Pasillas.
The graduates, along with the awards and scholarships they received, were announced during the ceremony as follows: Juan Carlos Aranda, Miranda Nicole Arispe (Jorge Medrano Memorial Scholarship, Rachel Joiner Scholarship), Sergio Lee Arispe, William Gene Barker (Beta Sigma Phi Scholarship), Camron Ray Capps (Masonic Lodge Scholarship, Lions Club Scholarship), Cesar Eduardo Cruz, Alejandro Dominguez, Amber June Douglas, Lori Michelle Escobar (Tom Green County Farm Bureau Scholarship, Lions Club Scholarship, Mitzi Sessom Scholarship, Eldorado Womans Club Scholarship, Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church Scholarship), Ryan Anthony Espinosa (San Angelo Area Foundation Scholarship, Dustin Ramirez Alternate Energy Scholarship, Buick Achievers Scholarship);
Also, Justin Estrada (Universal Technical Institute Scholarship), Lorenzo Gonzales Fuentes, John Paul Galan, Domingo Arturo Garcia, Kasey Lynn Gonzalez, Kirk Lane Griffin, Jr., Edward Hernandez, Nikkita Marie Herrera, Robin Sabre-Grey Hibbs (Eagle Band Scholarship), Nancy Ivette Iglesias (Robert & Mary Payne Massie Memorial Scholarship, Lions Club Scholarship, Mitzi Sessom Memorial Scholarship, Eldorado Womans Club Scholarship, Niblett’s Oilfield Services Scholarship), Benjamin Robert Martin;
Also, Jose-Gelasio Gloria Martinez, Mary Lou Martinez, Rico Jesse Martinez, Verenice Magali Mata (Jorge Medrano Memorial Scholarship) Alexandra Marie McMayon (San Angelo Area Foundation Scholarship, Eldorado Womans Club Scholarship, West Central Wireless Scholarship, Billy Gene Edmiston Memorial Scholarship, Robert Jay Scholarship), Blaine Thomas Mitchell (Masonic Lodge Scholarship, Billy Gene Edmiston Memorial Scholarship), Victoria Olivan (San Angelo Area Foundation Scholarship), Brian Allen Parsley (Schleicher County Rodeo Association Scholarship, Carr Scholarship), Jessica Hernandez Pasillas (Carr Scholarship, Travis Joiner Scholarship, Hext Memorial Scholarship, Eagle Band Scholarship, Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church Scholarship), Marcus Anthony Perez (Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church Scholarship), Hagen JT Porras;
Also, Dylan Chase Ramos, Hector Reyes, Jr., (Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church Scholarship, EC Roustabout Service, Inc. Scholarship), Preston Rodriguez, Diego Daniel Sanchez (Texas Electric Cooperative Scholarship), Mark Anthony Sanchez, Kevin Martinez Solis, Austin Ryan Stapp (Lions Club Scholarship, Masonic Lodge Scholarship, UIL Scholarship, Mitzi Sessom Memorial Scholarship, Beta Sigma Phi Scholarship, Niblett’s Oilfield Service Scholarship, Ralph and Bobby Lou Mayer Scholarship), Diamantina Torres, Analycia Vargas (Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church Scholarship), Ruben Vazquez, Chasity Dawn Willis, and Ashleigh Suzanne Wright (San Angelo Area Foundation Scholarship, Eldorado Womans Club Scholarship, Texas Tech Presidential Scholarship, Terry Foundation).
Local 4-Hers compete at State Round-Up
By: Cody Bridges
County Extension Agent
On Wednesday June 12, 2013 the Eldorado 4-Hers went to College Station to compete in the State 4-H Round-Up. While in College Station Franklin Buchholz tied for first place individual in mohair judging. Buchholz received the 2nd high place through the tie breaker with a score of 394. The team of Franklin Buchholz, Dalton Buchholz, Ivie Kate Mynatt, and West Ramon also received 2nd Place team in the Mohair contest. The team’s total score was 1163. Individual scores: Franklin Buchholz 394, Ivie Kate Mynatt 386, Dalton Buchholz 383, and West Ramon 345.
Meanwhile Crockett County received 1st place with a score of 1170 and Irion County received 3rd place in the mohair contest.
Also, Garet Swinford participated in the Plant ID contest, doing a great job.
On Thursday, June 13, Ivie Kate Mynatt and Esme Ruezga won 3rd in their educational presentation “Born To Shop” in the Ag Wool and/or Mohair Division.
Top students honored at EMS
The Eldorado Middle School Awards Program began with an opening procession of the Eighth Grade Class of 2013 shaking the hand of High School Principal Robert Gibson at the High School auditorium on the last day of school, Thursday, May 30th, 2013.
Student Council President Jess Gonzales welcomed each class with the anticipation of recognizing the accomplishments of the students in the middle school.
New nursing home is open for business
Anna Robles was the first resident to arrive Tuesday morning at the new Schleicher County Nursing Home. She was escorted into the building by an army of staff members and volunteers who were on hand for the big day.
One by one, the residents were brought by van to the new facility until, just before 11 a.m., all 24 residents had been moved.
Elementary honors top students
The Eldorado Elementary Academic Awards Ceremony was held Thursday, May 30, 2013 in the Elementary Gym.
The program opened with the Pledge of Allegiance and the Pledge to the Texas Flag led by music teacher Joella Parker.