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The U.S. Border Patrol Special Operations Detachment took part in a training exercise at the YFZ Ranch near Eldorado last week. Members of the detachment are shown here taking part in an earlier training. -- COURTESY PHOTO

Latest News Stories

  • YFZ Ranch Lease Made Public, Border Patrol Confirms Training Exercise
    Wednesday, December 12, 2018 5:01 PM
    Members of the U.S. Border Patrol Special Operations Detachment took part in a training exercise held at the YFZ Ranch last week. Eldorado residents and some of the ranch’s neighbors reported seeing helicopters, Osprey tilt wing aircraft and other airplanes circling the ranch and coming and going from the Schleicher County Airport.

  • YFZ Investigator Wes Hensley Shot in Houston
    Wednesday, December 12, 2018 4:49 PM

    Captain Wes Hensley, an investigator with the Office of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton was one of three officers shot Tuesday while attempting to serve a warrant in Houston. All three officers are expected to recover, according to news reports in Houston. Hensley is known here in Eldorado as one of the investigators who worked on the YFZ Ranch investigation. During that time, he worked closely with Schleicher County Sheriff David Doran and Texas Ranger Nick Hanna, among others.


  • Dutch Military Conducts War Games in Menard County
    Wednesday, December 12, 2018 4:32 PM
    The Royal Netherlands 11th Reconnaissance Air Assault Brigade carried out military missions just minutes from Menard last week. Rancho Bonito, just northeast of town, hosted the majority of the tactical operations. Massive tents, radio antenna, towers, ambulances, and military vehicles set the scene for the military headquarters.

  • SCISD Trustees Meet, Alter Investment Strategy
    Wednesday, December 12, 2018 4:29 PM

    Schleicher County ISD trustees met Monday evening, December 10, 2018, and voted unanimously to change the way they handle the school district’s long term investments. The trustees amended their policy manual so that they can invest the district’s money for up to two years. The old policy limited the district to a one-year maturity on investment accounts.

  • City Council Discusses Election, New Water Tower
    Wednesday, December 12, 2018 4:26 PM
    There will be four seats up for election on the Eldorado City Council when voters go to the polls on May 4th. It was announced during Monday night’s meeting of the city council that the seats held by Danny Halbert (Ward #1), Paul Rebuck (Ward #2), Wayne McGinnes (Ward #3) and the at-large mayor position currently held by George Arispe will all be on the ballot for two-year terms. The filing deadline is 5 p.m. on Friday, February 15, 2019.

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Recent Obituaries

  • Paul Richard Emmons
    Paul Richard Emmons 72 of Eldorado, went home to rest in the arms of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ on November 13th, 2018. His Funeral was held Sunday November the 18th 2018 at the Agape Assembly of God church in Eldorado TX. Pallbearers were Michael Emmons, Paul Emmons, Gene Bills Jr., Mickey Weatherall, Jason Jessup, and Tim Emmons-Doerschuck.
  • Robert Cleveland Hocutt
    On Sunday, November 11, 2018, Robert Cleveland Hocutt went to be with our Heavenly Father. He was born July 13, 1939, to L.J. Hocutt and Della Grace Gartman Hocutt in Athens, Texas. While a young man Bob, as he was called, joined the Army in 1958. He was honorably discharged in 1964 after having served under three United States Presidents; Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson. He liked the fact that he was able to help his country and almost enlisted in the Navy after his discharge from the Army.
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