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Schleicher County Grand Jury Report

Schleicher County Grand Jury handed down eight indictments Wednesday, January 3rd, 2024. Four of those indictments have been made public including:

Schleicher County Public Library Receives $75K Grant from Carl B. & Florence E. King Foundation

The Schleicher County Public Library has been awarded a $75,000 grant from the Carl B. & Florence E. King Foundation to assist in building renovations/equipment, furnishings, and security/technology equipment for the new Public Library at the Eldorado Service Center.

Amendments & Propositions... Some Wonder What’s the Difference?

Schleicher County Republicans who cast early ballots in their party primary have found themselves faced with a bevy of candidates seeking the party nomination and 13 propositions. Confusion has arisen with some asking the difference between constitutional amendments and primary ballot propositions.

SCISD to Hold Only Local Election

Russell Cathey and Jeff Chancellor are vying for an at-large seat on the Schleicher County ISD board of trustees. They filed for the seat currently held by Sam Luedecke, who chose not to seek re-election.

Hospital District Trustees Meet

The Schleicher County Hospital District board of trustees met Monday evening, February 26th, to handle a short business agenda. Among other business, the trustees voted to purchase 60 square yards of crushed limestone and use it to construct a pad on which to place a shipping container which will be used for storage.

Water Board Meets, Votes to Update District Rules

The Plateau Underground Water Conservation & Supply District will conduct a county-wide groundwater availability study to determine the health and viability of the Edwards-Trinity Aquifer that underlies most of Schleicher County.
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Obituaries
Kerry Edward Dean
Kerry Edward Dean
Our precious Kerry Dean left his family’s embrace on an epic adventure to Heaven. Kerry Edward Dean was born on October 12, 1999 in Fredericksburg, Texas and passed away on February 21, 2024 at the age of 24 in San Marcos, TX.
Manuela Rangel Espinosa
Manuela Rangel Espinosa
Manuela Rangel Espinosa, age 87, passed away on Monday, February 5th, 2024. Family Visitation is planned for Wednesday, February 7th, 2024 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Miller Family Funeral Home …
Victor F. Saldivar
Victor F. Saldivar
Victor F. Salvidar, 44 years old, passed away on December 10, 2023 in San Antonio, TX. Victor was born on November 26, 1979 in Eldorado, TX to Angel Dominguez and Victor Saldivdar. He was a 1999 …
LOCAL PUBLIC NOTICES
February 22, 2024
Schleicher County ISD Request for Proposals
February 15, 2024
Schleicher County ISD Request for Proposals
February 8, 2024
1) County Treasurer's Annual Report; 2) City of Eldorado Notice of Hearing on Council Member Pay Schedule; 3) Notice of Test of Automatic Tabulating Equipment
February 1, 2024
1) City of Eldorado Notice of Hearing on Council Member Pay Schedule; 2) Notice to Creditors; 3) SWTEC Environmental Notification Regarding Antenna
January 25, 2024
1) Schleicher County Appraisal District Notice to Taxpayers; 2) SCISD Statement of Revenues, Expenses and Changes in Fund Balance; 3) Notice of Sheriff's Sale; 4) Hospital District Notice of Deadline to Apply for Place on Ballot
SPORTS
SHOT REJECTED -- Tony Kmiec bats away a Plains Cowboy’s shot during the early going of the Area round playoff game in Stanton on Friday, February 23rd. Kmiec contributed four points on the offensive end of the floor, but the Cowboys pulled away to a 53-33 win and advanced to face the Anthony Wildcats in the Regional Quarterfinal round of the playoffs. -- KATHY MANKIN | THE ELDORADO SUCCESS
SHOT REJECTED
Tony Kmiec bats away a Plains Cowboy’s shot during the early going of the Area round playoff game in Stanton on Friday, February 23rd. Kmiec contributed four points on the offensive end of the …
Lady Eagles Win 5th Powerlifting Meet, Advance 14 to Regional
EHS Lady Eagles powelifting team won their 5th Championship at the San Angelo Lake View Invitational on February 15, 2024, they finished in first place with 54 points.
BI-DISTRICT CHAMPIONS -- The Eldorado Eagles basketball team defeated the Roscoe Plowboys 51-42 to claim the Bi-District Championship on Tuesday evening, February 20th at San Angelo Central’s gymnasium. The Eagles are slated to face the Plains Cowboys on Friday in the Stanton High School gym. Tip off will be at 6 p.m. Team members include: (Front L-R) Amare Luna, Braylon Sanchez, Jonnie Rae Adame, Michael Adame, Marcos Morin, Tony Kmiec, Jason Covarrubiaz, Andrew Whitten, Ethan Elias, Garrett Walling, Charlie Mac Griffin, Coach Jaxson Robinson (Back L-R) Landon McSherry, Coach Robbie Robinson, Ryley Hight, Jaxon Hight and Cade Parker. -- J.L.  MANKIN | THE ELDORADO SUCCESS
Bi-District Champions
BI-DISTRICT CHAMPIONS The Eldorado Eagles basketball team defeated the Roscoe Plowboys 51-42 to claim the Bi-District Championship on Tuesday evening, February 20th at San Angelo Central’s …
HOW’S THAT FOR POWER? The  Lady Eagles powerlifting team won its fourth meet championship on home turf Saturday, February 10th in Eagle Gym. Team members include ( Front  L-R): Arleth Cruz, Lizeth Vasquez, Johana Castro, Nyomi Aranda, Heidi Estrada, Alexis Martinez, Mimi Martinez, Carmen Mata, Madeline Valeriano, Coach Castleman, Alejandra Alegria, (Back L-R): Yoselyn Fuentes, Brisa Siera, Olivia Broome, Addison Badillo, Minelly Montes, Amanda Cortez, Mari Cruz Esparza, Lupe Esparza and Rayne Martin. -- KATHY MANKIN | THE ELDORADO SUCCESS
Lady Eagles Powerlifters Claim Their 4th Meet Championship
EHS powerlifters participated in the Eldorado Invitational Meet on Saturday, February 10, 2024 in Eagle Gym. When the meet was over, Coach Christopher Castleman handed out a fistful of medals to the EHS girls and boys teams.
Lady Eagles to Face Miles in Playoffs
The Eldorado Lady Eagles basketball team will face the Miles Lady Bulldogs in the bi-district round of the State 2A Playoffs.
Concho Valley
Annual Fundraiser to Benefit ADACCV’s Lifesaving Programs
The Alcohol & Drug Awareness Center for the Concho Valley (ADACCV) is excited to host its Annual Have a Heart for ADACCV E-Auction. The event takes place on Tuesday, February 13th from 9 AM until Wednesday, February 14th at 3 PM.
Ft. McKavett Archeology Exhibiton
Fort McKavett State Historic Site will host an archeology exhibition at its visitor center museum on Friday, March 1, 2024. Special tours and exhibits will be featured.
SAGHS to Hold Feb. 6 Virtual Meeting
Genealogy enthusiasts and researchers are invited to join SAGHS for an exciting virtual event, “Lost in Your Genealogical Research? Would a Map Help?”
Lone Star State
Earling Voting Ends Friday in Party Primary Elections
Early voting in the March 5 primary election ends Friday with a host of candidates on the ballot in both parties, including president, U.S. Senate, all 38 Texas U.S. representatives, all 150 Texas House representatives, and down to local races for district attorney, sheriff and other positions.
March 15 Deadline for Ag Producers to Enroll in USDA’s Key Commodity Safety Net Programs
Agricultural producers who have not yet enrolled in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for the 2024 crop year have until March 15, 2024, to revise elections and sign contracts.
Ag Census: Texas Lost 17,700 Farms Over Past Five Years
Texas farmland decreased by over 1.6 million acres, losing more than 17,700 farms, according to the latest Agriculture Census. As of 2022, Texas had 125,417,325 acres dedicated to farming and ranching, down from 127,036,184 acres five years prior.
Federal Judge Appears Skeptical of State’s New Border Law
A federal judge is expected to rule quickly on the constitutionality of a Texas law about to go into effect that institutes new state penalties for illegal border crossings. During a hearing last week, U.S. District Judge David Ezra said he had concerns that other states would follow Texas’ lead in creating their own immigration laws – a power given exclusively to the federal government under the U.S. Constitution.
BUFFALO SOLDIER ON PATROL – Buffalo Soldiers stood guard on the frontier as America expanded westward. They built roads, extended telegraph lines, protected mail shipments and battled Indians throughout the west. Although their efforts were seldom appreciated during their own time, their steadfast service won the praise from historians, and eventually a nation that finally came to recognize their contributions.
Adversity and Valor: Buffalo Soldiers Serving on the Western Frontier
Five Buffalo Soldiers earned the Medal of Honor in Texas for valor shown in battle. Included among them was Sergeant Emauel Stance of the 9th Cavalry at Fort McKavett.
Lifestyle
Suffer from motion sickness? How to make travel easier for everybody
(BPT) - Do you love to get out in the world and visit new places, but often find yourself feeling uncomfortable while you're en route to your destinations due to nausea? Unfortunately, many …
The role of dashcams in vehicle accidents and their effect on your car insurance
Cheap Insurance looks into the role of vehicle onboard dashcams in legal proceedings, including traffic court cases, accident lawsuits, and car insurance rates.
Phony Investment “Opportunities” Can Cost You Big, Say U.S. Postal Inspectors
(NAPSI)—Huge returns and little to no risk? Who wouldn’t want an investment opportunity like that? If you receive a pitch by phone, mail or email that makes such incredible financial promises as …
Who's counting? A glimpse into the world of math teachers
Study.com examines the demographics of math teachers today and what may be driving the national teacher shortage.
Centre su atención en la salud renal: conozca sus riñones
(NAPSI)—¿Qué mejor momento para conocer sus riñones que el Mes Nacional de los Riñones?   Los riñones juegan un papel fundamental en el funcionamiento del cuerpo; por lo tanto, unos …