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Ector County Murder Suspect Dies in Officer-Involved Shooting in Mertzon

Trevor James Myrick, 26, of Hobbs, New Mexico, died Tuesday after exchanging gunfire with law enforcement officers on Duncan Avenue, just south of O.K. Wolfenbarger football field in Mertzon.

Partial Solar Eclipse Dims Sky, Drops Temperature in Eldorado

While neighboring communities to the east of Eldorado were able to experience a total solar eclipse on Monday, residents here saw an eclipse that approached 98% coverage.

City Council Approves $200 Utility Credit for Former Members with 4-Years of Service

The Eldorado City Council met Monday, April 9, 2024 and voted to extend $200 utility credits to council members who served in office for four continuous years before leaving the council. That’s the same credit current council members receive.

Water District Board Informed ET-Fuels Drilling More Test Wells

ET-Fuels’ first test water well on the Pat Jackson Ranch was a dry hole. That was the word from Patrick Woodson, the company’s chief U.S. development officer. He advised the Plateau Underground Water Conservation & Supply District’s (PUWC&SD) board of directors that the company plans to drill additional test wells in hopes of finding an adequate water supply for the hydrogen extraction and methanol synthesis facility the company wants to build.

Ports-to-Plains Corridor to Rename as I-27

U.S. 277 in Schleicher and Sutton counties is set to have a new name once construction is complete on Interstate 27. The route, widely known as the Ports-to-Plains Corridor, received historic approval in the I-27 Numbering Act of 2023 (S.992) which received unanimous consent in the U.S. Senate, marking the final legislative step towards solidifying an official name for the critically significant Ports-to-Plains Corridor. The bill’s journey saw unanimous approval in both chambers, with the U.S. House of Representatives endorsing amended language, now ready for President Biden’s signature.

Gonzalez to Step Down as County Clerk on June 30th

Schleicher County Clerk Mary Ann Gonzalez will be retiring on June 30th, according to County Judge Charlie Bradley. He said her resignation and retirement will be listed as an action item on the agenda for the April 15th meeting of the Schleicher County Commissioners Court.
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Obituaries
Rodolfo M. “Rudy” Guajardo
Rodolfo M. “Rudy” Guajardo
Rodolfo M. “Rudy” Guajardo, 93, peacefully passed on April 9, 2024 at his home in Eldorado, TX. He was born on April 20, 1930, in Sonora, TX to Eduardo and Francisca Guajardo. Rudy, …
Dora Ione Grissom Mankin
Dora Ione Grissom Mankin
Dora Grissom Mankin was born to William Langly and Ina Earl Grissom on March 10, 1935 in Cross Plains, Texas. She passed from this life on April 10, 2024 at home in Eldorado, Texas.
Christabel
Christabel “Christy” Sauer Hutson
NEW IBERIA, LA - Funeral services will be held for Mrs. Christabel “Christy” Sauer Hutson, 83, on Thursday, March 21, 2024 at 5:00PM at the David Funeral Home Chapel of New Iberia, Louisiana, with Brother Geran Maples officiating.
LOCAL PUBLIC NOTICES
April 18, 2024
1) Public Notice of Test of Automatic Tabulating Equipment; 2) Schleicher County Notice to Bidders
April 11, 2024
1) Schleicher County Bid Notice, 2) SCISD Election Notice, 3) Schleicher County Invitation to Bid on Depository Contract, 4) AEP Texas Notice of Rate Change Request (English & Spanish)
April 4, 2024
1) AEP Texas Notice of Rate Change Request (English & Spanish), 2) Schleicher County Invitation to Bid on Depository Contract
March 28, 2024
1) Schleicher County Bid Notice (Diesel), 2) City of Eldorado Water Quality Permit Renewal Notice (English), 3) City of Eldorado Water Quality Permit Renewal Notice (Spanish), 4) AEP Texas Notice of Rate Change Request (English & Spanish)
March 21, 2024
1) Schleicher County Bid Notice (Diesel), 2) City of Eldorado Water Quality Permit Renewal Notice (English), 3) City of Eldorado Water Quality Permit Renewal Notice (Spanish), 4) AEP Texas Notice of Rate Change Request (English & Spanish)
SPORTS
TRIPLE JUMP WINNER -- Logan Prater placed first in the Triple Jump with a distance of 36-11.75 at the District 7-2A Track Meet held in Sonora on Wednesday and Thursday, April 3rd and 4th. Prater and 15 of her teammates were slated to compete in the Area Track Meet in Bangs on Wednesday. -- ANGIE BRYANT | THE DEVIL’S RIVER NEWS
EHS Tracksters Compete at District 7-2A Meet in Sonora
Eldorado High School track and field athletes competed in the District 7-2A track meet held Wednesday and Thursday, April 3rd and 4th in Sonora. Logan Prater placed first in the 100 Meter Dash, 200 …
ACROBATIC FIRST BASEMAN -- Mike Adame keeps his foot on the bag as he reaches high to catch a throw and record an out at first base as the Eldorado Eagles baseball team notched up an 8-2 win over the Ozona Lions at Eagle Field in Eldorado on Tuesday, April 9th. It was the second win over the Lions in four days as Eldorado stayed undefeated in District 5-2A. Next up, the Wink Wildcats in a two-game series. --  KATHY MANKIN  | THE ELDORADO SUCCESS
Eagles Sweep Ozona Lions, Remain Undefeated in District Play
The Eldorado Eagles baseball team swept the Ozona Lions in a home-and-home series to remain undefeated in District 5-2A. The series began on Friday, April 5th in Ozona, where the Eagles won 11-1, and concluded at Eagle Field in Eldorado on Tuesday, April 9th with an 8-2 victory.
HIGH STEPPING -- 7th Grade Lady Eagle Kristin Nava placed first in the 100 M Hurdles at the 2024 South Zone District Track Meet on March 27th. -- MANDI UMPHRESS | THE ELDORADO SUCCESS
EMS Eagles Compete at District Track Meet
Eldorado Middle School athletes competed Wednesday, March 27th in the District 7-2A South Zone Track Meet in Ozona.
SPINNING THROW -- Jayson Santellano placed first in the discus with a throw of 125’4.75” at the 2024 Reagan County Relays on March 28th in Big Lake. -- KATHY MANKIN | THE ELDORADO SUCCESS
EHS Boys Compete in Reagan County Relays
REAGAN COUNTY RELAYS MARCH 28, 2024 Varsity Boys Second Place Team 800 M Run: Roman Guadarrama 5th, 2:08.276; Jaxon Hight 9th, 2:17.842; Jasiel Saucedo 13th, 2:27.105. 100 M Dash: Kimber Briley 5th, …
HIT THIS ONE IF YOU CAN -- Jonnie Rae Adame deals from the mound in Big Lake on Tuesday, March 26th where the Eagles won 11-2. He was back on the mound in McCamey on Monday, April 1st where he went the distance and got the 11-1 win in a five inning affair played in extremely high winds. -- J.L. MANKIN  | THE BIG LAKE WILDCAT
Eagles Sweep McCamey to Close Out First Half of District Play
The Eldorado Eagles baseball team swept the McCamey Badgers in a home-and-home series that began in Eldorado on Friday, March 29th and concluded in McCamey on Monday, April 1st.
Concho Valley
Owning Your Piece of Texas Workshop Set April 23 in SA
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host an “Owning Your Piece of Texas: Key Laws Texas Landowners Need to Know” workshop on April 23 in San Angelo.
ASU News: $5.2 Million Gift for New Golf Facility
Angelo State University has received a $5.2 million gift from an anonymous donor to fund construction of an all-inclusive new golf facility, the Angelo State Golf Complex, on the east side of the ASU campus.
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.
Lone Star State
‘Aggressive’ Hurricane Season Forecast for Texas Gulf Coast
Colorado State University researchers are calling this year’s hurricane season forecast “the most aggressive” ever, the Texas Standard reported. They say there is a 54% chance a hurricane will strike the Texas coast, and a 25% chance it will be major.
State Agencies Blasted over Wildfire Communications Failures
State agencies and regulators were heavily criticized at a Texas legislative hearing for failing to communicate during the deadly Panhandle wildfires, the Texas Tribune reported.
Literally Anybody Else Running for President as Independent
A 35-year-old teacher from North Texas is running for president after legally changing his name to “Literally Anybody Else,” the Houston Chronicle reported. “This isn’t about …
First Human Case of Bird Flu in Texas Detected After Contact With Infected Dairy Cattle
A person in Texas became ill with bird flu after contact with infected dairy cattle, state officials reported Monday.
Hunting Accidents at a New Record Low in Texas
AUSTIN — Texas recorded a new all-time low number of hunting-related accidents across the state, according to the 2023 Texas Hunting Accident Report.
Lifestyle
Get Ready to Grill: Choosing the right outdoor cooking solution for your needs
(Family Features) Because firing up the grill can make prepping meals quick and easy, it allows you to spend more time with friends and family rather than missing out on the sunshine while stuck in the kitchen.
Breathe Better with Asthma, Wherever You Are
(Family Features) If you have asthma, you know that symptoms can come on quickly, then worsen. An important part of managing asthma is knowing your triggers at home, work, school or while you're outdoors.
Managing Asthma Triggers
(Family Features) The places where you live, learn, work and play can expose you to common asthma triggers like pet dander, dust mites, pests like rodents and cockroaches, mold, cigarette smoke, pollen, air pollution and more.
100% Grass-Fed Organic Dairy Benefits Consumers, Environment, Cows and Family Farms
(Family Features) While the difference between dairy alternatives such as oat, almond and other nut milks is easier to decipher, choosing between organic dairy varieties can be more difficult.
A Creamy Pasta Delight Perfect for Dining Outdoors
(Culinary.net) Dining al fresco brings added freshness to favorite foods, and taking your next meal to the patio can be a fun, delicious way to soak in some vitamin D.