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SCISD Trustees Move Forward on 3 Proposed Solar Projects

The Schleicher County ISD board of trustees met in special session on Monday, November 28th to hold a series of public hearings related to three proposed solar farms.

Schleicher County Considers Right-of-Way Agreement with AEP Texas

Several representatives of AEP Texas were on hand Monday, November 28th to meet with Schleicher County Commissioners concerning a right-of-way agreement.

Wild Pig Management Workshop Slated Dec. 7th in Lampasas

A wild pig management workshop will be held Dec. 7 in Lampasas. The workshop is a joint effort between the Lampasas River Watershed Partnership, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, the Hill Country Soil and Water Conservation District and the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board.

BP Agents Arrest 3 Child Sex Offenders During Thanksgiving Week

U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to Del Rio Sector arrested three convicted child sex offenders, shortly after they illegally entered the United States.

Lab-Grown Meat Product Clears FDA Hurdle for Human Consumption

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared a meat product for human consumption that is grown in a laboratory from animal cells, the regulatory agency announced on Wednesday, November 16, 2022

5.4 Magnitude Earthquake Near Mentone Blamed for Damage Hundreds of Miles Away

A strong earthquake centered some 23 miles south of Mentone in remote West Texas, is being cited as the cause of damage in San Antonio, some 340 miles away, according to officials with University …
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Obituaries
James “Jimmy” Claude Doyle
James “Jimmy” Claude Doyle, age 86, of Eldorado passed away on November 9, 2022 surrounded by his family. He was born in Eldorado on July 1, 1936 to Bessie (Yarborough) and John Claude …
Dr. Jim Bob Brame
On Wednesday, October 26, 2022, after 93 years of a full life, Dr. Jim Bob Brame peacefully died surrounded by his family in San Angelo, Texas. Jim Bob was born a member of the “Greatest …
Howard Lynn Griffin
Howard Lynn Griffin, age 87, of Eldorado, Texas died Saturday, October 29, 2022 in Eldorado, Texas surround by his loving family.
SPORTS
Eagles Fall to Albany 49-13 in Bi-District Match
The Eldorado Eagles 2022 football season ended in a flurry of injuries and turnovers on Friday, November 11th at the Mustang Bowl in Sweetwater where the Albany Lions claimed the 48-13 victory and advanced to the Area round of the State 2A Playoffs.
Eagles Turnover Victory to Sterling City
The Eldorado Eagles turned the ball over seven times in their 24-6 loss to the Sterling City Eagles, twice on downs and five more times on fumbles.
EMS Eagles Green Team Falls to Sterling City Eagles
The Eldorado Middle School Eagles green team lost to Sterling City’s junior high team 14-8 on Thursday, November 3rd in Sterling City. Josh Guzman put the Eagles on top with a two-yard run …
Eagles Lose to Badgers 35-12 in McCamey
The Eldorado Eagles lost to the McCamey Badgers 35-12 on Friday, September 28th in McCamey. The Badgers took a 14-point lead early in the game on a 54-yard TD pass and a 12-yard TD run.
Korbin Covarrubiaz Leads SRSU Lobos to Victory
Eldorado native and former Eagles standout Korbin Covarrubiaz was called in from the bench on Saturday, September 29th, and led the Sul Ross State University Lobos to a 33-27, come-from-behind victory over the McMurry University War Hawks.
Concho Valley
AgriLife Research Sets 2023 Angora Performance Test Dates in Sonora
Texas A&M AgriLife Research has announced the schedule for the 2023 Angora Goat Pasture Performance Test. This evaluation is designed to aid producers in the selection of goats that remain …
Tom Green County and Goodfellow AFB to Benefit from $13.1 Million in Grants to Texas Military Communities
Governor Greg Abbott today announced that his Public Safety Office (PSO) will administer more than $355 million in grant funding for a variety of public safety programs and services in …
Fairmount Cemetery asks for volunteers to help place flags on veterans' graves
The Friends of Fairmount Cemetery Board needs volunteers to help place American flags on the graves of veterans buried at the cemetery. There are more than 1,600 service members buried at Fairmount – spanning from its origins in the 1800s up to present day.
Lone Star State

Governor Abbott, HHSC Announce Extension Of Emergency SNAP Benefits For December 2022

Governor Greg Abbott today announced the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is providing more than $341.4 million in emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits for the month of December. The allotments are expected to help about 1.6 million Texas households.

Changes Urged in the Funding of State’s Community Colleges

A report submitted to state leaders ahead of the 88th legislative session’s opening in January urges lawmakers to develop “an innovative new model” to fund community colleges.

Comptroller Moves $7.3 Billion to State Highway and Rainy Day Funds

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced Tuesday he has completed the transfer of about $7.3 billion into the State Highway Fund (SHF) and the Economic Stabilization Fund (ESF; commonly known as the “Rainy Day Fund”). Each fund received nearly $3.64 billion, or 50 percent of the total transfer.

Texas Game Warden Search and Rescue Drones Yield Positive Outcomes Across the State

AUSTIN – Three recent incidents requiring game warden drone support and successful coordination with local law enforcement led to an arrest in east Texas and two rescues of lost individuals in the hill country.
Lifestyle
5 Health Tips to Help You Succeed in the New Year
(Family Features) New Year's goals and resolutions are often focused on weight loss or exercise. Consider these tips to start the new year with a healthy routine.
New study: Millennial parents struggle to enjoy fun moments with their kids
(BPT) - All parents struggle with raising their kids to the best of their ability, and each generation has its unique challenges. A new study shows that today’s millennial parents are having a …
These Travel Destinations Are Perfect for Your Getaway in 2023
(BPT) - Heading into a new year is the perfect time to decide on 2023 travel plans. With so many places to see, both close to home and abroad, it can be hard to choose. To help, here is a short list …
A New Frontier: 5 Reasons Why Iceland is a Growing Hub for Filmmakers Around the World
(BPT) - As the international film industry evolves, many filmmakers are exploring beyond the hills of Hollywood to find new movie magic and inspiration. Cinema is an important part of Iceland’s …
4 things U.S. workers need to know when health worsens after COVID
(BPT) - The American workforce has been hit hard by COVID-19 in the past few years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that by November 2022, there have been 97.6 million cases in …