More local news

It's Mias Amigas Time in Eldorado!

Five members of the Mias Amigas Club board of directors met Monday, July 15th to finalize plans for this year’s meeting. July 26th and 27th are the dates to coincide with the annual Schleicher County Top of the Divide Rodeo.

Keaton Kyzar, Britt Ballenger Featured Entertainers for Next Week's 55th Annual Top of the Divide Rodeo

Cow Boss Company Store and Cow Boss Western Wear are sponsoring the Friday and Saturday night dances at this year's Top of the Divide Rodeo. That means admission is free with the purchase of a ticket to the rodeo.

Live Long and Prosper in Schleicher County

Schleicher County residents have a life expectancy of 77.7 years, ranking 31st among Texas' 254 counties, six months longer than the state average, according to data released recently by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Schleicher was tied with Lavaca and Somervell Counties.

Mixed Signals: Rain Predicted as Drought Worsens

The National Weather Service is predicting an improved chance of significant rainfall beginning on Thursday, July 18th and continuing for the week to follow.

Error on Loan Repayment Could Mean Higher City Taxes

The Eldorado City Council met Monday evening, July 8th and learned that an error made on a loan repayment will likely lead to higher property taxes for city residents.
NEW DEPUTY SHERIFF ON DUTY -- Schleicher County Judge Charlie Bradley swears in Deputy Sheriff Carlos Duran Castro at the Schleicher County Jail on Friday, July 5th. Castro, 23, is a 2019 graduate of Del Rio High School and a member of the Marine Corps Reserves. He graduated from the Val Verde County Sheriff's Academy on June, 28, 2024. He is now on duty in Eldorado and Schleicher County. -- COURTESY PHOTO

County Commissioners Meet Consider Grant Funding

Stephen Hofmann, the president of Lone Star Consulting in Washington, D.C., was on hand Monday as the Schleicher County Commissioners Court met to discuss pursuing grant funds. The commissioners voted last month to hire Hofmann's company to seek grants for road repairs and/or upgrades and possibly for installing game fencing at the airport.
Our crossword puzzle now lives on a page with trivia and interesting stories. We plan to add other puzzles soon!

Check out our new page

Find us on Facebook
Obituaries
Marion Louise Simmons Porter
Marion Louise Simmons Porter
Marion Louise Simmons Porter was born February 15, 1940 and died July 16, 2024. 
David Owen Davis
David Owen Davis
David Owen Davis went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, June 23, at the Clarendon Nursing Home in Clarendon, Texas. Cremation and arrangements are by Robertson Funeral Directors of Clarendon.
Pansie Marie Jay
Pansie Marie Castello Jay, 88, died peacefully on June 19, 2024, in Fort Worth, TX surrounded by her family.
LOCAL PUBLIC NOTICES
July 18, 2024
1) City of Eldorado Notice of Application for Wastewater Permit (English); 2) City of Eldorado Notice of Application for Wastewater Permit (Spanish)
June 20, 2024
1) Schleicher County Bid Notice
May 30, 2024
1) Schleicher County Bid Notice
May 23, 2024
1) Schleicher County Notice of Public Hearing; 2) Schleicher County Hospital District Notice of Public Hearing; 3) City of Eldorado Public Notice - English; 4) City of Eldorado Public Notice - Spanish; 5) Notice of Sale
May 16, 2024
1) Schleicher County Notice of Sale; 2) City of Eldorado Public Notice - English; 3) City of Eldorado Public Notice - Spanish
SPORTS
William Robledo, SCISD Athletic Director
William Robledo Named SCISD Athletic Director
Coach William Robledo was named this week as Schleicher County ISD’s athletic director, succeeding Chad Tutle, who resigned at the end of the school year.
SAFE AT HOME --  Jason Covarrubiaz took advantage of a wild pitch to come sliding home from third as the Eldorado Eagles took on the Albany Lions in the second round of the State 2A Playoffs on Friday, May 10th at Donsky Field in San Angelo. Albany won the game 15-5. The Eagles were swept from the playoffs on Saturday, May 11th, as the fell to the Lions 10-0 at Cooper Cougar Field in Abilene. -- KATHY MANKIN | THE ELDORADO SUCCESS
Eagles Nine Swept from Playoffs by Albany Lions
The Eldorado Eagles ran into a buzz saw last weekend as they dropped two straight games to the Albany Lions in the area round of the State 2A Playoffs. May 10, 2024 Albany 15 - Eldorado 5 The …
FIGHTING HEART AWARD -- For the second consecutive year, Tony Kmiec and Logan Prater received the prestigious Fighting Heart Award at the annual Eldorado High School Athletic Awards Banquet. -- KATHY MANKIN | THE ELDORADO SUCCESS
EHS Athletes Honored at Annual Banquet
The EHS 2024 Athletic Awards Banquet was held on Monday evening, May 13th, in the Eagle Gym. Athletic Director Chad Tutle emceed the event, which is hosted each year by the Eldorado Eagles Athletic Booster Club.
SCISD LEGEND -- Melissa Elias (L)  and Emily Adame (R) presented Coach Randy Mitchel with a photo plaque honoring her 46 years of service to SCISD during the Shannon Harber Relays held last week. -- KATHY MANKIN | THE ELDORADO SUCCESS
Shannon Harber Relays Held, Event to Be Renamed in 2025
The final edition of the Shannon Harber Relays were held Friday, May 10th at Larry Mitchel Stadium. Beginning next year, the elementary track meet will be called the Mitchel-Parker Relays in honor of long-time teachers Randy Mitchel and Joella Parker.
Eagles Nine to Face Albany in Area Playoff Series
The Eldorado Eagles baseball team will face the Albany Lions in a best-of-three series to determine the Area championship. The first game is slated for 5 p.m. on Friday, May 10th at Donsky Field in San Angelo.
Concho Valley
San Angelo Art Club Show Slated Sept. 6-8
The San Angelo Art Club will hold its West Texas Regional Juried Art Show and Sale in September. The event is open to artists living or working in the western half of Texas. Categories include paintings, pastel art, mixed media, three-dimensional art, and photography. Cash prizes will be awarded.
Texas A&M AgriLife Prescribed Burn School Scheduled for July 22-24 in San Angelo
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host a prescribed burn school July 22-24 in San Angelo. The school takes place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at San Angelo, 7887 U.S. Highway 87 N., San Angelo.
Sheep and Goat Expo Slated Aug. 16-17 in San Angelo
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Texas Sheep and Goat Expo, the largest event in the U.S. for small ruminant producers, will be held Aug. 16-17 in San Angelo.
Lone Star State
Governor Abbott Demands Probe Into Beryl Power Outages
More than 2 million Texans lost power when Hurricane Beryl hit the Texas coast, and Gov. Greg Abbott wants to know why. The Austin American-Statesman reported Abbott has ordered the Public Utility …
Texas U.S. Rep. Ronny Jackson Says His Nephew Was Injured in Shooting at Trump Rally
U.S. Rep. Ronny Jackson, R-Amarillo, said Saturday night that his nephew is “doing well” after his nephew's neck was grazed by a bullet during a shooting at former President Donald Trump’s campaign event in Pennsylvania.
Proposed Fed Rule Would Protect Workers From Extreme Heat
A year after a new state law ended mandatory water breaks in Texas, a proposed federal rule would protect millions of workers from the risks caused by extreme heat, The Texas Tribune reported. The …
The Smithsonian Is Coming to Texas in August
Texans are proud of their small towns, but what does rural America look like today and how has it changed over the last century? This is the central question posed in “Crossroads: Change in Rural America” a Smithsonian exhibit traveling to seven small towns across the state starting in August.
Mason County Courthouse
Historic Mason County Courthouse Restored to its Glory Following Fire
The Mason County Courthouse will be rededicated on Saturday July 13, 2024, following an extensive restoration project after a devastating arson fire in February 2021.
Lifestyle
Ready for school? Here's your ultimate back-to-school toolkit
(BPT) - No matter how old your child is, the back-to-school transition is always exciting, busy and sometimes stressful. Moving from less scheduled summer days to a regular routine takes planning, as …
Most popular late-night hosts of all time
Reviving the late-night wars, Stacker compiled a list of the 20 most popular late-night hosts in the genre's history using survey data from YouGov.
Going to extremes: How Olympians vying for the gold in Paris contend with climate change
Stacker used NOAA data to track a changing climate's impact on the Summer Olympics, exploring efforts to reduce the Games' carbon footprint and protect athletes.
Average student loan debt declines in 2024
Experian takes a look at student loan debt and at how forgiveness programs have helped in many cases.
This state is testing a model to add more civility to politics
Next City reports that Minnesota's Civility Caucus is helping to develop fertile ground for understanding and collaboration across the aisle of the state legislature.