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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The total solar eclipse is a large-scale natural phenomenon that Texans have not seen since 2017. Something so rare and intriguing is one that will certainly draw the attention of people far and wide within the coming weeks, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts.

The Eldorado High School Mighty Eagle Band performed at the UIL Concert and Sight-Reading evaluations on Wednesday, March 27 at Cooper High School in Abilene.

The Schleicher County Public Library (SCPL) has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the FMH Foundation to assist in the building renovations / equipment, furnishings, and security / technology equipment for the new public library at the Eldorado Service Center (ESC).

The dumpsters are coming!!! Now is the time to start going through your garage, storeroom and home to get items you want to get rid of ready for the big dumpsters which will be out in town starting on Monday, April 1 through Friday, April 5!!! This is the perfect time to take inventory of old things around your house that you no longer use or need and get rid of it!

Southwest Texas Electric Cooperative is pleased to announce the winners of the 2024 Government-In-Action Youth Tour Interview Competition. They are Ayla Doran of Eldorado High School and Jolenne Pasillas of Sonora High School.

The EHS one-act play “Suite Surrender” by Michael McKeever, is advancing to the bi-district contest in Bangs on March 28th.

Children are our most valuable resource, and will shape the future of our county, state, and nation. Every child deserves to grow up in a safe and nurturing environment free from fear, abuse, and neglect.

The Schleicher County Hospital District board of trustees met Monday evening, March 25th and voted to certify a slate of four unopposed candidates for office to be duly elected. The four candidates, including Susie Richters, Denese Capps, Chuck Jones and Lonnie Middleton, are all incumbents.

In an annual tradition, Eldorado High School UIL oral readers present outstanding readings for members of the Eldorado Woman’s Club in March. This year was no exception. Coached by Jennifer Doran, six students read their UIL selections for the group during their meeting on March 19.

Emergency personnel responded Thursday, morning March 15th to a accident involving two motorcycles that slid off the roadway after encountering hailstones piled up on U.S. 190 some 13 miles east of …

Schleicher County Commissioners met Monday morning and were eager to accept an offer from TxDOT to replace a deteriorated bridge near the north end of County Road 302 (Old San Angelo Highway)

The Schleicher County ISD board of trustees met Tuesday evening, March 19th, a little over a week later then their normal meeting date, due to Spring Break last week. Among other items of business, the trustees voted to accept the resignation of EHS Spanish teacher Adella Ramirez, effective at the end of the school year. The board also voted to offer new contracts to all returning teachers.

With winter receding and springtime fast approaching, the vibrant hues of Texas wildflowers will soon draw many thousands of tourists to wildflower “hot spots” in Central and West Texas.

Schleicher County Public Library has received over $400, 000 in grant funds and private donations for the renovation of the former clinic at the Eldorado Service Center. We would like to thank all of the community members and business who have made monetary donations to this project. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Eldorado High School hosted a UIL Academic Meet, Saturday, March 2nd, 2024 and won Overall Sweepstakes.

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