This week, we offer the fourth installment of our five-part series about the Lone Star State’s legendary hanging trees, including the Pioneer Oak in Athens and the Tombstone Oak in Uvalde.
The Texas Forest Service lists 10 hanging trees and features them on its website. They represent but a portion of the dozens of known hanging trees that once dotted the state. Most of those have died or have been destroyed, including an oak tree that stood in Jones County, alongside U.S. 277 between Anson and Hawley.
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As we get ready to celebrate Independence Day, many are planning to attend fireworks displays or host a backyard picnic. The American Red Cross offers these tips so you can enjoy a fun-packed, safe holiday.
Just 28 months ago, a record-setting winter storm held Texas in its icy grasp and temperatures plunged below zero across Schleicher County. That was February of 2021. Now comes the heat wave of 2023 and oppressive heat and humidity have settled across the Lone Star State.
Texas remains home to a number of hanging trees, iconic symbols of frontier justice. Some were used often, others only once, but each find themselves woven into the rich tapestry of Texas history.
An area along the boundary between Schleicher and Sutton Counties is poised to become the focal point of a new energy revolution in West Texas – the extraction of hydrogen from water in a facility currently being called the Big Trail Project.
Jared Austin Strait, 25, of Ithaca, New York, died Friday, June 9, 2023, when the van in which he was riding left the roadway and struck a mesquite tree some nine miles west of Eldorado on U.S. 190.
The Schleicher County ISD board of trustees met Monday evening, June 12th and welcomed four new members to the district’s leadership team. Jon-Michael Parker and Cory Stevens took the oath of office and joined the Schleicher County ISD board of trustees. SCISD Superintendent Oscar Aguero and Assistant Superintendent Sharon Spinks were also in attendance for the meeting.
Michael Ballew took the oath of office and joined the Eldorado City Council on Monday, June, 12th after winning election on May 6th. He was joined by council member Oscar Martinez in bringing up the subject of local residents driving around town in golf carts.
Schleicher County was represented extremely well at the annual Texas State 4-H Roundup in College Station last week.
The Schleicher County Public Library (SCPL) has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the San Angelo Area Foundation to assist in the building renovations/equipment, furnishings, and security / technology equipment for the proposed new Public Library at the Eldorado Service Center (ESC).
Former Eldorado Elementary School music teacher, Joella Parker was presented a plaque in appreciation of her 44 years of service to Schleicher County ISD on behalf of the Eagle Band Boosters and SCISD at the Eldorado band spring concert on May 16.
The Eldorado-Divide Soil & Water Conservation District and the Natural Resources Conservation Service Field Office is proud to welcome Caitlyn McIntosh as the new District Conservationist.
Thirty-three Eldorado High School graduates received their diplomas on Friday evening, May 26th, at Larry Mitchell Stadium, as an audience of friends, family, and well-wishers looked on.
A crowd of about 60 people gathered Monday morning, May 29th, at the Eldorado Cemetery to pay tribute to Schleicher County’s war dead as part of the annual Memorial Day observance.
EHS musicians continued to rack up the wins at the UIL Texas State Solo & Ensemble Contest on Monday, May 29 at Hendrickson High School in Pflugerville ISD.
The 2023 Eldorado Middle School Academic Awards presentation was divided into two programs featuring 5th and 6th grades together, followed by the 7th and 8th grade classes. Both programs where held in the Eldorado High School Auditorium Thursday, May 25, 2023.