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Schleicher County Commissioners met Monday, August 21st and voted to give themselves a 12% pay raise while approving 4% pay hikes for most other elected officials. County Judge Charlie Bradley and Justice of the Peace Rahegyn Franke did not receive a raise.

Two men killed in a head-on crash east of Eldorado on U.S. Highway 190 have been identified following an autopsy in Lubbock.

Proud father Michael Ballew snaps a photo of his son Grant and daughter Ella with Grant’s kindergarten teacher Alyssa Cooper during Meet the Teacher night on Monday, August 14th at Eldorado …

Schleicher County ISD students will be operating this year under a new set of rules, thanks to changes in the district’s Student Code of Conduct. Among the changes is a rule concerning vaping on and around the school campus.

The Eldorado City Council met Monday, August 14th, to handle the city’s monthly business. Among items on the agenda was a public hearing for a variance requested by Monica Soto who wanted to operate a commercial kitchen from a small trailer behind her home at 10 E. Fields Street.

Eldorado volunteer firefighter Esubio Esquivel gathers up debris that spread across a pasture about eight miles west of town after a 2000 Ford pickup, driven by Seejack Lewis Hughes, 51, of Austin, …

Eldorado kids had an amazing Saturday last weekend at our 4-H fishing camp. We had 21 kids attend our camp held at Commissioner Gary Gibson’s Pond. The kids were able to learn about fishing laws and regulations from Game Wardens Chris Fry and Reid Dunagan.

The Schleicher County Rodeo Association held its 54th annual Top of the Divide Rodeo on Friday and Saturday, July 28th & 29th at the rodeo area south of town.

Two fun-filled days of activity is planned for Eldorado this weekend with the 54th annual Top of the Divide Rodeo sharing center stage with the 92nd annual Mias Amigas Club meeting (see story below) and the annual Schleicher County Day Festival.

This week, we offer the fifth and final installment of our hanging tree series. We learn about the Halletsville Hanging Tree where a native American man was hanged after being convicted of shooting and killing a man in 1878. Then there is the Center Hanging Oak where, on separate occassions in the 1920s, two Black teenagers, neither of whom stood trial for their alleged crimes, were hanged by lynch mobs.

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.

Things are getting back to normal in the post-pandemic era and West Texans, like their counterparts across the nation, are planning ways to celebrate America’s independence.

We Texans pride ourselves on our state’s law & order reputation, a reputation that stands in large part on our willingness to accept capital punishment as an answer for the most serious …

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.

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