Schleicher County Commissioners met Monday, June 26th and voted to enact a 90-day county-wide outdoor burn ban due to ongoing drought conditions. The ban prohibits all outdoor burning in the county and was prompted by the unusually hot and dry weather the area is experiencing.

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.

The Schleicher County Extension Service has two workshops planned for the last week of June. On June 27th, we are hosting a virtual Landowner Liability and Theft Prevention seminar from 5:00-8:30 at the Schleicher County Extension Office

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.

The Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) is echoing a notice from the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) asking Texans to voluntarily reduce electricity use, if safe to do so, due to extreme temperatures and forecasted record demand.

Schleicher County Public Library is honored to bring Larry Thompson, cowboy storyteller and singer to Eldorado, Texas on June 20, 2023.

Are you in need of spraying weeds and brush but need access to restricted use pesticides? Then this training is for you. The Schleicher County Extension Service is partnering with the Irion County Extension Service to bring a private pesticide applicator training to our two counties.

Congressman Tony Gonzales (TX-23) on Monday, June 12, 2023, introduced the Emi-Coke Accountability Act of 2023 in the U.S. House of Representatives. “In March of this year, two of my …

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.

Southwest Texas Electric Cooperative will be hosting a retirement reception for L.P. Nixon on Wednesday, June 7th from 2 - 4 PM. SWTEC would like to invite family, friends, former employees, and members to come by the coop’s break room as we gather to celebrate L.P’s 45 year career.

When the local FFA chapter competes at the district level, Eldorado students compete against 19 other schools ranging in size from 1A to 6A. Meanwhile, Area 2 is composed of schools from Del Rio in the south to New Home in the north, Junction in the east and Anthony in the west.

Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas, conferred 830 undergraduate and graduate degrees on 825 graduates during the 2023 spring commencement exercises on May 12-13 at the ASU Junell Center/Stephens Arena.

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