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.

The Mias Amigas Club meets this weekend to induct the Class of 1973 and Class of 2003. Five members of the board met on July 15th to make final preparations for the meeting on Friday and Saturday, which is being held on the final weekend in July for the first time.

The Schleicher County Public Library (SCPL) has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Wayne & JoAnn Moore 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).

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General ( HHS OIG)is alerting the public about a fraud scheme involving genetic testing. Scammers are offering Medicare beneficiaries cheek swabs for genetic testing to obtain their Medicare information for identity theft or fraudulent billing purposes

Schleicher County Commissioners met Monday, July 24th and heard from Connon Emmons, president of the Eldorado Golf Club, who told them that the club has purchased 12 tee markers. Ten of the 12 markers have been sponsored and will be five feet tall when installed.

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 United States Department of Agriculture has designated 150 counties as primary natural disaster areas due to drought conditions.

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.

The Eldorado City Council met Monday evening, July 10th, when they considered a variance request from Monica Soto for her residential property on East Fields Avenue. Soto wants a variance to the zoning restrictions so she can operate a commercial kitchen at her property.

Schleicher County Commissioners met Monday, July 10th and heard from Gregg Neal, a representative of Kinder Morgan, concerning County Road 109. Neal said his company will be installing a gas compressor station on its pipeline and offered to repair any damage to the roadway to comply with county specifications. County Judge Charlie Bradley said the county’s road use and repair agreement will be amended and will be ready for Neal’s signature at the next commissioners court meeting on July 24th.

Seven board members met on Thursday, July 6th to continue planning our 92nd annual meeting. This will be held on Friday, July 28th and Saturday, July 29th in conjunction with the Schleicher County Rodeo this same weekend.

The next time a scammer tries to target you, it might not be through a text message with a harmful link. The Internal Revenue Service says bad actors are using the mail delivery system to prey on people by telling them they’re owed a refund.

 AUSTIN, TX – Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) officials received confirmation of anthrax in a hair sheep, on a premises in Crockett County on June 26, 2023. This is the first case …

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 …

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.

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