GW Baker lives in the Sabine County community of Brookeland. “I was raised on Six Shooter Street in Jasper. It was actually named McQueen Street but when I grew up it was so wild they named it Six Shooter Street. It was a sawmill town. I wouldn’t trade it for any place in the world.”

Republican voters in Precinct #2 chose Steve Nelson Tuesday as their next County Commissioner by a margin of 46-31 over Houston Henderson III in the Republican Primary Runoff.

Robert Austin Albin is the Valedictorian of the Eldorado High School Class of 2018, according to a statement released by the school on Monday. Albin completed his four years at EHS with a 103.3846 grade point average. Anthony Olivares is the class Salutatorian, finishing his high school career with a 101.2941 grade point average.

EHS senior Anthony Olivares led the Pledge of Allegiance at the beginning of Eldorado High School’s 2018 Academic Awards Program, held in the high school auditorium on Monday, May 14th. EHS senior Austin Albin led the prayer and SCISD High School Principal Perry Graves welcomed the parents and family members to the program.

The Schleicher County ISD board of trustees voted Monday evening, May 14th, to approve an agreement with CADCO Architects-Engineers of Abilene in order to explore options for building a new elementary school.

Eldorado Elementary music teacher Mrs. Joella Parker received this beautiful flower arrangement during the EHS Spring Band Concert held Thursday evening, May 10th in the EHS auditorium. Parker was recognized for 40 years of service to the school district. -- KATHY MANKIN | THE ELDORADO SUCCESS

The Eldorado Game Association was pleased to award five $2,000 scholarships at the Academic Awards Program on Monday, May 14.

Six senior Eldorado High School students were honored by the Eldorado Woman’s Club May 8 in the Fellowship Hall of First United Methodist church. Six seniors were CJ Covarrubiaz, Sierra Forlano, Andi Morris, Norma Hernandez, Emelie Estrada and Taylor Emmons.

Victoria Olivan graduated from Angelo State University on Saturday, May 12, 2018 during the commencement exercise in the Junell Center.

In a previous tale I told how the U.S. Border Patrol had brought a man to me to work. He was needed to testify in a federal trial and was to stay with me as a ranch hand for one year. This I agreed to and was given an I-92 ID card for Tirso Delgado. That is all repeated history.

Life is supposed to be an adventure. That’s what they tell us, anyway. Thing is, what type of adventure isn’t specified so I guess we are left to our own devices.

A group of immigrants in Dallas has formed an organization called Roots to Boots. Boris Gremont and his wife Joan immigrated to the US from South Africa in 1978 and settled in Dallas. Boris was an established, successful accountant in Johannesburg but he says every day was uncertain as to what the day might bring politically.

All hands on deck for the huge community wide Clean-Up Day to be held tomorrow, May 11th! Everyone is being asked to patrol their own property and neighborhoods to make our wonderful community look its best.

A lightning strike caused extensive damage to communications, surveillance and computer equipment at the Schleicher County Courthouse and Sheriff’s Office on Thursday, May 3rd. Word of the damage came during Monday’s meeting of the Schleicher County Commissioners Court.

Those who have answered the call to serve our country can be found all across the 23rd District of Texas. From Fort Bliss at the western edge to Joint Base San Antonio in the East and Laughlin Air Force Base down South, it is a continuous source of pride for me to represent the more than 4,600 active-duty military and 45,000 military veterans in the 29 counties and two time zones of the 23rd District.

In the 1990’s, the head border patrol officer, Bill Sawyer, came to see me about a deal they needed to make. It seems they had an illegal alien who was needed to testify on a smuggling operation that might last up to a year. Not wanting to keep him in jail that long, would I give him a job on my ranch?

The cowboy era, which brings up images of trail drives and things having to do with cattle and life on the range, lasted less than 20 years, but the legacy of that time carries through to today. When I was growing up in Fort Worth I used to drive to the stockyards to pick up sides of beef for my father’s grocery store. Being there made me feel like a cowboy.

Everyone is encouraged to participate in the annual Clean-Up Day, Friday, May 11th. Friday will finish off the community-wide clean-up week beginning on Monday, May 7th. The City of Eldorado will be providing ex-large dumpsters all over town from May 7-11 for items that will not fit in household dumpsters. If you need help disposing with an item, please contact the City Hall at 853-2691 for assistance.

AND THE WINNERS ARE —­ The Eldorado-Divide Soil & Water Conservation District hosted the annual Range, Wool & Mohair Contest on Saturday, April 28th.

AUSTIN — Jennifer Henderson, County Treasurer, was one of 24 county officials who in April completed Leadership 254, the 14-month-long Texas Association of Counties (TAC) leadership development program is designed specifically for county officials. The training was held in four different locations including Graham, Fredericksburg, Austin and Glen Rose.

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