Teachers Suzie Esparza and Debbie McBride accompany SCISD students Jordan Watson, Jesus Huichapa, Hunter Meador, Rayne Martin, Delielah Kmiec and Dalilah Kmiec into Bronco Stadium where they took part in the 8th Annual Best of the West Special Olympics Track & Field Athletics Meet.

The Texas Justice Court Training Center would like to recognize the 155 Justices of the Peace who completed the mandated 20-hours of judicial education required of all Justices of the Peace on April 15 - April 18, 2018 in Rockwall, TX. Among the attendees was Schleicher County Justice of the Peace Phil Edmiston.

Nursing Home resident Kathy Meador enjoyed a manicure on Tuesday provided by Leonela Leija, a Eldorado High School FCCLA member who participated in a service project at the nursing home. -- COURTESY PHOTO

Fort McKavett State Historic Site will come to life on May 4 & 5, 2018, as living historians from around the state gather to portray life as it would have been at the fort in the 1800s.

Susie Ricthers of Eldorado is planning another “Bear Run” to Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth where the Prayer Bear Minisitry has been distributing stuffed bears for more than 20 years to children who are admitted for an overnight stay.

This story took place in the spring of 1996. I was working for the Ocotillo Cattle Company and camped up under the Cartright Rim in lower Presidio County. This was high desert country with a three-room shack to live in and an old falling down barn for horse feed, tools, and my saddle. It was a miserable place to live, but that’s where the job called for at the time.

I grew up in an era where hanging at the mall was a regular weekend activity. Lingering in the food court was as natural as sampling lip gloss flavors in the department store. My sister and I would always get double scoop cones at the end of the day and our mom would wonder out loud why we weren’t hungry for supper.

When I drove up to LE Fowler’s house at White Oak, near Longview, half the driveway was taken up with a huge, well-equipped fishing boat. I could tell I was in the right place. Lots of people had told me about this legendary fisherman. Some call him a fish witch because he can catch fish where nobody else can. Some say he’s psychic. Whatever you call him, he knows where and when to catch fish.

The Texas High School Rodeo Region 2 Finals were held April 13-15 in Midland where Eldorado’s Jack Griffin and Logan Moore won buckles and earned a trip to the 2018 Texas High School Rodeo Finals.

The Eldorado Space Cowboys launched the Eagle VIII space probe on Tuesday, April 24th. A video of the launch is attached to this story.

Blattner Energy representatives Casey Riley and Shane Potter were present Tuesday, April 24th for the meeting of the Plateau Underground Water Conservation & Supply District board of directors in the Schleicher County Extension Office.

Songs are often slathered in over-simplification. We’ve generally gone along with the musical proclamation that our smiles trigger the rest of the world to smile with us.

Leland Hamilton of Andrews watches the Andrews Mustangs practice, no matter what the sport. It seems he’s always on the sidelines, urging the young athletes to do their best. He is at the practices from start to finish.

Today I ask that we consider the concept of love. It’s a universal human characteristic; we all want to love and be loved. It may not be as essential as the air we breathe, but it’s close.

Maria Lozano called 9-1-1 for help after her 2010 Lincoln left the roadway, slid down an embankment and came to rest in a clump of trees on Wednesday, April 11th. Emergency personnel responded almost immediately but could not locate the car.

Four EHS students will be competing at the State UIL Academic and Speech Meets in Austin next month.

Senior Photography Results: First place in each category advances to 4-H State Roundup in June. Overall Senior Photo and Best of Show went to Kathryn Shipman. Junior Miley Doran received Junior Best of Show. 

This story is different in that it is nearly a recount of some, most, of the things I have done in the four score and six years.I tried to cover most of the happenings but some were left out on purpose as they would embarrass someone or were illegal.

It was going to be a busy day. I had a to-do list longer than a Minnesota winter or a Texas summer – take your pick.

On April 21st, 1836, Sam Houston’s army defeated Santa Anna’s army at the battle of San Jacinto, giving Texas its independence from Mexico.

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