Canyon Brent Faull, 19, of Levelland and formerly of Eldorado, is being held in the Hockley County Jail pending $505,000 bail, in connection with the shooting death Sunday night of Matthew Ryan Sanchez, 27, at a residence on the 100 block of Hickory Street in Levelland.

The Eldorado City Council met Monday evening, April 9th and enacted Stage 1 Voluntary Drought Restrictions in hopes of achieving a 10 percent reduction in water usage. The new rules, still completely voluntary, took effect on Tuesday, April 10th.

Last weekend EHS FCCLA members, Erika Sanchez and Emmy Arispe competed at the state FCCLA conference in Dallas, TX. There were over 4,100 students who attended this year! Erika Sanchez placed 5th in the Fashion Design category and brought home a state title.

The Schleicher County ISD board of trustees met Monday evening, April 9th and voted to scale back the school’s pre-kindergarten program to a half-day schedule beginning in with the 2018-19 school year.

In the summer of 1965, we had an unusual happening in West Texas. On the morning of June 14th, it began raining about 4 o’clock and by 7 o’clock it had rained over sixteen inches.

My super smart grandson Jackson Lewis majored in creative writing at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois, where he graduated summa cum laude

The EHS One-Act Play cast and crew will stage a final public performance of their Area qualifying play “Bad Seed” at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 9th in the EHS auditorium. The performance is open to the public and everyone is encouraged to attend and support the students and applaud their outstanding effort.

Scant rainfall fell across West Texas through the fall and winter and drought conditions have returned to most of the Edwards Plateau, Rolling Plains, South Plains and the Panhandle. A good part of Central Texas, the Hill Country and South Texas are also experiencing drought conditions.

Eldorado High School students placed second in the overall standings for the Sweepstakes trophy at the UIL District 7-2A Academic Meet held Saturday, March 24th at Irion County High School in Mertzon. EHS placed second behind Ozona in the sweepstakes points standings with points awarded in the CX Debate contest and One-Act Play contest held earlier and the Academic events held in Mertzon.

It makes little sense to scold someone without first reminding them that they are supposed to take care of something — and that they haven’t taken care of it yet.

Cour•age n. 1. The mental strength to venture, persevere and withstand danger, fear or difficulty 2. The quality of being brave; valor I’m going to be bold and declare we’ve all got a fair amount of courage within us. But, like the lion in the Wizard of Oz, we may not recognize our own fearless nature because often in the midst of being courageous we feel anything but brave.

When Willie Faye Garrett was a senior at an all black high school in Shelby County, her teacher became ill. When the teacher called in sick the principal asked her if she had anyone in her class who could take over for a couple of days. The teacher quickly said, “Willie Faye.” The principal concurred and Willie Faye took over the class.

Jury trials are rare in Schleicher County, and even more so when the case involves a Class B misdemeanor. But just such a trial was held here last week, and it was made all the more unusual by the fact that the defendant, Aurelio “Rey” Lucio, chose to represent himself.

Schleicher County Commissioners voted Monday to make the south door of the courthouse the only point of public access to the courthouse. The move comes amid increased security concerns at public buildings across the nation.

Eldorado High School’s One-Act Play production “Bad Seed” was one of three plays chosen to advance at the Bi-District OAP contest held Thursday, March 22nd in Stamford.

Here I hope to write down some history that is gone and will never happen again. There two stories of cattle drives I was involved in out in West Texas. One was so big that I have problems remembering all that took place. The other one was so small that I enjoyed every mile of it.

Seven thousand volunteer glider pilots were a vital part of the US Armed Forces during World War Two. Most of them were trained at South Plains Army Air Field in Lubbock.

Angry “harrumphs” in our crazed, crossways world drown out “hurrahs,” hands down. Flag-waving optimists now droop where they formerly dared. If Johnny came marching home today, a substantial element might try to send him back. (In New York City, someone posted a sign directed at newcomers: “If you can make it there, go back.”)

Ten years after the 2008 YFZ Ranch raid, repercussions from the largest and most expensive police action in Texas history continue to be felt, not only here, but in far away places including Hildale UT, Bountiful British Columbia, Pringle SD, and in a small prison cell inside the Powledge Unit near Palestine in East Texas.

Chief Deputy Jason Chatham examined the wreckage of a Dodge pickup after a fatality accident early Wednesday morning. One occupant of a Dodge pickup was pronounced dead at the scene by Schleicher County Justice of the Peace Phil Edmiston.

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