The Schleicher County Rodeo Association will entertain rodeo fans for the 53rd consecutive year as the Top of the Divide Rodeo returns to Eldorado on Friday and Saturday, July 22nd & 23rd at the rodeo area south of town. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the gate with children 12 and under being admitted for free.

Bob Buchholz of Eldorado received the Earwood Award during the Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers’ 107th annual convention on Friday, July 15th in Kerrville. The award is the association’s most prestigious and coveted award.

Texas 4-H Youth Development Program announces Texas 4-H Congress was held in Austin at the State Capitol on July 17-20, 2022. Seth and Cade Parker from Eldorado attended the even and participated as delegates.

Texas A&M Forest Service opened the Austin Airtanker Base at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport on Saturday, July 15th, to assist with increased wildfire activity across the state.

Laura Mendez, 40, of Eldorado was arrested Monday, July 11, 2022, and booked into the Schleicher County Jail. She is charged with Forgery of a Financial Instrument, a third degree felony, in an amount greater than $30,000 but less than $150,000

It’s rodeo time again in Eldorado and three local girls are competing for rodeo queen

Schleicher County Medical Center and Schleicher County Family Clinic received notice recently from PFC USA, a company under contract to provide accounts receivable management services to the hospital and clinic, that some patient data may have been exposed as a result of a network security incident.

Schleicher County Commissioners held a public hearing on Monday, May 11th, regarding the creation of a 3,497-acre reinvestment zone in eastern Schleicher County. The hearing was necessary before the commissioners could consider granting a tax abatement to the 12 Mile Solar Project that is proposed near County Road 245.

Archie Nixon, a 1972 graduate of Eldorado High School, is slated to represent the United States at the World Archery 3-D Championship in Terni, Italy in September.

The 91st Mias Amigas Club reunion has come and gone with the Eldorado High School classes of 1972 and 2002 being honored as the 50 and 20 year classes, respectively.

Last Friday’s Supreme Court decision overturning the 49-year-old Roe vs. Wade decision sent political and cultural shock waves through the nation even though it should have been expected, especially after the leak of Justice Alito’s draft opinion just a few weeks ago.

BY DOROTHY DACY MIAS AMIGAS CLUB HISTORIAN The 91st annual meeting of the Mias Amigas Club is slated for Friday and Saturday, June 24-25, 2022. This will be the first time the club has met in person since 2019. Meetings were held remotely in 2020 and 2022, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Schleicher County EMS is asking the county for more money in the 2023 budget. T.J. and Melissa Rodriguez were present for Monday morning’s commissioners court meeting on behalf of the EMS and to explain the service’s proposed budget.

The Eldorado City Council met Monday and voted to allow members of the EHS senior class of 2023 to paint and personalize their parking spaces at the school.

Schleicher County Medical Center hospital and clinic are proud to announce that Kimberly Babb, FNP-BC has joined our team.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) announced Sunday, June 5, 2022, that it will interpret the prohibition on discrimination based on sex found in Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and in the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly the Food Stamp Program, to include discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

BY DOROTHY DACY MIAS AMIGAS CLUB Our annual class reunion is just around the corner. June 24th and 25th to be exact. This will actually be our 91st meeting because of a three year absence of an in-person reunion due to the Covid pandemic.

A Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service virtual event focusing on the drought facing West Texas producers will be held June 21.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) is now accepting applications for the Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) to provide financial assistance to eligible livestock producers for 2022 grazing losses due to a qualifying drought or wildfire. The deadline to apply for 2022 LFP assistance is Jan. 30, 2023.

Forty-two Eldorado High School graduates received their diplomas on Friday evening, May 27th at Larry Mitchel Stadium. They also collected a total $223,325 in scholarships.

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