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.

The Schleicher County Extension Service has two workshops planned for the last week of June. On June 27th, we are hosting a virtual Landowner Liability and Theft Prevention seminar from 5:00-8:30 at the Schleicher County Extension Office

Just 28 months ago, a record-setting winter storm held Texas in its icy grasp and temperatures plunged below zero across Schleicher County. That was February of 2021. Now comes the heat wave of 2023 and oppressive heat and humidity have settled across the Lone Star State.

Texas remains home to a number of hanging trees, iconic symbols of frontier justice. Some were used often, others only once, but each find themselves woven into the rich tapestry of Texas history.

The Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) is echoing a notice from the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) asking Texans to voluntarily reduce electricity use, if safe to do so, due to extreme temperatures and forecasted record demand.

Schleicher County Public Library is honored to bring Larry Thompson, cowboy storyteller and singer to Eldorado, Texas on June 20, 2023.

Are you in need of spraying weeds and brush but need access to restricted use pesticides? Then this training is for you. The Schleicher County Extension Service is partnering with the Irion County Extension Service to bring a private pesticide applicator training to our two counties.

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