The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on Wednesday, February 26, 2014, upheld the death sentence of John Thuesen. He was convicted in 2010 by a Brazos County for the murders of siblings Travis and Rachel Joiner of Eldorado.
Thuesen shot and killed the Joiners at their home in College Station on March 6, 2009.
654 Schleicher County voters cast ballots in the party primaries on Tuesday, March 4th with 465 of them voting in the Republican Primary where the most hotly contested race was for Justice of the Peace. Phil Edmiston was the top vote-getter with 202. T.J. Rodriguez received 146 votes while Gary Shipman tallied 107.
Edmiston and Rodriguez will square off in the Republican Primary runoff on May 27.
The winner of that race will face Lupe Sanchez. She won the Democratic Primary with 141 votes.
The EHS tennis team were crowned as 1A State Champions in Team Tennis on Monday, March 3, 2014 in a day-long tournament played in sub-freezing temperatures in Junction.
The event is sponsored each year by the Texas Tennis Coaches Association.
James Baker has taken over as administrator of the Schleicher County Nursing Home. He is a native of Crane where he got his first nursing home experience and where he decided to pursue a career in nursing home administration.
He comes to Eldorado from San Angelo where he served most recently as administrator of the Elsie Grayer Health Care Center at the Baptist Retirement Center.