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Water District Board Informed ET-Fuels Drilling More Test Wells

ET-Fuels’ first test water well on the Pat Jackson Ranch was a dry hole. That was the word from Patrick Woodson, the company’s chief U.S. development officer. He advised the Plateau Underground Water Conservation & Supply District’s (PUWC&SD) board of directors that the company plans to drill additional test wells in hopes of finding an adequate water supply for the hydrogen extraction and methanol synthesis facility the company wants to build.

Ports-to-Plains Corridor to Rename as I-27

U.S. 277 in Schleicher and Sutton counties is set to have a new name once construction is complete on Interstate 27. The route, widely known as the Ports-to-Plains Corridor, received historic approval in the I-27 Numbering Act of 2023 (S.992) which received unanimous consent in the U.S. Senate, marking the final legislative step towards solidifying an official name for the critically significant Ports-to-Plains Corridor. The bill’s journey saw unanimous approval in both chambers, with the U.S. House of Representatives endorsing amended language, now ready for President Biden’s signature.

Safety Tips for Watching April 8th Solar Eclipse

The total solar eclipse is a large-scale natural phenomenon that Texans have not seen since 2017. Something so rare and intriguing is one that will certainly draw the attention of people far and wide within the coming weeks, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts.

Mighty Eagle Band Earns 1s at UIL Concert & Sight Reading Contest

The Eldorado High School Mighty Eagle Band performed at the UIL Concert and Sight-Reading evaluations on Wednesday, March 27 at Cooper High School in Abilene.

SC Library Receives $150K Grant from FMH Foundation

The Schleicher County Public Library (SCPL) has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the FMH Foundation to assist in the building renovations / equipment, furnishings, and security / technology equipment for the new public library at the Eldorado Service Center (ESC).

Cleanup Week Begins April 1st

The dumpsters are coming!!! Now is the time to start going through your garage, storeroom and home to get items you want to get rid of ready for the big dumpsters which will be out in town starting on Monday, April 1 through Friday, April 5!!! This is the perfect time to take inventory of old things around your house that you no longer use or need and get rid of it!
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Obituaries
Dora Ione Grissom Mankin
Dora Ione Grissom Mankin
Dora Grissom Mankin was born to William Langly and Ina Earl Grissom on March 10, 1935 in Cross Plains, Texas. She passed from this life on April 10, 2024 at home in Eldorado, Texas.
Christabel
Christabel “Christy” Sauer Hutson
NEW IBERIA, LA - Funeral services will be held for Mrs. Christabel “Christy” Sauer Hutson, 83, on Thursday, March 21, 2024 at 5:00PM at the David Funeral Home Chapel of New Iberia, Louisiana, with Brother Geran Maples officiating.
Juanice Orr
Juanice Orr
Juanice Orr passed peacefully in her sleep Friday, March 15, 2024, in San Angelo, Texas surrounded by family, succumbing to several simultaneous conditions that proved too much for her body to continue to manage.
LOCAL PUBLIC NOTICES
April 11, 2024
1) Schleicher County Bid Notice, 2) SCISD Election Notice, 3) Schleicher County Invitation to Bid on Depository Contract, 4) AEP Texas Notice of Rate Change Request (English & Spanish)
April 4, 2024
1) AEP Texas Notice of Rate Change Request (English & Spanish), 2) Schleicher County Invitation to Bid on Depository Contract
March 28, 2024
1) Schleicher County Bid Notice (Diesel), 2) City of Eldorado Water Quality Permit Renewal Notice (English), 3) City of Eldorado Water Quality Permit Renewal Notice (Spanish), 4) AEP Texas Notice of Rate Change Request (English & Spanish)
March 21, 2024
1) Schleicher County Bid Notice (Diesel), 2) City of Eldorado Water Quality Permit Renewal Notice (English), 3) City of Eldorado Water Quality Permit Renewal Notice (Spanish), 4) AEP Texas Notice of Rate Change Request (English & Spanish)
March 14, 2024
Schleicher County Notice to Bidders for Swimming Pool Operator
SPORTS
HIGH STEPPING -- 7th Grade Lady Eagle Kristin Nava placed first in the 100 M Hurdles at the 2024 South Zone District Track Meet on March 27th. -- MANDI UMPHRESS | THE ELDORADO SUCCESS
EMS Eagles Compete at District Track Meet
Eldorado Middle School athletes competed Wednesday, March 27th in the District 7-2A South Zone Track Meet in Ozona.
SPINNING THROW -- Jayson Santellano placed first in the discus with a throw of 125’4.75” at the 2024 Reagan County Relays on March 28th in Big Lake. -- KATHY MANKIN | THE ELDORADO SUCCESS
EHS Boys Compete in Reagan County Relays
REAGAN COUNTY RELAYS MARCH 28, 2024 Varsity Boys Second Place Team 800 M Run: Roman Guadarrama 5th, 2:08.276; Jaxon Hight 9th, 2:17.842; Jasiel Saucedo 13th, 2:27.105. 100 M Dash: Kimber Briley 5th, …
HIT THIS ONE IF YOU CAN -- Jonnie Rae Adame deals from the mound in Big Lake on Tuesday, March 26th where the Eagles won 11-2. He was back on the mound in McCamey on Monday, April 1st where he went the distance and got the 11-1 win in a five inning affair played in extremely high winds. -- J.L. MANKIN  | THE BIG LAKE WILDCAT
Eagles Sweep McCamey to Close Out First Half of District Play
The Eldorado Eagles baseball team swept the McCamey Badgers in a home-and-home series that began in Eldorado on Friday, March 29th and concluded in McCamey on Monday, April 1st.
MOON SHOT -- Omar Barajas launched a home run on Friday, March 22nd, to drive in Braylon Sanchez and give the Eldorado Eagles a 4-0 lead over the visiting Reagan County Owls as Eldorado hosted its District 5-2A foe. The slugger’s rocket sailed over the left field fence, as well as the cars and pickups parked beyond it. It was Barajas’ second home run of the season and accounted for his eighth and ninth RBI thus far in 2024. --  KATHY MANKIN | THE ELDORADO SUCCESS
Eagles Sweep RC Owls, Continue Win Streak
The Eldorado Eagles defeated the Reagan County Owls in both ends of a home-and-home series on Friday of last week and Tuesday of this week as they continued their run through the District 5-2A schedule. They won 7-0 at Eagle Field on Friday, March 22nd then traveled to Big Lake where they defeated the Owls 11-2 on Tuesday, March 26h.
LONG JUMP -- Diane McGee (L) records  her daughter Micah McGee at the Long Jump pit during the San Angelo Relays on Saturday, March 23rd in San Angelo Stadium. McGee placed 14th in the event. She also competed in the Triple Jump and the 800 Meter Run. -- KATHY MANKIN | THE ELDORADO SUCCESS
Lady Eagles Tracksters Compete in SA Relays
Eldorado High School varsity girls track and field athletes competed in the 65th Annual San Angelo Relays on Friday March 22 and Saturday, March 23rd. In all, there were 76 schools at the event, ranging in size from 1A-6A, making it the largest track meet in Texas.
Concho Valley
Owning Your Piece of Texas Workshop Set April 23 in SA
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host an “Owning Your Piece of Texas: Key Laws Texas Landowners Need to Know” workshop on April 23 in San Angelo.
ASU News: $5.2 Million Gift for New Golf Facility
Angelo State University has received a $5.2 million gift from an anonymous donor to fund construction of an all-inclusive new golf facility, the Angelo State Golf Complex, on the east side of the ASU campus.
Annual Fundraiser to Benefit ADACCV’s Lifesaving Programs
The Alcohol & Drug Awareness Center for the Concho Valley (ADACCV) is excited to host its Annual Have a Heart for ADACCV E-Auction. The event takes place on Tuesday, February 13th from 9 AM until Wednesday, February 14th at 3 PM.
Lone Star State
State Agencies Blasted over Wildfire Communications Failures
State agencies and regulators were heavily criticized at a Texas legislative hearing for failing to communicate during the deadly Panhandle wildfires, the Texas Tribune reported.
Literally Anybody Else Running for President as Independent
A 35-year-old teacher from North Texas is running for president after legally changing his name to “Literally Anybody Else,” the Houston Chronicle reported. “This isn’t about …
First Human Case of Bird Flu in Texas Detected After Contact With Infected Dairy Cattle
A person in Texas became ill with bird flu after contact with infected dairy cattle, state officials reported Monday.
Hunting Accidents at a New Record Low in Texas
AUSTIN — Texas recorded a new all-time low number of hunting-related accidents across the state, according to the 2023 Texas Hunting Accident Report.
State Immigration Law Again on Hold Pending Court Decision
The on-again, off-again state immigration law is once more on hold while the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals considers its constitutionality. Senate Bill 4 would allow state and local law enforcement officials to arrest and deport people suspected of entering the state illegally from Mexico, the Austin American-Statesman reported.
Lifestyle
For good health and strong teeth, treat your gums well.
The Gap in Gum Care: Why Caring For Your Teeth’s Foundation Matters
(NAPSI)—Building a great smile starts with a strong foundation. While gums are often overlooked unless they are bleeding or causing mouth pain, they are the key to good oral health, overall …
This Year's Design Trend Report
(BPT) - “Style and design surround us — impacting how we feel, the personality of a room or the energy of a space,” said Laura Grilli, director of product design for Daltile. …
We’re the Culprits: How Our Actions Spread Invasive Pests
(BPT) - When you think about online shopping or international travel do you ever think about the invasive pests that could be on fruits, vegetables, and plants? Some invasive pests, like citrus …
Could Elon Musk help the Dogecoin cryptocurrency surge to a $1 value?
Benzinga looks at how Elon Musk's public comments on the popular DOGE memecoin has affected its perceived value.
Workplace fatalities on the rise: These are the top 10 most dangerous jobs in America
FVF Law Firm examined data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics's 2022 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries to identify the 10 occupations with the highest rates of fatal injury.