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Eldorado residents reported hearing numerous helicopters passing overhead Monday evening, February 12th, with others saying that the aircraft were landing and taking off from the Schleicher County Airport.

A group of local citizens attended Monday night’s meeting of the Eldorado City Council and took the opportunity to voice their displeasure with proposed changes to the stipends council members receive as well as credit they receive for city utilities. The council had proposed raising the amount of stipend council members receive for attending meetings, as well as providing utility credits for life to council members who serve at least eight years.

The Schleicher County ISD board of trustees met Monday evening, February 12th, and accepted the resignation of Michael Bell as the district’s band director. His resignation was effective on Thursday, February 8th according to SCISD Superintendent Oscar Aguero.

County Treasurer Jennifer Henderson told Schleicher County Commissioners on Monday that the state has changed the rules for early voting and she will be needing more money in the budget for election workers. Henderson noted early voting hours have been extended and will now include Sunday, something that hasn’t happened before.

I would like to announce I am seeking re-election for the Single Member District 2 position on the SCISD School Board.

Candidates are currently being sought to serve on the Appraisal Review Board for Schleicher County, Texas. The board is a group of citizens selected by the Administrative District Judge to hear appeals regarding property tax values in Schleicher County.

A McCulloch County jury last week found Nicholas Jarrett Miller guilty of starting fires at the 111-year-old Mason County Courthouse and an occupied residential structure on February 4, 2021.

Eldorado High School CX Debate Teams traveled to Sonora on Monday, February 5th to compete in the District CX Debate Meet.

Schleicher County won 3rd place in District competition at the San Angelo Livestock Show Food Challenge contest on Wednesday, January 24.

Some 20 years after the infamous FLDS prophet Warren Steed Jeffs led more than a thousand of his loyal followers to the YFZ Ranch near Eldorado, the story he wrought here, a tale of polygamy, underage marriage and power-hungry prophets continues to reverberate across the western United States.

The Schleicher County Hospital District board of trustees met Monday evening, January 22nd and approved a joint election agreement with Schleicher County, Schleicher County ISD, the City of Eldorado …

At their annual meeting on January 17th, the Schleicher County Predator Association received a check for $27,600 from the Eldorado Game Association as their part for the services of two county trappers for 2024.

Schleicher County Commissioners met Monday, January 22nd and voted to increase the price of burial plots in the Eldorado Cemetery from $100 to $550. A section of eight grave sites will cost $3,800. The county is also placing rules on the way cemetery lots are curbed.

Texas law differs from that of other states in how it handles the rights and usage of water. Chief among those differences is the way the rules govern surface water (rivers, lakes and streams) one way and subsurface water, commonly called groundwater, in an entirely different way.

Lynn Meador, a member of the Way Off-Broadway Players said on Tuesday that work is progressing at the Ratliff Civic Theater where roof damage, stemming from the March 29, 2022 hailstorm has been repaired.

The Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) is reminding agricultural producers and forestry landowners and land managers to submit applications to the U.S. Department of Agriculture NRCS county office by Jan. 26, 2024, for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP Classic and CSP-Inflation Reduction Act [IRA]).

The Plateau Underground Water Conservation & Supply District board of directors met Thursday, January 11th at the Schleicher County Civic Center where they heard for a second time from a group individuals expressing concerns about a hydrogen extraction facility proposed for construction in the northeast portion of Schleicher County.

Holly Bryan, with Bluebonnet CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), spoke with members of the Eldorado Woman’s Club on January 9th. She explained the role advocates take in the court process for children removed from their homes. CASA duties include placement, visitation, and court proceedings.

Eldorado Middle School Robotics competed at the Region 15 TCEA Robotics competition at San Angelo Foster Communications Coliseum on January 10, 2024.

Eldorado Elementary students received District 7-2A UIL Academic Meet awards and medals during an assembly program on Friday, January 5th in the elementary gymnasium.

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