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A crowd of about 60 people gathered Monday morning, May 29th, at the Eldorado Cemetery to pay tribute to Schleicher County’s war dead as part of the annual Memorial Day observance.

EHS musicians continued to rack up the wins at the UIL Texas State Solo & Ensemble Contest on Monday, May 29 at Hendrickson High School in Pflugerville ISD.

The 2023 Eldorado Middle School Academic Awards presentation was divided into two programs featuring 5th and 6th grades together, followed by the 7th and 8th grade classes. Both programs where held in the Eldorado High School Auditorium Thursday, May 25, 2023.

The Eldorado High School UIL science team won the Conference 2A State Championship at the UIL State Academic Meet on Wednesday, May 17th in Austin. The team, consisting of (L-R) Jaqueline Cortez, Isaiah Seymore, Ricky Romo and Raul Iglesias, placed first with a total score of 232. That compares to Lindsay High School’s score of 164 and Shiner’s 152. Seymore was the fourth high individual, Iglesias was seventh, Romo was 10th and Cortez was 21st. The EHS science team is coached by Lindsay Parker and Hilary Choate. -- KATHY MANKIN | THE ELDORADO SUCCESS

The 2023 Eldorado Elementary Awards Program was held Monday, May 22nd in the High School Auditorium with friends and family members in attendance. Dash Rudewick led the Pledge of Allegiance to American flag and Elijah Bustos led the Pledge to the Texas flag.

The Eldorado High School 2023 Spring Band Concert was held Thursday, May 18th, in the EHS auditorium

Jacqueline Cortez is the Valedictorian of the Eldorado High School Class of 2023, according to a statement released by the school on Monday. Cortez completed her four years at EHS with a 100.8367 grade point average. Celeste Milette Hernandez is the class Salutatorian. She finishes her high school career with a 100.3392 grade point average.

The EHS 2023 Athletic Awards Banquet was held on Monday evening, May 15th, in the Eagle Gym. Athletic Director Chad Tutle emceed the event, which is hosted each year by the Eldorado Eagles Athletic Booster Club.

The EHS Academic Awards Program was held on Monday, May 15th, 2023, in the Eldorado High School Auditorium.

Oscar Aguero has been named as the lone finalist for the position of superintendent of schools at Schleicher County ISD. The action came at a meeting of the trustees on Wednesday evening, May 3rd.

BIG LAKE – Nearly a century ago, on May 28, 1923, an unlikely oil well in West Texas known as Santa Rita No. 1 changed the course of the American oil industry and propelled the Permian Basin to the forefront of global oil production.

Texans a facing an increased threat from the blood-sucking insect T.gerstaeckeri, commonly known as the Kissing Bug. The bug inhabits Central and South America as well as parts of the United States, …

A high-speed chase, beginning with an attempted traffic stop in Sutton County, made its way into Schleicher County on Friday, March 31st, before turning south again and ending just south of the Sutton County line.

Yet another suspected human trafficker was pursued into and through Schleicher County on Sunday evening, March 26th, before abandoning their pickup near Mertzon.

UPDATE: Law enforcement officers searched until dark Wednesday, March 15th, but were unable to locate 8-10 suspected illegal aliens who bailed out of a white Chevrolet Silverado pickup on U.S. 277, some six miles south of Eldorado. The pickup was abandoned Wednesday afternoon south of Plantible Foods after a high-speed chase originating in Sonora.

The 37th annual First Grade Rodeo was held Thursday, March 9th in the Elementary Gym. This year’s rodeo is a first for the new elementary music teacher Justina Saunders.

Eldorado High School One-Act Play cast and crew members were elated to learn they were advancing to the Bi-District One-Act Play contest after winning the District One-Act Play contest on Wednesday, March 8, 2023, in Sterling City.

Schleicher Cunty was involved in the effort to win World War II with as a number of bombing ranges were constructed in West Texas including four here in the county.

The 2023 Houston Stock Show went spectacularly well for the Parker family and Schleicher County 4-H in the Jr. Breeding Sheep division.

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