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The Schleicher County ISD board of trustees met Monday evening, May 8th to handle an agenda of routine business. A special moment came early in the meeting when SCISD Athletic Director Chad Tutle and Coach Kelsey Fillmon introduced the EHS athletes who will be participating at the State Track Meet on Friday.

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.

Rep. Tony Gonzales (TX-23) introduced the Border Patrol Pay Parity Act on Tuesday, a bill aimed at raising the minimum pay rate for certain U.S. Border Patrol agents by at least 14% under special pay authority.

Local voters will make their preference known Saturday in a race for the Eldorado City Council and the Schleicher County ISD board of trustees.

EHS seniors will make their decisions known on Thursday, May 4th, regarding their plans following graduation.

Schleicher County Commissioner’s met on Monday, May 1st and voted to enact a county-wide burn ban effective immediately and extending for 90 days. The decision was made in response to the recent dry weather conditions and the risk of wildfires.

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.

Librarian Michelle Bischoffberger met with the Schleicher County Commissioners Court on Monday, April 17th an offered an update on the goings on in and around the public library.

NANCY LESTER BEAUTIFICATION COMMITTEE May 1- 5 has been designated as “Clean Up” week in Eldorado! Everyone is being asked to mow and clean their own property and to do everything they can to make our “City of Gold” look its very best!!!

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced Wednesday, April 12th he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose districts $977.2 million in local sales tax allocations for April, 12.8 percent more than in April 2022. These allocations are based on sales made in February by businesses that report tax monthly.

COLLEGE STATION, Texas, April 17, 2023 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that agricultural producers and private landowners can begin signing up for the Grassland Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) starting today and running through May 26, 2023.

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, …

Last Thursday morning, April 6, Menard County Sheriff Deputy Ty Gerstenberger initiated a traffic stop on a 4-door Lexus sedan that he clocked travelling northbound 72 mph over the San Saba River bridge. The speed limit in that stretch of US 83 is 40 mph.

The Schleicher County ISD board of trustees met Monday evening, April 10th and voted to hire Matt Odom as the new EHS principal, beginning with the 2023-24 school year.

The FBI office in Denver warned consumers on Monday to avoid charging their cell phones and other devices at public charging stations such as those in airports, shopping malls and other places where large groups of people gather. The warning referred to “juice jacking,” a criminal process where phones can be infected with malware.

The Eldorado City Council met Monday, April 10th and voted to move the polling place for the May 6th election, as recommended by Schleicher County Clerk Mary Ann Gonzalez and her deputy, Marsha Maskill.

Schleicher County Commissioners met Monday, April 3rd at the Schleicher County Courthouse and learned that the County Clerk’s office will be open on Friday, April 7th from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. for persons wanting to register to vote ahead of the May 6th school board and city council elections.

DEL RIO – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Del Rio Sector, assisted by the Eagle Pass Fire Department, rescued a group of 140 migrants stranded on an island, on the U.S. side of the Rio Grande River.

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.

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