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Schleicher County Commissioners met Monday, May 2nd and voted to proceed with the process of taking bids for paving a portion of County Road 220.

BY NANCY LESTER ELDORADO BEAUTIFICATION COMMITTEE May 9 – May 13 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!

Eldorado High School students traveled to Canyon on Friday 22nd the Region 1-2A UIL Academic Meet. Students advancing to the State UIL Meet include: Jonathan McGee - Top Physics; Jaydyn Doran - Literary Criticism; and Jocelyn Massey - Editorial Writing. Sissy Coronado and Raul Iglesias will make the trip as alternates.

The EHS Class of 2022 invites you to attend their Decision Day Parade on Thursday, May 5th as they announce their post-secondary school intentions to the world. You are invited to join them as they reveal their plans to attend college, enroll in a trade school, enlist in the military, or join the workforce.

The Eldorado City Council met in a called special meeting on Monday, April 25, 2022 and voted in favor of a resolution authorizing an advance funding agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation for an upcoming sidewalk project.

City of Eldorado officials remain puzzled about the origins of an explosion and fire that claimed two shop buildings adjacent to City Hall.

BY NELL EDMISTON ELDORADO WOMAN’S CLUB The month of May will be busy for members of the Eldorado Woman’s Club. On May 2, the club will dedicate a bench commemorating 100 years of service to the community. The dedication will be at 11:00 a.m. at the gazebo on the corner of Hwy. 190 and Main Street.

An explosion rocked the downtown area of Eldorado at about 4 a.m. on Saturday, April 8th with a subsequent fire engulfing utility and shop buildings adjacent to Eldorado City Hall.

AUSTIN – National media went wild over Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s April 6 press briefing vow that he would bus illegal immigrants to Washington D.C. But they overlooked an Abbott plan I figured would matter much more: “enhanced safety inspections” of commercial trucking coming off the international bridges from Mexico.

The Eldorado City Council met at 12 noon on Monday, April 11th and discussed the explosion and fire that claimed two of the city’s shop and storage buildings early Saturday, April 9th.

An explosion rocked the downtown area of Eldorado at about 4 a.m. on Saturday, April 8th with a subsequent fire engulfing utility and shop buildings adjacent to Eldorado City Hall

Schleicher County Commissioners met Monday, April 4th and approved Ocelot Road as the 9-1-1 address name for a new road in the eastern part of the county. The road will connect with U.S. Highway 190 and extend southward into a new subdivision owned by Triad Land Investment, LTD of Kerrville.

The Texas Forest Service warns that wildfire activity is expected to gradually increase in the coming days, as critical fire weather occurs where very dry vegetation is present across West and South Texas, including here in Schleicher County.

Eldorado High School’s UIL Academics team is the district champion after winning the District 7-2A Meet on Saturday, March 26th with a total of 524.5 points. Christoval placed second with 333 points.

Reports have reached Eldorado that Frederick Merril Jessop, one-time overseer of the YFZ Ranch and presiding bishop of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, died on February 28th of this year, at his home near Cedar City, Utah. He was 86.

The designation of future Interstate 27 (I-27) became official on Tuesday, March 15 as President Biden signed into law the appropriation bill. The designation recognizes the Ports-to-Plains Corridor from Laredo, Texas to Raton, New Mexico as the intended route for the interstate highway.

Schleicher County Commissioners met Monday, March 21st and approved a request by County Clerk Mary Ann Gonzalez that will effectively abolish the office of County Election Administrator. Gonzalez offered to absorb the duties of the election administrator into her office, instead of hiring someone to fill the vacancy. The commissioners agreed with the r

U.S. Representative Tony Gonzales was in Eldorado on Thursday, March 10th where he held several meetings with local citizens. Among his stops here was an appearance at Southwest Texas Electric Cooperative where he visited with representatives of the cooperative as well as the local hospital district.

The Schleicher County ISD board of trustees met Wednesday, March 9, 2022, in a meeting that was called ahead of this week’s Spring Break.  The board handled several items of business, including approval of the BBB local policy that allows for the school district to convert from a board configuration consisting of five single-member district seats and two at-large seats to a scheme that has four single-member districts and three at-large seats.

Schleicher County Commissioners met Monday, March 7th, and voted to renew the countywide ban on outdoor fires that had expired on February 28th. With less than a three-quarters of an inch of rain received here since October, conditions across the county are exceedingly dry, elevating the potential for grass and brush fires and hastening the commissioners to renew the burn ban.

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