HOLDING ON TO MEMORIES — Barbara West Clark displays a couple of mementos she was able to salvage from the ashes of her burned-out building on Main Street, including an autographed photo of Penny Tweedy with the 1973 Triple Crown Winner Secretariat, and a charred copy of the Schleicher County History Book published by the county historical society in 1976. She said the book was important to her because it had been signed by many of her old friends, all of whom are now deceased. Clark’s building, located at 205 Southwest Main Street, was destroyed in an early morning fire on Monday, January 12, 2015. Other items, such as the roll top desk that belonged to her grandfather C.C. West, Eldorado’s first postmaster, was destroyed in the blaze.            KATHY MANKIN | THE ELDORADO SUCCESS


City Administrator Theo Melancon advised the Eldorado City Council last week that the conversion from the city’s old ACS accounting software to its new Springbrook software, has not been without its problems and has caused problems with the city’s annual audit. He noted that the old software was improperly booking numbers that had to be corrected by hand and re-entered into the new software and explained that the auditors had to make several adjustments.

Melancon said the problems would probably delay the delivery of the city’s annual audit report by about a month.



Andrew Murr of Junction joined the 21 other newly elected members of the Texas House on Tuesday, January 13, 2015, and was sworn into office on the first day of the 84th Session of the Texas Legislature. Surrounded by friends, family and supporters, Murr presented his broad policy goals for the year.

“One of my primary motivations for seeking this seat in the House stemmed from my experiences as a County Judge, dealing with unfunded mandates and overreach from both Austin and Washington,” said Murr. “The people of our counties and cities and school districts should be free to govern themselves and to control their property and natural resources.



Walkers and runners, get ready for the Heart and Sole Run for a Cure 5K and 1-mile Fun Run on Saturday, February 14. It will be held at 9:00 a.m. at the Eldorado Elementary School Horseshoe parking lot. Pre-registration will be at the Schleicher County Wellness Center. Pre-registration will quicken the registration process the day of the race.

Entry fees are $15 for the 5K and $10 for the fun run. The first 50 people to register get t-shirts. Logos will be designed by Diana McGee’s art and design class at Eldorado High School. Persons under the age of 18 will have to have a parent’s signature on the registration form.