Edwards County, TX

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Something good can come out of something bad

In regards to the tragic wreck on SH41 recently, it should be acknowledged that an Edwards County local is indeed a hero. State Trooper Brian Iselt (not on duty at the time), his wife Cecily and their young son Cooper were actually heading back to Rocksprings from an out of town trip when they drove upon the wreck just minutes after it occurred.
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River Flows

All river flow measurements were taken on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, before the rains blessed us. We are thankful for the rain this past week and pray for more. Many have received an abundance, and some have only received a small amount. In this area, we will take it! This is a great time to harvest rainwater to save for a dry spell. Rainwater is great for the garden or other outdoor chores.
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Ranch Enterprises donates $15,000 to local EMS

The Edwards County Commissioners Court met for their monthly meeting this past Tuesday, June 8. In attendance were Judge Souli Shanklin, as well as commissioners Kenneth Reid, Matt Fry, Lee Sweeten and Marty Graham. With all of the recent moisture, the decision was made to continue without a burn ban...
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Memorial Day Rememberance Ceremony to be held Monday

The Edwards County Historical Commission, in conjunction with the Edwards County Sheriff’s Office, will hold a Remembrance Ceremony on Memorial Day, Monday May 31, 2021, at the Rocksprings Cemetery beginning at 10:30 a.m. The public is invited to attend. To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital...
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Claud H. Gilmer Memorial Library awarded CARES Grant to advance digital equity

Rocksprings, TX- The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) recently awarded funding to the Claud H. Gilmer Memorial Library under the TSLAC CARES Grant program. After submitting a competitive grant application, the Claud H. Gilmer Memorial Library was selected to receive $24,928 to advance digital equity for Rocksprings ISD and Edwards County patrons. Provided by the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the funding will be used by the library to expand digital inclusion efforts and provide technical support, especially for workforce development and broadband availability. Thirty-seven other libraries across the state have also received grants through this program. “All community members and.
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The Rocksprings Tornado: a sad day 94 years ago

Editor’s Note: April 12th was the 94th anniversary of the Rocksprings Tornado. David Bourland, the grandson of James Bourland, who died as a result of injuries from the tornado, sent this account to Kari Cloudt with the Edwards County Historical Society. It gives a description of that terrible incident. This...
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EdCo detention center filling with human smugglers

On Tuesday morning the Edwards County Commissioners held regular court. County Judge Souli Shanklin and Commissioners Matt Fry, Lee Sweeten and Marty Graham were in attendance while Commissioner Kenneth Reed was absent. All present recited the Pledge of Allegiance and Fry led in prayer. The hottest topic discussed was in...
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Severe Thunderstorm Warning in effect for Edwards, Kerr counties

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is in place for Edwards and Kerr counties until 11:45 p.m. Monday night. According to the National Weather Service, wind gusts with speeds up to 60 mph and quarter-sized hail are possible for the area. This is a developing weather event. Refresh the page for the...
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Human smuggling pursuit turns fatal on US 277

Eight people are dead and three are in critical condition following a smuggling attempt this past Monday afternoon that ended in a head on collision. The crash took place at mile marker 500 on US 277, right on the Val Verde and Edwards County line. At 1 p.m. on March...
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Edwards County files resolution against ERCOT

The monthly Commissioner’s Court meeting was held this past Tuesday, March 9th at the Edwards County courthouse. In attendance were Judge Souli Shanklin, as well as commissioners Kenneth Reed, Matt Fry, Lee Sweeten and Marty Graham. This is the first meeting held after the emergency meeting to declare Edwards County in a state of local disaster after Winter Storm Uri.
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County files Local State of Disaster

On February 22nd, County Judge Souli Shanklin declared a local state of disaster for Edwards County. In statement, Shanklin described the events taking place in the county, “Frigid temperatures started on February 11, 2021. We have not been above freezing. There has been snow and ice. We have had major damage to our Annex Building due to pipes that have burst due to this nature. We have lost livestock, wildlife and fear of the loss of lives and health to our county. There have been power outages all throughout the Edwards County and the city of Rocksprings.”
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Rocksprings survives Winter Weather 2021

Rocksprings is located in a remote part of Texas, and is very rural, so we are used to not having any of the modern necessities like Doordash or Favor. We don’t have an Uber or Lyft...there is nothing like that. The closest thing we have for convenience services is through the Edwards County Senior Activity Center and they will deliver meals to the senior citizens. Other than that, we can use scheduled curbside pick up services offered by HEB or Walmart in their locations, for example, but no deliveries.
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A community that serves one another is a community that wins

Say what you want to say about living in a small town, but this past week the community of Rocksprings, TX proved that there can be an upside or two to living in a place that most people don’t even know exists. The residents of Rocksprings (Rocky, to those of us that are locals) pulled together when it mattered the most after this month’s winter storm devastated many families and their homes and businesses.
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The State of Texas remains frozen

We Texans can handle the cold weather for a while, but this latest ‘cold spell’ has made us ready to yell ‘calf rope’ for several days. It’s Tuesday and the saga continues with more of the same ice, cold temps, hazardous travel conditions and tough ranching duties in the forecast.
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EdCo 4-H members show in San Angelo

Edwards County 4-H members recently participated in the San Angelo Stockshow and Rodeo. On February 5, 2021 Ella Martin, Ashlee Botkin, Dryden Peterson and Flynn Peterson showed in the market goat show. The following Monday, Dryden Peterson and Flynn Peterson participated in the market lamb show. Flynn placed 15th in the heavyweight Dorper class. She also participated in the inaugural Sheep and Goat Skillathon in which she had to complete a 75 question exam and 8 live skill stations demonstrating her knowledge of sheep and goats. Up next the Edwards County 4-H pig exhibitors will be taking gilts to San Angelo while the lamb exhibitors are getting ready for San Antonio.
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Fuel card approved for Edwards County

Edwards County held their monthly Commissioner’s Court meeting this past Tuesday at the Edwards County courthouse. In attendance were Judge Souli Shanklin and commissioners Matt Fry, Lee Sweeten, Kenneth Reed and new commissioner Marty Graham. The meeting was called to order at 9:02 a.m. and the pledge of allegiance was cited.
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Frigid air to move into Texas this weekend...

An air-mass originating from the Arctic will bring frigid temperatures to West Central Texas this weekend. In Edwards Co., Thursday highs are only forecast for 43 with a low of 31 degrees, Friday 53/27, Sat. 38/15, Sunday 29/12 degrees and Monday 34/14 with a chance of snow. Very cold conditions...