SCISD Adopts New Threat Response Plan

Students and teachers at Schleicher County ISD will no longer be taught to hide in a closet or cower under their desks if they are threatened by an active shooter or other violent individual. Instead, they will be coached to escape if possible, barricade if necessary, and as a final resort, to fight in order to protect their lives and the lives of others.

The change in tactics comes as school officials across the nation are accepting that the old way of doing things may have cost more lives than it saved.




Karen Henderson will retire as Schleicher County Treasurer on January 1, 2015, after 24 years in office, when she will hand the county’s fiscal reins over to a yet-to-be-determined successor.

With her retirement quickly approaching, Henderson took a few moments to share her story and provide insight about the job as county treasurer.





The running track that circles the school’s football field will be finished by the end of the month. That was the message at Monday night’s school board meeting as Superintendent Billy Collins and construction consultant Shane Campbell expressed frustrations with Texas Sports Builders (TSB), the company hired to carry out the track project.

Among the problems is a sticky mess made when TSB began last week to apply the color coat to the otherwise finished track surface. “They mixed the chemicals improperly and the experts in Germany tell us it will never dry out,” Shane Campbell told the board.




The 45th annual Top of the Divide Rodeo will take place Friday and Saturday nights at the county rodeo arena just south of Eldorado. The rodeo is produced by Cadillac Rodeo Company for the seventh straight year with $4,500 added money.

A dance will follow the rodeo on Friday and Saturday night featuring “DJ Marco Ortiz” on Friday and “Dub Miller Band” Saturday night.