Schleicher County ISD Superintendent Billy Collins has been named as the lone finalist in the search for a new superintendent of the Borden County Independent School District in Gail.

The announcement came at a special meeting of the BCISD board of directors on Wednesday, January 21, 2015.

According to state law, the board must wait at least 21 days after naming a finalist before actually hiring a new superintendent.

That is expected to take place at a meeting already scheduled by the school board on Feb. 12.



The view for Texas drivers will get a bit better starting in March as the state moves to merge the vehicle registration sticker and the safety inspection sticker into a single windshield sticker.

The annual safety inspection is still required, but the individual inspection sticker, a half century-long tradition, will soon disappear.

Vehicle owners will be required to get a safety inspection within 90 days before renewing their registration. And...they will have to provide proof that the inspection was passed, much the same as they currently provide proof of insurance.



Eldorado Success publisher Randy Mankin, the 135th president of the Texas Press Association, presided over the group’s midwinter conference on January 22-24 in Galveston.

Mankin opened the conference with a brief statement concerning the recent terrorist attack on the Charlie Hebdot newspaper in Paris. He suggested that American journalists should respond with more than token gestures of support. “We should resolve to return home and commit good journalism,” he said. “Let us honor the dead by redoubling our efforts to do our jobs well.”



Schleicher County Commissioners met Monday to handle a lengthy business agenda. During the meeting, they went behind closed doors for a 50 minute-long executive session for the discussion personnel matters with County Treasurer Jennifer Henderson.

The commissioners returned to open session without commenting on the matter.

In other business, the court called for bids on a transport load of diesel fuel. The bids are to be opened at the group’s February 9th meeting. (See Bid Notice on Page 9)

Keith McCormack presented the commissioners with a $9,500 bid to refurbish several hundred feet of asphalt cart paths at the Eldorado Golf Club. The paths were paved in 2007 but there has been some deterioration, mostly along the edges. The commissioners took no action on the matter.