By Carolyn Anderson.
Already, two rabies cases have been confirmed in skunks in our neighboring city of Junction. Perhaps due to some very warm days, there appears to be an increase in animal activity. Don’t forget the City’s Rabies Clinic on March 22nd.
Students, visitors and staff entering the newly renovated high school building will note this large R in red on the new floor.
By Carolyn Anderson.
Filing for the May 10th Rocksprings City Council and RISD Board of Trustee elections drew to a close Friday, February 28th at 5 p.m. By that time, Rocksprings and Edwards County had a wide slate of candidates to choose from for these positions. In the RISD trustee election, incumbent Francisco (Paco) Ramirez III is being challenged by Ron Elliott for the District 3 seat. In District 7, Hector Ruiz and Garrett Grooms filed for that position. Present board member of District 7, Ricky Martinez did not file as he is running for Edwards County Judge.
Science teacher Katy Shanklin has announced that Hector Ruiz, a Rocksprings ISD 8th grader, has been chosen to participate in the Geo- FORCE program this summer. GeoFORCE is a selective outreach program of the Jackson School of Geosciences, designed to encourage students from minority-serving high schools in rural South Texas and inner-city Houston to take on the challenges of a rigorous math and science curriculum, to pursue higher education in these fields, and to enter the high-tech workforce.
452nd District Judge and Attorney retain positions, State Rep. District 53 runoff for Murr and Henneke, Gonzales wins local contested Justice of Peace race
Texas Republicans and Democrats went to the polls March 4 for the final voting in the March Primary. But, the final contestants for the General Election in March will not be decided until a few statewide run-offs are conducted. Locally, the only contested race in the Democratic county race was between incumbent Justice of the Peace Joe Baker and opponent Ramiro Gonzales, Jr. Gonzales topped the count with almost 64% of the vote.