At a little after 9 a.m. Tuesday morning ,U.S. Border Patrol, the Edwards County Sheriff and Sheriff’s Deputies stopped two smuggling vehicles on HWY 377 south of Rocksprings.
RISD Celebrations and Successes: Last night at the board meeting, James Palacio was recognized for serving 12 years on the Rocksprings ISD School Board. Chad Talbot and Manuel Montoya were also recognized for their board service.
The Rocksprings girls state track qualifiers traveled to Austin to compete in the 1A State Track and Field Meet on Saturday, May 14th. Claire Burleson started off the day with a 4th place finish in the discus. Then fellow sophomore Ava Grooms captured the bronze medal and a new PR in the pole vault with a vault of 10’. Meanwhile, senior teammate Ashtyn Warren cleared 5’ in the high jump to place 5th. Then finally, Claire Burleson competed in the shot put and placed 5th. Please congratulate these girls and coaches on a great season!
A regularly scheduled City Council meeting was held on Monday May 5th at the Rocksprings City Hall. The meeting began at 5:30 p.m. In attendance were Mayor LaWanda Goller and Council members Jordan Aguilera, Andrew Barnebey, Larry Davidson, Homer Jimenez and Kayla Talbot.
Jess “Bodie” Hankins has been selected as the Patrol Agent in Charge (PAIC) of the Rocksprings, Abilene, and San Angelo Stations for the U.S. Border Patrol’s Del Rio Sector. As PAIC, he is responsible for oversight of administrative and enforcement operations in the station’s area of responsibility, which include approximately 42,064 square miles and encompasses 35 Texas counties. He assumed his role on April 24, 2022.