The ASU Small Business Development Center announced that Danny and Lucy Nuñez, owners and managers of Engine Pro Machine in San Angelo, were nominated by the center to represent San Angelo as a nominee for the Annual SBA District awards. The Nuñez family was recognized at the May Advisory Council meeting as the 2018 Local Minority Small Business of the Year. They were presented with a plaque to commemorate this honor.
The executive director of the Brownwood Municipal Development District, Guy Andrews, has been hired to lead the City of San Angelo’s job-creation efforts as its economic development director. Andrews was selected from among 51 applicants. He assumes his new duties June 4th. The Economic Development Department serves as the staff of the City of San Angelo Development Corp. The COSADC board administers the half-cent sales tax for economic development. That involves using funds generated by the tax in incentive packages to diversify the economy, expand the property tax base, foster business growth and increase job opportunities. He has led Brownwood’s economic development efforts since 2015.
San Angelo Police helped round up several juvenile offenders Sunday night and early Monday after they were able to escape from the Tom Green County Juvenile Justice Center on 19th Street. A fight broke out inside the center and the offenders were able to open the cell doors in one area and around 9 detainees escaped. Police responded and set up a perimeter. All but one was recaptured within 90 minutes. The last offender was captured several hours later.