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ASU Spring Planetarium Shows
Mar 20, 2019   08:45 PM
The Angelo State University Planetarium will present two full-dome public astronomy shows during its spring 2019 schedule beginning Thursday in the Vincent Building on campus.  Each Thursday from through May 9, “Stars: Powerhouses of the Universe” will run at 7 p.m. and “Faster Than Light: The Dream of Interstellar Flight” will run at 8 p.m. All the shows are open to the public with admission prices of $3 for adults and $2 for children, active military and senior citizens. ASU students, faculty and staff are admitted free.  
Outstanding Urban Transit Award
Mar 20, 2019   08:30 PM

The Texas Transit Association recently presented Concho Valley Transit with the Outstanding Urban Transit System Award during their Annual Conference in El Paso. Concho Valley Transit was recognized for their efforts in increasing technological innovation through new mobile applications, improving customer satisfaction, providing social media outlets for information distribution, and further embracing a “safety always” culture.

Two Men Found Dead after Fire
Mar 20, 2019   06:02 PM

San Angelo Police say two men were found dead inside a north Chadbourne Street home which was discovered burning early this morning. The fire was reported about 3 am from the 4800 Block of North Chadbourne and it completely engulfed the home. Police say they are investigating the incident as a double homicide with the causes of the deaths undetermined. The unidentified pair were pronounced dead at the scene and their bodies were sent for autopsies. 

 

 

Man Charged with Murder After Afternoon Shooting
Mar 20, 2019   03:04 AM

A man is being charged with murder after a backyard shooting in northwest San Angelo Tuesday afternoon. Around 4:30 pm Police were dispatched to the 2000 block of Walnut Street for the report of a shooting. The shooting victim, 28-year-old San Angelo man Ernesto Hernandez was found deceased in the backyard of a nearby residence. The suspect, who was later identified as Gabriel James Ortiz Sr., was taken into custody and detained without incident. Crime Scene Investigations Unit responded to help with the follow-up investigation and several patrol units were utilized to cordon off the area as family members arrived.

Chamber Members Hear Goodfellow Update
Mar 19, 2019   08:39 PM

The Commander of the 17th Training Wing at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Colonel Ricky Mills gave an update about the base to San Angelo Chamber of Commerce members today. During a luncheon, Mills talked about the Defense Departments new National Defense Strategy and how it is changing the way new students at the base learn their missions. He stressed that the two largest missions at the base, Fire Training, and Intelligence, are vital to the nation's defense. He said the base has 26 hundred students, including nearly 9 hundred foreign students. He said the base has a 3 hundred 56 million dollar impact on the local economy and praised the many partnerships between the base and the city.