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.
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.
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.
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.