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ASU to Place Memorial Wreath
May 22, 2018   03:32 PM
Angelo State University will commemorate Memorial Day with a special wreath ceremony on Thursday in the ASU Memorial Oak Grove next to the Mayer Administration Building. Hosted by ASU’s Veterans Educational and Transitional Services Center, the ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. and is open free to the public. A wreath will be placed near the Memorial Oak Grove’s three brick monuments in memory of all those who have lost their lives in service to the nation. Susan Williams, director of ASU’s affiliated military and veteran services, will give a brief address, and refreshments will be served in the lobby of the Administration Building following the ceremony.
Minority Small Business of the Year
May 22, 2018   09:30 AM

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.   

Guilty Plea Brings Life Sentence
May 22, 2018   05:37 AM
The deadly shooting of a man three years ago brings a guilty plea and life sentence for a 29-year-old San Angelo man. Jonathan Jesse Marin pleaded guilty yesterday to murder during a pre-trial hearing. He had been charged with manufacture with intent to distribute a controlled substance and capital murder in the death of William Valdez. He was sentenced to life in prison on the murder charge and 15 years on the drug charge.  Parole for Marin could come in 30 years.
 
City Hires New Economic Development Director
May 21, 2018   02:47 PM

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.

Juveniles Escape Center
May 21, 2018   05:46 AM

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.