Pastors from about 10 churches of various denominations in the Concho Valley will join forces with the Goodfellow Chapel Office for the induction meeting of the Goodfellow Ministerial Alliance next week. (May 4). Jeff Box, the Director of the Concho Valley Baptist Association, will be appointed the first ever Honorary Wing Chaplain. The meeting will be the initial formation of the Goodfellow Ministerial Alliance, whose purpose is modeled after the San Angelo Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters, known as VOAD. The Goodfellow Ministerial Alliance is a partnership of mutual support and encouragement that would exist during disasters to provide assistance to Goodfellow in cases of emergency.
Reports say a sentence was handed down Wednesday for a local Restauranteur after he pleaded guilty in federal court to tax fraud. 52 year old Ai Shu Cheng was sentenced to 3 years in prison and order to pay more than 1 point 7 million dollars in restitution to the IRS. He is the owner of the Bonsai Garden and China Garden restaurants here. He pled to filing false income tax returns.
Several hundred high school Seniors from the area gathered at the Foster Communications Colesium this morning for a program showing the dangers of driving impaired called "Shattered Dreams". The program is set up as a re-enactment of a DWI / Distracted Driver crash scene to show the students how events unfold before, during, and after the crash. The goal is to prevent students from ruining their future dreams due to needless tragedies in vehicle accidents.
"HR Onboarding Solutions", a local human resources business, won the San Angelo Business Plan Competition and its top prize of 25 thousand dollars. Owned by Brent Jameson, the company provides customized systems that integrate into software. "Moontime", a start-up e-retailer, won the second-place prize of 20 thousand. Owned by Chelsea Waldrop, Moontime offers teas, oils, ointments, and aroma therapies to nurture and heal women. Third-place winner "Longhorn Coffee Company" will use its 15 thousand dollar prize to grow its operations. Owners Scott and Laurie Deckers have been roasting coffee for more than 10 years.