More than 15 group tour operators from the U.S., Canada, and China experienced highlights of San Angelo this week during a three-city tour. The staff of the San Angelo Convention & Visitors Bureau showed off the city during a familiarization tour. The group visited local sites, including Fort Concho, the Performing Arts Center, Murphey Performance Hall, the Chicken Farm Center and Concho Avenue in addition to a vehicle tour of other attractions Wednesday and Thursday.
The San Angelo Health Foundation awarded nearly 2 hundred 9 thousand dollars to sixteen area non-profits. The Girl Scouts were awarded nearly 23 thousand to renovate their Center. The Salvation Army was awarded nearly 28 thousand to purchase beds and equipment. The San Angelo Area Foundation was awarded 25 thousand for the San Angelo Gives program. West Texas Counseling and Guidance Center was awarded nearly 1 hundred 5 thousand for a staff recruitment and retention. Also, seasonal grants for eleven organizations of 28 thousand dollars were awarded for holiday needs.
A City street signal crew worked to remove a damaged traffic signal at the intersection of Bell and Pulliam Street after the signal light was knocked down. A Hirschfeld steel tractor trailer carrying a long steel beam was turning and knocked the signal down yesterday. Police had to close the intersection while the truck was being moved and the signal removed. A temporary stop sign was placed temporarily until a new signal is installed.
San Angelo Police have released a photo and description of their wanted fugitive this week. Her name is Kimberly Ann Caffey. She is a 47-year-old white female, 5 foot 9 inches tall and weighs 1 hundred 23 pounds, with hazel eyes and brown hair. She is wanted for Felony Theft. The bulletin with information on her and her photo is on the San Angelo Police Facebook and Twitter pages. If you have information about her, send a direct anonymous message. Via text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts, or by phone at 1-855-TIPS-247.
In an ongoing commitment to battle hunger, H-E-B is giving the gift of food this holiday season with special truckload deliveries of H-E-B Quick Oats oatmeal to Texas food banks, including the Concho Valley Regional Foodbank this week. Throughout the state, H-E-B trucks are delivering enough oatmeal to provide 2 point 9 million meals to Texas families. Each food bank will receive more than 57 hundred boxes of oatmeal.