Yesterday marked Easter Sunday across the city and many headed to their local churches to celebrate. An Easter sunrise service started the day for many as the Salvation Army and several other organizations hosted an outdoor service on the Willike Ranch just west of the city as they have done for more than 30 years. The Easter season also had children of all ages searching for easter egg candy at various easter egg hunts organized around the area.
Early Voting for the May 4th election begins today. Voting will be conducted at 113 West Beauregard in the Election Office. Hours this week are from 8 am till 5 pm, and next week Monday and Tuesday from 7 to 7. The deadline for a ballot by mail request to be received is Tuesday. On the ballot is one contested SAISD Trustee Race, and School Board Trustees for Wall and Veribest school districts. Election Day is Saturday, May 4th and 18 countywide polling places will be open. A few locations have been relocated for this election. For more information call 325-659-6541
A Thursday morning burglary apprehension leads to arrests in the Rose murder investigation. San Angelo Police were called to an apartment burglary and apprehended two fleeing suspects. They were taken into custody at gunpoint and had three firearms and suspected Methamphetamine. The men were identified as 20-year-old Brian Garcia and 18-year-old Jacob Martinez. Later Detectives developed probable cause to believe Garcia and Martinez were involved in the April 2nd murder of Kristian Rose. Officials searched two residences and obtained warrants of arrest for Garcia and Martinez for the charge of Murder. Additional charges are pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.
The Nationwide wave of Social Security imposter scams has reached Tom Green County. Claiming to be a government authority is a way that scammers trick people, often senior citizens, into sending money. In the past few months, Social Security imposter reports have greatly increased. The Inspector General of Social Security is warning citizens about a caller-ID “spoofing” scheme misusing the Social Security Office of the Inspector General’s Fraud Hotline phone number. OIG employees do not place outgoing calls from the Fraud Hotline 800 number. Citizens should not engage with these calls, provide personal information, or send money to the caller via pre-paid gift or Visa cards.
The United Way of the Concho Valley is hoping to make a difference in the lives of former military members. This year’s "Day of Caring" theme will be “Operation Hope Delivered.” It's scheduled for Friday, May 10th and sponsored by H-E-B. They are soliciting help from the community in gathering new household and personal items to be placed in baskets and delivered to veterans beginning May 17th. A list of items accepted and collection locations is posted on the United Way’s website. Cash Donations for supplies may be brought to the United Way office at 955 Turner Street anytime before May 10th.
The San Angelo Elks are partnering with the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council of the Concho Valley for a drug take-back program on April 27th. This program allows citizens to properly dispose of unneeded, expired, or other people’s drugs. From 10 am to 2 pm, the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council, located at 3553 West Houston Harte will have experts on hand to take back all prescription drugs that citizens wish to dispose of.