Cases of Covid 19 continue steadily in the Concho Valley. City health officials said a total of 73 persons tested positive for Covid-19 reported today. There were 28 PCR test cases and 45 antigen test cases. The total positive cases in the county stand at 15,178, with 1,317 active cases. There are 86 persons currently hospitalized with 19 patients in ICU as of their last report. Since their last report, they have released 296 cases and contacts of cases.
City Mayor Brenda Gunter and local medical officials are strongly urging everyone to continue to wear a mask, wash hands frequently, practice social distancing, and don't attend large gatherings, to help stop the spread of Covid-19.
The City is updating its Drainage Master Plan to help guide future capital projects and priorities for drainage improvements. They are seeking public input on drainage issues that citizens face during storm events as they update the master plan. Public input will be open until to February 5th. They would like to know how storms affect property and neighborhoods. To comment, visit cosatx.us/drainage.
The City of San Angelo’s Finance Department has for the seventh straight year earned the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its 2019 comprehensive annual financial report from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada. The City’s comprehensive annual financial report is the annual financial audit of the City conducted by external auditors and approved by the City Council.
The San Angelo Downtown Stroll is becoming Downtown Strong. Originally known as the Art Walk, for the past 13 years, Downtown San Angelo, Inc. has incorporated local art museums and businesses to exhibit their products & services. Celebrating Valentine’s Day they invite everyone to head downtown on Thursday, February 11th from 5 to 8 pm. Follow San Angelo Downtown Strong on Facebook for updates, and contact Downtown San Angelo at 325-655-2345.
A Vitalent blood drive will be on Saturday (1-23) from 11 till 4:15 pm. It's the "Healthy YOU" drive at the Community Room next to Conn's at Sunset Mall. Donors will receive food coupons courtesy of Chick Fil A, Charley's Philly Steaks, Sonic & Fuzzy's Taco Shop. Also, you can enter to win the GRAND PRIZE of a Deluxe popcorn machine. Call 877-258-4825 with the code: healthy you.
Appointments encouraged and walk-ins are welcome. Appointments can also be made by Downloading the Vitalant APP or at bloodhero.com
Area Catholics are planning several events tomorrow (today) to commemorate the landmark January 22nd 1973 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court which legalized abortion in the United States. They are hosting pro-life events including a Prayer Vigil at noon on the Tom Green County Courthouse front lawn. They will also conduct a Pro-Life Procession (weather permitting) with the Knights of Columbus at 5:45 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Cathedral Downtown. Other pro-life events are planned for Abilene and Odessa on Friday.
The San Angelo School District is reporting steady Covid-19 cases. They report 9 new Covid-19 cases in Students as of Thursday. They have 54 current covid cases in the district. The numbers are reported on the district's website. Angelo State University reports 7 current student cases and 6 staff member cases. In total ASU has reported a total of 3 hundred 23 cases. Howard College San Angelo Campus currently reports no cases of Covid-19, They have had a total of 13 cases.
Goodfellow Air Force Base says members of the 17th Security Forces Squadron were among the first to receive the COVID-19 vaccination yesterday. They received the vaccination as part of the first immunization rollout to Goodfellow. In accordance with the Department of the Air Force distribution plan, the vaccine is administered first to those who work on the frontlines, maintain mission essential positions here, and those who are considered high risk. The 17th Medical Group will continue to vaccinate more individuals as the vaccine is further distributed.
City officials say In-person payments have resumed at Water Customer Service and normal operations have resumed at Animal Services. They had previously limited access because of Covid-19 pandemic precautions.
The City has launched a sponsored sweepstakes for water utility customers who enroll or are already enrolled in paperless billing, AutoPay, or online payments. Five winners will be chosen and each awarded a $100 Visa gift card. The sweepstakes will close April 18th. The sweepstakes is sponsored and funded by Invoice Cloud, a provider of secure e-payments serving local governments and utilities nationwide. Customers can enroll in paperless billing, register to pay online, and enroll in AutoPay at cosatx.us/waterbill. For more information, contact the Water Utilities Department at 325-657-4323.