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Easter Celebrations
Apr 21, 2019   08:01 PM

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 Begins Today
Apr 21, 2019   07:23 PM

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 

Police Catch Murder Suspects
Apr 19, 2019   08:22 PM

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.

ASU Student Research Symposium
Apr 19, 2019   08:18 PM
More than 80 Angelo State University undergraduate students will present the results of their academic research and artistic activities during the eighth annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavor Symposium on Friday, (4-26) in the Houston Harte University Center. The symposium will run from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the University Center’s C.J. Davidson Conference Center and is open free to the public. It will feature 64 poster exhibitions, research displays and artistic presentations, and light refreshments will be served.  Participating students will be available to discuss their projects and creative endeavors that were completed under the supervision of faculty mentors. The purpose of the symposium is to recognize students’ contributions to the universal body of knowledge through their research and creative activities. It also provides student interaction with community members who are interested in research activities on campus. 
ASU Chapel Groundbreaking
Apr 18, 2019   10:35 AM
Angelo State University yesterday hosted the official groundbreaking ceremony for its new Stephens Chapel to be in the heart of the campus. The new chapel is named in honor of longtime ASU supporters F.L. “Steve” and Pollyanna Stephens. The couple have fully funded construction of the chapel with a gift of 1 point 9 million dollars. At 31 hundred square feet, the Stephens Chapel will have metal-framed, brick/stone-clad exterior walls and a metal roof. The finishes will include stone tile flooring, stained glass windows, wood deck ceilings and custom pews. Businesses and individuals are invited to sponsor individual pews or stained glass windows.  
ASU Woodwind Ensemble Concert
Apr 17, 2019   08:53 PM
Angelo State University’s Woodwind Quintet will present its annual spring concert on Tuesday, April 23rd, in the Carr Education-Fine Arts Building. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. in the EFA Building’s Eldon Black Recital Hall and is open free to the public. In addition to the Woodwind Quintet, the concert will feature special guest ASU student musicians Riley Jarabek of San Angelo on trumpet and Bradley Rawson of San Angelo on percussion.  
 
ASU Staff Excellence Award Winners
Apr 17, 2019   08:45 PM
Four Angelo State University staff members – Paul Hamilton, Ty Walden, Jon Wilcox and Brittany Wollman – have earned the 2018 President’s Awards for Staff Excellence, and another – Curt Braden – has received the annual Chancellor’s Colonel Rowan Award for Execution.  The honorees were recognized during an awards ceremony today (yesterday). The President’s Awards for Staff Excellence recipients were selected from 76 nominees, and the Chancellor’s Colonel Rowan Award honoree was chosen from six nominees. The four Staff Award recipients each received a 1 thousand dollar honorarium, while the Rowan Award winner received 15 hundred dollars.   
Social Security Scams
Apr 17, 2019   08:37 PM

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.

 

 

 

 

UW Day of Caring Coming Soon
Apr 17, 2019   08:29 PM

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. 

Drug Take Back Event
Apr 17, 2019   12:12 PM

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.