Members of the San Angelo Police arrested 56-year-old Debbie Adkins for First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance following a search of her residence yesterday. Investigators developed probable cause to believe Adkins was trafficking Methamphetamine. A Search Warrant was executed at a home in the 5 hundred block of East 18th. She was detained during the search, where investigators found and seized about two ounces of suspected Methamphetamine, narcotics distribution paraphernalia, and U.S. currency. Members of the Department’s Patrol and Lake Divisions, Motors and K9 Units, and the Center for Tactical Medicine assisted with the warrant operation.
A brush fire next to the Tyler Terrace neighborhood just east of Goodfellow Air Force Base brought fire fighting units from several volunteer departments this afternoon. The fire was spreading rapidly as units from East Concho and Wall fire departments rushed to put water on the blaze before it reached nearby homes. Reports say as the fire was extinguished that no buildings were damaged and no one was injured.
Friday night's Free Downtown Movie Night will feature the 2019 American film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team ‘AVENGERS: ENGAME.’ The movie will be located at the parking lot at 17 East Twohig, across from the Cactus Hotel in downtown San Angelo. The cartoons and movie start at dusk. Go to "downtown movie night dot com" for a preview of this week’s movie. Closed captioning is now featured and Concessions are available at the event.
The City’s Animal Services division is alerting dog owners of a local outbreak of the disease canine mycoplasma. Citizens should ensure their dogs are secure, avoid strays, and contact their veterinarian if they suspect an issue with their dog. The Animal Shelter has halted the intake of dogs. The move was made today after shelter officials noted dogs with the disease in the facility and spoke with several veterinarians. Dogs will not be accepted until at least August 29th when the health of dogs in the community and in the shelter will be reassessed. This weekend's annual Clear the Shelter event has been postponed to Saturday, September 7th.
Howard College San Angelo is now accepting applications for their academic program that allows a current Licensed Vocational Nurse to complete the coursework and clinicals necessary to become a Registered Nurse. Applications and all supporting documentation are due November 1st and the program will begin in January. This program affords LVNs the opportunity to continue their education, build their skills, and get job promotions. For more information contact Michelle Trubenstein 325.481.8300.
On Wednesday the San Angelo ISD received a “B” letter grade from the Texas Education Agency’s state accountability report card. SAISD’s solid “B” rating means that students are excelling. District officials say they are continuing to focus on areas of improvement so that all students can compete in the job markets of the future. Although the state rated them a B, they stress that a single letter grade does not tell the whole story about the success or talents of their students and their staff are passionate about providing a high-quality education for every child.
San Angelo Community Medical Center has a new Chief Executive officer. Rodney Schumacher has been appointed to head the hospital, effective Sunday. Since April Schumacher has served as interim CEO of the organization. He is a native of west Texas. Schumacher received his master’s degree in Health Care Administration from Trinity University in San Antonio and his Juris doctor from the University of Texas in Austin.
As an early September date approaches to set a property tax rate for Tom Green County, officials heard plenty of opposition to their plan to raise taxes for residents. Today (yesterday) Commissioners held the first of 2 public hearings on a proposal to raise the rate. The room was full of taxpayers who are opposed to the new tax rate and several spoke. The rate is planned to be a little over 55 cents per 1 hundred dollars valuation. The budget will provide a salary increase for employees and elected officials. The next public hearing will be Thursday evening August 22nd at 6:30 pm on the second floor of the Keyes building at 113 West Beauregard.