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Volunteers Needed for Lake Clean Up
Feb 20, 2019   03:39 PM

Twin Buttes Reservoir will undergo a spring cleaning on Saturday, March 2. The public is invited to assist in removing trash from the area.

 

The cleanup will be from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Volunteers should gather in one of two locations:

  • The south pool parking lot, also known as area 2. The parking lot is adjacent to the south pool boat ramp, which is at the southernmost end of the equalization channel. Organizers noted efforts will target this general area and the parking lot at Gardner Dam.
  • The north pool parking lot, also known as area 7. This lot is at the end of Twin Buttes Marina Park Road. Organizers noted local off-road groups perform yeoman’s work in keeping this area clean.

 

Volunteers will be provided with trash bags, disposable gloves, snacks and sodas. Volunteers are advised to wear appropriate clothing, including leather work gloves, closed-toe shoes (preferably leather shoes or boots), long pants, light-colored clothing, sleeves and a hat. Organizers also recommend sunscreen and insect repellant, and drinking plenty of water, which will be provided.

 

For more information, email TwinButtesCleanup@gmail.com. The effort is organized by the Concho Bass Club, Texas Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, and Texas Parks & Wildlife.

NAACP State Meeting Planned
Feb 20, 2019   11:36 AM

The San Angelo Convention & Visitors Bureau in partnership with the local chapter of the NAACP is proud to announce that San Angelo has been selected to host the groups 2019 Texas State Annual Conference.  This is the first time the State Convention will be held in San Angelo. The conference will be held in October and is expected to draw attendees from across the State.  Former President of the local chapter, Garland Freeze initially approached the CVB last year to partner on bidding on the conference.

Incumbent Council Candidates Have No Challengers
Feb 20, 2019   11:32 AM

The deadline for write-in candidates to file their candidacy for City Council passed at 5 p.m. yesterday with no filings. Incumbents Tommy Hiebert in District 1, Harry Thomas in District 3 and Lane Carter in District 5 are unopposed in their bids for four-year terms. Assuming the Council at its February 26th meeting cancels the election and declares the trio elected, they will take their oaths of office at the May 7th City Council meeting.

Free Womens Safety Class Planned
Feb 19, 2019   09:48 PM

A free women’s self-defense class will be held on Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm at the San Angelo Police Academy facility at 3733 Highway 584. The course includes lecture, discussion and self-defense techniques suitable for all ages and abilities. An optional simulation session will be available for those who complete the initial 8 hours. The class is limited to the first fifteen RSVPs. You can RSVP directly to Officer Flores at "Charles.flores@sanangelopolice.org", or call (325) 481-2685.

New Municipal Judge Appointed
Feb 19, 2019   09:43 PM

Yesterday city officials announced the appointment of a new municipal court judge to fill the position, as longtime Judge Allen Gilbert is retiring at the end of the month. Municipal Court Associate Judge Jay Daniel, has been appointed by the San Angelo City Council to serve as presiding judge effective February 28th. On that day, Judge Allen Gilbert is retiring from that post after 44 years on the bench.

Symphony Youth Concerts
Feb 19, 2019   09:21 PM

The San Angelo Symphony is presenting 2 "Music of Flight and Fantasy” Youth Concerts. They are planned for Friday, March 1st,  with 2 performances, one at 10 am and and another at 12:30 pm in the Murphey Performance Hall at city hall. The Symphony celebrates its 34th year of this educational performance by bringing together approximately 26 hundred 3rd through 5th graders from SAISD and surrounding communities with the Youth ConcertColonel Robert Ramirez, the vice commander, 17th Training Wing at Goodfellow will be the featured guest at the Youth Concert performances. For more information contact the Symphony office at 325-658-5877.

City Council Meeting Action
Feb 19, 2019   04:44 PM

Members of the San Angelo City Council yesterday rejected, by a 4 to 3 vote, a proposal to create a process that would have allowed a restaurant within 3 hundred feet of the Central Freshman Campus to request to sell alcohol on-site. They also approved, on a first reading, a rezoning of property at 909 West Beauregard for an office, a residence, and a self storage unit facility. The zoning would become a planned development zoning district. The city's controversial sign ordinance once again brought extensive discussion regarding a proposal to move a billboard along Knickerbocker Road.  

Weather Delays Today
Feb 19, 2019   11:38 AM

Reports say that the Winters School District has implemented a delay of 2 hours this morning and their buses are Running 2 hours late. The national weather service says that VERY LIGHT ICE ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLE THIS MORNING IN THE BIG COUNTRY AND FAR NORTHERN CONCHO VALLEY... AREAS OF LIGHT FREEZING DRIZZLE POSSIBLY MIXED WITH LIGHT SNOW WILL DEVELOP THIS MORNING...MAINLY ALONG AND NORTH OF A STERLING CITY TO BAIRD LINE. SOME VERY LIGHT ICE ACCUMULATION WILL BE POSSIBLE ON BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES, TREES AND POWER LINES. 

ASU Family Weekend
Feb 18, 2019   09:42 PM
Relatives of all Angelo State University students are invited to campus on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 22-23, for Spring Family Weekend, two days of special activities that will culminate with ASU softball and basketball games on Saturday afternoon.  Sponsored by the ASU Ram Family Connection, the weekend will also include participation by a number of campus and student organizations. All activities are free for students and their families.  A complete schedule of events is available online at "angelo dot edu, slash family day". 
ASU Jazz Concert
Feb 18, 2019   09:36 PM
Angelo State University’s student Jazz Ensemble will be joined by a special guest trumpeter to present its first concert of 2019 on Friday in the ASU Auditorium located inside the Mayer Administration Building. Titled “A Tribute to Maynard Ferguson,” the concert will begin at 7 p.m. and is open free to the public. The special guest performer will be Paul Stephens, former lead trumpet player for Maynard Ferguson’s band. Stephens will also be the featured artist for ASU Trumpet Day on Saturday. He will present a clinic and master class on playing brass instruments from 10 a.m. to noon in the ASU Band Hall inside the Carr Education-Fine Arts Building at 2602 Dena Drive. This event is also open free to the public.