San Angelo City Council members face a large consent agenda and a short regular agenda today as they meet, beginning at 8:30 this morning. Among the items to be decided will be to approve a resolution supporting the Texas Municipal League's campaign against the state's effort to erod the ability to allow cities to make local decisions on finding solutions to problems. The council will also discuss ordinances dealing with stormwater quality and illicit discharge. The meeting will be held at the McNease Convention Center.
Christoval volunteer firefighters battled a house fire in Christoval late yesterday evening which heavily damaged the home. When firefighters arrived to the home, flames were already coming from the roof area. Reports say the occupants got out safely as firefighters arrived. The fire was reported around 9 pm and Christoval volunteers were reportedly aided by the Pecan Creek department. It took several hours battling the blaze because of home construction and metal roof.
Goodfellow Air Force Base is conducting an Active Shooter Exercise on base on Thursday (Dec.13). Individuals in the area may hear their loudspeaker used to announce weather and safety conditions to the base, and should not be alarmed. Delays at both gates can be expected during the exercise. Community visitors may experience some delays at the gate caused by heightened security measures on base. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Goodfellow Public Affairs at (325) 654-3876.
City offices will be closed December 24th and 25th and January 1st for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. There will be no trash pickup on Christmas Day, though trash will be collected on New Year’s Day. Collection will be delayed one day from Dec. 25 through Dec. 28. So, Tuesday’s routes will be serviced on Wednesday. Wednesday’s routes will be serviced on Thursday, and so on into Saturday. Routes for commercial customers may also lag by a day during that span.
Among the City operations that will be closed will be the senior and rec centers, the Parks and Recreation offices, the City-County Health Department, the Animal Shelter, Fairmount Cemetery’s business offices, Municipal Court and the Nature Center.
Events for this year's Concho Christmas Celebration are continuing. On Saturday it was the annual "Tuba Christmas" event at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts. About 20 tuba and Euphonium Players performed traditional Christmas and holiday songs. The players came from all over the concho valley, with one coming from Midland to participate. Coming up will be the Run Rudolph Run hosted by the San Angelo Road Lizards and Shannon. Will be on Sunday at 5:30 pm. It's a free, non-competitive run and walk 2 point 5 miles through the Tour of Lights. Strollers and wheelchairs are welcome. Also, the first ever Kayak Through the Lights event will be Saturday beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the boat ramp located behind the Girl Scouts Building. For more information go to Concho Christmas Celebration dot com.
The 17th Annual Christmas Posada will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. next Friday, (Dec. 14th), at the McNease Convention Center, 501 Rio Concho Drive. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. There will be a feast of tamales, and more. There will also be live entertainment and gifts for children delivered by Santa. Sponsored by Conexion San Angelo, the event is free for the community, and everyone is welcome.
On Friday members of the Police Street Crimes Division executed a Search and Arrest Warrant at a home in the unit block of West 31st Street. The warrant named 37-year-old James Howell to be in possession of a quantity of Methamphetamine at the residence. As a result of the search, Investigators located and seized a quantity of suspected Methamphetamine and narcotics distribution paraphernalia. Howell was arrested and booked into the Tom Green County Jail for State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and two County Warrants.
City Police say the arrest of a 27-year-old man on Friday cleared up several recent property crimes. Police located wanted Joseph Michael Garcia, operating a stolen Ford Edge near Chadbourne and West Avenue L. Officers attempted to detain Garcia, however, he fled on foot and was later taken into custody without further incident. Detectives have linked Garcia to several ongoing investigations involving stolen vehicles, vehicle burglaries, and thefts throughout San Angelo. Several incidents captured on surveillance videos have been circulating on social media. He was booked into jail on several charges.
The Boys & Girls Club officials have named Harry Thomas as Interim CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of San Angelo. He has been a board member of the Club for more than 23 years. Previous CEO, Ed Lopez has resigned due to health reasons after 18 years serving in that position. The search committee will begin an immediate nationwide search for a permanent CEO. The Boys & Girls Club has been a part of the San Angelo Community since 1965. They provide after school mentoring programs in education, leadership, physical activities, arts, technology, and abstinence from at-risk activities.