The Concho Valley C.A.R.E.S. Coalition and The Alcohol & Drug Abuse Council for the Concho Valley in collaboration with Local Law Enforcement and school-aged students will hold a Community Proclamation declaring next week as Red Ribbon Week on Monday, (Oct.28) at 12 noon at The ADACCV Main Office at along Houston Harte. The National Theme this year for Red Ribbon Week is “Send a Message. Stay Drug Free.”
Legendary Western Swing Band, "Asleep At The Wheel" is headlining the 2020 West Texas Boys Ranch Ball with Special Guest Tommy Alverson. The Ball will be held Saturday, January 18th at the First Financial Pavilion at the San Angelo Fairgrounds. The evening will feature a Silent Auction, and Dinner Tickets are on sale now. Go to their website "wtbr.org", or visit the Facebook page WestTexasBoysRanch.
The San Angelo Fire Department will say goodbye to two longtime team members during a retirement and promotion ceremony on Thursday afternoon. Retiring will be Assistant Fire Chief Todd Sanford after 28 and a half years with the department. Also, Captain Matthew Ellison will be retiring after 20 years with the department. Six personnel will be promoted, including Johnny Fisher to the rank of Assistant Fire Chief, Stacy Wright to Battalion Chief, Michael Anderson to Captain, Manuel Garza to Lieutenant, and Matthew Malleck and Jeffrey Hunter to Drivers. The ceremony will be at 3 pm on Thursday at the Central Fire Station.
With the recent retirement of a San Angelo Police K-9 dog Thor, the department is hoping to replace him with a new Police service dog. The startup cost to replace Thor with a new Police service dog — which includes importing the dog, training, equipment, and food costs about 16 thousand dollars. The Department will soon be working towards fundraising efforts to cover these costs. Donations are being accepted. Send a check or money order to the San Angelo Police Department c/o K9 Unit Box 5020, San Angelo 76902. All donations will be earmarked for the new service dog, related equipment and K9 training.
Shannon Medical Center is hosting a Community Blood Drive on Wednesday and Thursday. (Oct. 23-24) It will be at the new Harris Clinic, at 220 East Harris, at the end of the Emergency Room Parking lot on the 4th Floor Conference Room #2. Hours Wednesday will be 9 am till 6:30 pm and on Thursday from 7:30 am till 5:30 pm. Donors get a choice of 2 movie passes or a 10 dollar Gift Shop Gift Certificate, or a 10 dollars Shamrock Gift Certificate, plus Chick Fil A Coupon for a FREE sandwich. Walkins are WELCOME, but Appointments are ENCOURAGED. Call 877-25 VITAL, that's 877-258-4825 and use the code, Shannon.
The Sentinel Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the students and cadre of the United States Army on Goodfellow Air Force Base is hosting the 25th Annual Armadillo Run tomorrow morning at Spring Creek Marina. It is a 5k, 10k run or ruck, and a 1 mile fun run. All proceeds from the run will benefit Army personnel stationed at Goodfellow. To register for the run, go to "getmeregistered.com/Armydillo" or search "25th Annual Armydillo" on Facebook
A police investigation is continuing after 3 men were arrested on charges stemming from a woman's kidnapping and a home burglary. San Angelo Police initially arrested 17-year-old Luis Duron, 25-year-old Kristopher Magallen, and 24-year-old Sabrina Orona for a burglary on Jomar Street. Later it was determined and Orona was forced into helping with the burglary after she was kidnapped and beaten. Evidence was discovered that corroborated her story. 24-year-old Joshua Gonzalez was later arrested for her kidnapping.
The Association of Asian-American Women will host their annual Asian-American Cultural Festival, Saturday, October 26th, from 11 am to 4 pm at the El Paseo. A mixture of Asian inspired food, entertainment, and craft vendors will be featured. This event is free and open to the public. There will be a bounce house for the kids and live performances ranging from singers from the Philippines to a traditional Korean Fan Dance.
The City of San Angelo surplus auction is currently underway and will close at 10 a.m. on October 29. All items are listed on Rene Bates Auctioneers website. Anyone who wishes to bid on items must be registered as a bidder with Rene Bates. To view the auctioned items call 325-657-4329 to schedule a time.
Early voting for the November 5th election begins today and continues until Friday, November 1st. Applications for Ballots by Mail must be received by October 25th. The application must be in the office and cannot be hand-delivered during early voting. There are 10 Constitutional Amendments for all county voters, 1 proposition for residents of the City of San Angelo, and a bond for voters in the Water Valley Independent School District. For more information, contact the election office at 325-659-6541.