Daily cases of Covid-19 are dipping, but still high in San Angelo as the Delta variant spreads. City officials say there were 80 new Covid cases reported on Thursday. Shannon Medical Center is treating 69 patients suffering from Covid-19 symptoms. 1,701 residents are suffering from active cases of Covid. The total positive Covid cases in the county stand at 23,541. To slow the spread of the delta variant, health experts are urging people to get fully vaccinated. Visit "vaccines.gov" to see all of the free vaccination locations in San Angelo. They urge the use of masks and to practice social distancing.
A Tom Green County Corrections Officer suffered injuries during an assault at the County Detention Center this (Thurs.) morning. the jailer was assaulted by an inmate within a multiple occupancy unit. The assault occurred as the officer escorted medical personnel distributing medications. Shortly after the assault, the offending inmate was identified as Brian Garcia. Garcia was relocated to a single-person cell following the assault. Garcia is currently incarcerated on charges including Murder, Aggravated Robbery, and Burglary of a Habitation among other felonies. The correctional officer was transported to Shannon Hospital and was treated and released with minor injuries. Officials say the cellblock where the incident occurred remains in lockdown status.
Residents gathered outside city hall this morning to celebrate the kickoff of Hispanic Heritage month with a musical and dance performance. Mayor Brenda Gunter read a proclamation and Dr. John Klingemann of ASU presented a historical briefing on the Hispanic Heritage Month and Diez y Seis celebrations. Festively dressed students from Fort Concho Elementary danced to traditional Hispanic Music. Several other events are scheduled to celebrate. The month-long celebration recognizes the valuable contributions made by citizens of Hispanic descent to all aspects of American life.
Angelo State University officials say they will resume face-to-face instruction as the primary instruction mode on Monday, September 20th. The decision was collectively agreed on by their leadership team, deans of the colleges and other senior officials due to the overall substantial decline in the rate of infections on the ASU campus. All students, faculty and staff are required to complete a wellness screening each day. They are strongly encouraging masks, as well as getting the COVID-19 vaccine. ASU has several on-campus vaccination clinics scheduled through next month exclusively for the campus community.
Angelo State University is planning fireworks at the conclusion of the Rams' football game on Saturday at LeGrand Stadium at 1st Community Credit Union Field. The game between the Rams and Midwestern State University will begin at 6 p.m. and end at about 9. Residents in the surrounding area may hear loud popping and blasts as the fireworks commence. More details about the football game are available at angelosports.com.
Angelo State University has been named one of the nation's 2021 "Great Colleges to Work For" and will be featured in a September special edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education, the major national news source for college and university faculty and administrators. ASU is one of only 70 institutions of higher education recognized nationally and also ranked highly enough to be one of only 42 institutions named to the 2021 Honor Roll. This marks the seventh straight year ASU has made both the "Great Colleges to Work For" list and the Honor Roll.
Shannon Medical Center officials will host an annual public meeting regarding its Certificate of Public Advantage on Thursday at 10 am at the Brooks and Bates Theater, at 82 Gillis Street. The meeting will provide an overview of the positive changes and new services Shannon implemented over the last year and integration with the Shannon South Campus. It will also provide a look at future plans to expand access for local patients. Participants will have an opportunity to provide oral comments during the meeting. Shannon is also accepting written comments at care for sanangelo dot com.
An ASU Nursing Student wins a thousand dollar scholarship award from a local Nursing facility. On Tuesday San Angelo Nursing & Rehab awarded Madeline Trevino the Scholarship money. Trevino is a family member of one of San Angelo Nursing & Rehab CNAs and was the winner of the Scholarship Fund. The San Angelo Nursing & Rehab Scholarship was created for an employee’s family member who is attending college in a qualified healthcare program. She is a first-time freshman and pursuing a nursing degree from Angelo State.
The City-County Health Department has confirmed three additional COVID-19-related deaths in Tom Green County, a Male in his 50s from McCulloch County, a Female in her 60s from Tom Green County, and a Male in his 60s from Tom Green County. All three were unvaccinated. This brings the total COVID-19-related death count in Tom Green County to 396: 258 from Tom Green County and 138 from other counties.
The International Water Lilly Collection is presenting Lilly Fest 2021 on Saturday. The event celebrates the memory of the late Ken Landon and Tim Davis. The event will take place at Civic League Park from 9 am till noon at the Lilly garden. The water lily collection is said to be the largest collection in the world. The garden is located at 2 South Park Street, near Central High School.