The Animal Shelter is once again opening its general population kennels to visitors as part of its new Pets Alive! initiative. The kennels were closed after uncontrolled access led to ill dogs. The mission of Pets Alive! is to “urgently save the lives of companion animals from unnecessary deaths in shelters.” Located at 3142 Highway 67 North, the shelter is open 10 to 6 weekdays.
San Angelo Police released a photo and description of a man wanted for MTR Warrant, Assault on a public servant. 26-year-old Victor E. Amilivia is currently out on bond for sexual assault of a child. He is 5 foot 5 inches tall and weighs 1 hundred 50 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. His photo has been posted on social media. If you have any information call police dispatch at 657-4315 and to remain anonymous text TIP SAPD to 888-777.
Lake Nasworthy hosted plenty of fast action this weekend as the annual "Show Down in San Angelo Drag Boat Races" were taking place. The roar of engines and screaming boats were competing for top prizes in the Southern Drag Boat Association event. Boat drivers were speeding at more than 2 hundred miles per hour. Thousands of spectators lined the shore to see the more than 1 hundred super fast racers on the water. The weekend's events kicked off with "Show-N-Shine" Friday evening and ended with the finals competition yesterday.
Concho Valley PAWS has their event called Freedom Fest on Friday and Saturday at the San Angelo Animal Shelter. PAWS is hoping to help the shelter and community prepare for the upcoming holiday by attempting to clear the shelter of adoptable pets during the two-day event by offering all adoptable pets free to qualified homes. The free adoptions include the pet's spay or neuter, vaccinations, microchip, collar, leash, and personalized ID tags. Every adopted pet will also get a collar with a personalized ID tag and leash.
On Saturday, (June 29th) PAWS will provide for free microchipping, free annual vaccinations including rabies and free personalized ID tags. For more information visit cvpaws.org.
San Angelo Police are looking for the public's help in solving a fatal shooting incident from 2008. A 22-year-old man, Jordan Holden was fatally shot as he entered a home on West Harris to help a friend. Police posted a new facebook photo of Holden and are asking for help in finding the gunman. If you have information about the suspect’s identity or whereabouts, contact the San Angelo Police at (325) 657-4264 or text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts.
Goodfellow Air Force Base will welcome the new 17th Training Wing Commander Col. Andres Nazario and bid farewell to Col. Ricky Mills during a change of command ceremony at the Goodfellow Parade Field Friday (June 28). Col. Nazario is the Deputy Director for Joint Staff Intelligence Operations, Policy, Plans and Programs Directorate at the Pentagon where he led a department-wide readiness review as well as revamped the Defense Intelligence Enterprise. Colonel Mills will be assigned as the Commandant, at the Squadron Officer School, Air University at Maxwell Air Force Base.
Coming on Thursday, Texas Music office officials will be presenting San Angelo Mayor Brenda Gunter with the official designation of San Angelo as a Music Friendly City. The city recently received the Texas Music Friendly Designation from the Governor’s Texas Music Office. The presentation will take place Thursday evening at 7 pm at The House of FiFi DuBois downtown. San Angelo will be only the 8th city in Texas to receive this designation and the only city in West Texas that has attained it. The other cities include Austin, Fort Worth, San Antonio, Lindale, Stephenville, Conroe, and Denton.
The Police Street Crimes Division executed a Search Warrant yesterday at the Inn of the Conchos on North Bryant and arrested 2 persons on drug charges. The warrant named 29-year-old Matthew Wofford and 24-year-old Mariah Marquez to be in possession of Heroin at the motel. They were located in a room and detained during the search where investigators located and seized suspected Heroin, Methamphetamine, Currency, and drug paraphernalia associated with trafficking. Both were arrested on drug charges.
Friday evenings free Downtown Movie Night will feature the 2018 Oscar winner of “Best Animated Film” ‘SPIDERMAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE.’ The movie is located at the parking lot at 17 East Twohig, across from the historic Cactus Hotel. The cartoons and movie start at dusk. Go to "downtown movie night dot com" for a preview of the movie. Closed captioning is now featured and concessions are available.
Friends and relatives of a local teen who accidentally fatally shot himself gathered Saturday for a candlelight vigil and balloon release. The event was in memory of Nathaniel "Isaiah" Lewis. He died earlier this month while mishandling a firearm at a home on Junius Street. The event, hosted by the Northside boys and girls club, honored his memory and to help teach young people about gun safety.
San Angelo ISD will be hosting a "Virtual" Job Fair next Thursday, June 27th from 5:30-6:30 PM. During the event, you will have the opportunity to chat with district and campus representatives from the comfort of your own home, office, or mobile phone. They are hiring secondary para-professionals and teaching positions. You can secure your spot by registering at "saisd dot org slash virtual job fair". To view our open positions, visit their website.
The city's trash collection contractor and landfill operator Republic Services has announced an open house later this month. Anyone is invited to come out and see the improvements Republic has made at the landfill. Those attending can partake in a free catered lunch and can take air-conditioned tours of the working face, gas systems and other working parts of the landfill. The event will be at 3002 Old Ballinger Highway on Friday, June 28th from 10 am to 2 pm.
San Angelo Police are celebrating the retirements of two officers later this month. Police officers Michael Peterson and Cathy DeLaughter are retiring with a collective service of more than 60 years. Their retirement ceremony will be Friday, June 28th at the San Angelo McNease Convention Center at 10 am in the North Meeting Room. The event is open to the public.
The San Angelo Symphony’s 32nd annual July 3rd Pops Concert, presented by Mayfield Paper Company, will take place on Wednesday, July 3rd at the Bill Aylor Memorial RiverStage. The gates will open at noon and the Community Band will begin at 7 pm, followed by the San Angelo Symphony. The concert is now the fourth largest in the state. General admission is free, but reserved seating is available through the Symphony office at City Hall. For more information visit "San Angelo Symphony dot org" or call (325) 658.5877.
Habitat for Humanity is planning their Bunny Run fundraising event on Saturday. It will be a 10K, 5K and 1 mile walk and run for all ages. The start and finish line will be at Kids Kingdom Park at 4 hundred West Park Drive. Registration starts at 7:15 with the run at 8 am. If you had previously signed up, the registration is still good. For registration and entry fees, contact Habitat at 325-655-7535 or habitat San Angelo dot org.
The DOWNTOWN STROLL presented by Downtown San Angelo, Inc. and The Cultural Arts District this month will be from 6 to 9 pm on Thursday, June 20th. A free trolley will be running between the venues. This month’s theme “Summer Sensation!” featured venue is the San Angelo Art Club and the newly revitalized Paint Brush Alley, between Twohig & Concho.
Participating Venues include the Association of Asian-American Women, Raul Ruiz Studio, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, Stango’s Pizza and Coffee Shop, and the Stephens Central Library. For questions about the Downtown Stroll contact the Downtown San Angelo, Inc office at (325) 655-2345 and access your Downtown Stroll map at "downtown san angelo dot com.
The Concho Valley C.A.R.E.S. Coalition and The Alcohol & Drug Abuse Council are hosting their Annual Summer Youth Leadership July 15th through July 19th. The Camp is open to all upcoming 6th graders through upcoming 8th graders. They also have student mentor positions available for upcoming 10th through upcoming 12th graders. The deadline to register is July 1st. For more information, contact Courtney Bingham at 325-224-3481.