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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.  
City Council Meeting Preview
Feb 17, 2019   10:34 PM

Today members of the San Angelo City Council will consider awarding contracts for the expansion of the Hickory Aquifer pumping and treatment facilities. The council meets at 8:30 this morning at the McNease Convention Center. Among the other agenda items, the council will get a Report from the Convention & Visitors Bureau and Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Council. They will consider an amendment to the city code for a variance procedure for on-premise sale of alcoholic beverages at a restaurant less than 3 hundred feet from a school downtown. The meeting begins at 8:30 am at the McNease Convention Center. 

 

City Date Nights this Week
Feb 17, 2019   09:57 PM

Many San Angelo families will be out celebrating as three Date Nights are taking place this week. The long running events gives girls and boys ages 5 to 13 a special night during which they are the sole focus of their parent’s attention. The event includes music from a deejay, dancing, snacks, door prizes plus the opportunity to purchase photos and mementos. Daddy-Daughter Date Nights will be this evening and Wednesday. Mother-Son Date Night will be on Tuesday. Family Date Night, which includes a catered dinner, will be Thursday, Feb. 21. Each night will be hosted in the McNease Convention Center, 501 Rio Concho Drive, from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. by the City of San Angelo’s Recreation division. For ticket information call the city recreation offices at 325-657-4450.

 

Downtown Stroll Planned for Feb. 21st
Feb 14, 2019   09:22 PM

The monthly DOWNTOWN STROLL presented by Downtown San Angelo, Inc. and The Cultural Arts District will be held next Thursday February 21st. This month’s theme is  “The Sweetheart Stroll” and the featured venue will be The Stephens Central Library. The free trolley will run from 6 to 9 pm. This month's Participating Venues include the Kendall Art Gallery – San Angelo Art Club. the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, the SAMFA Coop Gallery and the Latest Scoop. 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.

 

Goodfellow Prescribed Burns Planned
Feb 14, 2019   03:46 PM

Goodfellow Fire Services in conjunction with the Texas A&M Forest Service will conduct controlled burns to reduce fire risk in some undeveloped areas of the base. The project will depend upon the availability of resources, weather conditions and other factors and will be conducted sometime between tomorrow (Feb.19) to March 15th. These prescribed burns will be contained to the undeveloped areas primarily in the southeast portion of the base.  Firefighting personnel will take precautions to limit the dispersion of smoke onto the base and into the local San Angelo communities, however some residual smoke can be expected.

YMCA Plans Second Location
Feb 13, 2019   09:59 PM

The YMCA of San Angelo has announced it's in the initial stages of a 6 point 5 million dollar capital campaign to construct a new facility to expand its services.  They say due to demand for The Y’s services, like the pre-school program, officials say there is a great need for expanding capacity. The Y has purchased property at 2833 College Hills. The project includes renovating the existing 11 thousand square foot facility and constructing a new 12 thousand square foot multi-use center. Y officials have contracted with San Angelo based "Do More Good Consulting", to manage the campaign.

ASU Foreign Affairs Speakers Program
Feb 13, 2019   09:55 PM
This evening Angelo State University will present Earl Anthony Wayne, former U.S. ambassador to Mexico, as the featured speaker for the Holland-Harrell Foreign Affairs Speakers Program. Wayne’s presentation, titled “The Importance of Getting U.S.-Mexico Relations Right,” will begin at 6 p.m. in the Davidson Conference Center and is free to the public. Wayne served in a variety of positions during his career, including as U.S. ambassador to Mexico and Argentina. The Speakers Program provides students and the community a broader worldview and exposing students to potential career opportunities in the Foreign Service. 
SAPD Seeking Applicants
Feb 13, 2019   09:47 PM

The San Angelo Police Department is currently accepting applications for their Civil Service Examination that will be administered on April 5th at 9 AM at the McNease Convention Center. The deadline for applications is 5 PM March 28th. If you are interested in obtaining more information about becoming an officer with the San Angelo Police Department contact the recruiting officer at 325-481-2709. You can obtain an application on the San Angelo Police Department website "san angelo police dot org". You can obtain an application at either the Police Community Services Division, 505 South Chadbourne, or at the City Human Resource Office at City Hall.

ASU Wind Ensemble Concert
Feb 12, 2019   09:56 PM
Angelo State University’s student Wind Ensemble will present its first concert of 2019 on Monday, (Feb. 18) in the ASU Auditorium inside the Mayer Administration Building. Titled “To Tame the Perilous Skies,” the concert will begin at 7 p.m. and is open free to the public. The Wind Ensemble comprises more than 50 student musicians playing a variety of wind and percussion instruments. It is directed by Dr. Jonathan Alvis, assistant professor of music and ASU director of bands.
Chamber Members Luncheon
Feb 12, 2019   09:21 PM

Concerns about the oil boom in the Permian Basin were highlighted for San Angelo Chamber of Commerce Members today. David Christmas of the Permian Strategic Partnership spoke at the February Chamber luncheon. He said the partnership includes top companies seeking to find long term solutions regarding the growing oil industry in west Texas. He said 15 thousand jobs remain unfilled and how the lack of housing, health care, schools and infrastructure is hindering growth. Members heard that by 2025 the Permian area will be the 4th largest oil producing country in the world and would be pumping 6 million barrels of oil a day. 

Girl Scouts to Honor Women
Feb 12, 2019   11:37 AM

Once again this year, the local Girl Scouts of Central Texas will recognize 5 women with their Women of Distinction honor. The organization has celebrated women and businesses who demonstrate civic outreach, volunteerism and duty to community, both professionally and personally, in the San Angelo community for several decades. The scouts will celebrate the 5 distinguished community members at their Women of Distinction banquet March 7th at the McNease Convention Center.