The San Angelo Health Department reports that there were a total of 14 new positive cases of COVID-19 reported on Friday. 7 from PCR tests and 7 from Antigen tests. There are now 3,655 total positive cases recorded in the county. 160 active cases with 15 victims hospitalized. In the last report, there are 76 pending tests between Shannon Medical Center and San Angelo Community Medical Center and officials released 34 cases.
Officials are strongly urging everyone to continue to follow the state mandate and wear a mask when in public, wash hands frequently, and stay at least 6 feet from other persons.
Angelo State University and Howard College are keeping count of their current Covid 19 cases in students and faculty. Angelo State's latest report shows 21 current student cases of Covid-19 and 2 staff members. So far this fall semester, Angelo State has recorded 81 total cases of COVID-19 among students, faculty, and staff. Howard College reports 1 active case at the San Angelo Campus. The Numbers are updated on the City of San Angelo's Covid-19 web page.
The San Angelo School district reports on their website today 2 new student cases of Covid-19 in the district. The new student cases are 1 at Lakeview High and 1 at Lee Middle School. That brings the total current positive cases in the district to 18.
They say that once a positive a staff or student has been officially released by the CDC, the case will be removed from their web page, as they are only listing active cases.
The City of San Angelo recognized 129 of its employees who have achieved milestone anniversaries with the City within the past year. The employees will receive service awards, which are normally presented at an in-person celebration. Due to COVID-19 precautions, there will not be a formal presentation this year. The 129 employees have a total of 1 thousand 5 hundred 20 years of cumulative service/ 11 employees celebrated 25 years and 4 celebrated 30 years with the city.
Detectives with the San Angelo Police are asking local businesses to train employees to contact the police if they suspect that a victim is in danger of financial loss by prepaid gift card scams. They say if they encounter a customer who is attempting to follow through with placing large amounts of money on prepaid cards, contact police dispatch immediately at (325) 657-4315. Officers are allowed to act under a “Care Taking” function and may be able to speak with the victim and verify if the situation is legitimate or a scam. In addition, if employees encounter a customer attempting to place money on a prepaid card(s) with multiple credit/debit cards that get declined, the cards are more than likely stolen. This is a common scheme to transfer money from stolen debit/credit cards to prepaid cards. When this happens, they strongly suggest that no employee attempt to intervene and engage the possible suspect. If this activity is observed contact police to report suspicious activity.
The San Angelo Health Foundation has awarded more than 9 hundred 16 thousand dollars to eight area nonprofits. The grants encompass mental health, health care, and youth development. The Boy Scouts Texas Southwest Council was awarded 12 thousand 5 hundred dollars to purchase program kits for Cub Scouts. The Boys & Girls Club was awarded 1 hundred 20 thousand to support a Resource Director, purchase two vans and cover costs for an initiative. The Biblical Counseling Center was awarded 24 thousand for the Every Family Heard program. Girl Scouts of Central Texas was awarded 56 thousand for second year funding of the mobile STEM program. House of Faith was awarded 1 hundred thousand to upgrade computers, replace security cameras and install a new phone system. MHMR Services for Concho Valley was awarded more than 2 hundred 86 thousand dollars for the purchase of an Electronic Health Record system. The San Angelo Diabetes Coalition was awarded more than 2 hundred 71 thousand to expand its diabetic education program. Young Life was awarded 45 thousand to support the Developing Future Leaders program.
The Tom Green County election office has begun extended hours for the November election. From now until November 4th, the office will be open from 8 am to 5 pm, including the lunch hour. On October 5th, the office will remain open until 6 pm. To enter the election office after 5 pm, The deadline to request a ballot by mail is October 23rd. The form must be received by the 23rd, not just postmarked. The form may be delivered in person by the voter only. Once early voting, the application cannot be delivered in person. Forms are available on the webpage, under the forms link, can be mailed, or can be completed in person.
The deadline to register or update voter registration information and be effective for the November 3rd election is October 5th. Voters must be registered in the county in which they plan to vote. There is no online registration. The only action that can be taken online is a voter can update their information online at votetexas.gov if they are making the change within the same Texas county.
To register or make a change, a voter registration application must be completed. Blank forms can be found on the Tom Green County Election website: "votetomgreencounty.org", under the Forms link. The forms are also available in the Edd B. and Frances Frink Keyes Building, in the election office located at 113 W. Beauregard or they can be mailed. To contact the election office, call 325-659-6541. The application cannot be turned in personally by anyone but the voter, a parent, child, or spouse. To qualify for the deadline, a mailed application has to be postmarked by 10/5. If delivered personally, it must be in the office by 10/5.
Due to the ongoing challenges with COVID-19, Fort Concho has canceled its annual Christmas at Old Fort Concho event scheduled for the weekend of December 4th through the 6th. Fort Officials say they do not have commitments from their key supporters and participants to create a high-quality event. The fort will be hosting some smaller programs and events to celebrate the holiday season in November and December.
On Tuesday the Tom Green County Sheriff's Office was called to the Langford Wind Power Farm, located in the 11 thousand block of Allen Road in Christoval in reference to an accidental fall victim. The victim, identified as 39-year-old Aaron Scott Johnson of Big Spring was pronounced deceased at the scene. The incident remains under investigation by the Tom Green County Sheriff's Office at this time.
San Angelo Police are searching for a missing runaway. 15 year old Avianna Manley was last seen on the evening of September 19th, in the 31 hundred block of West Beauregard. She was wearing black shorts, a grey shirt, and black and pink Nike slides. Her photo has been posted on local social media. If you have information about Avianna’s whereabouts, call police Dispatch at (325) 657-4315. To remain anonymous text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts.
Harboring a runaway is a Class A Misdemeanor, punishable by fine not to exceed 4 thousand dollars and/or confinement in jail for a term not to exceed one year.
San Angelo Mayor Brenda Gunter will hold a news conference tomorrow (today) (September 23) on the steps of City Hall. Officials say she will be talking about Governor Abbott’s most recent executive orders dealing with the Covid-19 disaster declaration and opening texas businesses to 75 percent occupancy, and visitations for long-term and nursing home facilities in the state. The orders were issued last Friday.
The West Texas VA Health Care System will begin holding drive-thru flu clinics for area Veterans beginning in San Angelo, according to a news release. Officials say on Tuesday, September 29th local Veterans will be able to talk to a nurse, fill out the appropriate paperwork, and get their immunization right from their vehicle. The drive-thru clinics are a new effort by the system to make it as convenient as possible for Veterans to receive the immunization. The clinic will be from 5 to 7 pm at the VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic at 4240 Southwest Blvd.
University Police investigated a criminal trespass of a habitation incident that occurred early Monday morning in the Texan Hall on the campus. A female student reported seeing a white male in her living area. When the subject saw the female, he fled the room. The female student was not harmed. Police have now identified the suspect as ASU student,18-year-old Tristen Bailey. He was charged with Criminal Trespass of a Habitation and was in the Tom Green County Jail in lieu of a 75 hundred dollar bond.
San Angelo Elks Lodge # 1880 will hold its semi-annual garage sale on October 3rd at its location at 2121 S. Chadbourne. Items will be sold from our location from 8 am until noon. The lodge will accept items for the garage sale through Friday, October 2nd. Proceeds from this sale will help fund portions of our special needs youth programs, and our military veteran’s programs. For more information, and to make arrangements to drop items off, call 325-227-6920.
The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council for the Concho Valley is getting a share of nearly 1 hundred 25 million dollars in grants to 100 agencies across the state. The grants over 5 years will provide prevention, intervention, and treatment services for individuals at-risk for substance use disorders. The Concho Valley Council will get a total of 3 million 50 thousand dollars. The HHSC receives federal funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to deliver substance use treatment services to eligible Texans throughout the state.
Shannon Clinic is hosting drive-thru flu shot clinics all this week from 2 to 7 p.m., and Next Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The clinics are being held in the Foster Field parking lot at the corner of South Jackson and University Ave.
The flu shot clinics are for patients of all ages. No appointment is necessary. The clinic will accept and file insurance, or patients may pay 35 dollars per vaccine. Patients are asked to bring their insurance card and wear a mask to receive their shot.
Vaccination before December is best since the timing ensures that protective antibodies are in place before flu activity is typically at its highest.
The flu shot is approved for people ages 6 months or older, including healthy people as well as those with chronic medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease.
For more information, call the Shannon Clinic at 325-481-2226.
The Alcohol & Drug Abuse Council for the Concho Valley will host its 16th Annual Let It GO! Recovery Rally & Virtual Run on Saturday, September 26th to help celebrate National Recovery Month. The balloon release, symbolizing people “letting go” of addiction will be held at three public locations- Kirby Park, Kids Kingdom and ADACCV’s Cotton Lindsey Center at 12 noon on the 26th. Any individual can sponsor a balloon with a monetary donation. A 1 Mile - 5K virtual run is also part of the festivities leading up to the in-person event and is the key fundraising component. For more information contact Paulette Schell at 325-224-3481 or visit ADACCV’s website at "adaccv dot org".
The San Angelo Hispanic Heritage Committee invites residents to celebrate local and Hispanic culture during a three-day Virtual Dia de Los Muertos celebration from October 29th through the 31st. Dia de Los Muertos is a 4 thousand-year-old holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and Hispanic communities. The holiday is a celebration of life when departed loved ones are welcomed back into our homes. Multiple activities will be hosted throughout each day virtually via the San Angelo Hispanic Heritage Museum & Cultural Center Facebook page.
The Tom Green County Library is calling for the publics help in contributing stories and experiences about living here in the Concho Valley during the COVID 19 pandemic. They are for information for its new histories collection called, Listen, y’all: The Concho Valley Pandemic Histories Project. These submissions include audio, video, written text, and artistic works, and will be collected over the next few months and presented in a future exhibition. Beginning Labor Day, community members will be able to learn more about the project and upload their digitized submissions at the Library’s website.