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Housing Near Fort Concho Approved
Jan 22, 2020   11:37 AM

More affordable housing is coming soon near to downtown, Yesterday the city council approved a zone change to allow multifamily residential housing to be built on 2-acres on Oakes Street, across from Fort Concho. There are plans to build a 40 unit complex on the land with construction to start in a few months. The area will have a gated entrance and sidewalks. City officials say affordable housing is much needed as the city grows. 



Detention Pond Groundbreaking Set
Jan 21, 2020   10:51 PM

City officials say construction is ready to begin on the Ave. P detention pond project. The city will be holding a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Ave. P project site which is located off Old Knickerbocker Rd. near Ener-Tel Services and O’Reilly Auto Parts. This ceremony is open to the public. The contractor on the project is Darnell Construction. Construction is expected to begin in the next 30 days beginning with utility relocations and pond excavation which is expected to take approximately 6 months. Once those phases are completed it will then shift to construction of the outfall structure. The total project is expected to take 18 months providing favorable weather conditions.


Housing Forum Planned
Jan 21, 2020   10:13 PM

Residents can offer their thoughts on a proposed housing development competing for state tax credits during a town hall meeting on Thursday, January 30th. The forum will be at 6 p.m. at the McNease Convention Center. Citizens will hear details about the proposed project vying for funding. The housing proposal is for Walnut Trails by Trinity Housing Development, LLC., at the corner of Houston Harte and Northwest Drive, with 48 to 60 units planned. 

Rodeo Stock Show Preparations
Jan 21, 2020   09:44 PM

Final preparations are underway for this year's San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo. With an all-new Carnival, the Sneak-a-Peek and First Rodeo performance are set for Thursday, January 30th.  This will be the 88th annual Rodeo. This year’s rodeo will include 12 performances and the Xtreme Bulls performance, along with events such as saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling and women’s barrel racing. In all the events, there will be about a thousand contestants. For complete information go to "San Angelo Rodeo dot com".


City Council Approves Signals
Jan 21, 2020   09:34 PM

A unanimous vote of the San Angelo city council Tuesday morning brought approval to purchase portable traffic signals to install at the intersection of South Koenigheim and West Harris.  The normal signal was damaged in an accident in early January and since then, there have been numerous accidents after stop signs were installed for Harris Street traffic. The cost of the temporary signals is nearly 75 thousand dollars. They will likely be installed in the next couple of weeks.







ASU Planetarium Shows
Jan 21, 2020   09:22 PM

The Angelo State University Planetarium will present 14 different full-dome public astronomy shows during its early spring 2020 schedule beginning Thursday, (Jan 23), in the Vincent Building. The Planetarium shows will run every Thursday at 7 and 8 p.m. through March 5th. Two different shows will be presented each Thursday to give viewers the opportunity to see a larger variety of shows during the semester. All the shows are open to the public with admission prices of $3 for adults and $2 for children, active military and senior citizens. ASU students, faculty and staff are admitted free. 

MLK Celebrated
Jan 21, 2020   11:39 AM

A long tradition of honoring the memory and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior continued yesterday and through the weekend in San Angelo. The activities, sponsored by the local Martin Luther King Junior Association, culminated with an ecumenical service at the County Library yesterday. The events were held to honor the work of Dr. King and to share the history of the Civil Rights Movement and achievements in the last 50 years. 




Pro Life Event on Wednesday
Jan 20, 2020   09:46 PM

A local group is holding a prayer vigil on Wednesday, the anniversary of the controversial Roe Verses Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion in the U.S. 47 years ago. The group "Defenders of Life" is inviting anyone to attend the pro-life silent vigil at noon on Wednesday on the lawn of the Tom Green County Courthouse.

Bridal Showcase
Jan 20, 2020   11:41 AM

The business of weddings was on full display yesterday as hundreds of brides and grooms to be attended the 29th annual West Texas Bridal Showcase at the McNease Convention Center.  The afternoon had many booths and activities to showcase every aspect of planning a memorable wedding.

Fatal Accident Early Sunday
Jan 20, 2020   01:30 AM

A pickup crash into a drainage ditch was fatal for the driver early Sunday morning. Police were called out about 7:45 a.m.to the 52 hundred block of Ben Ficklin Road for the report of a single-vehicle crash. The driver, 38-year-old Tyler Grappe, was pronounced dead at the scene.  Police say He was traveling westbound around 4:00 a.m. when his truck left the roadway and collided with the median and a utility pole before coming to rest on the embankment.


SAMFA Concert Planned
Jan 19, 2020   09:12 PM

The widely acclaimed New York based Cassatt String Quartet will perform at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts with esteemed clarinetist, Oskar Espina-Ruiz as part of the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts’ 2019- 2020 San Angelo Chamber Music Series. The program is titled Beethoven: Before and Beyond - A 250th Birthday Celebration. The concert will take place next Sunday (1-26) at 2 p.m. at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts. Tickets may be purchased at the door or by mailing in the order form that can be found on the SAMFA website at www.samfa.org. 

$5 Million Lottery Prize Winner
Jan 19, 2020   09:06 PM

Late last week the news came that a San Angelo resident claimed a top prizewinning ticket worth 5 million dollars in the Texas Lottery scratch ticket game Premier Play.  The prize winner had bought the ticket an Eden Texas Convenience Store. The winner wanted to remain anonymous, according to Lottery Officials. They said that was the first of three top prizes worth 5 million dollars to be claimed in the game.

Former SAPD Chief Arrested on a Federal Bribery Charge
Jan 17, 2020   10:36 PM

Former San Angelo Police Chief, Tim Vasquez was charged in federal court Friday on one count of receipt of a bribe by an agent of an organization receiving federal funds and three counts of honest services mail fraud. Vasquez's arrest is the result of over four years of investigation between the Texas Rangers and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case is continuing with the San Angelo Police department cooperating with federal authorities. 

Police Investigate Evening Stabbing
Jan 17, 2020   05:56 PM

On Thursday evening the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division conducted a stabbing investigation at the Crestwood Apartments in the 31 hundred block of West Beauregard. The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim of the stabbing, a 27-year-old San Angelo man, had been assaulting a 35-year-old woman when the woman’s juvenile son stabbed the man in an effort to end the assault on his mother. The man was transported to Shannon Medical Center for treatment of his injuries. The police are continuing their investigation.

Woman Arrested for Drugs
Jan 16, 2020   09:20 PM

Yesterday a County Deputy stopped a vehicle for a violation near the 13 hundred block of North Chadbourne. The driver was identified as Channing Tate. A city police K-9 was called in, and the dog alerted for the presence of narcotics. The deputy found containers of illegal narcotics, syringes with drugs and a bag containing methamphetamine. Tate was arrested for Manufacture and Delivery of a Controlled Substance.

Driver Arrested for Drugs
Jan 16, 2020   09:17 PM

On Wednesday a Tom Green County Deputy stopped a vehicle near the 74 hundred block of Rust Road for a traffic violation. The driver was identified as Jonathan Allen. A consent to search was obtained and a search was conducted. Allen was found to be in possession of 5 point 51 grams of methamphetamine. He was arrested for Possession Of a Controlled Substance.


House Fire on Avenue L
Jan 16, 2020   03:02 PM

The cause of an early morning house fire yesterday is being investigated as firefighters were called to the blaze. The fire was at an unoccupied house on Avenue L, near South Chadbourne, behind the Concho Pearl Ice House. The home was a complete loss. There were no reported injuries and the house was demolished late yesterday morning. 

Moebius Walk
Jan 16, 2020   11:36 AM

The Kara Smiles Fund is once again sponsoring the 3rd annual Moebius Fun Run & Walk.  They want to raise awareness and money for Moebius Syndrome, a rare neurological condition that primarily affects the muscles that control facial expressions and eye movement. It will be on Saturday, January 25th at Harmon Park on River Drive. It is a 5K and 1-mile fun run and walk starting at 9 am. Race-day registration at 8:15 for 30 dollars and 15 for kids. 

Back the Badge Clay Shoot
Jan 14, 2020   10:00 PM

The 2nd annual Back the Badge Clay Shoot will be held on March 28th at the San Angelo Claybird Association facility. The shoot, designed as a fundraising effort in support of the San Angelo Police Department and the Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office, will be limited to 300 shooters. Lunch will be provided, along with door prizes and auction items. For more information or to register visit "sabtb dot org".

San Angelo National Prayer Breakfast
Jan 14, 2020   09:50 PM

The annual San Angelo National Prayer Breakfast is coming Thursday, February 6th at the McNease Convention Center. Doors open at 6 a.m. The featured speaker will be actress Lisa Whelchel. She also is an author and artist. She is best known for her 9-year role as the preppy and wealthy "Blair Warner" on the popular TV Series "The Facts of Life." Tickets are 5 dollars and are available in the San Angelo Visitor's Center. For more information call Lori Francks @ (325) 234-0375.


Have a Heart for ADACCV
Jan 14, 2020   11:47 AM

The Alcohol & Drug Abuse Council for the Concho Valley is gearing up for its Annual Have a Heart for ADACCV E-Auction. The event takes place on Thursday, February 13th from 10 AM until Friday, February 14th at 3 PM. Because this is an online auction, bidding will be continuous during this time! Sweet treats and gifts baskets, donated by local businesses and friends of ADACCV, will be auctioned off to the highest bidder. The e-auction will take place on ADACCV’s website at adaccv.org. Proceeds will benefit ADACCV’s capital campaign to expand services. 

Elks Offer Veteran Stand Down
Jan 14, 2020   01:31 AM

The local Elks Lodge 2020 VETERANS STAND DOWN will be Friday January 24th from 10 am til 2 pm. at their lodge at 2121 South Chadbourne. There will be Food, Services, and Resources for Veterans. If you served in the US Armed Forces, you can find out what VA and community resources are available to you and your family. They are asking that veterans bring a DD214, Military ID card, or VA ID card if available.

ASU Art Exhibit
Jan 08, 2020   09:41 PM

Angelo State University will present the Southern Graphics Council International Members Traveling Art Exhibition beginning today in the Carr Education-Fine Arts Building. Featuring over 50 prints by U.S. and international artists, the exhibition will be displayed in Room 195 of the EFA Building and will be open for free public viewing Monday through Friday from 9 to 5 through February 17th.

Hospice Ground Breaking
Jan 06, 2020   09:25 PM

The West Texas Rehab Center’s Board of Directors has announced that they have reached their goal of 4 point 3 million dollars to build a new home for Hospice of San Angelo. The Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new building for Hospice of San Angelo will be Monday, January 27th at 2 PM at the location at 1925 University

Go Red Luncheon Tickets
Jan 06, 2020   06:45 PM

Tickets are available for the 2020 Go Red for Women Luncheon benefiting the American Heart Association. The event will take place Wednesday, February 5th at the McNease Convention Center. This is the fourteenth year for Shannon to locally sponsor the luncheon which encourages women to learn about their risk of heart disease and to take action to reduce their personal risk. This year’s keynote speaker is Erin Oprea, a Nashville-based author, celebrity fitness trainer and former Combat Marine. Tickets are 50 dollars each and are available through January 31st. To purchase tickets and register call the American Heart Association at 325-481-6300.

New Mental Health Services Available
Jan 05, 2020   10:47 PM

The National Alliance on Mental Health recently re-opened a chapter here in San Angelo. The organization is now offering the NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group Program. The program is a free and confidential 90-minute meeting that will be held once a month. Their first meeting will be Tuesday, January 21st. It will begin at 6 p.m. and held at 404 South Irving, the clubhouse building.

Chamber Banquet Details
Jan 02, 2020   09:17 PM

The San Angelo Chamber of Commerce will host its 104th Annual Banquet on Thursday, January 23 at the McNease Convention Center.  Bob Phillips, the Texas Country Reporter will be the featured speaker. Highlights of the evening include accomplishments of the Chamber year, a preview of 2020 goals, and recognition of outstanding citizens and volunteers. The grand finale of the evening is the naming of the 2019 Citizen of the Year. Tickets are available for purchase now until Friday, January 17th at "sanangelo.org."

City Date Nights Coming Soon
Dec 20, 2019   09:33 PM

The City's annual Date Nights are only a few months away. You can get tickets at the San Angelo Recreation Offices located at 702 S. Chadbourne. The event is held at the McNease Convention Center February 17th through the 20th from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. For ticket prices and more information call 325-657-4450.

Fairmount Cemetery Clean Up
Dec 19, 2019   03:54 PM

Fairmount Cemetery’s staff will clean the burial grounds on Wednesday, January 15th, removing flowers and other items from graves so the property can be cleaned and trimmed. Those who want to preserve items should remove them from gravesites before the end of the day Friday, January 10th. They can return items to the cemetery, located at 1100 W. Avenue N, beginning Friday, January 24thItems left at gravesites will be picked up and held for one week so residents can pick them up. Lot owners are reminded that flowers should be placed only to the sides or in cradles on top of monuments. This allows for the maintenance of gravesites.

Rodeo Preview
Nov 27, 2019   05:48 PM

San Angelo Rodeo and Stock Show officials gave a preview of the 2020 event today with rodeo tickets going on sale next Tuesday. The 88th annual Rodeo will feature a new performance, Xtreme Bull riding, plus there will be an all-new expanded carnival. All the events take place between January 30th and Sunday, February 16th. Tickets will be on sale at the Coliseum box office and online. Go to San Angelo Rodeo dot com for all the event information.