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:
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.
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.
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.
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.firstname.lastname@example.org", or call (325) 481-2685.
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.
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 Concert. Colonel 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Open Arms Rape Crisis Center and LGBT+ Services is seeking participants for its biannual Volunteer Advocate Training Program. The 40-hour certified training course will prepare volunteers to answer the agency’s 24-hour hotline and provide medical accompaniment to survivors of sexual assault. Classes begin later in March. Access the volunteer application on the Open Arms web site "open arms cv dot org".
The area's first annual "Back the Badge Clay Shoot" will be held on March 30th at the San Angelo Claybird Association facility. The shoot is designed as a fund-raising effort in support of the San Angelo Police Department and Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office. Registration begins at 8:30 am and the shoot begins at 9:30. There will be 1 Rotation and 2 courses. Lunch will be provided and their will be door prizes, Gun boards, and auction items. For more information or to register visit sabtb dot org.
Fort Worth artist and sculptor Burl Washington will be the featured speaker at Buffalo Soldier Heritage Day from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, February 24th, at Fort Concho. The free event will be in the Commissary Building at Burgess Street and East Avenue C. Washington will talk about his career portraying African-American historical figures, including Buffalo Soldiers. He works will be on display. Members of the Fort Concho Buffalo Soldiers living history program will staff special displays of period uniforms and equipment. Refreshments will be served.
Open Arms Rape Crisis Center and LGBT Services is organizing an Anti-Human Trafficking Coalition for the West Texas area. It's estimated that there are currently more than 3 hundred thousand victims of Human Trafficking in the State. Agencies and community members who wish to participate can contact Dawn Smith at 325-655-2000. The Coalition’s next meeting is scheduled for March 5th.
With a vote of the San Angelo City Council this morning, the annual Drag Boat races on Lake Nasworthy are once again being planned for this year. A few months ago, Lucas Oil company withdrew their support for the races in San Angelo, but now the Southern Drag Boat association is taking over sponsorship of the yearly event. Their agreement with the city is for 1 year and they will pay the city a fee of 8 thousand dollars.
The National Weather Service encourages all residents, businesses, and schools across West Central Texas to practice a tornado drill on Wednesday, March 6th at 10 AM or at a time/date that is convenient. The National Weather Service in San Angelo will transmit a Routine Weekly Test Message through the Emergency Alert System on that day and time. They say because of the test message format, it may or may not activate certain NOAA Weather Radios.
The Texas Hunger Initiative and the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health are inviting the public to their sixth annual West Texas Hunger Summit with the topic of “Journey from Hunger to Hope.” The event is taking place on February 28th at the Region 15 Education Service Center from 9 am till 4 pm. Registration is 10 dollars, including lunch. There will be several well-respected speakers and panelists who will be participating. For more information call 325-656-4170.
San Angelo city residents must be registered by April 4th to be eligible to vote in the May 4th election. Registration applications are available at the Tom Green County Election/Voter Registration Office on the first floor of the Judge Keyes Building at 113 West Beauregard, and at all three Tom Green County library locations. Applications are also available online at VoteTomGreenCounty.org, by mail, or by calling 325-659-6541. Completed applications can be returned in person or by mail. Citizens can also register to vote when renewing their driver’s license in person at a Texas DPS office.