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.
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.
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.
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.
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.