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SAISD Rates Accountability Score of B
Aug 15, 2019   10:38 AM

On Wednesday the San Angelo ISD received a “B” letter grade from the Texas Education Agency’s state accountability report card. SAISD’s solid “B” rating means that students are excelling. District officials say they are continuing to focus on areas of improvement so that all students can compete in the job markets of the future. Although the state rated them a B, they stress that a single letter grade does not tell the whole story about the success or talents of their students and their staff are passionate about providing a high-quality education for every child.

New ASU Endowed Chair Announced
Aug 14, 2019   08:52 PM
Dr. Shelly Weise, chair of Angelo State University’s Department of Physical Therapy, has been named the James A. “Buddy” Davidson Chair in Physical Therapy in ASU’s Archer College of Health and Human Services. The endowed chair for ASU’s only doctoral program was established through a 1 million dollar grant from the James A. “Buddy” Davidson Charitable Foundation in Midland. To be the holder of an endowed chair is one of the most prestigious accolades a professor can attain. Also a professor of physical therapy, Weise joined the ASU faculty in 2000 and has been chair of the Department of Physical Therapy since 2014.
Aug 14, 2019   08:20 PM

San Angelo Community Medical Center has a new Chief Executive officer. Rodney Schumacher has been appointed to head the hospital, effective Sunday. Since April Schumacher has served as interim CEO of the organization.  He is a native of west Texas. Schumacher received his master’s degree in Health Care Administration from Trinity University in San Antonio and his Juris doctor from the University of Texas in Austin.

Commissioners Tax Rate Hearing
Aug 13, 2019   08:16 PM

As an early September date approaches to set a property tax rate for Tom Green County, officials heard plenty of opposition to their plan to raise taxes for residents. Today (yesterday) Commissioners held the first of 2 public hearings on a proposal to raise the rate. The room was full of taxpayers who are opposed to the new tax rate and several spoke. The rate is planned to be a little over 55 cents per 1 hundred dollars valuation. The budget will provide a salary increase for employees and elected officials. The next public hearing will be Thursday evening August 22nd at 6:30 pm on the second floor of the Keyes building at 113 West Beauregard. 

ASU Homecoming Parade to Campus
Aug 12, 2019   03:10 PM
For the first time since 2008, Angelo State University will present its annual Homecoming Parade on campus rather than in downtown San Angelo. The 2019 Homecoming Parade will take place on Saturday, October 12th, at 10 a.m., and the public is encouraged to attend the free event. The parade will include floats featuring ASU student organizations, the Ram Band, ROTC Detachment 847, the 2019 alumni honorees and the Homecoming king and queen nominees. Community groups and organizations are also invited to participate. This year’s Homecoming theme is “ASU in Space,”