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.