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.