With the City of San Angelo election coming up in May, Candidate filings are taking place at City Hall. As of Friday afternoon, Mayor Brenda Gunter has filed for re-election. Joining in the race for Mayor is Real Estate agent, Silvara Lawson. Other filings include incumbents City Councilpersons Tom Thompson for SMD 2, Lucy Gonzales for SMD 4, and Billie DeWitt for SMD 6. The filing period for candidates will continue through February 12th. For more information about the May 1st election and how to file for election visit "cosatx.us/Elections."
Shannon Medical Center has been recognized by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas with a Blue Distinction® Centers+ for Bariatric Surgery designation, as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated healthcare facilities that show a commitment to delivering high-quality patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed with input from the medical community and leading accreditation and quality organizations. The Blue Distinction Centers for Bariatric Surgery program provides a full range of bariatric surgery care; including surgical care, post-operative care, outpatient follow-up care, and patient education.
The late Gregorio Gutierrez will be honored at the Railway Museum of San Angelo on Saturday January 23rd. He was the founder of the city's first Bilingual newspaper Conexion San Angelo. Living History tours of the museum on this day will be conducted in Spanish by Angelo State University's Association of Mexican-American Students. The Railway Museum at 703 S. Chadbourne will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. A proclamation naming Gregoria Gutierrez Day will be read at 10 a.m.
Pre-registration for the COVID-19 vaccine through the San Angelo Health Department is now open. The city is still awaiting the next shipment of vaccines to be allocated and delivered and does not have a date yet for when they will receive the next shipment or when our next vaccination clinic will be. The registration process is open to residents of Tom Green County who are over the age of 65 years old. Priority will be given to people who do not have a primary care physician. Once the Health Department has received the shipment, they will contact people on the waiting list to start the process of scheduling vaccinations. Residents can register at cosatx.us/VaccineForm.
The intersection at Concho and Chadbourne Streets is closed for about three weeks. It's part of the Chadbourne Street Improvement project which is being undertaken to replace aging infrastructure and improve pedestrian access in downtown San Angelo. The project extends from the Concho River Bridge to Beauregard. Construction will occur in three phases, with the first phase beginning at the bridge and extending through the Concho Avenue intersection requiring road closure and detours. Access to all businesses in the construction zone will be marked with signage on where to enter.
The project scope includes concrete street reconstruction, ADA accessible sidewalks, traffic signal replacement, pavement markings and signage, street lighting, landscaping, storm drains, utility adjustments, and a large ADA ramp structure to connect the Chadbourne Street corridor to the Concho River trail system.
This project is funded by the City of San Angelo and a Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside grant administered by the Texas Department of Transportation.