The National Weather Service in San Angelo has issued an Excessive heat warning for the Concho Valley through Tuesday evening at 7 pm. The Afternoon and early evening Temperatures could reach 105 to 110 degrees. The warning means that dangerously hot weather conditions are expected. This will create a DANGEROUS SITUATION in which heat illnesses are likely. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heatstroke. Wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothing when possible.
Members of the San Angelo City Council will conduct an online virtual budget workshop meeting tomorrow. They will be meeting, starting at 8:30 am. Among the budget topics will be discussion regarding the fiscal year 2020-2021 budget preparation, including, but not limited to Public Works Operating Funds revenue and expenditures and other items needing Council direction. They will also talk regarding follow Up and Administrative Issues and consider future Budget Workshop dates. The meeting can be viewed online at the city's Youtube channel.
The Concho Valley Farmers Market will host a Melon Fest on Saturday morning July 18th. The event will take place at 609 South Oakes, across from Fort Concho. The fest will include a croup of Cantaloupes, red and yellow watermelons and will take place from 7 am till noon. The farmers will also have other seasonal fruits vegetables and plants for sale. Additionally, there will be music, door prizes consisting of free melons and other produce, and about 30 vendors.
Texas Governor Abbott today issued a proclamation extending his Disaster Declaration for all Texas counties in response to COVID-19. Originally issued on March 13th, the Disaster Declaration provides the state a number of resources to effectively serve Texans as the Lone Star State continues to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. He stated, "Extending this Disaster Declaration helps ensure that Texas has the resources and flexibility needed to effectively respond to COVID-19. To further mitigate the spread of the virus and overcome this challenge, Texans should continue to do their part by wearing a mask, social distancing, and staying home if possible."
As the new Tom Green County Detention Center is newly opened, the first case of COVID-19 has been found in a jail inmate. The case involves a male in his late 30's. The inmate was isolated in a cell to prevent the spread of the COVID-19. Officials say Inmates have been and will continue to be, provided the necessary resources to protect themselves from the virus.
The Detention Center will conduct business as usual, partially due to the design of the new facility which affords deliveries, attorney's visits, and other business to be conducted in areas separated from the detention areas. The Detention Center maintains medical staffing at the facility in coordination with Shannon Medical Center to provide medical care to inmates.