City officials said yesterday that crews will likely be working for several weeks to repair the recent sewer main break under the Houston Harte Freeway. The main collapse was discovered Monday and City leaders held a meeting on Tuesday that allocated emergency funding for a contract to repair the line. Workers will be boring into the leak and attempting to replace a portion of the pipe. Meanwhile, the frontage roads on each side of the work area at Pecan and Oakes as well as the off-ramps will be closed to traffic.
The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts is presenting Cory Robinson, the Curator of History at the Fort Concho Museum, and Henry Crawford, a retired Curator of History at the Museum at Texas Tech. Robinson and Crawford a lecture titled The Regular Army: Highlights from the Douglas McChristian Collection this afternoon at 5:30 pm in the Museums Meeting Room. There is no charge and the public is invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served.
About 7 hundred students are scheduled to participate in Angelo State University’s fall commencement ceremonies on Saturday, (Dec.14) in the Junell Center/Stephens Arena. Graduates will walk the stage in two ceremonies, one at 10 am and another at 2 pm. All of the commencement activities are open free to the public. 220 master’s degrees and 487 bachelor’s degrees are scheduled to be presented. In conjunction with commencement, the ASU Nursing Department will conduct its annual Fall Pinning Ceremony for its graduates on Friday.
The final San Angelo Downtown Stroll this year will be next Thursday, December 19th. The Stroll is a free event presented by Downtown San Angelo, Inc. and the Cultural Arts District. A free-to-use Concho Valley Transit Trolley will run from 6 - 9 pm on the evening of December 19th among participating venues and businesses. December’s theme is “A December to Remember.” The featured venue this month is the Coop Gallery, they will have a variety of holiday activities to enjoy for the whole family. For questions or more information about the Downtown, Stroll contact the Downtown San Angelo, Inc office at (325) 655-2345 and access your Downtown Stroll map at: www.downtownsanangelo.com
After recently being installed as Tom Green County's newest Chief Deputy last week, retired former Texas Ranger, J. Nick Hanna announced his candidacy to run for Tom Green County Sheriff. He made the announcement yesterday afternoon.* Chief Deputy Hanna began his law enforcement career in 1989 with the Big Spring Police Department. He was employed by Brady Police Department before starting with the Texas Department of Public Safety. *Hanna retired after serving 24 years with the Texas Department of Public Safety, with the last 16 years as a Texas Ranger.* Hanna brings with him more than 30 years of law enforcement experience.