Don Cheek, Dr. Drew Curtis, and Dr. Clifton Jones have been selected to receive the 2019-20 Gary and Pat Rodgers Distinguished Awards honoring outstanding staff, faculty, and administrators at Angelo State University. Cheek, events manager for the Office of Special Events Facilities/Services, received the Distinguished Staff Award. Curtis, an assistant professor of psychology, received the Distinguished Faculty Award. Jones, dean of the Norris-Vincent College of Business, received the Distinguished Administrator Award. Each also received a $2,500 honorarium. They, along with 48 other nominees, were honored during a special virtual ceremony on Wednesday.
Yesterday was an election day in the state. Locally the election is for the Democratic Primary Runoff and polls were open from 7 am till 7 pm. Candidate M.J. Hegar is claiming victory over State Senator Royce West for the U.S. Senate Nomination in the runoff. She will be facing Republican Senator John Cornyn in the November election.
Published reports say Governor Greg Abbott announced on Wednesday that his Public Safety office will provide 41 million dollars in federal funds to assist cities and counties throughout the COVID-19 response. According to a release, the first round of awards will be totaling 7 million and will be distributed this week. The funds come from the Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Program authorized by the federal emergency appropriations for Coronavirus Health Response and Agency Operations Act, according to the release.
Reports say a local nursing care facility is hosting Covid-19 patients as an isolation unit for adult patients needing care after being released from the hospital. They say that Meadow Creek Nursing & Rehabilitation is the first secure Isolation unit for San Angelo for Covid-19 patients. The facility will be caring for up to 10 persons, with more to be added later.