The City Health Department said Friday there was 1 new covid case reported. 2 persons are receiving treatment in the hospital, one is in the ICU. Weekend Covid-19 totals will not be available until later today. The total positive Covid-19 cases in the county stand at 16,927 with 10 active cases. They say that nearly 38 thousand area residents are fully vaccinated. Health officials are urging everyone to get the free vaccination, and if not yet vaccinated, to continue to wear a mask.
Hundreds of kids and their parents were out late Saturday evening downtown as Ballet San Angelo hosted a nighttime block party in front of City Hall. This event was free and organizers gave out free T-shirts and lightsabers for families. The event featured interactive dancing, lights, music, drums, fitness, popcorn, and ice cream. The young Ballet San Angelo dancers performed, as well as members of the San Angelo Dance Academy.
The Concho Valley Farmers Market had one of its biggest arrays of produce when it celebrated its annual grand opening Saturday morning under the Farmers Market Pavilion on South Oakes. Hundreds of area residents visited and shopped the produce. The vendors, who come from a 75-mile radius around San Angelo, were offering locally grown and seasonal fruits, vegetables, and plants. Door prizes of fresh vegetables were also awarded.
The annual San Angelo Juneteenth celebration took on more meaning this year as the day was just declared an official National Holiday last week. Blackshear community members celebrated Saturday with food, games, music at MLK park, and the annual Parade on Martin Luther King Drive. Juneteenth celebrates the day in 1865 when slaves in Texas marked the end of slavery in the United States. Hundreds of local residents took part in the festivities.
County Sheriff officials say with the help of volunteers and several other agencies a lost hunter was found unharmed Saturday. Officials say a late evening varmint hunt turned into a search for a missing person throughout the night and into Saturday afternoon. He was found later after a ground and air search and located via a cell phone transmission from ranchland two miles south of Christoval. The 27-year-old hunter was evaluated by medical personnel at the scene he was found to be in good condition and was released to his family.