The San Angelo Area Foundations CEO Matt Lewis was honored as the 2020 Citizen of the Year last evening at the 105th Annual San Angelo Chamber of Commerce banquet. Along with announcing the citizen of the year, the highlights included accomplishments of the 2020 Chamber year from Board Chair Dr. Clifton Jones, a preview of 2021 goals from incoming Board Chair Shane Plymell, and recognition of outstanding citizens and volunteers. The Citizen is selected each year by a committee of past Citizen of the Year recipients.
The Concho Valley is still reporting new cases of Covid 19. City health officials said 14 persons tested positive for Covid-19 reporting on Friday. The total positive cases in the county stand at 16,402 with 202 active cases. 13 persons are currently hospitalized with 5 patients in ICU. Since their last report on Wednesday, they have released 356 cases and contacts of cases. They say 324 cases did not request release letters and are past their isolation period so they were released from state and local monitoring. Also, they say that 19,000 persons have received their first vaccination dose and 12,352 have received a second dose. The county stands at a 5 point 9 percent positivity rate with 18 pending covid tests.
City Mayor Brenda Gunter and local medical officials are strongly urging everyone to continue to wear a mask that covers their mouth and nose, wash hands frequently, practice social distancing, and don't attend large gatherings, to help stop the spread of Covid-19.
After an initial self-defense shooting incident, a local woman has been arrested after the shooting according to reports. In early February police found 51-year-old Roy Perez in a northside parking lot suffering from a gunshot wound. He later died. Reports say Police have now arrested 23-year-old Sydney Rashelle Kennon on suspicion of Murder. She had claimed the shooting was in self-defense during an argument.
San Angeloans are invited to share their thoughts on what should be the City's capital improvement priorities through an online survey. City staff is preparing their Capital Improvement Plan which is presented to City Council for prioritization on how to address the City's large capital needs. Street, water, drainage, and park projects are included in the CIP. The City Council has begun taking steps to improve street and water infrastructure which are two of the issues they have identified as a top priority.
Fort Concho will host a living history day from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. tomorrow (Saturday) at its Officers’ Quarters 6. The program is free with Social distancing and masks are recommended. They will be baking break and demonstrating women’s clothing of that time. The program marks Women’s History Month, a time in which many organizations focus on the heritage, achievements, and stories of women throughout the country. For more information on the program, call (325) 650-3161 or check the fort website at fortconcho.com.