A local elementary school will be getting a decorated ceramic sheep sculpture tomorrow (today). Second graders from Holiman Elementary wrote letters to local businesses last year to have a ceramic sheep made that better explains our community. Holiman received a sheep and the Lake View Art Department painted it for Holiman. Holiman will be the first elementary to receive a sheep in the community. The sheep will be delivered to Holiman on Thursday afternoon.
More affordable housing is coming soon near to downtown, Yesterday the city council approved a zone change to allow multifamily residential housing to be built on 2-acres on Oakes Street, across from Fort Concho. There are plans to build a 40 unit complex on the land with construction to start in a few months. The area will have a gated entrance and sidewalks. City officials say affordable housing is much needed as the city grows.
City officials say construction is ready to begin on the Ave. P detention pond project. The city will be holding a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Ave. P project site which is located off Old Knickerbocker Rd. near Ener-Tel Services and O’Reilly Auto Parts. This ceremony is open to the public. The contractor on the project is Darnell Construction. Construction is expected to begin in the next 30 days beginning with utility relocations and pond excavation which is expected to take approximately 6 months. Once those phases are completed it will then shift to construction of the outfall structure. The total project is expected to take 18 months providing favorable weather conditions.
Residents can offer their thoughts on a proposed housing development competing for state tax credits during a town hall meeting on Thursday, January 30th. The forum will be at 6 p.m. at the McNease Convention Center. Citizens will hear details about the proposed project vying for funding. The housing proposal is for Walnut Trails by Trinity Housing Development, LLC., at the corner of Houston Harte and Northwest Drive, with 48 to 60 units planned.
Final preparations are underway for this year's San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo. With an all-new Carnival, the Sneak-a-Peek and First Rodeo performance are set for Thursday, January 30th. This will be the 88th annual Rodeo. This year’s rodeo will include 12 performances and the Xtreme Bulls performance, along with events such as saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling and women’s barrel racing. In all the events, there will be about a thousand contestants. For complete information go to "San Angelo Rodeo dot com".