A local assistant county attorney and chief prosecutor with the county's Domestic Violence Prosecution Unit, Leland Lacy announced that he is running to become a Tom Green County court at law judge. The 14-year attorney made his announcement late last week. He said his platform's slogan will be "faith, family, and fairness. The current County Court at Law # 2 Judge is Penny Roberts.
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar is reminding shoppers they can save money on clothes and school supplies during the state’s sales tax holiday on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 6th through the 8th. State law exempts sales tax on qualified items — such as clothing, footwear, school supplies, and backpacks — priced below $100, saving shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend. Apparel and school supplies that may be purchased tax-free are listed on the Comptroller’s website at TexasTaxHoliday.org.
The San Angelo ISD announced Greg McIntyre as the District’s new Deputy Superintendent. He comes to the School District with over 33 years of educational experience most recently serving as Deputy Superintendent and Chief Administrative Officer at College Station ISD in College Station. Prior to his role as Deputy Superintendent, Mr. McIntyre worked at the elementary, middle school and high school levels serving as a classroom teacher, assistant principal, and principal as well as administratively within College Station ISD. McIntyre begins his new role on Monday, August 2nd.
Mayor Brenda Gunter is strongly urging everyone to get vaccinated against Covid-19 and is urging local residents to please wear masks. She and medical professionals plus city leaders hosted a media event this afternoon to update residents on the serious sharp rise in covid cases and the current low rate of vaccinations. She said everyone who is eligible should get the free vaccination.
She said that in July, 83 percent of those hospitalized were unvaccinated individuals. Less than 40 thousand residents have been fully vaccinated. Concern was raised about children who will be returning to school in the fall without a mask mandate, as the Governor had said he would not impose a mask mandate for children in schools. Currently, there are 20 persons hospitalized in San Angelo, with 2 in the ICU. She urged those wanting to get vaccinated to contact their doctor or visit "vaccines dot gov" to find a vaccine location.
The city of San Angelo and Keep San Angelo Beautiful are inviting area residents to bring old used tires to a large collection event on Saturday, July 31st from 8 am to Noon at the Foster Communications Coliseum. The tires will be shredded and recycled. They are needing passenger and truck tires only, no larger than 17.5 x 25-inch size, but no NO RIMS and NO TORN TREAD. There is no limit to the number of tires brought in. For more call Charlotte Anderson at (325) 486-3771. City of San Angelo and Tom Green County residents are welcome.