A March vehicle crash led to the indictment this week of a second person. 24-year-old Benjamin Elder is the second man charged for the fatal crash along South Bryant which resulted in the death of three children. Reports say Elder is charged with 3 counts of accident involving death, second-degree felonies. Elder is a student at Angelo State University. A 17-year-old, Antonio Jose Gonzales was the first to be indicted in the crash. Elder had not had his court date set.
City Street officials say street reconstruction work began today at the Southwest and Southland intersection. Traffic on Southwest was moved to the northbound lanes and traffic on Southland was moving to either east or westbound lanes. The estimated completion time for each quadrant is three weeks, pending any potential weather delays. The intersection will be fully reconstructed using concrete pavement.
Registration has been extended for the 17th Annual West Texas Legislative Summit. The event brings together hundreds of elected officials and business professionals throughout West Texas. It provides a forum for West Texas community to spend a day addressing common legislative priorities. The Summit will be held on August 3rd and 4th with the theme of “Beyond COVID-19”. Honorary Co-Hosts- Congressman Pfluger, Senator Perry, and State Representative Darby will address federal issues which directly impact our community’s industries. Registration is now open at "san angelo dot org".
Members of the San Angelo City Council will meet Tuesday, July 27th at 9 a.m. in the East Mezzanine at City Hall, located at 72 West College Avenue. The budget workshop meeting is open to the public. Public comment can be made in person at the meeting. The meeting will be streamed LIVE on SATV Suddenlink Channel 17 and on the City's YouTube Channel.
The longtime curator of the city's International Water Lilly Collection and local professional pyrotechnician Ken Landon was remembered today (Thurs.) after he passed away last week. Family and friends remembered Landon as they strolled through the Water Lilly Garden this morning, just before attending his funeral across the street at St. Paul Presbyterian Church. Landon was well known for his years of care of the Water Lilly garden and also for presenting the annual fireworks shows in San Angelo for Independence Day. Local officials say he will be sorely missed.