San Angelo News

Man Having Bad Day Leaves $300 for Chick-Fil-A Drive-Thru Diners

by Chelsea Reinhard

Sep 30, 2014

One man’s rough patch brought joy to over a dozen Chick-Fil-A customers Friday, when he made a generous gesture to benefit those that followed him in the Sherwood Way drive-through line.

Life at the West Texas Boys Ranch

by Matt McDaniel

Sep 30, 2014

TANKERSLEY--For nearly seven decades, the staff at the West Texas Boys Ranch has provided opportunities that give a leg-up to boys who have found it difficult to succeed in their own homes for a wide variety of reasons.

Wade Kirkwood is the Program Director at the Ranch; he and his wife have been there for four years now and feel they are right where God wants them to be.

DPS: Drunk Driver Meets Deer on U.S. 277

by Joe Hyde

Sep 29, 2014

Friday night, DPS said that a drunk driver lost control while swerving to miss a deer in his white 1997 Dodge Dakota pickup. The single-vehicle rollover crash happened on U.S. 277 near the Mineral Wells Road intersection north of Christoval.

San Angelo Police Investigate Stabbing

by Chelsea Reinhard

Sep 29, 2014

San Angelo police are searching for a male suspect reported to have stabbed a 36-year-old female this afternoon in the 2700 block of E. 21st St.

At circa 3:00 p.m., officers responded to an assault call at a residence, and arrived to find the female victim, who had sustained two injuries to her lower left leg.

Korea Travel Grant for CSS Prof

by Joe Hyde

Sep 29, 2014

Dr. Bruce Bechtol Jr. of Angelo State University’s security studies faculty has been awarded a travel grant from South Korea’s Institute of Unification Education to spend about four weeks conducting research and delivering lectures throughout South Korea Oct. 4-30.

Man Jailed for Disregarding Barricade and Fleeing Officer Sunday

by Chelsea Reinhard

Sep 29, 2014

Gregory Lee Smith, 56, was put behind bars at 2:36 a.m. on Sunday on charges of fleeing a police officer, DWI third or more and disregarding a barricade.

Hundreds Write in Roadside Book Left in Remembrance of Deceased

by Chelsea Reinhard

Sep 29, 2014

Ten miles this side of Sterling City, just before the Tom Green County line, lies what seems to be an ordinary picnic area with a grill, table and awning. A wide open space with distant west Texas “mountains” extends beyond the stop in every direction, cut through the center by highway 87.

Roadside Memorials: Tradition Confounds Transportation Officials

by Matt McDaniel

Sep 29, 2014

Many memorials can be found alongside the highways, backroads and city streets of Texas, marking the location where a loved one met an untimely end, usually in an automobile accident.

Young Family Victimized in Hit-and-Run Crash

by Joe Hyde

Sep 28, 2014

A father, mother and child were extracted from their Nissan Rogue on West Beauregard Avenue after a hit-an-run-motorist plowed into them and fled the scene Saturday night.

According to San Angelo police, a black or maroon Nissan pickup traveling north on North Campus Blvd. crashed into the Rogue as it was proceeding west with the right-of-way on Beauregard. The pickup fled the scene.

Three-Vehicle Crash at Chadbourne and 14th Streets Sends Two to Hospital

by Matt McDaniel

Sep 27, 2014

Three pickup trucks have been involved in what appears to be a chain rear-ending just north of the intersection of Chadbourne and 14th Streets in north San Angelo on Saturday evening.

The crash happened around 6 p.m. and involved a black Chevy Silverado 1500, red Dodge Ram 1500 and a white Chevrolet 2500 single-cab pick.

Driver Escapes Motorcycle Crash With Minor Injuries Near Coke County Line

by Matt McDaniel

Sep 27, 2014

A motorcycle rider described as a male in his 20s escaped serious injury Saturday afternoon in Coke County just inside the Coke County line on Highway 208 near Barstow Road.

The crash happened a little past 5 p.m., and was a one-vehicle incident.

Downtown's Blaine's Pub Sold

by Joe Hyde

Sep 27, 2014

The storied Blaine’s Pub, 12 West Harris Street, in downtown San Angelo has a new owner. Katie Bollinger and her boyfriend Cody Sturm bought the bar from Midland oilman Steve Brown and family this month.

Irion County Honors Oldest Resident During Homecoming Parade

by Matt McDaniel

Sep 27, 2014

Irion County Hornets honored Mallie Lasater during their Homecoming Parade on Friday in Mertzon.

Mallie is the county’s most senior citizen, and she is responsible for selecting the school’s mascot back in 1928, so this year they moved the parade off of the highway downtown, and re-routed it down Second Street, where Miss Mallie could watch from her driveway.

2-Alarm Fire at Home in The Bluffs

by Joe Hyde

Sep 26, 2014

The San Angelo Fire Department responded to a house fire on the 600 block of Avondale Avenue in The Bluffs subdivision at approximately 4:35 p.m. Friday afternoon. Fire department first responders said that flames were clearly visible from the scond story of the home. A second alarm was ordered for backup.

Health Department Closed Most of Monday, Wednesday

by Chelsea Reinhard

Sep 26, 2014

The San Angelo-Tom Green County Health Department will be closed from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29, and from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1.

Health Department staff will be at the West Texas Training Center during those times, administering tuberculosis tests to students in the San Angelo Independent School District’s health occupations program.

Public Intoxication Leads Thursday Jail Bookings

by Chelsea Reinhard

Sep 26, 2014

Public intoxication led the jail bookings on Thursday, when seven of 35 inmates were jailed for PI. The report reflects four theft and four pot charges, as well as two possession, two assault and two robbery.

There was also one car theft charge, one possession of dangerous drugs charge and one manufacture/delivery charge. 

Concerns About Dust From Sand Facility Overblown, Engineer Says

by Matt McDaniel

Sep 26, 2014

The moving of mineral materials has become big business in areas experiencing the shale oil exploration boom, as sand is transferred between points for frac projects and crushed limestone is manufactured to build roads.

Two proposed facilities in the area have sparked public outcry in recent weeks, as residents who live nearby fear their quality-of-life may suffer if the projects are approved.  

Spieker Family Pulls Together for Sick Loved One

by Chelsea Reinhard

Sep 26, 2014

Two weeks after Renee and Tres Spieker tied the knot on April 14, 2012, the newlywed couple was met with a challenge when Tres went into total renal failure and was admitted to Community Medical Center.

The sickness didn’t come as a shock to the couple, Renee Spieker, a registered nurse on Community’s staff, said, but when they found out how severe her husband’s condition was both were taken aback.

San Angelo Health Foundation Awards $400K to Local Non-Profits

by Matt McDaniel

Sep 26, 2014

San Angelo Health Foundation Board Chair Mike Boyd announced that the Foundation has approved grants of $414,311 to fund projects for five area non-profit organizations. 

Since its inception nineteen years ago, the San Angelo Health Foundation has approved and awarded grants totaling $43,796,555, benefitting the Concho Valley region through funding to approximately 188 organizations for 432 projects.

Teenagers Crash in White Ford Mustang on South Bryant

by Joe Hyde

Sep 25, 2014

Parents appeared at the scene of the crash of a white Ford Mustang in the 2300 block of South Bryant Thursday afternoon, the driver of which was a juvenile male. According to the investigating San Angelo Police Officer Josh Loudermilk, two additional male juveniles were passengers.

“The car veered off the roadway, ran over a speed limit sign and touched the fence,” he said.

Cactus Murdered by Alleged Abuse Victim

by Chelsea Reinhard

Sep 25, 2014

The Angry Cactus Anti-Defamation League’s Facebook page has dropped off users timeline today, following what administrators believe was a complaint spawned by protestors of the prickled boxing phallus.

Police Seek Info on Hit and Run Driver who Injured Disabled Woman This Morning

by Chelsea Reinhard

Sep 25, 2014

Police are seeking information on the driver of a Lincoln four-door sedan, who struck a disabled female on Upton St. this morning and fled the scene.

The hit and run ocurred around 7:49 a.m. at north Bell and the 1500 block Upton St., when a male driving a Lincoln east on Upton hit the 47-year-old victim, who was walking westbound on Upton with the assistance of a walker. 

21 Jailed Wednesday

by Chelsea Reinhard

Sep 25, 2014

Traffic in and out of the county jail Wednesday was relatively low, when 21 were booked into and 19 were released from its confines. Theft constituted the highest number of charges at three, followed by public intoxication, pot and DWI at two charges apiece. One additional person was jailed for possession of dangerous drugs and one was jailed for manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance.

Witness Details Flight from Crazed Ethicon Gunman

by Chelsea Reinhard

Sep 25, 2014

Gunfire near Ethicon resulted in a full police response and three-hour search on Tuesday afternoon, when Ethicon employees told officers that a white male suspect had fired on them in a field.

State Fair of Texas Opens Friday

by Matt McDaniel

Sep 25, 2014

The State Fair of Texas opens tomorrow, and once again, organizers hope to outdo themselves with new attractions.

Deadline Approaching for Big Time Texas Hunts Entries

by Matt McDaniel

Sep 25, 2014

AUSTIN (TXPW) — If you think that dream hunt of a lifetime is out of reach then you probably haven’t entered in the Big Time Texas Hunts.