San Angelo News

Police: Drunk Driver Rearranges Xeriscape on Sherwood Way

by Joe Hyde

Aug 30, 2014

Police arrested a man in his 30s after he crashed into a rock while driving a black Chevrolet Malibu on the 3900 block of Sherwood Way. They said he was drunk.

Suspicious Man Alarms Motorists on Houston-Harte Expressway Saturday Afternoon

by Joe Hyde

Aug 30, 2014

A suspicious man acting crazy was seen at the 300 block of Houston-Harte Expressway this afternoon. It was the catalyst for about 100 911 calls made by passers by, police dispatch said. He was hanging around dangerously close to the railing of the overpass of Veterans Memorial Blvd.

Airmed 1 Rescues Truck Driver After He Lost Battle with a Train

by Joe Hyde

Aug 30, 2014

The Texas Department of Public Safety reported that a driver of a 2012 Peterbilt truck pulling a tank semi-trailer drove in front of a train Friday on FM 163 near U.S. 67 west of San Angelo Friday night at 11 p.m. The DPS said that the truck ignored the flashing red lights at the railroad crossing. As the truck crossed the tracks, a Texas Pacifico train struck the right side of the truck’s trailer.

Community Honors Publisher Gregorio Gutierrez at 12th Anniversary Celebration of Free Weekly Conexion Hispana

by Joe Hyde

Aug 30, 2014

Friends and admirers of local publisher Gregorio Gutierrez gathered at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts Friday evening to celebrate the 12th anniversary of his free weekly Conexión Hispana. Today, the San Angelo free weekly covers news from as far away as the border city of Del Rio. The two cities are historically intertwined with families and business.

San Angelo Central Bobcat Football Team to Play at Jerry's World in Arlington

by Joe Hyde

Aug 30, 2014

The San Angelo Central High School Bobcat football team won their season opener against the Del Rio Rams 36-0 Friday night.

The Central High School Bobcats football team will play in the Southwest Showcase on Saturday, September 6 at the home field of the Dallas Cowboys, AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX.  Kick-off is scheduled for 11:00 a.m.  

Two Brothers Lead Police on High-Speed Chase through North San Angelo

by Joe Hyde

Aug 30, 2014

Reaching speeds up to 75 mph, police chased two brothers in a red compact four-door sedan fleeing a traffic stop at 37th Street and Chadbourne Street. Police said the eight-minute chase meandered throughout the north side of San Angelo.

Dove Season: 48 hours and counting

by Matt McDaniel

Aug 29, 2014

Dove Season opens in the Central Zone of Texas on Monday.and Texas Parks and Wildlife's Lt. Game Warden Jason Huebner of the San Angelo office took a few minutes to talk about the most frequent fouls they encounter during the season.

 “I’d say the number-one thing we run into is unplugged shotguns,” he said . “Next is not having the migratory game stamp.

Combative Man Tased in Front of Justice Center

by Chelsea Reinhard

Aug 29, 2014

Incoherent shouting rang out downtown in front of the Tom Green County Justice Center on Friday, when a man, whom eyewitnesses say was loitering, became combative after law enforcement officers asked him to leave.

Traffic Detoured by Crash at University & Johnson Street

by Matt McDaniel

Aug 29, 2014

The San Angelo Police Department has issued a NIXLE Alert, asking drivers to avoid the intersection of University and Johnson Streets, following a crash around 2:10 p.m.

According to the alert, lanes are closed on both streets as first responders work the scene of the crash.

According to a reporter at the scene, the collision involved a Nissan XTerra and a Saturn minivan.

ASU to Implement Civil Engineering Program with Support of $2.87 Million Grant

by Chelsea Reinhard

Aug 29, 2014

Angelo State University has been awarded a five-year, $2.87 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) to support the implementation of ASU’s proposed new civil engineering program.

Man Jailed for Exhibition of Acceleration Thursday

by Chelsea Reinhard

Aug 29, 2014

Twenty-six inmates were put behind bars on Thursday, among them a man picked up for exhibition of acceleration/spinning tires and driving without a license. The man also had a warrant for driving while intoxication, which dates back to a June 20 run-in with the law.

Abandoned Bodies on the Rise in Tom Green County

by Chelsea Reinhard

Aug 29, 2014

The number of abandoned corpses in Tom Green County is on the rise, the city reports, already up to eight this year as opposed to seven in 2013 and none in 2012.

Like indigent deaths, unclaimed bodies and the unidentified, once a family “washes their hands of a body”, cremation becomes a city-county duty, carried out at the taxpayer’s expense.

Irion County Experiencing Deadliest Year Ever on Highways

by Matt McDaniel

Aug 29, 2014

MERTZON--Yesterday, a two-vehicle crash in Irion County claimed the life of another driver, as the rural county experiences the most deadly year on record for highway fatalities.

Water Main Breaks Happen Simultaneously all Over San Angelo Thursday Evening

by Joe Hyde

Aug 28, 2014

Thursday evening at approximately 7:15 p.m., several main water line breaks were spilling water all over the College Hills area of San Angelo and near some locations downtown.

Water Distribution Superindenent Simon Cuellar said, "We have approximaely five main breaks going on right now. The first one started around 6:45 p.m...we are rounding up as many people available to make repairs."

Surveillance Footage: SAPD Seeks Identity on Suspected Vehicle Thief

by Chelsea Reinhard

Aug 28, 2014

The San Angelo Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in identifying a man suspected of stealing a silver 2003 Chevrolet Silverado and red Honda Foreman 4-wheeler in the 1500 block of Bell St. in July. 

Jeep Gets Airborne in Bryant and 14th St. Crash, Passengers Hospitalized

by Chelsea Reinhard

Aug 28, 2014

Bryant and 14th Streets are lit up like Christmas, where emergency personnel have responded to a two-vehicle crash near RJ's Barbecue.

One of the vehicles, a black Jeep Liberty, stands in the midst of the drainage canal between the north and southbound lanes of Bryant St. Emergency personnel have removed two passengers from the Jeep, one of which was placed on a stretcher.

Man ID'd in Wednesday's Car Chase, Booked for Robbery

by Chelsea Reinhard

Aug 28, 2014

Cornielus Tyrone Cormier, 25, has been identified as the suspect involved in the car and foot chase Wednesday night that had a section of Bryant around the Cross Keys apartment complex cordoned off for a police perimeter. 

Assault, Theft and Drugs Lead Bookings Wednesday

by Chelsea Reinhard

Aug 28, 2014

Traffic in and out of the jail was high on Wednesday, when 38 inmates were booked into and 34 were released from custody. 

Assault, marijuana, possession and theft charges all appeared most frequently on Wednesday's report, each accounting for five charges shared among inmates booked. Several of those were jailed on multiple charges, warrants and committments. 

Mendez Café Moving to Historic Location on Avenue K

by Matt McDaniel

Aug 28, 2014

In the restaurant-history of San Angelo, the building on East Avenue ‘K’ at Chadbourne Street figures prominently, as it was the original home of Fuentes Brothers Café.

Today, the Mendez family will open a new chapter at the former Fuentes location, moving their café 1.4 miles up the road to reopen at 9 East Avenue’ K’ on September 5th.

Parks and Wildlife, Museum Partner to Study Dinosaur History of San Antonio

by Matt McDaniel

Aug 28, 2014

SAN ANTONIO – Texas Parks & Wildlife and the Witte Museum have formed a new partnership to document and research the only known dinosaur footprints on public land in Bexar County.

Officials Making Big Drug Busts at El Paso Border

by Matt McDaniel

Aug 28, 2014

EL PASO -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operation officers working at the El Paso port of entry seized 5.7 pounds of heroin on Monday. The seizure was one of 28 drug seizures made by area CBP officers over the course of a week. A total of 5,961 pounds of marijuana, 8.2 pounds of methamphetamine, 8.1 pounds of heroin, and a small quantity of steroids were seized in those busts.

Police Draw Long Guns, Man Apprehended

by Chelsea Reinhard

Aug 27, 2014

A man with multiple felony warrants was arrested and taken into custody Wednesday evening by San Angelo Police, following a brief car and foot chase that ended at a residence in the 1200 block of Bryant, near the Cross Keys apartment complex. 

Police Seek Elderly Lowe's Customer for Questioning

by Chelsea Reinhard

Aug 27, 2014

The Criminal Investigations Division is asking the public’s help in locating a woman needed for questioning regarding a theft investigation.

The theft occurred at Lowe’s Grocery Store on Main St. on Aug. 14. 

The woman is believed to be approximately 5’05” to 5’06” and in her mid-to-late 60’s.  She was driving the vehicle in the photo above.

Police: Drunk Driver in Chrysler 300 Slams into Police Car

by Joe Hyde

Aug 27, 2014

Ignacio Martinez, 25, of San Angelo was arrested early this morning on suspicion of Driving While Intoxicated after he crashed into an unoccupied patrol car in the 2600 block of College Hills Blvd. 

San Angelo Police Arrest Man With Outstanding Warrants, Brass Knuckles

by Matt McDaniel

Aug 27, 2014

San Angelo Police officers stopped to check out a suspicious subject near the 1500 block of East Harris Street Wednesday morning, leading to a short foot chase and apprehension.

“We tried to check him out and he ran from us,” said the officer at the scene. “We called him out here from in front of our vehicle, and he wouldn’t come…he took off running and we caught up to him about a block away.”

Driver, Passenger Flee After Crash at Bell & Magnolia

by Matt McDaniel

Aug 27, 2014

San Angelo Police and Fire personnel are responding to a crash on Bell Street where the driver of a Chrysler apparently fled the scene after crashing into another vehicle.

The crash happend around 1 p.m., when the Chrysler was travelling west down Magnolia and failed to stop at the intersection with Bell Street, causing them to run into a garbage truck passing by at the time.