San Angelo News

Fire Scare at San Jacinto Elementary School

by Joe Hyde

Jul 29, 2014

The San Angelo Fire Department responded to a structure fire call at San Jacinto Elementary shortly after 3 p.m. Tuesday. A 911 call said that there was a strong odor of electrical fire inside the school.

Bryant and Houston-Harte Crash Sends Woman to Hospital

by Joe Hyde

Jul 29, 2014

Both drivers claimed to have a green light when a white Toyota Camry t-boned a minivan at Bryant and the Houston-Harte Expressway, San Angelo police said. The crash happened at around 2:20 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

The driver of the Toyota was taken to Shannon for non-incapcitating injuries. She was seen walking around at the crash scene.

Assault and DWI Lead Monday Jail Bookings

by Chelsea Reinhard

Jul 29, 2014

Three of 34 inmates jailed on Monday were booked on charges of assault, with an additional three jailed on DWI charges. Theft and public intoxication acounted for an additional two charges apiece, followed by one interfering with emergency call, one unlawful posession of a firearm, one marijuana, one possession and one aggravated robbery charge. 

Thirty-one inmates were released on Monday.

Police Seek White Work Truck From Monday's Hit and Run

by Chelsea Reinhard

Jul 29, 2014

San Angelo Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating the driver of a pickup truck involved in a hit and run crash late Monday afternoon.

Steamboat Company Set to Ride the Waves of Lake Nasworthy

by Joe Hyde

Jul 29, 2014

The steamboat has arrived in San Angelo and will be for hire by September on Lake Nasworthy said Mack Fox, proprietor, The Tule Princess Steamboat Company.

Senator Cruz Lifts Hold on Nominees After FAA Briefing

by Matt McDaniel

Jul 29, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, lifted his hold on State Department nominees following an extensive briefing on Monday with senior Federal Aviation Authority officials who answered his questions regarding the Obama Administration’s unprecedented decision to ban all U.S. flights to Ben Gurion International Airport in Israel for thirty-six hours last week.

Del Rio City Council Ousts City Manager Robert Eads With 5-2 Vote

by Matt McDaniel

Jul 29, 2014

The Del Rio City Council held a special meeting on Monday night to decide the fate of embattled City Manager Robert Eads, ultimately dismissing him with a 5-2 vote.

The Council has named longtime Fire Chief Harold Bean as interim city manager, until an acting city manager can be hired in a few weeks.

Suspected Hit-and-Run Work Truck Flees Three-Vehicle Crash on North Chadbourne

by Joe Hyde

Jul 28, 2014

San Angelo police are searching for a heavy-duty white pickup that they suspect was involved in a three-vehicle crash on the side of Hildago’s Mexican Restaurant at North Chadbourne Street and 14th Street. Fire, rescue and police responded to the crash at approximately 4:30 p.m. Monday.

FBI Arrests North Texas Man For Mailing Hundreds of White Powder Letters

by Chelsea Reinhard

Jul 28, 2014

DALLAS — A Rowlett man was arrested this morning, July 28, by special agents with the FBI and inspectors with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service on a criminal complaint charging an offense stemming from hundreds of white powder hoax letters he allegedly mailed from North Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas.

34 ASU Alumni Inducted into National Honor Society

by Chelsea Reinhard

Jul 28, 2014

Angelo State University’s chapter of the Phi Kappa Phi (PKP) national honor society inducted its 2014 class of 34 ASU alumni during a special initiation ceremony on Saturday, July 26, in the LeGrand Alumni and Visitors Center.

ASU Professor Wins Fifth Research Grant

by Chelsea Reinhard

Jul 28, 2014

Dr. William A. Taylor of Angelo State University’s security studies faculty has been awarded a 2014 Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation research travel grant to conduct research at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library on the University of Michigan campus.

One-Vehicle Rollover Totals Oilfield-Services Truck West of Mertzon

by Matt McDaniel

Jul 28, 2014

A one-vehicle rollover in Irion County was reported around 2:20 p.m., after an oilfield-services pickup truck overturned on Ranch Road 2469, about nine-miles west of Mertzon.

Irion County Sheriff’s Office, Irion County Volunteer Fire Department  and the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to the call.

Monday Afternoon Structure Fire on 24th Street

by Joe Hyde

Jul 28, 2014

The San Angelo Fire Department responded to a structure fire at the 200 block of W. 24th Street. It appears that a building or shed in the back is on fire, as you can see visible smoke pouring out from behind the house. The call rang out at approximately 2.45 p.m. Monday afternoon.

Engine 6, Ladder 1, Fire Rescue, and Medic 10 responded to the scene.

We will have updates as they happen here.

Dollar Tree to Buy Family Dollar in $8.5 Billion Deal

by Matt McDaniel

Jul 28, 2014

CHESAPEAKE, VA and MATTHEWS, NC -- Dollar Tree, Inc. (DLTR), the nation's leading operator of discount variety stores selling everything for $1 or less, and Family Dollar Stores, Inc.

Harassment Among Sunday Charges

by Chelsea Reinhard

Jul 28, 2014

Twenty-four inmates were booked into the Tom Green County Jail on Sunday, three of which were charged with assault and another three who were charged with public intoxication. Marijuana and driving while intoxicated accounted for two bookings apiece, followed by one driving under the influence charge and one harrassment. 

Twenty-one inmates were released on Sunday.

New Restaurant and Music Venue Coming to San Angelo

by Chelsea Reinhard

Jul 28, 2014

For the past four years, Timothy Condon has carried the reputation of the chef behind the city’s best burgers. Serving full-time out food truck stationed at Harris and Koenigheim St., business has been booming at Lonestar Cheeseburger, but the executive chef has set his sights on a space less mobile.

Registration Deadline Nears for San Angelo Chamber's Legislative Summit, Energy Expo

by Matt McDaniel

Jul 28, 2014

The largest number of State and Federal legislators and industry experts to date are confirmed to participate in the West Texas Legislative Summit August 5-7. As attendees gather to explore the topic “Energy in West Texas,” these speakers will share information about the opportunities and challenges related to the energy surge in our region.

Sheriff Identifies ATV Crash Victims and Circumstances of the Fatal Rollover

by Joe Hyde

Jul 27, 2014

A 12-year-old girl driving an ATV was killed in a crash on a hunting ranch north of San Angelo at approximately 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Tom Green County Sheriff David Jones identified he deceased as Anayavilet Almazan, 12, of Midland. Jones confirmed that she was driving the 2011 Polaris Ranger with seating for six northbound on the main ranch road. They were headed back to the lodge when the rollover crash happened.

Police: A Distracted, Unlicensed Driver Causes Four-Vehicle Crash at Sunset and Southwest

by Joe Hyde

Jul 27, 2014

The was a multiple-vehicle pile-up at the intersection of Sunset Drive and Southwest Blvd. early Sunday afternoon. The 911 call came in at 12:25 p.m.

At the scene, there appear to be some injuries. A Lincoln MKZ, a blue Ford Taurus LX, a blue Toyota 4-Runner, and a Chevrolet 2500 pickup truck owned by Systems Electiric have damage. It appears to be a cascading rear-ending of vehicles.

12-Year-Old Girl Dies in Tragic ATV Crash Near Grape Creek

by Chelsea Reinhard

Jul 26, 2014

Tom Green County Sheriff David Jones confirmed Saturday evening at 8:30 p.m that a 12-year-old girl has died from injuries sustained in an ATV accident on the El Escondrijo Ranch south of Grape Creek, just off U.S. 87. According to the sheriff, as many as six people could have been on the ATV when the crash happened.

Crash on Sherwood Way Saturday Morning

by Joe Hyde

Jul 26, 2014

A two-vehicle crash had Sherwood Way near the Arden Road intersection blocked at 10 a.m. Saturday morning.

According to the San Angelo police investigating the scene, the driver of a black Honda CRV SUV was attempting to turn onto Sherwood Way from Horn Street and indicated to police that she didn’t see the oncoming white Chevrolet step side pickup truck. The pickup crashed into the CRV.

Local Teenagers Advance to National Cooking Competition

by Chelsea Reinhard

Jul 26, 2014

The culinary prowess of four local teenagers brought a state title home to Tom Green County last month, when the 4H Food Challenge cooking team took first prize at the state competition.

Governor Perry Appoints San Angelo Lawyer to State Commission

by Joe Hyde

Jul 26, 2014

San Angelo attorney Carmen Dusek was appointed by Governor Rick Perry to the state’s Protect Our Kids Commission. The term expires at the discretion of the governor. The commission studies and provides recommendations to the Texas Legislature regarding best practices and evidence-based strategies to address and reduce child abuse and fatalities.

Bosque Restrooms Back in Service

by Joe Hyde

Jul 26, 2014

The permanent restrooms are back in service in The Bosque along the Concho River walk after quicker-than-expected repairs to the facilities by City Water Utility Maintenance crews.

Paint Rock ISD Principal Allison Tonne Honored

by Matt McDaniel

Jul 26, 2014

Mrs. Allison Tonne, the Principal of Paint Rock School (PK-12) was recently honored at the “Heroes Banquet” during the summer convention of the Texas Association of Secondary Schools Principal Association (TASSP). Mrs.