San Angelo News
At approximately 9:30 a.m. on Dec. 9, a resident in the 3800 block of Crockett Street started his car and went inside while it warmed up. The victim returned about 10 minutes later to find his 2003 Dodge Stratus was gone. He called police and made a report.
Gypsies, tramps and thieves, minus the gypsies and tramps. That’s what crime looked like in San Angelo Monday, when out of 28 calls for service on the SAPD’s Daily Incident report, 13 were for theft/burglary.
The holidays are here, Thanksgiving and Hanukkah have past, and Christmas is fast approaching.
Events pile up: office Christmas parties, other Christmas parties, finishing up extra work to be ahead once it is time to take off, and of course shopping for presents.
You usually find Poinsettias at Churches around Christmas being sold as fundraisers.
The normally plain, leafy plant usually has no distinct qualities about it, but come December the leaves turn a colorful red or shades of white, pink or yellow.
Poinsettias have been popular among residents of Mexico for a long time, from the Aztecs of old to the current residents.
Central High School’s Sarah Bernhardt Theatre was standing room only Sunday afternoon, as the Central bands performed a Christmas concert.
The Freshman, Symphonic and Honor Bands performed a variety of Christmas music, as well as sold a chili supper at the cafeteria in order to raise funds for the program.
In addition, a Marine was present collecting donations for Toys for Tots.
Some Special Ops cops in stealth mode Wednesday busted a few burglars in the 1300 block of South Hill, having been alerted to some suspects suspiciously driving a Chevy Tahoe around the area. Police received the information at approximately 8:00 a.m., and as that information was being passed on to responding officers, Officer W. Montez recognized the description of the vehicle’s driver to be 21-year-old Joshua P.
‘Don’t leave your keys in your car,’ they say. ‘Someone will drive off in it.’ And while we’re sure that it happens somewhere, that place certainly isn’t San Angelo, and definitely not in our own front yards. Plus, it’ll only take a second to run inside and grab something. It’ll be fine.
A heavy fog has settled over the city, and with last week's ice still thawing, many are curious as to how the weather is supposed to continue. After speaking to the National Weather Service, Emergency Management Coordinator Steve Mild has issued an update.
Sunday crime trended back toward drugs, dishonesty and violence, as the number of calls for assault, theft, forgery and possession topped the lists of logs and bookings.
There were 37 calls for service listed on the Incident Report for Sunday and 22 inmates booked into the county jail. Of those calls, seven were for a form of assault, four for possession, three for theft and three for forgery.
Because of weather and runway conditions at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, American Airlines has cancelled the following flights into and out of San Angelo Regional Airport today:
Flight 3783 – arriving at 10:20 a.m. and departing at 10:40 a.m.
Flight 2511 – arriving at 12:10 p.m. and departing at 12:40 p.m.
A long time ago, someone had the bright idea to put candles on a tree they brought inside to celebrate the winter solstice.
The Germans that invented what we know today as the modern Christmas tree decorated their trees with candles and gingerbread.
Not always the smartest thing, as many fires were started because of combinations of resin and flames.
The winter storm put Christmas at Old Fort Concho on a freeze. Friday marked the first time in 32 years that a whole day cancellation has occurred.
“Last year was the best year, this might be the worst,” said Chris Morgan, Commander of the Fort Concho Artillery group.
“They are mothers and fathers and friends just like you and I,” Cathryn Sanders, Artistic Director of Angelo Civic Theatre, said of the actors in Dashing Through the Snow.
The cast and crew has been preparing for their performances for the past six weeks.
“We put in about fifteen hours a week,” said Curt Garnes.
After a few relatively calm days crime-wise, Saturday saw a couple more arrests than the days prior, primarily for alcohol, drug and assault offenses.
An eight inch water line pipe that feeds water through the City of San Angelo water system broke near the intersection of Southwest Blvd. and Green Meadow Dr. at the 4400 block of Southwest Blvd. Sunday.
Water flowing from the break started as a trickle this morning, but increased to leak thousands of gallons of water into the street by mid-afternoon.
For the 19th year running, the Christmas Tour of Lights on the Concho river kicked off this weekend, with a line of cars snaking up 1st Street to enter between two giant lighted Nutcracker.
In honor of the gingerbread contest at Fort Concho, today’s “Traditions and Trivia” will be the origin of gingerbread.
About the 11th century or so gingerbread arrived on the scene as either a spongy cake or a flatbread type treat.
Gingerbread houses and castles lined the tables at the Old Fort Concho Post Hospital.
The various age categories of the delicious creations left no doubt in the public’s mind that San Angelo is home to talented gingerbread bakers.
The contest was judged by the rules of appearance, construction and taste; 40-30-30 points respectively for the categories.
Christmas at Old Fort Concho
Christmas at Old Fort Concho’s Sunday morning chuckwagon breakfast has been cancelled because of frigid temperatures, but the Cowboy Church Service will still be held at 10 a.m. in the heated Fort Concho Stables on Henry O. Flipper Street. There is no admission charge for the church service.
Crime rates dropped with the temperature Friday, as Tom Green County Jail saw only a slight increase of seven inmates in 24 hours. The majority of the arrests were alcohol related, including one DWI, one Public Intoxication and one Open Container in a Vehicle charge. Also among those arrested were imates charged with assault, cruelty to animals and two thefts.
City of San Angelo and Tom Green County Emergency Management Coordinator Steve Mild gave a report this morning on the weather conditions for Saturday:
“I’ve been blown up twice,” says Juan Rubio in a serious tone, “once in a Humvee and once on foot patrol. I have shrapnel in both legs, up and down my right arm, and some in the back of my head.”
“I saw a Facebook post the other day that said ‘Well, I can’t drive anywhere anymore. Guess I’ll order a pizza,’” says an employee working the counter at Pizza Hut Friday night. “No one cares about pizza delivery drivers.”
The Christmas Tree has a multi-national origin. Romans, Druids, Egyptians, Scandinavians, and even Babylonians brought in their various species of evergreen trees to signify that come springtime, life would return to the winterized lands.
However, Germany is credited for popularizing the modern day version of the Christmas tree in the 16th century.
If you had a Christmas-packed weekend planned, you might need to rethink that. Due to inclement weather that blew in last night, many of the city’s holiday events have been cancelled for Friday and Saturday, and others have had significant lineup changes.
As sunlight streams through the office windows and puddles form where once glazed over ice ponds thaw, the words “winter weather” are on the tips everyone’s tongues—or at least at the tips of journalists fingers.
Yesterday, at around 2:00 p.m., the makings for a citywide ice rink began falling to the ground in drops of precipitation, and by 5:30 p.m. the state was talking about disaster.