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Medhab offices fire on Jan. 31, 2015 (LIVE Photo/John Basquez)

Structure Fire at Shopping Center on West Beauregard

by Joe Hyde

Jan 31, 2015

The fire department responded to a structure fire at the former Concho Valley Center for Entrepreneurial Development (CVCED) headquarters, 2009 W. Beauregard Ave. at S. Garrett Street at 10:15 p.m. Saturday night.

A sand truck rams a Silverado on S. Bryant on Jan. 31, 2015. (LIVE! Photo/John Basquez)

Police: GMC Pickup Driver Avoids Disaster When Sand Truck Blows Through Red Light

by Joe Hyde

Jan 31, 2015

A truck tractor towing a semi-trailer for frac sand slammed into a gray GMC Sierra Pickup truck at 4:40 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

According to the investigating San Angelo Police Officer McAndrews, the semi was northbound on South Bryant Avenue and ran the red light where Avenue L crosses the busy thoroughfare.

Luke Wade in concert

"The Voice" Star Luke Wade Performs in Downtown San Angelo Tonight

by Joe Hyde

Jan 31, 2015

On season seven of The Voice, you may have noticed one of Pharrell Williams’ understudies, Dublin native Luke Wade. Wade will perform Saturday night in downtown San Angelo.

Tom Green County Appraisal

County's "No Man's Land" Quagmire

by Amanda Henson

Jan 31, 2015

Tom Green County has a numerous infinitesimal pieces of land randomly scattered throughout the county. The county would like to be able to donate or give away these minuscule properties; unfortunately it’s not that simple.

Construction begins Feb. 2 on North Chadbourne improvements

by Joe Hyde

Jan 31, 2015

Construction begins Monday, Feb. 2, on pedestrian improvements on North Chadbourne Street between 7th and 14th streets. To alleviate the impact on traffic, construction will occur on one side of the street at a time, beginning on the east side.

Trudy Darling is retiring from the MHMR board of trustees. (LIVE! Photo/Amanda Henson)

The 'Darling' of MHMR Board of Directers Resigns

by Amanda Henson

Jan 31, 2015

Trudy Darling has served as member of the MHMR Board of Trustees for almost 10 years now, and has devoted most of her life in helping others with mental disabilities. 

Crash at Abe and Beauregard and Jan. 30, 2015. (LIVE! Photo/Amanda Hanson)

Multiple Injuries in Downtown San Angelo Crash

by Joe Hyde

Jan 30, 2015

A mid-2000s gold Toyota Tundra and a white Chevrolet four door sedan were involved in a major crash at the intersection of S. Abe St. and W. Beauregard Ave.

At least two ambulances were called to the scene, one had left for Shannon Medical Center at approximately 2.30 p.m.

Two patients, a male and a female are being treated inside a second ambulance still at the scene.

The Texas DPS on patrol west of San Angelo, Texas. (LIVE! Photo/Joe Hyde)

DPS: Distracted Driver Slams Big Pickup into Back of School Bus

by Joe Hyde

Jan 30, 2015

A Grape Creek ISD school bus was rear-ended early Friday morning while transporting school children to school.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, Grape Creek ISD’s yellow 2001 International School Bus was northbound on Fruitland Road, but stopped awaiting the right-of-way to turn right onto FM 2105.

Dr. Carol Ann Bonds and Congressman Mike Conaway at the annual chamber banquet. (LIVE! Photo/Amanda Henson)

Chamber Names 2014 Citizen of the Year

by Chelsea Reinhard

Jan 30, 2015

“I knew it from birth,” Dr. Carol Ann Bonds said Thursday night, radiantly beaming with joy and emotion as photos and flashes snapped around her.

Clutching a shining wooden plaque with her name engraved in large, golden letters on the plate affixed to the board, Bonds smiled and searched for words.

“For the first time in over 60 years, I’m speechless,” she said.

A damaged guardrail could have caused the TDCJ bus to plummet from the bridge on Jan. 14. (Photo/TxDPS)

Report Indicates Prison Bus Plummeted due to Damaged Guardrail

by Chelsea Reinhard

Jan 30, 2015

A preliminary highway report released by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) this week indicates that the Penwell prison bus crash might have proved fatal due to a damaged guardrail on I-20.

Drug bust in Amarillo (contributed, TxDPS)

DPS: NYC-Bound Drug Runner with $834k in Heroin, Meth and Cocaine Busted

by Joe Hyde

Jan 30, 2015

AMARILLO – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) conducted a traffic stop Wednesday on IH-40, yielding over five pounds of cocaine valued at over $316,000 along with four pounds of heroin valued at over $514,000. Also seized was 21 grams of methamphetamine with a value over $4,000.

Tai Chi

Local Tai Chi Instructor Speaks of Life-Saving "Push"

by Amanda Henson

Jan 30, 2015

When considering a Tai Chi class, one may feel intimidated by visions of ninja warriors in the cover of night gliding over roof tops, samari swords blazing.  While Hollywood lends to the imagination, Steve Haidinger at Concho Yoga and Tai Chi at 227 North Main St. sheds light on the reality.

Krokodil is a new designer drug that rots people's flesh.

Within the Jaws of "Krokodil"

by Lares Deces

Jan 30, 2015

In 1979, during the Soviet-Afghan War, the Mujahidin insurgency utilized its opium trade as the means to fund their defense against the Soviet invasion. The war would continue for the next nine years, as poppy cultivation flourished, presenting the opportunity for  a thriving illegal drug trade, locally and abroad.

LIVE! Photo/John Basquez

Hastings Closed for the Next Hour Due to Smoke Smell

by Amanda Henson

Jan 29, 2015

The odor of smoke has temporarily closed Hastings this afternoon, as crews survey electrical lines.

At approximately 9:46 a.m. the San Angelo Fire Department received a call for a structure fire located at the entertainment store. The store employees noticed the smell of smoke coming from the electrical room on the northwest side of the store, and immediately called the fire department.

Tap water (contributed, Wikipedia)

City Water Bill Payment Options Limited During Computer Upgrade

by Joe Hyde

Jan 29, 2015

The City of San Angelo’s online and phone options for paying a monthly municipal utility statement (aka “the water bill”) will be unavailable from 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, through 8 a.m. Monday, Feb. 2, as computer systems are upgraded.

Customers have three other options for paying their municipal utility statement:

San Angelo Police Department patrol badge.

DPS Jails Two Wanted for Money Laundering

by Chelsea Reinhard

Jan 29, 2015

Two out-of-towners were picked up by DPS on Wednesday for warrants out of Eastland County and booked into the county jail at just after 5:30 p.m. The man and woman, 25-year-old Michael Angelo Garcia and 26-year-old Hillary Denise Zuniga, were both wanted for money laundering >/= $20k<$100k, a third-degree felony. Both are currently being held in lieu of a $7,500 surety bond.