San Angelo News

River Fest Concert Ticket Prices Dropped

by Chelsea Reinhard

Sep 18, 2014

Ticket prices to Friday night’s River Fest concert headlined by Los Palominos have been dropped to $10. Admission will be free for children 10 and younger.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at cosatx.us/tickets or at any of the City’s five outlets:

Brandon Lawson's Wife Guilty of Food Stamp Fraud

by Chelsea Reinhard

Sep 18, 2014

She said he disappeared, but well before her common-law husband Brandon Lawson went missing, in 2012, she applied for food stamps indicating on the official forms for the federal assistance program that she was a single mother.

One Sent to Hospital After Red Light Runner Crashed Into an Accord on South Chadbourne

by Joe Hyde

Sep 18, 2014

One person was sent to the hospital early Thursday morning after their car was hit by a 2006 Ford pickup, police said.

According to the initial police report, a gray 2006 Ford pickup was eastbound on Avenue N, crossing Chadborune Street. Meanwhile, a white 2012 Honda Accord was traveling southbound on Chadborune through the intersection.

San Angelo Gets Ready for River Fest 2014

by Matt McDaniel

Sep 18, 2014

It’s going to be a big weekend in San Angelo, with River Fest kicking off on Firday evening at the Bill Aylor Sr. Memorial RiverStage, where Los Palominos will headline the entertainment, joined by Los Tejanos and other special guests.

Del Rio Border Patrol Busts Convicted Sex Offender

by Matt McDaniel

Sep 18, 2014

Del Rio – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station recently arrested a subject that has previously been deported, and is a convicted sex offender.    

Driver Flees on Foot After Crashing Into Couple Parking a Tahoe

by Joe Hyde

Sep 17, 2014

An older San Angelo couple was returning home late Wednesday evening when they were hit while backing into their driveway. As they backed their late model Chevrolet Tahoe into their driveway on Baker Street, a Pontiac Grand Am slammed into the side of the black-colored SUV.

Police: Knife-Wielding Man Viciously Attacks Good Samaritan

by Joe Hyde

Sep 17, 2014

Police said that a 28-year-old man wielding a deadly knife viciously attacked a Good Samaritan. It happened when the Samaritan attempted to break up a domestic dispute in clear view on East Avenue L Tuesday night.

Congressman Conaway Supports Arming Opposition in Syria

by Joe Hyde

Sep 17, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman K. Michael Conaway (R-Texas) issued the followed statement regarding passage of an amendment to provide funding for arming the Syrian opposition:

Commissioner Ford Unveils Pugh Park Plans

by Matt McDaniel

Sep 17, 2014

Clifton Brown, of Christoval, came to the regular meeting of the Tom Green County Commissioner’s Court on Tuesday to query the executives about plans for Pugh Park in Christoval.

The north end of the park has been fenced off for a while now, in anticipation of new construction orchestrated by Commissioner Bill Ford, which will begin soon.

Dallas Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Sex Trafficking of Minor Child

by Matt McDaniel

Sep 17, 2014

DALLAS — A Dallas man who met a 15-year-old female run-away at a bus station, took her, and made her engage in sex acts for money, was sentenced on Monday by U.S. District Judge David C. Godbey to 15 years in federal prison and a lifetime of supervised release. U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas made the announcement.

San Angelo Man Injured in 18-Wheeler Rollover North of Bronte

by Matt McDaniel

Sep 17, 2014

A one-vehicle accident in Coke County Tuesday evening injured a San Angelo man when he lost control of his 18-wheeler, about 9 miles north of Bronte.

Election Identification Certificates Available at Driver License Offices

by Matt McDaniel

Sep 17, 2014

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding Texans in advance of the upcoming November election that Election Identification Certificates (EIC) are available year-round at all Texas driver license offices for individuals in need of proper identification required to vote in elections in Texas. Additional locations to apply for an EIC will be announced in the near future.

Inmates Jailed on Commitments and Warrants Tuesday

by Chelsea Reinhard

Sep 17, 2014

Twenty-one individuals were jailed on Tuesday, the vast majority of which were booked on warrants or commitments. Those 21 carried a range of charges among them, including three marijuana, three assault, two DWI and two PI charges. 

One charge apiece for harassment, reckless driving, credit card abuse and graffiti was reflected on the bookings report. 

Suicidal Subject Causes Police Presence at TLCA

by Chelsea Reinhard

Sep 16, 2014

At approximately 11:07 a.m. today, San Angelo Police Dispatch received a call about a possible suicidal subject whose whereabouts were unknown.  The caller was a relative who had recently heard the 33-year-old San Angelo man talking about hurting himself.   

New Walmart Gets the Green Light from City Council

by Chelsea Reinhard

Sep 16, 2014

After nearly an hour and a half of arguments for and against a zone change that would permit a Walmart to be constructed at the cross of Bryant and Jackson St., city council unanimously voted in favor of the ordinance, with a few minor additions.

POLL: Some Citizens Oppose 'Retail on Steroids', New Walmart Zone Change Goes to Council

by Chelsea Reinhard

Sep 16, 2014

The Walmart tug-of-war continues Tuesday in council chambers, where city staff will present a second zone change proposal for the 21.5-acre swath of land situated in the northeast corner of the intersection of Bryant and S. Jackson St. necessary for construction of the Super Center to begin.

City Water Department Head Ricky Dickson Promoted

by Joe Hyde

Sep 16, 2014

Water Utilities Director Ricky Dickson will be promoted to the new role of executive director of Public Works, a reorganization that melds the City Council’s two top priorities – water and streets – and takes full advantage of Dickson’s managerial experience in the two departments he will oversee – Water Utilities and Operations.

Republic Sends Oprah’s Lawyer After Texas Disposal Systems

by Joe Hyde

Sep 16, 2014

Now that Republic Services has an exclusive contract with the City of San Angelo, Republic is sending its lawyer, Charles "Chip" Babcock, after its competitor in the temporary roll-off trash business.

Drugs Down, Aggravated Offenses Up in September Indictments

by Chelsea Reinhard

Sep 16, 2014

A grand jury has returned the indictment list for the month of September after meeting for two days this month, showing a hike in aggravated charges (9) and a dip in drug-related offenses at 28.

In July and August, drugs accounted for roughly 50 percent of the indictments issued in Tom Green County; in September they dropped to about a third of the 88 total issued.

Suspect Jailed After Assaulting Police Officer

by Chelsea Reinhard

Sep 16, 2014

Richard David Rashid, 21, was jailed yesterday after assaulting a police officer that responded to a domestic dispute in the 600 block of S. Irving.

San Angelo Police Officer Injured While Breaking Up a Domestic Dispute

by Joe Hyde

Sep 15, 2014

A San Angelo police officer was injured when breaking up a domestic dispute Monday afternoon.

According to Chief of Police Tim Vasquez, police were dispatched to 600 block of South Irving for possibly an assault in progress.

18-Wheeler Overturns on Burma Road

by Matt McDaniel

Sep 15, 2014

An 18-wheeler has overturned near the 1000 block of Burma Road, causing some minor injuries for the driver.

Trooper Dykstra with the Texas Department of Public Safety said speed was a factor, and gave this report from the scene:

Eldorado Honors Fallen Border Patrol Agent

by Joe Hyde

Sep 15, 2014

ELDORADO-- Eldorado honored a fallen hero and Border Patrol Officer with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection this morning. Border Patrol Officers packed the Eldorado High School Gym early this morning at 8 a.m. for a memorial service.

Two Minors Jailed for Tobacco and Alcohol Possession Sunday

by Chelsea Reinhard

Sep 15, 2014

Two minors were put behind bars on Sunday, one for minor in possession of tobacco and one for minor in possession of alcohol. Several minors have been booked on these charges lately, in what appears to be a growing trend.

Why if You Shoot Trespassers, You'll Probably go to Jail

by Chelsea Reinhard

Sep 15, 2014

Killing isn’t always illegal in Texas, however when one can justifiably use deadly force to protect their property is not only complicated, but often misunderstood.

Showdown in San Angelo: Sunday's Weather Perfect for Racing

by Matt McDaniel

Sep 15, 2014

What a difference a day makes!

After cool conditions forced spectators to bundle up on the first two days of the Showdown in San Angelo, Sunday’s warmer weather was a welcome relief, as visitors to the park staked out their locations for the big day of finals at Lake Nasworthy.