San Angelo News

Police Provide Details of Tuesday Morning Murder

by Chelsea Reinhard

Sep 2, 2014

Police recovered a bloodied knife from the scene of the crime at 2729 Houston St. on Tuesday morning, a vital piece of evidence believed to be used in the commission of the murder of 5-year-old Naiya Villegas some time shortly around 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning.

All Parties Hospitalized in Armstrong and 44th St. Crash

by Chelsea Reinhard

Sep 2, 2014

A traffic accident at 44th and Armstrong Streets has slowed traffic, where a maroon Dodge Ram 1500 crewcab and a GMC Acadia have collided in the intersection. 

Armstrong is down to one northbound lane as a result of the crash, while southbound traffic is being diverted to 44th St. 

Police Identify Suspect in Child Murder Case

by Chelsea Reinhard

Sep 2, 2014

The San Angelo Police Department has identified the man suspected of murdering a 5-year-old child early Tuesday morning in the 2700 block of Houston St. 

Council Approves Police Pay Raise

by Chelsea Reinhard

Sep 2, 2014

The San Angelo Coalition of Police’s (SACOP) signed pay raise proposal went before City Council for ratification Tuesday, after nearly a year of negotiation between both entities.

Three Minors Jailed for Driving Under the Influence Monday

by Chelsea Reinhard

Sep 2, 2014

Three minors were jailed on Monday for driving under the influence, the Tom Green County inmate bookings report states. A fourth minor was booked for minor in consumption on Labor Day.

San Angelo Child Dies After Early Morning Attack

by Matt McDaniel

Sep 2, 2014

A five-year-old girl has died from injuries she suffered during a domestic-violence incident early Tuesday morning, according to information from the San Angelo Police Department.

Police responded to a domestic-disturbance call in the 2700 block of Houston Street, where a suspect was taken into custody around 3 a.m.. Police described the situation as a domestic disturbance gone bad. 

San Angelo Detective Wants to Solve 1983 Pace Dry Goods Murder

by Chelsea Reinhard

Sep 2, 2014

Five employees were working their shifts at Pace Dry Goods on Nov. 18, 1983, when an unknown man entered the store clad in a cap and sunglasses.

He was interested in a pair of pants, witnesses said, and one of the workers, 62-year-old Thomas Henry Marsden, approached him to see if he could be of service.

San Angelo Makes Texas' Most Congested Roadways List

by Matt McDaniel

Sep 2, 2014

SAN ANGELO-- The Texas A&M Transportation Institute in College Station published their annual list of the most congested roadways in the state, and the economic boom in West Texas has put San Angelo on the roster for the first time.

Tundra Hits Unlicensed Driver Running Stop Sign at Southland and College Hills

by Joe Hyde

Sep 1, 2014

A late model white Toyota Tundra was sent to the wrecking yard when it hit an unlicensed driver of a yellow Chevrolet Cobalt who ran a stop sign. The crash happened at the intersection of South College Hills Blvd. and Southland Blvd. at approximately 4:15 p.m.

Six Jailed for DWI Sunday

by Chelsea Reinhard

Sep 1, 2014

The holiday weekend brought an influx of alcohol-related offenses Sunday, when six of 28 inmates were jailed for driving while intoxicated. An additional three were booked for public intoxication.

ASU Student in Crash Sinks Into Medical Expense Despair

by Chelsea Reinhard

Sep 1, 2014

Sarah Whiddon has no memory of the car crash that dramatically changed her life on Aug. 6 in Runnels County.

“It looked like blowout,” she was told by her boyfriend, Zac Coit, who witnessed the crash in his rearview mirror on F.M. 3115 at mile marker 337. But for nearly a month after the crash, the cause remained a mystery.

America Marks End of Summer with Labor Day

by Matt McDaniel

Sep 1, 2014

It’s Labor Day in America!

For the last 130 years, the first of September has marked the traditional end of the summer season, and a day to celebrate the accomplishments of the American Worker, and many families head out of town for one last adventure before summer fades.

Wanted Sex Offender Captured in Mexico

by Matt McDaniel

Sep 1, 2014

AUSTIN – Dallas Wayne Waddell, 49, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender, is now in custody after being arrested last week in Mexico.

More Water Main Ruptures Plague Sherwood Way Restaurants Saturday

by Joe Hyde

Aug 30, 2014

Early this morning until the late this afternoon, several restaurants including Buffalo Wild Wings, Outback Steakhouse, McAlister's Deli, Taco Bell, and others on the west side of San Angelo reported low water pressure. Some restaurants chose not to open.

The City of San Angelo water crews were hard at work all day fixing more broken water lines.

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.