San Angelo News

Thieves and Burglars Jailed on Thursday

by Chelsea Reinhard

Nov 21, 2014

Jail bookings soared with theft charges on Thursday, eight inmates were booked with 10 counts of theft and three counts of burglary between them. Forgery brought in an additional individual as did car theft. 

Angry Cactus Approved; Eggemeyer Still Angry, Too

by Chelsea Reinhard

Nov 21, 2014

After three months of discussion, harsh opinions and a board member firing, the Angry Cactus signage for Tim Condon’s coming downtown restaurant was unanimously approved by members of the Design and Historic Review Commission Thursday morning.

Cleanup Operations Underway at Former San Angelo Superfund Site

by Matt McDaniel

Nov 21, 2014

The most contaminated site in San Angelo’s history took another step toward a clean bill of health this week.

Demolition crews were busy tearing down the buildings on the northwest corner of Pulliam and Baze Streets , the former home San Angelo Electric Service Company (SESCO),  which was listed as a state Superfund site in 2006, and sits across the street from San Jacinto Elementary School.

Blood Donors Receive Free Turkey

by Joe Hyde

Nov 21, 2014

To help avert an anticipated blood shortage during the long, four-day Thanksgiving holiday, when the need for blood goes up dramatically, United Blood Services have partnered with HEB. The grocery store will provide a free turkey to blood donors over the Thanksgiving Holidays. Donors will get a voucher and have until 6 p.m. on November 26th to redeem the voucher for a frozen turkey at the HEB meat market.

Local Lawmakers React to President Obama's Announcement of Executive Amnesty

by Joe Hyde

Nov 21, 2014

Two lawmakers representing districts containing San Angelo have reacted to President Obama's Thursday evening speech. In the speech, Obama announced he was ordering the executive branch to cease enforcing some portions of the current federal immigration laws. Opponents of the move have labeled Obama's move as "executive amnesty."

U.S. Congressman Conaway:

Angelo State Awarded First Ever International PT Research Grant

by Joe Hyde

Nov 21, 2014

Dr. Younghyeon Bae, Angelo State University’s first-ever post-doctoral fellow, and Dr. Mansoo Ko of the ASU physical therapy faculty have been awarded ASU’s first-ever international research grant from the DoDo Walking company in Seoul, South Korea.

Local Coalition Hosts Symposium on Homelessness in San Angelo

by Matt McDaniel

Nov 20, 2014

Frank talk about helping the homeless was the order of the day as the the Concho Valley Homeless Planning Coalition held a symposium at PaulAnn Baptist Church on Wednesday entitled “Breaking The Cycle of Homelessness.”

Familiar Faces Indicted in November

by Chelsea Reinhard

Nov 20, 2014

A Tom Green County grand jury met for two days in November and issued 103 indictments for 93 accused offenders with criminal charges filed in the 51st, 119th, 340th and 391st District Courts.

Chairman-Elect Conaway Announces Senior House Agriculture Committee Staff

by Joe Hyde

Nov 20, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11), who was selected yesterday to be the next Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, announced the appointment of key senior staff to lead the Committee in the 114th Congress:

U.S. Chamber Awards 4-Star Accreditation to San Angelo Chamber of Commerce

by Joe Hyde

Nov 20, 2014

The United States Chamber of Commerce has awarded the San Angelo Chamber of Commerce 4-Star Accreditation status for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on the community.

Angelo State Names New Dean for the College of Business

by Joe Hyde

Nov 20, 2014

Dr. Clifton T. Jones, dean of the School of Business Administration at the University of South Carolina Aiken, has been appointed dean of Angelo State University’s College of Business, effective April 1, 2015.

Also a tenured professor of economics at USC-Aiken, Jones will serve in that capacity at ASU, as well. He is also holder of the Timmerman Chair in Enterprise Development at USC-Aiken.

Construction of Red Arroyo Trail Begins

by Joe Hyde

Nov 20, 2014

Construction has begun on the Red Arroyo trail, a nearly four-mile paved bike and pedestrian path that will connect two of San Angelo’s busiest thoroughfares, Sherwood Way and Knickerbocker Road.

DWI Tops Tuesday Charges

by Chelsea Reinhard

Nov 19, 2014

Twenty individuals were booked into the county jail on Tuesday, amoung them four charged with driving while intoxicated.

Marijuana possession ran a close second among the top-ranking charges on Tuesday at three counts, followed by two theft, two assault and one injury to a child/elderly/disabled person.

One person was booked on three counts of issuing a bad check, and 21 inmates were released.

How City's Actions May Deny Lower Local Insurance Rates for You

by Matt McDaniel

Nov 19, 2014

Fire Chief Brian Dunn addressed the San Angelo City Council about a plan that could lower insurance rates for residents and business owners in town on Tuesday. But a previous decision by the council may hinder that, it was learned Tuesday at the regularly-scheduled meeting.

San Angelo Man Jailed and Charged with 4.5 Years Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child

by Chelsea Reinhard

Nov 19, 2014

A 34-year-old San Angelo man, accused of continuous sexual abuse of a child under 14 was arrested and booked into the county jail by sheriff’s deputies on Monday, following an indictment on the first-degree felony charge.

ASU Theatre to Present 'The Gifts of the Magi'

by Chelsea Reinhard

Nov 18, 2014

University Theatre at Angelo State University will present for its annual Holiday Dinner Theatre “The Gifts of the Magi,” a musical based on famous O. Henry short stories, beginning Thursday, Nov. 20, in the ASU Modular Theatre.

Prize Patrol Awards over $21k in Grants to Local Teachers

by Chelsea Reinhard

Nov 18, 2014

Members of the Schools Foundation hit the road on“prize patrol” on Nov. 14, visiting 17 local SAISD campuses to distribute grant monies to educators in the annual Grants for Teachers program.

This years’ awards accounts for the largest sum in the district’s history at $21,059, disseminated among 58 teachers for various projects planned to be implemented in their classrooms.

SAISD Announces Early Friday Release for All Students in Light of Football

by Chelsea Reinhard

Nov 18, 2014

In the spirit of support for high school football teams, the San Angelo Independant School District announced Tuesday that all SAISD schools will have an early release on Friday, Nov. 21, when Lake View and Central High School advance to area football play-offs.

Mike Conaway Named 50th Chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture

by Joe Hyde

Nov 18, 2014

Congressman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) issued the following statement after the House Republican Steering Committee selected him as the 50th chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture.

How to get Free Chick-fil-A Food Tomorrow

by Chelsea Reinhard

Nov 18, 2014

Facebook-savvy Chick-fil-A patrons have an opportunity to receive free food on Wednesday, assuming the fast-food chicken chain’s recently-created Facebook page reaches a goal of 3,500 “likes” by 11:59 p.m.

With nine hours left on the clock at time of publication, the page had already acquired some 3,181 likes, falling just 319 short of the goal.

Man Jailed Monday for Indecency with a Child by Exposure

by Chelsea Reinhard

Nov 18, 2014

A 40-year-old man listed as residing in Tom Green County since August was jailed by sheriff's deputies on Monday, following a motion to revoke probation warrant for a November 2013 charge of indecency with a child by exposure out of Pecos County. 

Woman Put on Probation After Cashing Over $66k in Forged Checks

by Chelsea Reinhard

Nov 18, 2014

A last-minute plea bargain abruptly ended the trial of 36-year-old Misty Michelle Smith before it even began on Monday, when at 2:45 p.m. the petite blonde confessed her guilt to seven counts of forgery and one count of theft committed from 2009-2011.

Howard College Dedicates New Buildings at San Angelo Campus

by Matt McDaniel

Nov 18, 2014

Howard College has maintained a presence in San Angelo for 41 years, but until yesterday, they never really felt they had a permanent place to call their own.

Water Development Board Accepting Applications for SWIFT Projects

by Matt McDaniel

Nov 18, 2014

Members of the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) were in San Angelo on Monday to announce they are taking applications for the new State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT) program, which will provide low-cost loans to help communities address their water needs.

Community Medical Center Opens State-of-the-Art Heart Catheterization Lab

by Joe Hyde

Nov 18, 2014

The San Angelo Community Medical Center (SACMC) celebrated the opening of an Advanced Interventional Cardiac Imaging Center on Monday. The new cath lab, which doubles the hospital’s capacity in this area of practice, cost $6.2 million, said SACMC CEO Jeremy Riney.

City Organizational Changes Completed

by Joe Hyde

Nov 18, 2014

The City of San Angelo has completed a structural reorganization in an effort to better align services, mine efficiencies and take greater advantage of directors’ backgrounds and expertise. The changes include the following: