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Police: Man in Wednesday Rollover Jailed for Assault and Two Hit and Runs

by Chelsea Reinhard

Oct 30, 2014

A 40-year-old San Angelo man was arrested Wednesday following a road-rage incident that led to an assault and two separate hit and run collisions.

Steven Montemayor was taken into custody in the 800 block of West Avenue K—several blocks from a rollover crash at West Avenue L and Austin Street. 

Justice of the Peace Candidate Slams Incumbent as Unethical in Public Forum

by Ben Tinsley

Oct 30, 2014

The subject of professional ethics—or an alleged lack of them—dominated the Wednesday evening discussion during a Justice of the Peace candidate forum in the Community Room of the Stephens Central Library.

Motorcyclist Flees on Foot After Crash, Evades Police

by Chelsea Reinhard

Oct 30, 2014

At approximately 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, San Angelo Police Sergeant J. Rodriguez observed a black 2006 Suzuki motorcycle traveling north on Jackson St. with a defective tail light.   

Sgt. Rodriguez activated his emergency lights initiating a traffic stop at Jackson and University. The driver of the motorcycle accelerated from Sgt. Rodriguez in an attempt to evade apprehension.

City Tightens Watering Restrictions

by Chelsea Reinhard

Oct 30, 2014

Outside watering will be limited to once every seven days beginning Saturday, Nov. 1, in keeping with the City’s drought contingency ordinance.

SAFD Responds to Lake View after Bunsen Burner Mishap

by Chelsea Reinhard

Oct 30, 2014

A smoking Bunsen burner in a Lake View classroom set off the fire alarm and sprinklers in a portion of a school, resulting in several students being evacuated and a prompt response from the San Angelo Fire Department Thursday afternoon.

It turned out the burner had not caught fire, but the FD showed up to investigate and ensure there was no threat to students' safety.

DPS Busts Four in San Angelo for Manufacture/Delivery of Meth and Heroin

by Chelsea Reinhard

Oct 30, 2014

Investigators for the Texas Department of Public Safety initiated a drug bust in San Angelo on Wednesday, leading to the arrests of four individuals each charged with two counts of manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance.

Police Continue Search for Rooster's Robbers

by Chelsea Reinhard

Oct 30, 2014

San Angelo Police continue to search for at least two men who robbed Rooster's restaurant employees at gunpoint last night.

On Oct. 29, at approximately 5:30 p.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Rooster's restaurant located at 2001W. Harris St. for the report of a robbery.

Eggemeyer Fired Over Angry Cactus

by Chelsea Reinhard

Oct 30, 2014

Eric Eggemeyer has officially been canned from the Design and Historic Review Commission (DHRC), following his vocal opposition to a cactus sculpture proposed to mark the entrance of a planned new restaurant, the Angry Cactus.

TxDot Announces Texas 8th Annual Texas Recycles Day

by Matt McDaniel

Oct 30, 2014

If you’re looking to clean up the ol’ homestead before the holidays, you are in luck because TxDOT and SAFE Recycling Center in San Angelo are hosting the 8th annual Texas Recycles Day fee-free event for the community over the course of three days; Nov. 13, 14 and 15.

This year they have brought on additional partners in order to provide more days and multiple locations where people can drop off items. 

Small Business Development Center to Host QuickBooks Seminar

by Matt McDaniel

Oct 30, 2014

Angelo State University’s Small Business Development Center is offering a series of classes that will teach QuickBooks accounting software during the month of November.

Training Coordinator Dezaray Johnson said the classes are a great opportunity for people looking to learn more about the program, and consists of four face-to-face, hands-on seminars.

Abbott Sounds Warning About Battleground Texas

by Joe Hyde

Oct 30, 2014

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott stumped in San Angelo Wednesday in his campaign to become the next governor of the State of Texas. Election day is Tuesday. Texans have the opportunity to vote for Abbott, a Republican, or Democrat State Sen. Wendy Davis. Abbott leads Davis by 16 points in a University of Texas/Texas Tech poll published Oct. 23.

Motorcyclist Flees Traffic Stop, Becomes Manhunt in Santa Rita

by Joe Hyde

Oct 29, 2014

Police attempted to stop a motorcyclist to warn him about a broken taillight. But the biker didn’t want to talk to police. After a short ride evading the police, the biker laid his bike down and fled on foot.

Rooster's Robbed at Gunpoint, Suspects At-Large

by Joe Hyde

Oct 29, 2014

Rooster’s Chicken and Fixin’s 2001 W. Harris Street, just before Sherwood Way starts, was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday evening. Police said that they responded to an armed robbery call at 7:25 p.m. When they arrived, the suspects had fled on foot. “It’s still an active investigation,” Sgt. Chris Heronema said.

Christmas at Old Fort Concho Tickets on Sale

by Joe Hyde

Oct 29, 2014

Christmas at Old Fort Concho tickets are on sale at the Fort Concho Visitor Center, 630 S. Oakes St. Passes may be purchased for all of the children's workshops, daily and weekend grounds admissions, the Saturday morning Pancakes with Santa, and Sunday cowboy chuckwagon breakfast, plus a Michael Martin Murphey concert,

Police Department Recognizes 'Good Samaritans'

by Chelsea Reinhard

Oct 29, 2014

The San Angelo Police Department recognized two civilians for their bravery and service to the San Angelo Police Department and our community on Wednesday. 

City Veteran's Day Closings and Events

by Chelsea Reinhard

Oct 29, 2014

Most City offices will be closed Tuesday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day.

There will be no interruption of garbage collection or landfill operations.

County Immunization Clinic Rescheduled due to Veteran's Day

by Chelsea Reinhard

Oct 29, 2014

The weekly immunization clinic scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the San Angelo-Tom Green County Health Department will be conducted on Monday, Nov. 10, instead because of the Veterans Day holiday.

30-Year Water Vet Hired to Head City Department

by Chelsea Reinhard

Oct 29, 2014

Bill Riley, a water utilities professional with more than 30 years experience, has been hired as the City of San Angelo’s water utilities director, effective Dec. 1.

Man Apprehended After Fleeing Rollover at Ave. L and Austin St.

by Chelsea Reinhard

Oct 29, 2014

A motor vehicle crash involving a white Dodge Avenger and a silver F-350 Powerstroke has blocked lanes on Austin and Ave. L, where the Avenger lies upside down in the 700 block of the street.

Austin St. northbound is currently closed and westbound traffic on Ave. L is being diverted southbound on Austin.

Fire Department Responds to Small Fire at Angelo State University

by Matt McDaniel

Oct 29, 2014

San Angelo Fire Department responded to a call from Angelo State University, shortly after 10 a.m., when smoke was reported in the Mary Massie Residence Hall.

ASU sent out an alert to students and faculty, instructing them to avoid the area until further notice.

Odessa Woman Killed in Head-On Crash Near Barnhart

by Matt McDaniel

Oct 29, 2014

An Odessa woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash in western Irion County on Tuesday night, according to a report from the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Drugs Lead Tuesday Bookings

by Chelsea Reinhard

Oct 29, 2014

Twenty-four inmates were booked into the county jail on Tuesday, many of which had multiple charges.

Five counts of possession and four counts of marijuana were reflected on the report, as well as four theft charges, one assault, one public intoxication, one fleeing from police officer and one harassment of a public servant charge.

Thirty inmates were released on Tuesday.

Size Matters: Angry Cactus Fails Approval Again

by Chelsea Reinhard

Oct 29, 2014

Size does matter, says Design and Historic Review Commission (DHRC) member Eric Eggemeyer, who took new issue with a proposed cactus sculpture for the planned “Angry Cactus” Tuesday, when entrepreneur Timothy Condon presented new renderings for his restaurant’s signage.

Desk and Derrick Club Donates Books to San Angelo School District

by Matt McDaniel

Oct 29, 2014

San Angelo Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Carol Ann Bonds was on hand at Lincoln Middle School Tuesday, when the Desk and Derrick Club of San Angelo, donated books to the students containing oilfield vocabulary and history.

San Angelo Ranked Twelfth on List of Fastest Growing Cities in U.S.

by Matt McDaniel

Oct 29, 2014

The website WalletHub.com compiled a list of the fastest growing cities in the United States, and San Angelo came in at 12th out of 516 locations--ahead of Odessa (#22) and Midland (#24), and only four spots behind Austin.

SNAPS Photo Competition Deadline Extended

by Chelsea Reinhard

Oct 28, 2014

The deadline for the SNAPS! citywide photography contest has been extended to Friday, Nov. 7. Coordinated by the City’s Public Art Commission, the focus of this year’s competition is the Stripes River Fest – either the 2013 or the 2014 edition.