San Angelo News

Report: Two Goodfellow AFB Officers Rescued Infant from Fatal South Bryant Crash

by Joe Hyde

Oct 21, 2014

Two Goodfellow AFB officers were among the first to the scene of the Oct. 9 fatal crash of the Chevy S-10 and the semi-truck on South Bryant. According to Goodfellow Public Affairs, the officers were able to pull the mother’s baby out of the wreckage.

Man Sentenced to Seven Years for Seven Felonies

by Chelsea Reinhard

Oct 21, 2014

The jury in the trial of John Lynn Kolster, Jr. returned a guilty verdict after two and a half hours of deliberation on Tuesday, returning for the punishment phase at just before 2 p.m. when they heard final arguments and passed down a sentence of seven years.

Two Jailed for Car Theft Monday

by Chelsea Reinhard

Oct 21, 2014

Twenty-two individuals walked into the jail in handcuffs Monday, many of which were booked on multiple different charges. 

Lee Pfluger Defends Downtown Location for Frac Sand, Trucks and Trains

by Matt McDaniel

Oct 21, 2014

Local businessman Lee Pfluger prepared a presentation for the San Angelo City Council meeting Monday, detailing plans his for the proposed sand transloading facility on Hill Street, near downtown.

Pfluger owns 10 acres right next to the Texas Pacifico rail line and said he is hoping to move forward on the project in the near future.

Grape Creek Man on Trial for Beating Brother with Hose

by Chelsea Reinhard

Oct 21, 2014

John Lynn Kolster, Jr. sat with a smirk on his face on Judge Tom Gossett’s 391st District Court on Monday, listening and laughing quietly at portions of his brother’s testimony, whom he is accused of beating with a three-foot hose.

Bobcat Band Excels Under Director to Area Championships

by Ben Tinsley

Oct 21, 2014

There are a couple of really good reasons the Central High School Bobcats band will advance to area competition in Lubbock on Saturday, San Angelo ISD Superintendent Carol Ann Bonds said.

Reason One: Band Director Joey Ashbrook.

Reason Two: The talented students Ashbrook has personally recruited from feeder San Angelo ISD middle schools over the past couple of years. 

Delivery Truck Set on Fire Behind City Lumber Monday Night

by Joe Hyde

Oct 21, 2014

A fire was discovered at 11:30 p.m. late Monday night at the 600 block of West 14th Street. The San Angelo Fire Department responded for an unknown type fire behind City Lumber. The fire encompassed a small box delivery truck belonging to a carpet shop on Sherwood Way. Fire Marshal Ross Coleman said that the truck was reported stolen earlier today.

ASU Symphony’s ‘Fright Night’

by Joe Hyde

Oct 21, 2014

Angelo State University Symphony, under the direction of Dr. Maurice Kelley, will present a “Fright Night” concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at Sierra Vista Methodist Church, 4522 College Hills Blvd.

A premiere for ASU’s first full symphony orchestra in a number of years, the concert also will feature guest soloist Sariah McCracken on cello. The event is free and open to the public.

Texas Voted Best State for Business Sixth Straight Time

by Matt McDaniel

Oct 21, 2014

Development Counsellors International released their survey of the best places to do business and Texas finds itself at the top of the heap for the sixth straight time.

The survey, published by DCI every third year, polls corporate executives about their opinions on which spots have the most favorable business climate.

DPS: Reward for Wanted Sex Offender Increased to $8,000

by Matt McDaniel

Oct 20, 2014

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding the public that the reward for Robert Chrismon, 51, has increased to $8,000 for information leading to his capture if the tip comes in during the month of October.

DWI and Assault Lead Sunday Jail Bookings

by Chelsea Reinhard

Oct 20, 2014

Eighteen individuals were jailed on Sunday, many of which had multiple charges and/or warrants. There were four counts of assault on Sunday's booking report, as well as one aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and four DWI's. 

In addition, three public intoxication charges were reported, followed by two thefts, one DUI, one car theft and one marijuana charge. 

How She Made it in San Angelo's World of Interior Design

by Chelsea Reinhard

Oct 20, 2014

Hello! Your husband called and said to buy whatever you want!” reads a printout posted in a large window at 59 N. Chadbourne St. Through the glass, both muted and vibrant home accents ranging from modern tables and chairs to rugs a and a turquoise chandelier are visible in complementary clusters, each arranged with elements that echo a unique and somewhat rustic style.

U.S. Supreme Court Allows Texas' Voter ID Laws to Stand for Upcoming Elections

by Matt McDaniel

Oct 20, 2014

Early voting for the midterm elections begins today, and Texas’ Voter ID laws that tighten restrictions about what forms of identification are acceptable at the polls are back in effect, after the United States Supreme Court denied a request to vacate a stay of the law put in place by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

ASU's Online Graduate Program Ranks in Top 50 Nationally

by Chelsea Reinhard

Oct 20, 2014

For the second straight year, Angelo State University’s College of Graduate Studies has been named one of the Top 50 Online Graduate Programs in the U.S. for 2014 by GraduatePrograms.com, an online guide that recognizes higher education graduate programs, based on student evaluations.

Nature Center Hosts Fright Fest Oct. 25

by Joe Hyde

Oct 20, 2014

The San Angelo Nature Center promises a “spooktacular” time with its animals at Fright Fest ’14 on Saturday, Oct. 25.

The Halloween-themed event from 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. will feature a mini haunted house, games, free candy, spooky stories with Mrs. Skunker, roach races, scary animal feedings and more. Admission is $2 for Nature Center members and $4 for non-members.

Castell, Texas 76831: The Perfect Weekend Getaway

by Matt McDaniel

Oct 18, 2014

Many fly-fishing enthusiasts, kayakers, bikers and cyclists who are looking for a destination off the beaten path manage to find their way to the micro-community of Castell, taking in the sights and enjoying time on the Llano River below the townsite.

The Secret Process of Selecting a Bishop

by Chelsea Reinhard

Oct 18, 2014

Michael Sis has been the bishop of a diocese spanning 29 west Texas counties since January. Originally from Bryan, the bishop served several years in campus ministry at Texas A&M and as the priest of several parishes in Austin before taking his post in San Angelo at the beginning of the year.

Comedian Alex Reymundo Coming to The Beauregard Next Friday

by Matt McDaniel

Oct 18, 2014

Comedy headliner Alex Reymundo is coming back to San Angelo next week for a 9 p.m. show on Friday at The Beauregard, and he said he is excited about the upcoming event.

San Angelo is one stop on the comedian's "Red Nexican" Tour, joined by local comics Alex Rios and Matt Lucero, who will also be performing.

Two Dead in Head-on Crash with a Peterbilt Near Big Lake

by Joe Hyde

Oct 17, 2014

A man and woman in their 20s died early this morning on Texas 137 in a crash that happened seven miles south of Big Lake.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, Juan Martin Constancio, 26, of San Angelo was traveling south on Texas 137 at a little after 4 a.m. this morning when he veered the 2009 Pontiac Torrent that he was driving into the northbound lane.

Crime Low on Thursday

by Chelsea Reinhard

Oct 17, 2014

Only 14 individuals were booked into the county jail on Thursday, among them four booked on assault charges, three for theft, one for DWI, one for PI and one for possession. 

Thirty-two inmates were released on Thursday.

Booming Business Burdens Tiny Town of Barnhart

by Matt McDaniel

Oct 17, 2014

BARNHART--Irion County Commissioner John Nanny said his job has always kept him busy, but lately it’s all he can do to keep up with the demands.

The tiny town of Barnhart in Nanny’s Precinct is struggling to cope with the heavy traffic and blowing sand related to the oil boom surrounding it on all sides, and a severely limited water supply.

It's Still Hump Day on North Bryant Street

by Chelsea Reinhard

Oct 17, 2014

“It’s in between breaking a horse and training a dog,” Edwin Snell says, looking it his 3,000-pound, double-hump camel. “When I first break them…I get them used to the saddles and I just tie them to the back of a truck and I have somebody drive while I just hold on. We run them and get the buck out of them,” he said.

ASU: No Public Health Risk From Student Who was Son of Ebola Victim

by Joe Hyde

Oct 17, 2014

Angelo State University freshman student Eric Karsiah Duncan Jr. did not have any physical contact with his father, Thomas Eric Duncan, either immediately before or after his father’s diagnoses and death via the Ebola virus. By the time the ASU student traveled to Dallas, his father was already isolated and quarantined, said ASU spokesperson Rebekah Brackin.

Police Shoot Dog At Vicious Animal Call

by Chelsea Reinhard

Oct 16, 2014

A San Angelo police officer shot a dog that attempted to attack him and an Animal Control officer during a call at a northeast San Angelo neighborhood this morning.

San Angelo's Bishop Sis Issues Statement on Ebola Outbreak

by Matt McDaniel

Oct 16, 2014

The Ebola epidemic has claimed more than 4,400 lives, and its destructive impact continues to expand. Since some cases have been confirmed in the United States, the disease is causing increased worry locally.

DPS Troopers to Ride in School Buses to Catch Law-Breaking Motorists

by Chelsea Reinhard

Oct 16, 2014

AUSTIN – In conjunction with National School Bus Safety Week (Oct. 20-24), the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding drivers that it is illegal to pass any school bus that is stopped and operating a visual signal – either flashing red lights or a stop sign. During this time, DPS Highway Patrol troopers will be on the lookout for drivers who disregard the law.