San Angelo News

Silver Chevy Car and Silver F-150 Crash at Main and Pulliam in San Angelo

by Joe Hyde

Apr 19, 2014

Who ran the red light was open for debate at the crash scene where a Chevy car and Ford F-150 pickup, both silver crashed in the middle of the intersection of Main St. and Pulliam Ave. in San Angelo Saturday.

According to San Angelo police on the scene, the crash sent two to the hospital via ambulance. 

Mertzon Residents to Vote on Beer Sales in May Election

by Matt McDaniel

Apr 19, 2014

MERTZON--When it comes to casting votes for run-of-the-mill things like presidents and judges it’s hard to get folks to leave the house and make a trip to the polls, but the beer drinkers of Mertzon are itching to turn out in the voting session next month because beer sales are on the ballot.

'Cemetery of Innocence' Depicts Daily Abortions

by Lauren Lopez

Apr 19, 2014

Students walked passed the ASU library this week, eyes glued on the rows of wooden crosses that lined the grassy area. Many of the passersby appeared perplexed and confused, not sure how to react to the “Cemetery of Innocence”.

Mercedes Crashes into Metal Gate in Butler Farms

by Joe Hyde

Apr 18, 2014

Two people were enjoying a peaceful drive through Butler Farms in their dark silver late model Mercedes Convertible when the car was driven out of control. The Mercedes crashed into a sturdy metal gate of a property's grand entrance on the 1500 block of Butler Rd.

Train Crash Victim Was Not Wearing a Seatbelt Say DPS

by Joe Hyde

Apr 18, 2014

Kathryn Monica McLain-Murray, 22, from Miles, was traveling south on FM 1692 Friday afternoon at 5:10 p.m. in a white 2009 Chevrolet Silverado single cab pickup.

Texas Pacifico’s freight train was headed southwest nearing the railroad crossing at FM 1692.

The crossing is just north of US 67 on the way to Miles from San Angelo.

Major Collision Reported on FM 1692 Between Truck and Train

by Chelsea Schmid

Apr 18, 2014

A major collision involving a train and white single cab Chevrolet Silverado pickup occurred at the railroad crossing on F.M. 1692 near Harriett Road just north of U.S. 67 north, on the way to Miles. 

The driver of the vehicle, a female, is reported to have broken legs, and Airmed 1 has been dispatched to the scene. 

Thursday Bookings Report Reveals High Marijuana and Assault Arrests

by Chelsea Schmid

Apr 18, 2014

Out of 34 new inmates booked into the TGC Jail Thursday, eight of them were charged with marijuana possession and seven were charged with assault, one of which was aggravated with a deadly weapon.

Possession topped out at four, followed by three DWI, three PI, one minor in possession and one lonely theft charge. 

Forty-one inmates were released on Thursday.

The Rainmakers: Inside the West Texas Weather Modification Association

by Matt McDaniel

Apr 17, 2014

In the dim confines of the old National Weather Service office at Mathis Field, Jonathan Jennings watches the radar scopes intently for any sign of clouds.

Jennings is the meteorologist for the West Texas Weather Modification Association, and the program’s success depends on his vigilance, as the weather in our part of the state is prone to change rapidly.

State Finalizes Seizure of the YFZ Ranch

by Joe Hyde

Apr 17, 2014

On January 6, 2014, the State of Texas obtained a final judgment of forfeiture from the 51st Judicial District Court, which directed the State to take possession of the forfeited property, known as the YFZ Ranch in Eldorado, Texas.  The final judgment was the result of the Attorney General’s Office filing for the seizure of this property in 2012.

Lake Police Identify Several Hazardous Locations on Nasworthy Due to Low Lake Levels

by Chelsea Schmid

Apr 17, 2014

San Angelo Lake Patrol Police are urging boaters to use extreme caution when operating upon the waters of Lake Nasworthy. The water levels have dropped to critical levels and there are many hazardous areas. Most of the public boat ramps are not usable and have been closed off or posted as "Ramp Closed". These closed ramps are extremely hazardous and should not be used. 

FD Rescue Frees Trapped Driver on Sherwood Way

by Chelsea Schmid

Apr 17, 2014

A San Angelo Fire Department rescue crew extracted the driver of a white Chevrolet Cobalt who was trapped in his vehicle after a collision with a white Lexus SUV in the 4500 block of Sherwood Way near Lin’s Buffet around 1:25 p.m., blocking traffic in the westbound lanes.

Standoff Subject's Facebook Wall Tells Tale of Emotional Despair

by Chelsea Schmid

Apr 17, 2014

At 7:08 p.m. Wednesday, San Angelo Police responded to a call from another agency concerning a subject making threats to harm himself.

According to SAPD Public Information Officer Lt. Mike Hernandez, the initial agency had been dealing with the subject for reports of telephone harassment. Upon locating the subject, 20-year-old Derrik Juarez, he began making threats to harm himself.

Border Patrol's Del Rio Sector Seeing Marked Increase in Sex Offender Arrests

by Matt McDaniel

Apr 17, 2014

Del Rio Sector agents have apprehended 20 sex offenders since the beginning of Fiscal Year 2014, which commenced on Oct. 1, 2013. This total is greater than the 18 previous deported sex offenders arrested during all of FY13. The sector is seeing a notable increase in arrests of subjects who have extensive criminal histories involving felony convictions, including sexual offenses.

Two Area Organizations Receive R.C. Crane Award

by Chelsea Schmid

Apr 17, 2014

Lana and Garland Richards and the Fort Chadbourne Foundation in Coke County, and The Runnels County Historical Commission were recently honored with the R. C. Crane Heritage Service Award by the Texas Historical Association in Odessa.  The award recognizes nonprofit organizations for their preservation efforts to West Texas History.

Fort Chadbourne Named Among Top Texas Travel Destinations

by Chelsea Schmid

Apr 17, 2014

Readers of the Texas Highways magazine voted Fort Chadbourne among the 2014 Texas Top 40 Travel Destinations.

Last fall, Texas Highways asked readers to share their favorite places in the state by phone, email, Facebook, or letters.  Thousands of readers responded, and Fort Chadbourne landed the #22 spot on the Top 40 list from all over the State of Texas.

Two-Hour Standoff in North San Angelo Ends in Arrest

by Chelsea Schmid

Apr 17, 2014

The area near MLK Park was crawling with police last night for approximately two hours when the San Angelo police responded to a call of a subject threatening to harm himself at roughly 7:08 p.m.

The call originated from another agency, who had been dealing with the subject for telephone harassment, SAPD Lt. Mike Hernandez said.

Slew of Assault Charges Mark Wednesday Jail Bookings

by Chelsea Schmid

Apr 17, 2014

Twenty-nine individuals were arrested on charges of various crimes Wednesday, a surprising number of which were for assault. Five of those booked were assault-related, an additional two for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. 

Possession was down on Wednesday, with only one arrest for drugs, one for dangerous drugs and two for marijuana, while DWI accounted for two and PI for one arrest. 

Forecasters Calling for Widespread Rains This Weekend

by Matt McDaniel

Apr 17, 2014

The best chance for widespread rain in West Texas so far this year was forecast by the Climate Prediction Center on Wednesday.

New Drilling Permits--District 7C

by Matt McDaniel

Apr 17, 2014

New Drilling permits issued by the Railroad Commission of Texas for on April 16:

Reagan County

Laredo Petroleum, Inc.—Lane Trust ‘E’ Lse. Well# 43P--Vertical—12,000’—Oil & Gas—Spraberry (Trend Area) 9,000’; Roble Grande (Strawn/Woodford) 10,000’; Frysak Farms (Devonian) 11,000’ --15 mi. Southeast of Garden City

Man Sentenced to Life in Prison For Indecency with a Child

by Chelsea Schmid

Apr 16, 2014

A 46-year-old man was sentenced to mandatory life in prison Monday following a conviction for indecency with a child (sexual contact).

Crown Vic Backs Into Light Pole Downtown

by Katelyn Robertson

Apr 16, 2014

An elderly woman has backed her silver Ford Crown Victoria into a light pole in front of the Cactus Hotel.

Cause of the crash was explained by SAPD saying that she was pressing on the accelerator thinking it was the brake and when the car wouldn’t stop she continued to press the accelerator, crashing into the light pole.

Texas Business Women Host Unhappy Hour

by Chelsea Schmid

Apr 16, 2014

Although there have been a lot of improvements in the last few years to help working women, a local group has found that there is still a long way to go.

Most City Offices Closed in Observance of Good Friday

by Chelsea Schmid

Apr 16, 2014

Most City offices will be closed Friday, April 18, in observance of Good Friday.

Neither garbage collection nor landfill operations will be interrupted on Good Friday.

Shannon Wins National Award for Cardiac Care

by Chelsea Schmid

Apr 16, 2014

Shannon Medical Center received the Get With the Guidelines®- Heart Failure Silver Plus Achievement Award from the American Heart and American Stroke Association.

San Angelo ISD Receives Comptroller's Platinum Award

by Chelsea Schmid

Apr 16, 2014

For the fifth year in a row, the San Angelo Independent School District has received the State Comptroller’s highest award for financial transparency.  Russell Gallahan from the Texas Comptroller’s Office states, “As the regional representative for your region, I am pleased to inform you that San Angelo ISD has earned a PLATINUM Leadership Circle Award by scoring twenty-one of twenty-two possible points on our rat

Live Oak at Civic League Park Removed Following Council's Approval

by Matt McDaniel

Apr 16, 2014

The landscape at San Angelo’s famous Civic League Park has officially changed.

A city crew with a crane, bucket truck, chipper and dump trucks came to remove the live oak tree that has been blocking sunlight and depositing unwanted droppings into the International Water Lily Collection ponds on Wednesday.