San Angelo News

Big Bend Brewing Company Featured at Free Beer Sampling

by Shelby Hyde

Dec 19, 2014

Several San Angeloans gathered for A-B Distributing’s monthly Taste Buds event Thursday evening, eager to sample five new craft beers being distributed to favorite San Angelo bars, restaurants, and retailers.

Jail Bookings Slow on Thursday

by Chelsea Reinhard

Dec 19, 2014

Traffic was low going into the county jail on Thursday, when only 14 were booked on a variety of charges, probation violations and warrants. 

Out of Town Vehicle Purchases Rankle City Councilmembers

by Matt McDaniel

Dec 19, 2014

When it comes to buying fleet vehicles, the city council knows one thing for certain: they would rather buy locally. The discussions at the most recent city council meeting offered an insightful glimpse into the many considerations that go into buying vehicles for the city.

Your State Senator Aims to Limit High School Football Playoff Berths

by Joe Hyde

Dec 19, 2014

LUBBOCK-- Earlier this month, Texas State Senator Charles Perry filed SB 237 to limit the number of teams advancing to the playoffs from each University Interscholastic League (UIL) district to two teams.

San Angelo Health Foundation Cumulative Grants Now Exceed $44 Million

by Joe Hyde

Dec 19, 2014

San Angelo Health Foundation announced it has reached a milestone.  Since its founding, the Foundation has committed $44,070,969 to community projects with the most recent announcement of grant awards.  Foundation President Tom Early said that the Health Foundation was founded on the proceeds of the $44 million sale of the old Community Hospital to Columbia/HCA in 1995.

Where to Dump Your Tree After Christmas

by Joe Hyde

Dec 19, 2014

From Friday, Dec. 26, through Friday, Jan. 9, residents can drop off their trees at the SAFE Recycling Center, 702 Warehouse Road, or the Foster Communications Coliseum parking lot, 50 E. 43rd St. Trees can be dropped off any time inside the barricaded area at each location and the City will run them through a chipper as needed.

Local Attorneys Achieve Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation Membership

by Joe Hyde

Dec 18, 2014

Thirteen local attorneys recently were elected to membership in the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation.

Election is a mark of distinction and recognition of each attorney’s contributions to the legal profession.

Foundation members are selected for their outstanding professional achievements and their demonstrated commitment to the improvement of the justice system in Texas.

Marijuana Leads Wednesday Jail Bookings

by Chelsea Reinhard

Dec 18, 2014

Fifteen inmates were booked into the county jail on Wednesday, many of which were jailed on warrants committments.

SUVs Collide at Southwest Boulevard and Sunset Drive

by Matt McDaniel

Dec 18, 2014

San Angelo police are responding to a crash at the intersection of Southwest Boulevard and Sunset Drive, which happened around 9 a.m. and involved a Lincoln Navigator and a Ford Explorer.

Southwest Boulevard is down to one lane in either direction as first responders work the scene of the accident, and one lane of Sunset Drive is also blocked heading west.

Robberies Cease as Investigators Close in on Chicken Bandits

by Chelsea Reinhard

Dec 18, 2014

A string of armed robberies recently came to an end as investigators moved in on a group they’ve dubbed “the chicken bandits”.

Silo House Restaurant Opens Under New Management in Time for Christmas

by Matt McDaniel

Dec 18, 2014

The Silo House Restaurant at the Chicken Farm Art Center reopened last Thursday, just in time for Christmas, and the new operator said things are off to a good start.  

City Council Overrules Planning Commission on Zoning Change

by Matt McDaniel

Dec 18, 2014

The City Council voted to overrule the Planning Board’s denial of a zoning change in north San Angelo earlier this week, when Margaret Ballard came before the Council on Tuesday, seeking the change for her property on the corner of Humble Road and North Bryant Boulevard, so she can sell it.

Guess Who Won the Downtown Christmas Lights Contest?

by Joe Hyde

Dec 18, 2014

Downtown San Angelo, Inc. in partnership with Concho Christmas Celebration is proud to announce the 2014 Christmas Window Display Contest Winner: Sassy Fox.

Deputies Detain Two Suspects Tied to 33 Vehicle Burglaries and Two Car Thefts

by Chelsea Reinhard

Dec 17, 2014

Tom Green County Sheriff’s Deputies recovered several items taken in a rash of vehicle burglaries on Tuesday, when they executed a search warrant in the 10700 block of West Indian Creek in Grape Creek.

San Angelo Police to Pass Out $100 Bills During Traffic Stops

by Chelsea Reinhard

Dec 17, 2014

San Angelo police officers are driving around handing out $100 to unsuspecting citizens, thanks to a generous donation from a local bank.

The bank, who wants to remain anonymous, relayed to police that they wanted to do something nice for the community and believed a friendly encounter from an officer would be the best way to receive the gift.

Police Release Names of Victims in Last Night's Houston Harte Rollover Crash

by Joe Hyde

Dec 17, 2014

Police released the names of the victims in Tuesday night’s rollover crash on the Houston Harte Expressway. At 10 p.m., police responded to a two-vehicle rollover crash at the 1700 block of the Houston Harte Expressway, in the westbound lanes between Howard and Garfield Streets.

Two Jailed on Multiple Counts of Burglary and Theft Tuesday

by Chelsea Reinhard

Dec 17, 2014

A 17-year-old male, Luis Alfredo Mares, was booked into the county jail on Tuesday on four counts of burglary of a vehicle, one count of evading arrest, two capias warrants and one charge of failure to appear. He was booked into the jail at 3:49 p.m. by officers of the San Angelo Police Department. 

DWI Suspected in Crash that Closed the Houston Harte Tuesday Night

by Joe Hyde

Dec 17, 2014

What appears to be a rollover crash involving a Hyundai Tucson and a Chevrolet Captiva has closed Houston Harte Expressway’s westbound lanes between Howard and Garfield Streets. The crash happened just before 10 p.m. There was a second call reporting a drunk driver at 10:21 p.m. near the same location.

Two victims were seen being loaded into ambulances and rushed to a hospital.

Council OKs Partnership With Home Warranty Company on Service Lines

by Matt McDaniel

Dec 17, 2014

The San Angelo City Council heard a presentation from Community and Housing Support Director Robert Salas about working with an insurance company that provides a warranty for water and sewer lines between the city’s connection and the home.

Three ASU Flag Football Teams Win Championship Titles

by Chelsea Reinhard

Dec 17, 2014

Three Angelo State University intramural flag football teams recently became champions at the National Intramural-Recreation Sports Association (NIRSA) Region II Flag Football Tournament held Dec. 5-7 at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg.

School Bus Fire Halts Traffic on Houston Harte Expressway

by Matt McDaniel

Dec 16, 2014

Traffic on Houston Harte is stalled due to a San Angelo Independent School District bus stopped north of the Chadbourne Street overpass of the expressway Tuesday afternoon, when smoke was spotted coming from the vehicle around 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

Man Arrested for Vehicle Burglary at Express Donuts

by Chelsea Reinhard

Dec 16, 2014

San Angelo Police arrested a 54-year-old man this morning, after a witness called in and stated the man was seen burglarizing a vehicle.  

Probation Violations Land Man in Jail after Recklessly Breaking 3-Year-Old's Leg

by Chelsea Reinhard

Dec 16, 2014

A 27-year-old man charged with four counts of injury to a child with serious bodily injury was jailed on Monday on a motion to revoke probation warrant.

Abel Ray Rios was booked into the county jail by Tom Green County Sheriff’s Deputies at 4:36 p.m., due to a warrant issued following numerous violations to his probation, which included an arrest for assault family violence.

Man Sentenced to 50 Years for Aggravated Sexual Assault of 4-Year-old

by Chelsea Reinhard

Dec 16, 2014

A 34-year-old San Angelo man was sentenced to 50 years in prison in Judge Tom Gossett’s District Court on Monday, following a slew of probation violations on a charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child.

27 Jailed on Monday

by Chelsea Reinhard

Dec 16, 2014

Twenty-seven inmates were booked into the county jail on Monday, many charged with multiple offenses and/or picked up on warrants. 

The bookings report reflects three counts of possession, two counts of public intoxication, two burglaries and one person jailed for two counts of credit card/debit card abuse and one count of forgery. 

New Gift Shop Features Local, Handmade Décor

by Chelsea Reinhard

Dec 16, 2014

“Southwest Originals” boasts a turquoise sign with terracotta-orange lettering on the façade of 2710 Sherwood Way, where local creative Sara Peiser has opened her first gift shop.

The small and intricately painted shop opened its doors on Dec. 1 and, staying true to the sign, features jewelry, accessories and home décor handmade in Texas and the Concho Valley.