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Perishable Platelets Pose Problems for United Blood Services

by Matt McDaniel

Nov 22, 2014

In their never ending quest so save lives with transfusable blood products, the team at United Blood Services in San Angelo explains that different blood products have different life spans, and the crucial platelets that many patients depend on have the shortest life span—five days from the time they are donated.

Health Department Closed Dec. 1

by Joe Hyde

Nov 22, 2014

The San Angelo-Tom Green County Health Department will be closed Monday, Dec. 1, as its nursing staff assists Texas Department of State Health Services officials with a sexually transmitted diseases/HIV outreach clinic

The clinic will be conducted at Angelo State University in conjunction with World AIDS Day

Elks' Hoop Shoot Contest Scheduled for Dec. 2

by Joe Hyde

Nov 22, 2014

The San Angelo Elks Lodge will hold its annual, city wide Hoop Shoot contest. This event will be held on December 2nd, at Sierra Vista Methodist Church Gym at 6:30 p.m.

Sierra Vista is located at 4522 College Hills Boulevard.

ASU Alumnus Becomes Two-Star Admiral

by Chelsea Reinhard

Nov 21, 2014

U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Eric Coy Young, an Angelo State University alumnus, recently received his second star and assumed command of the Navy Reserve Forces Command (NRFC) in Norfolk, Va., the highest office that a full-time support reserve sailor can achieve in the Navy.

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.