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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.