“I’ve been blown up twice,” says Juan Rubio in a serious tone, “once in a Humvee and once on foot patrol. I have shrapnel in both legs, up and down my right arm, and some in the back of my head.”
“I saw a Facebook post the other day that said ‘Well, I can’t drive anywhere anymore. Guess I’ll order a pizza,’” says an employee working the counter at Pizza Hut Friday night. “No one cares about pizza delivery drivers.”
The Christmas Tree has a multi-national origin. Romans, Druids, Egyptians, Scandinavians, and even Babylonians brought in their various species of evergreen trees to signify that come springtime, life would return to the winterized lands.
However, Germany is credited for popularizing the modern day version of the Christmas tree in the 16th century.
If you had a Christmas-packed weekend planned, you might need to rethink that. Due to inclement weather that blew in last night, many of the city’s holiday events have been cancelled for Friday and Saturday, and others have had significant lineup changes.
As sunlight streams through the office windows and puddles form where once glazed over ice ponds thaw, the words “winter weather” are on the tips everyone’s tongues—or at least at the tips of journalists fingers.
Yesterday, at around 2:00 p.m., the makings for a citywide ice rink began falling to the ground in drops of precipitation, and by 5:30 p.m. the state was talking about disaster.
Sheets of ice covering San Angelo streets have once again become a nuisance and safety hazard for local motorists. Photos and coverage of the ice storm that blew past two weeks ago tell a story of damage, destruction and even death, but officials say that this storm is different. Why? Because it’s not restricted to a specific area.
A winter storm brought freezing temperatures, freezing rain and sleet to the San Angelo region Friday morning. The ice storm, which consumed most of Texas and all the way through the Midwest, arrived in full force Thursday afternoon. As temperatures dropped into the evening, wet roads became hazards covered with black ice.
Airport Manager Luis Elguezabal closed San Angelo Regional Airport last night because of ice on the runways. He does not foresee any improvements in the conditions there today.
American Airlines has cancelled the following flights:
SJT to DFW:
Today - Flight No. 3334, 6:20 a.m. departure is cancelled
School Closings & Delays
(Updated 0840 Friday)
Ambelside School of San Angelo all classes cancelled Friday.
Angelo Catholic School all classes cancelled Friday.
Angelo State University all classes cancelled Friday.
Ballinger ISD all classes cancelled Friday.
When you’re looking to buy drugs in town, there’s usually a neighborhood for that. Old, decrepit houses with chipped paint line streets with little to no traffic posts, junk and debris are discarded haphazard in yards and alleyways, and a shambles of a sidewalk —if there’s any there at all—serves more as a safety hazard than a walkway.