LIVE!'s Guide to 2014
A few days ago LIVE! compiled a review of 2013, featuring the highlights of the year. In the interest of looking forward, here is a list of some of the things we’re looking forward to in 2014.
One of the first events to kick the year off is a reception for Drew Darby, the Texas State Representative, hosted by the Boys and Girls Club Jan. 16 at 4:30 pm. This reception will be held at the South Side facility located at 2762 Ben Ficklin Road, next to Rio Vista School.
Judge Mike Brown retired in 2013, leaving Steve Floyd, former County Commissioner of Precinct Three, to serve as interim County Judge until elections in May. Richard Easingwood and Steve Floyd, both Republicans, are the only candidates who have filed at this time.
Rick Bacon, who replaced Floyd as Commissioner of Precinct Three, will run against City Councilman Don Vardeman for the Commissioner position.
Aubrey De Cordova is the only candidate in place for his position as Precinct 2 Commissioner, while Precinct 4 Commissioner Bill Ford has a contender in Kenny McCrea.
Primary election early voting is from Feb. 18 to 28, and the main election is May 10.
The Almanac predicts that San Angelo will have a slightly colder winter and hotter summer than last year, with the year overall expected to be dry.
Of course it wouldn’t be 2014 without the 82nd Annual Stock Show and Rodeo. As one of the nation’s biggest rodeos in term of competitors and purse, it’s the biggest event of the year in San Angelo. Many world champions and other Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association competitors turn out every year, including fan favorites Trevor Brazile and the Cooper Brothers.
This year the rodeo runs three weekends, beginning Feb. 14 and going through March 2.
Other yearly events that San Angelo looks forward to include:
- The 26th Annual July Pops Concert
- Drag Boat Races
- Cinch Shootout
- San Angelo Wine and Food Festival
- Taste of San Angelo
The River Fest may also make a comeback
The Bandits’ Football season is starting up in March and the Colts’ 15th season will begin sometime in May.
Of course there’s the ever-popular multitude of High School sports that will win, lose and have a fantastic time all year.
We asked San Angelo what they were looking forward to and were met with a few results.
Sylvia Marquez Galan said, “Forgive as soon as possible and definitely resolve unfinished issues!!”
Juan Rubio simply replied “Fishing,” while Julio Saldana posted, “More opportunities to comment on the drama of man.”
Joe Crowder commented, “I'm surprised that no one said their income tax......”
Chris Chill Hill is looking forward to the ever simple, but popular answer of “Rain.”
The winner of the poll with two votes, however, is the re-opening of Catfish Corner, which burned down in February of 2013.
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