SAN ANGELO, TX – The City of San Angelo continues to improve scenery around town by adding multiple "Welcome to San Angelo" signs at various entry points into town.
The signs are located in two spots on one of San Angelo's busiest streets – Bryant Blvd.
One is in the median of Bryant near W. Ave. J. This is at the location of the sheep and two lambs. These statues commemoration of the industries that helped build San Angelo – the wool and mohair industry.
The second location is near the intersection of Bryant and W. 3rd St. by Starbucks. The welcome sign features a statue of a cowboy holding his hand out welcoming citizens as they enter town from the North.
The City of San Angelo along with COSA Development Corporation planned these signs with money that was allocated through sales tax. Mayor Gunter ensured San Angelo LIVE! during an interview that no infrastructure dollars were used to build these signs.
The mayor said the three contributing factors to purchasing the signs were enhancing the tourism experience, enhancing how the city is projected, and economic development.
"The more we can do to look and feel better the more it will increase the business experience," said Mayor Gunter. "We have to do that because at the end of the day we are selling our city to these businesses."
A third sign is already in the process of being built after being approved in a city council meeting last month. This sign will be located near Mathis Field on Knickerbocker Rd. The spot for the sign has already been cleared and construction will begin in the near future.