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  • Council Votes E-Cigs Not to be Sold to Minors, But Not Regulated in Public Places

    Council Votes E-Cigs Not to be Sold to Minors, But Not Regulated in Public Places

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:04 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:04:09 GMT
    Abilene, TX -- After hours of open discussion at today's public hearing concerning electronic cigarettes, City Council voted not to approve the regulations that would ban residents from vaping in public places. "Maybe there's a way to think outside the box, maybe there's a way to communicate with vapor stores in town, maybe there's a way that we can work together," spoke one resident and E-Cigs store owner. "But we don't know what's in it, simply do not know if it's harmful or not, we ha...
    Abilene, TX -- After hours of open discussion at today's public hearing concerning electronic cigarettes, City Council voted not to approve the regulations that would ban residents from vaping in public places. "Maybe there's a way to think outside the box, maybe there's a way to communicate with vapor stores in town, maybe there's a way that we can work together," spoke one resident and E-Cigs store owner. "But we don't know what's in it, simply do not know if it's harmful or not, we ha...
  • Journey Through Fox Country: Junction

    Journey Through Fox Country: Junction

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:55 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:55:41 GMT
    While the town of Junction is just off of a major highway, it has a lot more to offer than a few convenient stores. It's just an hour and a half from San Angelo and has plenty to keep you busy. The Junction Rivers Winery is a great place to unwind from a hectic week. They make and bottle their own wine that has won several international metals and awards. They also use an energy efficient process to make and store their product. And then there's the food. They have an expansive menu sure to p...
    While the town of Junction is just off of a major highway, it has a lot more to offer than a few convenient stores. It's just an hour and a half from San Angelo and has plenty to keep you busy. The Junction Rivers Winery is a great place to unwind from a hectic week. They make and bottle their own wine that has won several international metals and awards. They also use an energy efficient process to make and store their product. And then there's the food. They have an expansive menu sure to p...
  • Operation Tangled Web Leads to Dozens of Arrests in Brown County

    Operation Tangled Web Leads to Dozens of Arrests in Brown County

    Friday, July 18 2014 7:34 PM EDT2014-07-18 23:34:02 GMT
    A crime ring in Brown County took a serious hit after 65 law officers from 9 different agencies took part in Operation Tangled Web this morning. This operation has been in the works for over two years and lead to 45 different indictments. Officials say these 45 people are part of an organized drug trafficking ring that moved mostly methamphetamine around the Brown County area. Police ended up arresting others involved in this ring as well, taking the total number of arrests to 53 and the numb...
    A crime ring in Brown County took a serious hit after 65 law officers from 9 different agencies took part in Operation Tangled Web this morning. This operation has been in the works for over two years and lead to 45 different indictments. Officials say these 45 people are part of an organized drug trafficking ring that moved mostly methamphetamine around the Brown County area. Police ended up arresting others involved in this ring as well, taking the total number of arrests to 53 and the numb...
  • July Grand Jury Indictments

    Thursday, July 17 2014 7:23 PM EDT2014-07-17 23:23:48 GMT
    36 year old Roy Heath Chesser was indicted for several charges. Chesser and two other men were arrested by tom green county sheriffs for an organized crime operation where the men allegedly worked together to steal 2 ATVs, a skid loader, 2 pickups, 2 trailers and 28 firearms as well as other property from the area. Toby Ray Fitchett was indicted for a possession charge but has at least two outstanding warrants. Fitchett still remains at large after running from police about a month ago in the...
    36 year old Roy Heath Chesser was indicted for several charges. Chesser and two other men were arrested by tom green county sheriffs for an organized crime operation where the men allegedly worked together to steal 2 ATVs, a skid loader, 2 pickups, 2 trailers and 28 firearms as well as other property from the area. Toby Ray Fitchett was indicted for a possession charge but has at least two outstanding warrants. Fitchett still remains at large after running from police about a month ago in the...
  • Journey Through Fox Country: Sonora

    Journey Through Fox Country: Sonora

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 9:23 PM EDT2014-07-17 01:23:17 GMT
    Sonora is about an hour from San Angelo and has so much to do, you'll want to leave early. The Ice House Ranch Museum is located in the heart of the town and has everything from a pistol that was used to shoot a famous outlaw to vintage tools used in the industry that played a part in establishing the town's economy. Not only did I learn about the history of the town and a celebrity who once lived there, I even learned about my own heritage from my mom who got to go on this journey with me. A...
    Sonora is about an hour from San Angelo and has so much to do, you'll want to leave early. The Ice House Ranch Museum is located in the heart of the town and has everything from a pistol that was used to shoot a famous outlaw to vintage tools used in the industry that played a part in establishing the town's economy. Not only did I learn about the history of the town and a celebrity who once lived there, I even learned about my own heritage from my mom who got to go on this journey with me. A...
  • July is Designated "Watch Your Car" Month

    July is Designated "Watch Your Car" Month

    Friday, July 11 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-07-11 20:42:47 GMT
    Auto crime occurs more in July than any other month, according to the Auto Burglary and Theft Prevention Authority so they designated July "Watch Your Car Month." there is an increase in vehicle burglary and auto theft in the summer for many reasons: school has ended for the summer break, people are more relaxed and the change in temperature are all contributing factors. "Most burglaries occur in the evenings so the evenings are a lot nicer now, winter time when it's 20 or 30 degrees, the thi...
    Auto crime occurs more in July than any other month, according to the Auto Burglary and Theft Prevention Authority so they designated July "Watch Your Car Month." there is an increase in vehicle burglary and auto theft in the summer for many reasons: school has ended for the summer break, people are more relaxed and the change in temperature are all contributing factors. "Most burglaries occur in the evenings so the evenings are a lot nicer now, winter time when it's 20 or 30 degrees, the thi...
  • You Can Help Three Different Organizations when you Register your Vehicle

    You Can Help Three Different Organizations when you Register your Vehicle

    Thursday, July 10 2014 5:35 PM EDT2014-07-10 21:35:10 GMT
    Registering your vehicle might not be something you look forward to each year but several organization do. There are three that you can donate to when you are registering your car or truck but if you're in a hurry, you might over look the opportunity to help those who have helped us. "When you do your registration, on your renewal notice you can add extra funds to your renewal that will go to the veterans administration," Becky Robles, Tax Assessor Collector for Tom Green County said. All the...
    Registering your vehicle might not be something you look forward to each year but several organization do. There are three that you can donate to when you are registering your car or truck but if you're in a hurry, you might over look the opportunity to help those who have helped us. "When you do your registration, on your renewal notice you can add extra funds to your renewal that will go to the veterans administration," Becky Robles, Tax Assessor Collector for Tom Green County said. All the...
  • Journey Through Fox Country: Paint Rock and Eden

    Journey Through Fox Country: Paint Rock and Eden

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 3:18 PM EDT2014-07-09 19:18:25 GMT
    On this Journey Through Fox Country, my first stop was in Eden, about 45 minutes from San Angelo. A great way to start out the day is by taking a stroll through the Garden of Eden. You probably won't find Adam or Eve but you will see beautiful flowers and plants and maybe even a few fish. This unique oasis is taken care of solely by volunteers and has several benches and picnic areas if you'd like to bring a snack or just sit and take in the views. Just a short walk from the garden is the do...
    On this Journey Through Fox Country, my first stop was in Eden, about 45 minutes from San Angelo. A great way to start out the day is by taking a stroll through the Garden of Eden. You probably won't find Adam or Eve but you will see beautiful flowers and plants and maybe even a few fish. This unique oasis is taken care of solely by volunteers and has several benches and picnic areas if you'd like to bring a snack or just sit and take in the views. Just a short walk from the garden is the do...
  • Truck Crashes Through Concho Educators Federal Credit Union Building

    Truck Crashes Through Concho Educators Federal Credit Union Building

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 4:19 PM EDT2014-07-08 20:19:03 GMT
    An accident overnight left a local federal credit union with thousands of dollars in damage and resulted in two men being taken to a hospital. Clean up efforts continue today at the concho educators federal credit union branch off of loop 306. Around 9 o'clock Monday night, a pickup truck crashed into the building and went through two walls. Police have released more information about those involved in the crash. According to authorities, the driver was 21 year old Christopher Doty from San...
    An accident overnight left a local federal credit union with thousands of dollars in damage and resulted in two men being taken to a hospital. Clean up efforts continue today at the concho educators federal credit union branch off of loop 306. Around 9 o'clock Monday night, a pickup truck crashed into the building and went through two walls. Police have released more information about those involved in the crash. According to authorities, the driver was 21 year old Christopher Doty from San...
  • Congressman Mike Conaway on the Success in Texas

    Congressman Mike Conaway on the Success in Texas

    Monday, July 7 2014 6:40 PM EDT2014-07-07 22:40:42 GMT
    Congressman Mike Conaway serves on nearly a dozen committees that range from terrorism and counterintelligence to ethics and armed services but one of his major focuses is agriculture. Conaway says that americans enjoy the cheapest and most abundant food and fiber supply in the world and pay the least for it due to production agriculture which is one of the leading industries here in Texas. And a safety net for that industry is the recently passed farm bill, something that as a committee memb...
    Congressman Mike Conaway serves on nearly a dozen committees that range from terrorism and counterintelligence to ethics and armed services but one of his major focuses is agriculture. Conaway says that americans enjoy the cheapest and most abundant food and fiber supply in the world and pay the least for it due to production agriculture which is one of the leading industries here in Texas. And a safety net for that industry is the recently passed farm bill, something that as a committee memb...
  • One Man Dead After Firework Explosion, Town in Mourning

    One Man Dead After Firework Explosion, Town in Mourning

    Thursday, July 3 2014 9:49 PM EDT2014-07-04 01:49:04 GMT
    Comanche, TX -- An explosion has a small town in mourning. Volunteers were preparing for the town of Comanche’s 24th annual fireworks display when officers said something went wrong. They had everything blocked off including the baseball field where officers say an explosion happened earlier that killed one man and injured several others. Residents said they’re in shock. “Well, you never expect anything like this but I just I never dreamed anything like this would happen in this small to...
    Comanche, TX -- An explosion has a small town in mourning. Volunteers were preparing for the town of Comanche’s 24th annual fireworks display when officers said something went wrong. They had everything blocked off including the baseball field where officers say an explosion happened earlier that killed one man and injured several others. Residents said they’re in shock. “Well, you never expect anything like this but I just I never dreamed anything like this would happen in this small to...
  • Journey Through Fox Country: Bronte and Winters

    Journey Through Fox Country: Bronte and Winters

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-07-02 23:03:25 GMT
    The Concho Valley has a rich history and several of the towns surrounding San Angelo have done a great job in preserving the past. Senora Scott went to two of those towns in her Journey Through Fox Country. "History runs deep in the Concho Valley and small towns are no exception in fact you might find more than you bargained for. Just 45 minutes from San Angelo lies Fort Chadbourne; theoriginall site for soldiers in the San Angelo area but with the combination of the civil war and adevasta...
    The Concho Valley has a rich history and several of the towns surrounding San Angelo have done a great job in preserving the past. Senora Scott went to two of those towns in her Journey Through Fox Country. "History runs deep in the Concho Valley and small towns are no exception in fact you might find more than you bargained for. Just 45 minutes from San Angelo lies Fort Chadbourne; theoriginall site for soldiers in the San Angelo area but with the combination of the civil war and adevasta...
  • Body Found in Abandoned Home

    Body Found in Abandoned Home

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 6:55 PM EDT2014-07-01 22:55:23 GMT
    Police are still investigating a body that was found on the North side of San Angelo. "A gentleman walked up and asked if he could use the phone because he had found a dead body in a trailer house over here on 25th street so I called the police and I asked him why were you in the gentleman's house and he said he was just checking things out," Dee Dee Cadena who works at Kay's Old Fashioned Barber Shop said. Police were dispatched to a house around 9-30 this morning after what witnesses call...
    Police are still investigating a body that was found on the North side of San Angelo. "A gentleman walked up and asked if he could use the phone because he had found a dead body in a trailer house over here on 25th street so I called the police and I asked him why were you in the gentleman's house and he said he was just checking things out," Dee Dee Cadena who works at Kay's Old Fashioned Barber Shop said. Police were dispatched to a house around 9-30 this morning after what witnesses call...
  • Journey Through Fox Country: Menard

    Journey Through Fox Country: Menard

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 4:51 PM EDT2014-06-25 20:51:25 GMT
    Senora Scott hit the open road again this week and ended up taking a trip back in time. Here's a look at what she found in Menard. History buffs may have met their match in Menard! this town is full of historic sites and there are so many new facts to find around each corner. About one and a half hours from San Angelo, Menard has so much to discover and it begins right inside the city limits with the menardville museum. The folks here have done a great job preserving the history of the fo...
    Senora Scott hit the open road again this week and ended up taking a trip back in time. Here's a look at what she found in Menard. History buffs may have met their match in Menard! this town is full of historic sites and there are so many new facts to find around each corner. About one and a half hours from San Angelo, Menard has so much to discover and it begins right inside the city limits with the menardville museum. The folks here have done a great job preserving the history of the fo...
  • Utility Bill, Pay by Phone

    Utility Bill, Pay by Phone

    Thursday, May 29 2014 2:28 PM EDT2014-05-29 18:28:05 GMT
    Paying bills is no fun, but at least the city is giving you as many payment options as possible.
    Paying bills is no fun, but at least the city is giving you as many payment options as possible.
  • May is Mental Health Awareness Month, Suicide Prevention

    May is Mental Health Awareness Month, Suicide Prevention

    Wednesday, May 21 2014 8:39 PM EDT2014-05-22 00:39:06 GMT
    Although no official report has been released on how staff Sergeant Stephen Burpee died last week, suicide is more common in the military than most believe. And with May being Mental Health Awareness month it was the perfect time to visit The West Texas Counseling Center to discuss suicide prevention. Covering suicides is the forbidden rule in news, but it happens everyday. Nearly 38,000 people commit suicide every year. That's double the amount of homicides. Kevin Wade, a therapist at West...
    Although no official report has been released on how staff Sergeant Stephen Burpee died last week, suicide is more common in the military than most believe. And with May being Mental Health Awareness month it was the perfect time to visit The West Texas Counseling Center to discuss suicide prevention. Covering suicides is the forbidden rule in news, but it happens everyday. Nearly 38,000 people commit suicide every year. That's double the amount of homicides. Kevin Wade, a therapist at West...
  • Snyder murder person of interest finally found in Ohio

    Snyder murder person of interest finally found in Ohio

    Snyder, TX- On Sunday April 6th, the person of interest in the murder of 21 year-old Omar Diaz was finally located in Toledo, Ohio.  21 year- old Casandra Lopez was located by the US Marshal Service.  She
    Snyder, TX- On Sunday April 6th, the person of interest in the murder of 21 year-old Omar Diaz was finally located in Toledo, Ohio.  21 year- old Casandra Lopez was located by the US Marshal Service.  She
  • New Watering Restrictions Begin April 1st

    New Watering Restrictions Begin April 1st

    Today, a city ordinance changes the amount of times San Angeloans can water their landscape. It's April first and for some, that means April Fools Day jokes. However, the San Angelo drought is no laughing
    Today, a city ordinance changes the amount of times San Angeloans can water their landscape. It's April first and for some, that means April Fools Day jokes. However, the San Angelo drought is no laughing
  • Snyder murder victim's missing car found

    Snyder murder victim's missing car found

    Abilene, TX- Last week 21 year-old Omar Diaz was found dead in his Snyder home. Snyder police say they have now located his missing vehicle in the Lubbock area. Although the vehicle was found, Cassandra
    Abilene, TX- Last week 21 year-old Omar Diaz was found dead in his Snyder home. Snyder police say they have now located his missing vehicle in the Lubbock area. Although the vehicle was found, Cassandra
  • DPS searching for a person of interest in Snyder murder

    DPS searching for a person of interest in Snyder murder

    Snyder, TX- The Texas Department of Public Safety is asking for your help in finding a person-of-interest.  Omar Diaz of Snyder was found murdered in his home and officials believe Casandra Lopez may be
    Snyder, TX- The Texas Department of Public Safety is asking for your help in finding a person-of-interest.  Omar Diaz of Snyder was found murdered in his home and officials believe Casandra Lopez may be
  • Abilene 911 soon to accept text messages

    Abilene 911 soon to accept text messages

    Abilene, TX- Abilene dispatch will soon be able to accept text messages, videos and pictures.  With a new system called Next Generation 911 anyone can text for help without making a call.  The system is
    Abilene, TX- Abilene dispatch will soon be able to accept text messages, videos and pictures.  With a new system called Next Generation 911 anyone can text for help without making a call.  The system is
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