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Rowena Lions Club “Meet You at the Square” BBQ cook-off The Rowena Lions Club will be hosting the annual “Meet You at the Square” BBQ Cookoff on Saturday, July 2, 2022 in downtown Rowena, TX. Categories include Brisket, Ribs, Chicken, Beans and Margaritas.
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Volunteer Firefighters Are Anticipating a Busy Holiday Weekend & Need Your Help

SAN ANGELO – West Texas is in the grip of a severe drought and Volunteer Firefighters in Tom Green County are adding extra manpower to meet the expected increase in fire calls over the July 4th Independence Day Holiday Weekend as some county residents will be discharging fireworks.   At the scene of a fire on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, Grape Creek VFD Public Information Officer Jose Rivera asked for the help from residents to prevent fires cause by carelessness and misuse of fireworks.   "The County Burn Ban is in effect.  No outdoor burning is allowed, especially any time of debris or trash…
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Fully Engulfed Fire at Oil Field Services Company

SAN ANGELO, TX — The Grape Creek Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to the 6000 block of RM 853 (also known as Arden Rd.) for fire that fully engulfed a commercial trailer on the property. According to Grape Creek VFD spokesman Jose Rivera, the exact cause of the fire...

Ballinger Art Studio summer program kiddos show off work

BALLINGER – The Art Studio in Ballinger hosted 20 kiddos for their summer one-week art program. On Friday, June 24, the kids showed off their art camp artwork to their families, “We really enjoy it when they get to show their parents what they’ve done,” said Shirley Minzenmayer.

Pilot Dead After Helicopter Hits Power Lines Outside Blackwell

SWEETWATER- A pilot was killed this morning when the helicopter struck power lines Sunday morning. On Sunday around 9:30 a.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety confirmed that a pilot is dead after the crop dusting helicopter the person was flying hit power lines about 4 miles north of Blackwell. The identity of the pilot has not been released and they believed the pilot was the only individual aboard the Robinson R44 helicopter. The National Transportation and Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration are gathering further information from the scene.
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Shaffer Funeral Home Thief Sentenced to 7 Years

SAN ANGELO- A Grape Creek man has been sentenced for theft of property, manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance, and possession of a controlled substance. According to court documents, Lonnie Ray Wooten has been sentenced to 7 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Wooten was found guilty of theft for stealing heavy machinery and equipment from a local funeral home, possession of a controlled substance, and manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance.

Helicopter pilot dies in Nolan County crash Sunday

NOLAN COUNTY — The pilot of a crop dusting helicopter died in a crash here Sunday after the aircraft collided with power lines, the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Federal Aviation Administration confirmed.  The crash was at 9:37 a.m., according to DPS, about 4.1 miles north of Blackwell and three-quarters of a mile west of State Highway 70. ...

KAREN HOELSCHER: 3 decades teaching in Miles

MILES – Karen Hoelscher taught elementary classes for 30 years in Miles, Texas, a small close-knit west Texas town of around 1,000 folks just a stone’s throw from San Angelo. During Hoelscher’s time teaching, from 1982-2013, she was also a cheerleading sponsor, UIL events sponsor, as well as being part of the Elementary school student council.

Miles beats Brady to capture first State football 7-on-7 title

SAN ANGELO, TX.– After qualifying for the first time ever in program history last year, it didn’t take Miles long to bring home some hardware in the State football 7-on-7 tournament. Miles would go 1-2 in Pool play Thursday, but on Friday, the Bulldogs would run the table in the Division III championship bracket going […]

Rowena Lions Club Annual BBQ Cookoff

The Rowena Lions Club will be hosting the Annual “Meet You at the Square” BBQ Cookoff on Saturday, July 2, 2022 in downtown Rowena, TX. Categories will include Brisket, Ribs, Chicken, Beans and Margaritas. Cash prizes and trophies will be awarded to the top finishers. Entry fee will be $100 per team. There will be flag raising ceremony in the morning followed by a children’s parade (all children are welcomed and encouraged to participate). The Rowena 4H Club will be selling refreshments throughout the day. There will also be a Cornhole Tournament in the evening following the awards presentations. For more info/entry please contact: Cliff 325-442-2331, 325-977-1672, Howard 325-895-1648, Pat 325-442-3541 or Mike 325-442-2006.

Ballinger Powerlifting teams show well at Heart of Texas Meet

After a some time off the Ballinger Powerlifting teams traveled to Brady to compete at the Heart of Texas Meet and overall the performed very well. The boys were able to take home 3rd place as a team with six lifters bringing home a top 5 medal. The girls did very well also, with two lifters bringing home a top 5 medal.

10 Simple Fire Starters to Prepare for Texas Winters

First off, starting a fire in the fireplace or an outdoor BBQ grill we must all remember to practice safety at all times and be aware of any burn bans around us. That said let's get started. Starting a fire with little or nothing seems to be a common problem for a lot of us.
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Silver Eagle Beverages asks you to drink responsibly this holiday season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! With family gatherings, gift swaps, and midnight toasts quickly approaching this holiday season, Anheuser-Busch and Silver Eagle Beverages are more thankful than ever to be a part of your festivities. Whether you’re raising a glass at a loved one’s house or celebrating with a night on the town, remember to keep yourself and your community safe.