Concho Valley News

Eaton Hill Nature Center in Sonora, Texas, recently celebrated the successful conclusion of its annual summer camp. This year's theme focused on the culture and traditions of indigenous peoples from West Texas, offering an immersive and educational experience for the participants.

The 19th Annual West Texas Legislative Summit will focus on federal issues with the overarching theme of “Food, Fuel, and Enforcement: West Texas Securing the Nation.” Moreover, 2023 Summit will highlight Agriculture, Energy, Economics, and National Security. The honorary co-hosts each year are Congressman August Pfluger, Senator Charles Perry, and State Representative Drew Darby.

Big Lake’s biggest celebration of the year will take place Saturday, July 1st at Reagan County’s North Park. This year’s event will feature Stoney LaRue, Jon Wolfe and Polo Urias …

Angelo State University, in partnership with the City of San Angelo, will host the second annual Concho Valley Cybersecurity Roundup on Friday, June 23, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the McNease Convention Center, 501 Rio Concho Drive.

Fort Concho’s Western Art Show will open Thursday, June 22, with a public reception from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Barracks 6 where light refreshments will be provided.

Angelo State University has received an anonymous challenge grant of up to $1 million aimed specifically at funding renovations and updates to the ASU Rodeo Arena (formerly the Bly Arena) at the San Angelo Fairgrounds, which will be the practice facility for the new ASU Rodeo Team.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) has identified Hords Creek Lake near Coleman as a site infested by invasive zebra mussels, indicating a thriving, reproducing population in the lake.

More than 1,000 Angelo State University students are scheduled to walk the stage during five spring commencement ceremonies on Friday and Saturday, May 12-13, in the Junell Center/Stephens Arena, 2235 S. Jackson St.

The good spring rains haven’t made it to the Concho Valley, but gardeners are the ultimate optimist. They will plant their vegetables and landscape plants with confidence of rain coming. The May gardening classes, sponsored by The People/Plant Connection, will focus on education about Hummingbirds and how to bring them to your garden and landscape.

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) approved a request from the City of San Angelo on April 6, 2023, for $13,415,000 in financial assistance related to the city’s Hickory Aquifer project.

On April 4, 7:00 p.m., the San Angelo Genealogical and Historical Society (SAGHS) Speaker Series features “Research Guides: A Key to More Exhaustive Research,” presented by Lori Thornton. Research guides describe available locality- or topic-specific resources.

The Alcohol & Drug Awareness Center for the Concho Valley (ADACCV) is thrilled to announce that Mackenzie Phillips will be the keynote speaker at ADACCV’s 6th Annual Spring Luncheon, which …

O.H. Ivie Lake continued adding to its record run of sizable largemouth bass on Wednesday, March 15th with its 14th Legacy Class fish of the 2023 Toyota ShareLunker collection season. Ryan Muhlig of …

The Angelo State University Ram Band has been officially invited to participate and perform in the 2024 Rome New Year’s Parade and Festival in Rome, Italy, on Jan. 1, 2024.

Angelo State University will host critically acclaimed author Dr. Brandon Hobson as the featured speaker for the 26th ASU Writers Conference in Honor of Elmer Kelton March 2-3 on the ASU campus.

In recognition of Black History Month, Angelo State University’s Dr. Arnoldo De Leon Department of History will host a special presentation by renowned Buffalo Soldiers historian Dr. John Langellier on Thursday, Feb. 23, in the Houston Harte University Center.

Fort McKavett State Historic Site offers a wide array of activities for young and old alike.

Texas A&M Forest Service is offering new Volunteer Recruitment Resources grants designed to help Texas volunteer fire departments strengthen their workforce and enhance community fire protection. …

O.H. Ivie Lake claimed the first Legacy Class largemouth bass of the 2023 Toyota ShareLunker collection season Sunday for the second consecutive year. Tom Nilssen of New Braunfels landed ShareLunker …

West Texas Rehabilitation Center’s (WTRC) 53rd annual telethon and auction Saturday, January 21st, raised over $1,805,313 to support its mission of providing the best patient care in West …

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