West Texas Boys Ranch heavily damaged by tornado

Local News
WTX Boys Ranch

SAN ANGELO, TX – With the focus after the recent severe weather focused on the north end of San Angelo in the Bradford neighborhood, it’s worth keeping in mind that the south end of town was also impacted. Specifically, the West Texas Boys Ranch, which took major damage to multiple structures across their expansive campus.

Their gymnasium was literally ripped in half, numerous buildings have water damage and broken windows, and every single building has roof damage. That being said, the most alarming damage occurred at one of their residence buildings.

“Probably the scariest damage that we took was to Doss Cottage,” said Jeremy Vincent, CEO for West Texas Boy Ranch. “The storm picked up the car port on one side and slammed it through the roof into a boys room.” That boy, just 17, was miraculously uninjured. Vincent said that staff responded immediately and that local fire and EMS were also timely in their arrival.

The next step for the ranch is to fully assess the damage and decide which buildings will take repairs, and which will be demolished to start over. Roof repair crews were on site next day to begin patching the many roofs deemed salvageable. We will bring you updated information as it becomes available.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Current status of COVID-19 testing in San Angelo

Skylive Cameras


Water Conservation Status

Standard Conservation

San Angelo is in standard conservation, which restricts outside watering to twice every seven days at no more than 1 inch per week. Watering is prohibited between noon and 6:00 p.m., but runoff of more than 150 feet down any street, gutter, alley or ditch is prohibited.

Report watering violations by clicking on https://www.cosatx.us/departments-services/water-conservation/report-a-water-violation or calling 325-657-4409. Do your part; be water smart!