In news with Kaitlin Moore, this week city council is working on a measure that would ban camping on public property.
The proposed ordinance is meant to address public health, sanitation and safety concerns from tent cities.
Such as the one near the Concho River on state property beneath the Houston Harte Expressway.
Camping would be prohibited on city, county and state property unless written approval is given.
The ordinance was approved unanimously at Tuesday’s meeting.
“This provides the tools for P.D. to go in there and ask them to leave and get them to a place they need to be. That is shelters, that is case management those kinds of things, we have a lot of resources in San Angelo where they can take advantage of,” said Bob Salas, Neighborhood and Family Services.
The city council will consider final approval on May 16th.
If it passes, the ordinance will take effect immediately but authorities will begin enforcing the ban beginning the first of June.
The San Angelo fire marshal’s office says they believe they know the reason behind a vehicle becoming engulfed in flames on the Houston Harte Expressway.
It happened at the end of the lunch hour on Houston Harte near Van Buren.
Two men were in a KIA forte when the driver pulled to the side of the road and got out after their car caught fire.
Firefighters extinguished the fire in about ten minutes electrical wiring on the floorboard may have sparked.
More than 50 San Angelo School District employees are retiring at the end of this school year.
At the Legrand Alumni Center school district employees and their family members attended a retirement reception.
“We try to find as many different ways as we can to recognize employees. Next week is teacher appreciation week and this is just one special way for us to take a moment out of the year and think about the careers, reflect on the things that they’ve seen in the thirty plus years of service and honor them, ” said Matt Kimball, SAISD Human Resource.
Some have more than 30 years of service to the district, from teaching to maintenance positions.