Top Local Stories Today 05/03/17

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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.

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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.

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Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Breezy, with a west wind 10 to 15 mph becoming north 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.
Wednesday night
Mostly clear, with a low around 52. Breezy, with a north wind 15 to 25 mph decreasing to 5 to 15 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 78. North northwest wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Thursday Night
Clear, with a low around 48. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable in the evening.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 83. Calm wind becoming north northeast around 5 mph.

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