Top Local Stories Today 06/06/17

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In news with Kaitlin Moore, a San Angelo man is jailed after police found almost 7,000 dollars in cash in his car.

Michael Green, 54, is jailed on a charge of manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.

An officer stopped green in a Lincoln near 34th and north Chadbourne.

Police also found suspected methamphetamine and the cash during a vehicle search , along with a firearm reported stolen.

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Dead fish are surfacing in the Concho River and washing ashore close to Miles on the Runnels/ Tom Green County line.

Thousands of fish are dying and Texas Parks and Wildlife officials are trying to figure out why.

The corpses of bass, carp, perch and catfish have all been found along the river bank near Mullins Crossing and about four miles south of Hwy 67 in Tom Green County.

Area residents first spotted the washed up fish over the weekend, with even more turning up on Monday.

One long-time resident we spoke to wonders whether it’s a harmful algae that’s to blame for the death of the fish.

Although it’s still unclear what killed the fish, the Inland Fisheries Division, a department with Texas Parks and Wildlife, went to the area and took a water sample that will be sent off for testing.

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Even with this recent pop of rainfall across parts of the Concho Valley the official rain total is below average.

As wheat crops have been harvested in the area following a fairly dry spring, farmers are now looking ahead to planting cotton.

Some Concho Valley residents reported as much as three inches of rain in places over the weekend and experts say west Texans are accustomed to rainfall variances, but in the end it’s all about when the rain falls.

Josh Blanek, Tom Green County Extension Agent for Agriculture, said “you know really in west Texas, you don’t have to have a lot of rain if you get it timely. At the right time. Ideally if we could get a good rain, 2 inches after we finish planting cotton, that would be beneficial to the cotton and the grain sorghem and the corn.”

The past couple of years a better than average supply of grass has helped cattle producers.

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Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. North northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday night
Mostly clear, with a low around 65. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. North wind around 5 mph.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. East southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. East northeast wind 5 to 15 mph.
Thursday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. Southeast wind 5 to 15 mph.

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