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Awards Presented During Annual Chamber Banquet

The Sutton County Courthouse lawn served as the venue for the Chamber Banquet on Thursday, May 11, 2023, starting at 6:00 p.m.

Chronic Wasting Disease Found in Sutton County

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) received confirmation of a new case of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in a deer breeding facility in Sutton County. This case marks the first detection of the disease in the county.

Congressman Tony Gonzales Introduces Bill to Offer Border Patrol Agents a Pay Raise

Rep. Tony Gonzales (TX-23) introduced the Border Patrol Pay Parity Act on Tuesday, a bill aimed at raising the minimum pay rate for certain U.S. Border Patrol agents by at least 14% under special pay authority.

Sonora Broncos vs. Thorndale Bulldogs Bi-District Play-Off Preview

The Sonora Bronco baseball team, seeded fourth in District 28-2A, will compete against the Thorndale Bulldogs, the top seed in District 27-2A, in a three-game series starting on Thursday, May 4th in Llano.
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Patsy Moore “Dennie” Johnson
Patsy Moore "Dennie" Johnson, age 92 of Sonora passed away Monday, May 8, 2023.
Tommy Lee Braden
Tommy Lee Braden of Christoval Texas was called back to his lord and savior Jesus Christ and was reunited in Heaven with his daughter, Laura Mae, and parents Ernest & Annie Braden on Thursday May 4, 2023 at his home in Christoval.
Stanley Tommie James
Stanley Tommie James of Eldorado, Texas was born into Life on April 11, 1941, in McCamey, Texas to parents Jimmie Tommie James and Edith Faught James.
The dynamic duo place third at State Tennis Tournament.
Sonora Bronco Boys Golf Team is State Bound
The Broncos showed up to the Texas 2A Region 1 UIL Golf Tournament in Canyon, TX with one goal and one goal only and that was to punch their ticket to the State Golf Tournament in Austin.
5-Hit Night for Griffith Leads Sonora Past San Saba Armadillos
Cason Griffith didn't feel much like getting out on Tuesday, tallying five hits and leading Sonora to a 19-8 win over San Saba Monday night in San Saba.
Lady Bronco Golf Team Headed to State
Lady Bronco Golf Team is State bound. The team of Annika Galindo, Madison Galindo, Rylie Thorp, Koda Davis, and Jolene Pasillas traveled to Canyon on April 17th and 18th to compete in the Texas 2A Region 1 Golf Tournament.
Sonora Claims Back-to-Back Victories Over Center Point
Sonora Claims Blow-Out Victory Over Center Point, 15-1
Concho Valley
ASU News: Spring Commencement Ceremonies
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.
People/Plant Connection Gardening Seminar Slated for May 11th
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.
San Angelo Finalizes Funding for Hickory Aquifer Project
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.
Lone Star State

State Rep. Andrew Murr Issues Statement on Impeachment of Attorney General Ken Paxton

State Representative Andrew Murr (R-53) of Junction chaired the House Committee on General Investigating that recommended impeachment charges against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. He offered the following statement after the full house voted on Saturday, May 27th to impeach Paxton on 20 counts:

House Lawmakers Defy Governor Abbott on School Vouchers

A key House education committee adjourned last week without voting on a school voucher bill that is Gov. Greg Abbott’s top priority this session, the Houston Chronicle reported. Barring some unforeseen maneuver in the last week of the regular legislative session, the bill is effectively dead for now.

DPS Reminds Drivers to Buckle Up, Drive Safely as Increased Enforcement Begins

AUSTIN – Memorial Day is just days away and that means kids are getting out of school, the days are getting longer and more people are hitting the road. The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is taking this time to also remind drivers to celebrate this unofficial kickoff to summer safely so that everyone can enjoy their holiday.

Poll Shows Support for Raising Minimum Age for Gun Purchases

A new poll released by the Texas Politics Project at the University of Texas at Austin indicates three-fourths of Texans polled said they support raising the minimum age to purchase a firearm from 18 to 21, the Texas Standard reported.
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