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Rising from the Flood: Sutton County’s Commitment to Resilience Through Updated Hazard Mitigation Plan

Sutton County Emergency Management and the Sonora City Emergency Management Team, in collaboration with other local leaders, have taken on the critical task of developing a comprehensive plan to safeguard our community from future disasters. Stakeholder leaders were from LMH Hospital, Sonora Volunteer Fire Department, Sonora Independent School District and our local Emergency Medical Services. The Texas Department of Emergency Management (TDEM) has been on board from the start directing positive progress with this plan’s development.

Chronic Wasting Disease Detected in Sutton County Deer Breeding Facility

AUSTIN — Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) received confirmation of one case of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in a Sutton County deer breeding facility, marking the second facility where …

Commissioners Handle Light Agenda

Sutton County Commissioners met on Monday, July 8, 2024, for a short agenda and revisited the animals-at-large portion of the county’s regulations.

Sonora ISD OKs Pay Raises

The Sonora ISD board of trustees met Monday, June 24, 2024, to hear a short agenda, focused on the pay systems review.
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Obituaries
Gustavo Santos Campos
Gustavo Santos Campos, known affectionately as Tavo, passed away at the age of 79 on June 25, 2024, in San Angelo, TX.
Latricia Carole Parker
Latricia Carole Shaw Parker peacefully passed away on June 9, 2024, at the age of 68 at Kirkwood Manor Nursing and Rehab Center in New Braunfels, Texas. She was born on March 29, 1956, to Rhonda Carloyn Shaw in San Saba, Texas.
Alton (Al) Arlie Lynch Jr.
Alton (Al) Arlie Lynch Jr. passed away May 27th, 2024, in San Angelo, Texas.
Local Public Notices
June 20, 2024
1) Notice of Sale
June 13, 2024
1) Notice of Sale
June 6, 2024
1) SISD 2) Notice of Sale
May 30, 2024
1) Holmes Wrecker - 1st notices 2) Holmes Wrecker- 2nd notices 3) SISD
May 2, 2024
1) Property Owners Can Protest Property Values 2)Notice to creditors 3) Property Tax protest and appeal procedures 4) Attention Property Owners 5) Appraisal Notices 2024 Tax Year 6)Texas Comptroller Rights Publication
Sports
PICKLEBALLER
Virgil Burge hustles after the ball during the first annual pickleball tournament, held to benefit Eaton Hill Nature Center. COURTESY PHOTO
Pickleball Has Arrived in Sonora
On Saturday, April 27th, Sonora saw its first (possibly bi-annual) pickleball tournament, though the game has been afoot here for some time. The event was coordinated by Matt Killough with proceeds benefitting Eaton Hill Nature Center & Preserve.
STATE COMPETITORS
The Sonora Broncos represented well at the UIL State Track Meet last week in Austin. Pictured (L-R) Justin Gonzalez, Kam Aguero, Coach Eddie Favila, Kasey Lux and Roert Rodriguez. COURTESY PHOTO
Broncos Earn Medals at State Track Meet
The boys track team had a great showing at The UIL State Track and Field Meet in Austin this past weekend. Team members Kasey Lux, Robert Rodriguez, Kam Aguero and Justin Gonzalez placed sixth as a team.
JUMPING FOR AREA
Daniel Gutierrez makes a sandy explosion in Sonora at the District meet, advancing to the Area Meet, held in Bangs on Wednesday, April 11, 2024.
ANGIE BRYANT | THE DEVIL’S RIVER NEWS
Sonora Sends 13 to Regional Meet in Canyon
On Wednesday, April 11, 2024 the Bronco track team advanced six individuals to the next level in seven events.
DETERMINATION
Kameryn Aguero pushed through with sheer determination to beat Wall in the 4x400m race at the ASU Spring Break Invitational on Thursday, March 14, 2024.
NANCY GLASSCOCK| SPECIAL TO THE DEVIL’S RIVER NEWS
Broncos and Lady Broncos Compete at Spring Break ASU Invitational
While others were off enjoying spring break the Bronco and Lady Broncos were competing at the Angelo State University Invitational Track Meet on Thursday, March 14, 2024.
Concho Valley
Texas A&M AgriLife Prescribed Burn School Scheduled for July 22-24 in San Angelo
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host a prescribed burn school July 22-24 in San Angelo. The school takes place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at San Angelo, 7887 U.S. Highway 87 N., San Angelo.
Sheep and Goat Expo Slated Aug. 16-17 in San Angelo
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Texas Sheep and Goat Expo, the largest event in the U.S. for small ruminant producers, will be held Aug. 16-17 in San Angelo.
ASU Maintains 'College of Distinction' Status
Angelo State University has been named a national "College of Distinction" for the seventh straight year by the Colleges of Distinction print and online college guide that recognizes colleges and universities implementing best practices in higher education.
Lone Star State

Proposed Fed Rule Would Protect Workers From Extreme Heat

A year after a new state law ended mandatory water breaks in Texas, a proposed federal rule would protect millions of workers from the risks caused by extreme heat, The Texas Tribune reported. The …

The Smithsonian Is Coming to Texas in August

Texans are proud of their small towns, but what does rural America look like today and how has it changed over the last century? This is the central question posed in “Crossroads: Change in Rural America” a Smithsonian exhibit traveling to seven small towns across the state starting in August.

Electric Demand in Texas Could Nearly Double by 2030

The chief of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas told state lawmakers recently that the state’s power demand could nearly double in just six years. The reasons: population growth, new requests for grid connections, and a rise in requests from data centers and other heavy users.

Texas Adds Jobs as State's Economy Continues Growing at a Rate Faster Than Nation's

Leaders in Austin are celebrating again as jobs numbers continue to grow in Texas at a faster rate over the last 12 months than the nation as a whole. New news comes following the release of May employment data. Texas also smashed all previous historic highs for total jobs, the number of Texans working, and the size of the Texas labor force.
Lifestyle
Election analysis for U.S. richest and poorest counties, 2016-2022
Ballotpedia reports on the 50 richest and 50 poorest counties in the U.S. and their voting trends since 2016.
5 tips to staying on track for students headed to college in the fall
Chalkbeat lists the five things students can do this summer to make it easier for them as they head to college in the fall.
How electric harps are protecting honey bees
Reasons to be Cheerful reports that as Asian hornets sow chaos in apiaries across Europe, strategically strung electrified wires are giving beekeepers cause for hope.
Kids, screen time and despair: An expert in the economics of happiness echoes psychologists' warnings about tech
The 74 reports on a new paper that uses surveys from the past 15 years to show a pronounced increase in sadness affecting 14- to 24-year-olds.
5 garden parties made headlines and history
Peerspace put together a list of five unforgettable garden parties that made headlines and shaped history, using government archives and news reports.