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County Commissioners Handle a Rather Light Agenda

Members of the Sutton County Commissioners court met Monday, November 28, 2022 to handle a short agenda.

Spotlight On Turkey

With Thanksgiving Day upon us, we must talk Turkey- it’s in the spotlight. Let’s begin with a few facts about the wild kind and then talk about domestic turkey.

Lab-Grown Meat Product Clears FDA Hurdle for Human Consumption

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared a meat product for human consumption that is grown in a laboratory from animal cells, the regulatory agency announced on Wednesday, November 16, 2022

U.S. 277 Deteriorates, Gravel Destroys Windshields, Damages Auto Body Paint

Auto body shops and glass repair firms report receiving hundreds of calls from people with glass and paint damage sustained on U.S. 277 south of San Angelo. Highway contractor Ronald R. Wagner & Company, LP of Kendalia, Texas carried out seal coating work on long stretches of the highway in September. About a month ago the oil & gravel surface began disintegrating with the first damage appearing just north of the Schleicher/Tom Green County line, south of Christoval.
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Obituaries
Obituary: Elvira Estrada Castañeda
Obituary: Elvira Estrada Castañeda, 97, was called to her peaceful rest with our Lord on Oct. 27, 2022, in Del Rio, Texas. She was born June 5, 1925, in Juno, Texas, Val Verde County to …
Jacqueline “Jackie” Reville Hopkins
Jacqueline Louise “Jackie” Reville Hopkins, of Ozona, Texas, formerly of Sonora and Roosevelt, Texas, passed away on Monday, November 14, 2022, at her home in Ozona, Texas, at the age of 88.
Evangelina “Eva” Esquivel
Evangelina “Eva” Esquivel, age 90, passed away on Tuesday, October 18, 2022, with her family at her side. She was born on July 3, 1932, in Guerrero, Coahuila Mexico to Gertudes and Esequiel Guzman. In November of 1958 she married Jose Angel Esquivel.
Sports
Sonora Overpowers Forsan
Has everybody who went to the game relaxed and caught their breath yet? Last Friday night’s game in Bronco Stadium was another one where if you missed it, you shouldn’t have.
Broncos Win the Highway 277 Big Red Title Game
Last year the Christoval Cougars bragged on the Friday Night Football app that they were the ‘real’ big red team of Highway 277. This year there is no chat on the app, but the Sonora Broncos showed the Cougars which team was the Big Dog this year in ‘Take Three’ of the series.
Sonora Broncos Run Wild Over Anthony Wildcats
If you wanted to go to the concession stand during this game, you had to wait for halftime since there was a one-sided track meet on the turf at Bronco Stadium last Friday night. The Sonora receivers and running backs/quarterback combined for 680 yards of offense against the Wildcats - the most this season.
Owls Surprise Broncos on the Road
Sonora got on the scoreboard first at the halfway point of the first quarter during their second offensive series. Senior Hunter O’Banon got the four yard touchdown and Dailen Luna’s PAT kick was good with 6:28 on the clock.
Two XC Athletes Head to Regionals to Represent Sonora
Close to 50 kids represented Sonora in the District 7-2a Cross Country meet in Ozona last week.
Concho Valley
Tom Green County and Goodfellow AFB to Benefit from $13.1 Million in Grants to Texas Military Communities
Governor Greg Abbott today announced that his Public Safety Office (PSO) will administer more than $355 million in grant funding for a variety of public safety programs and services in …
Fairmount Cemetery asks for volunteers to help place flags on veterans' graves
The Friends of Fairmount Cemetery Board needs volunteers to help place American flags on the graves of veterans buried at the cemetery. There are more than 1,600 service members buried at Fairmount – spanning from its origins in the 1800s up to present day.
ASU-SBDC to Host 'Intellectual Property Basics' Training Event
 The ASU-SBDC (Angelo State University Small Business Development Center) is excited to host the virtual training event “Intellectual Property Basics” on Thursday, November 10, 2022, …
Lone Star State

Governor Abbott, HHSC Announce Extension Of Emergency SNAP Benefits For December 2022

Governor Greg Abbott today announced the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is providing more than $341.4 million in emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits for the month of December. The allotments are expected to help about 1.6 million Texas households.

Changes Urged in the Funding of State’s Community Colleges

A report submitted to state leaders ahead of the 88th legislative session’s opening in January urges lawmakers to develop “an innovative new model” to fund community colleges.

Comptroller Moves $7.3 Billion to State Highway and Rainy Day Funds

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced Tuesday he has completed the transfer of about $7.3 billion into the State Highway Fund (SHF) and the Economic Stabilization Fund (ESF; commonly known as the “Rainy Day Fund”). Each fund received nearly $3.64 billion, or 50 percent of the total transfer.

Texas Game Warden Search and Rescue Drones Yield Positive Outcomes Across the State

AUSTIN – Three recent incidents requiring game warden drone support and successful coordination with local law enforcement led to an arrest in east Texas and two rescues of lost individuals in the hill country.
Lifestyle
10 housing markets where institutional investors are buying the most
Belong examined metros where institutional investors have been the most prevalent, using data from real estate research firm ATTOM Data.  
Manufacturing industries that employ the most women
Get It Made collected data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to rank the manufacturing industries that employ the most women today.
Inflation is significantly stressing 75% of Americans—here's how they're making ends meet
Foothold Technology analyzed data from the Census Bureau's latest Household Pulse Survey, released Nov. 29, to determine how Americans are making ends meet during record-high inflation.
How much the Inflation Reduction Act's clean energy incentives will save homeowners on upgrades
Is now a good time to add more sustainable features to your home? Angi calculated how much homeowners can save by implementing home upgrades outlined in the Inflation Reduction Act.  
Money worries making the holidays less merry? 5 tips from a financial therapist to rein in financial anxiety
(BPT) - It's the most wonderful time of the year, and this season, consumers are prepared to spend extra on festive gatherings, gift-giving and spreading holiday cheer! However, the holiday hustle …