Saturday, November 28, 2015
  • From Frontier To First Class

    As the San Angelo Chamber of Commerce nears its 100th birthday and the start of a year’s centennial celebration, the Portraits Magazine theme “From Frontier to First Class” is most appropriate. San Angeloans know that the establishment of frontier settlement Fort Concho is the precursor of our wonderful, thriving community today, and Christmas at Old Fort Concho annually celebrates that heritage very well. And although there were banks, mercantile stores and other businesses operating in Read More
  • The Oasis Of West Texas

    Parks prove San Angelo’s reputation as a West Texas oasis Story and Photos by Michelle Gaitan Ranging from spacious and sweeping to shady and intimate, the public parks of San Angelo offer residents and visitors rest, recreation, contemplation and a chance to socialize with one another. San Angelo’s city parks system, established in 1903, includes more than six miles of trails and 10 miles of river frontage, 375 acres of developed park space, 10 botanical Read More
  • Music on the Street

    Keeping the blues ALIVE On the second Saturday of May for the past seven years, a block of busy Oakes Street downtown is closed to traffic and the blues comes to town. The Simply Texas Blues Festival attracts some of the best musicians from around a region known for quality blues. The May 2015 festival drew more than 10,000 people. Along with the music the festival offers food, drink, activities and a chance to get Read More
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  • Spring Chicken
  • City Hall
  • Art Walk

Once a year San Angelo dines out together in the spring West Texas weather and helps a nonprofit clinic. The Spring Chicken Affair this year served up fried chicken dinner to 4,500 people who paid $8 to eat in the company of neighbors, friends and strangers on an April Sunday afternoon. The event has gone on for 31 years and raised more than $750,000 to help West Texas Rehab, an outpatient physical rehab organization with facilities in San Angelo, Abilene and Ozona that sees 500 patients a day who get treatment without regard to their ability to pay.

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  • Where: 72 W. College Avenue
  • Built: 1929
  • Renovated: 2012
  • Cost of renovations:$11 millon
  • Area: 36,000 square feet
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On the third Thursday of each month various downtown shops, galleries, studios, restaurants and other venues make a special effort to entertain art seekers.

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